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So, its all over. After 10 exams and nearly 2 years I’m finally finished. The feeling of receiving a 77 on FAR to make me a CPA was one of the greatest moments in my life. Before I move on there are just a few words I want to share with anyone who needs that extra push.
1. I never thought i’d pass this exam. I did. After each exam I walked out thinking I failed – most of the times I did fail, but sometimes I passed : )
2. I questioned my intelligence everyday, always comparing myself to my friends who breezed through this exam. It won’t come easy for everyone. If I can do it I believe anyone can. I’m the kid who hates accounting and received C’s in my college accounting classes. Never truly understood the concepts, but I just kept truckin’ and you should too.
3. I consider myself a pretty fun and adventurous person. Always hiking and climbing in the outdoors, dreading the thought of sitting at a desk. However I removed most social interactions and “fun” for almost 2 years. I’m not saying thats the best advice or what will work for you, its just what needed to happen if I wanted to succeed here.
4.Easier said then done (and I was guilty of this myself), but no matter how bad you think you did, always have hope. As mentioned in #1, I always thought I failed. Guessing on multiple choice questions and SIMS certainly wont make you think positively, but I’d be lying to you if said I didn’t do this on most exams simply because I didn’t know the answer. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. No one knows how this thing is graded.
Quick Bio on my life and study materials: I’m 24 and work at PwC in Risk Assurance. I used Becker, Roger, Ninja, Wiley, you name it. I think Roger’s the best and most easiest understood, but the Becker books will be your best representation of the exam conent.
Thats all. Take care folks. Thanks Jeff – Appreciate this forums support.
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