Hey @RP25 and @CPA50 did either of you get back to the CFF? I seriously wish I did the CFE instead because people I know are passing it no problem and this one is awful. Studying again and will hopefully take Part 1 again in a couple weeks and if I can somehow manage to pass I need to take Part 2 by Oct 31 before the NTS expires.
Hi! I failed Part 1 and instead of slogging ahead with no study materials, I opted to take the Core and Specialized Certificate programs to help out. I don't know if it will help me pass, but it can't hurt. Fingers crossed to us all!
I did both the core and specialized courses to get the CPE since that's a requirement after you pass the CFF. Just scheduled Part 1 again for 9/5 and just plan to use my work knowledge plus anything I can get into my brain leading up to it.
@RP25 @CPA50 just as an update for you guys, took Part 1 today for the third time and I passed. Two differences this time around: I have 2.7 years experience instead of 1.5 years, and I reviewed the Fundamentals book heavily. I have notes from when I did the Core and Specialized programs and the 16 hour lecture, however, I think the Fundamentals book seems to be the best one for review to prepare (besides getting experience).
Wow that's exciting!! Congrats!
I'll probably get more experience before re taking part 1. I found out that alot of questions were experience based vs the book knowledge. Maybe they updated that. I'm currently at 2.5 year experience. @cpa1234 Congrats though. Keep me updated on part 2.