Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FAR-4 Questions

36 days remaining (aka 30 days)
Mood - Good
Study Time – 2.5 hours (324.0 total - FAR: 42.0 - BEC: 74.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores:  AUD-94, REG-97, BEC-??

I did good on the questions tonight (87%).  Many of my misses were RTCDQ issues where I just missed a minor fact in the question or answer.  I understood the concepts being asked.  Even the longer calculations like perpetual LIFO didn't take long.  The questions didn't hit on the retail costing items from the book, so I'll need to look at those as I thought those would give me trouble.  The only topic I didn't really get was the Dollar-Value LIFO.  I read that material on Sunday, but was fairly confused.  If I had read it prior to doing the homework tonight I would have done better.  Having worked through the 5 questions or so on it, I feel a lot better about it now.  The important thing here is that I feel like I'm back in the groove and not falling further behind.  I'll still need to go back and hit FAR-2 & FAR-3, but I feel good on FAR-4 at least.

BEC scores are expected to be released to NASBA and the state boards tomorrow, so I'm hopeful for a Friday score release (maybe Thursday if they release early tomorrow and I'm lucky).


  1. Hi Dale,how are you doing? I will be giving my audit exam on april 5th. Can u please guide me on simulations. Where to practice sims from. Is bceker enough?

  2. The Becker simulations gave a great example of the look and feel of the simulations. The topics can vary greatly. There isn't really a good way to "study" for the simulations. You either understand the concepts or you don't. If you are scoring well in the Becker MC questions and truly understand the concepts you should be able to do good enough on the simulations.

    I do recall there being a download (back in October when I was using the 2009 materials) that would add a recently released AICPA simulation into the Becker software. I would assume the 2010 materials already have it (and hopefully others).

    For the written I didn't practice much for them. I read every example written communication I could find.