BEC Gleim Sims

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    Hello all,

    Just looking for an honest opinion from those of you who used Gleim CPA Review for BEC. I’m about a month away from the exam. My MCQ are pretty solid (average 82%), but I take the simulations and just get completely destroyed at times, even on some of the chapters that I’ve done very well at otherwise, such as WACC, financial risk mgt, etc.

    Is it just me, or are Gleim SIMS either too vague in the wording, or ridiculously detailed to the point where it confuses you? I feel confident a lot of the time, but then get demoralized by the sims (such as 40 to 50% at times) and feel like I actually don’t know all that much.

    Any opinions at all would be very much appreciated. Thanks,


    AUD - 81
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 81
    REG - 85
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    Did not mess with Gleim BEC SIMs but they are designed to test your higher level thinking.
    You should expect to be overwhelmed with information on the actual exam SIMs as well so I would suggest that you keep grinding on them.
    Practice makes perfect.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)


    Working on them now and they feel like ones I see on the exam I do agree it is challenging. The self grading part I don't care for but I feel like I get the gist of it when I do them.

    Dad of girls

    I passed BEC with Gleim on my first try with like an 82. It was my last test and I just busted out tons of multiple choice questions. Gave up on reading the book, gave up on doing SIMS, and read peoples recommendations for how to answer the essay questions … but i'm a natural test taker. I felt like the SIMS were way to hard compared to the actual test (like the rest of Gleim). So I would say if you are going to do them, use it as a learning tool on which topics to focus on, but don't sweat getting a bunch of stuff wrong. Better to use the book to answer them and find the right answers than to just guess and get it wrong. Good luck!

    AUD - 89
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 90
    REG - 81
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