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CPA AUD Exam Section: 2021 Ultimate Guide to Auditing and Attestation

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The CPA AUD Exam is just one hurdle to becoming a CPA. After all, to earn the Certified Public Accountant license, you have to pass the entire 4-part CPA Exam. One of these sections is Auditing and Attestation (AUD). Before you can be completely ready to pass the CPA AUD exam, you’ll need to know […]

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FAR CPA Exam Section: 2021 Ultimate Guide to Financial Accounting and Reporting

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The CPA FAR Exam is one of the 4 CPA Exam sections you must pass to earn the CPA certification. And, in order to pass the Financial Accounting and Reporting section, you’ll need to know all the details about the content, pass rates, questions, format, difficulty, structure, timing, and more. Therefore, you can get all […]

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CPA Score Release Dates 2021

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Along with the day you sit for the exam, the other most important day in your CPA journey is CPA Exam score release day. On the NASBA score release day, you learn the results of all your hard work. You also get a sense for how much longer the journey will last. But when is […]

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CPA Exam FAQ: 50 Best Questions and Answers from Readers

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Here are answers to readers’ most common CPA Exam FAQ. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, drop a note on my Facebook page and I’ll do my best to respond as soon as I can. CPA Exam FAQ I Collected Since January 2010 General Questions on Accountancy and CPA 5 […]

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CPA Exam Authoritative Literature: Free Access and Tips

There are two question types in the CPA exam: multiple choices and task-based simulations. Within the simulation questions, you are asked to do an online search of professional literature databases to answer questions. How do you do it? Can you get some practice before the actual exam? CPA Exam Authoritative Literature: Free Access and Tips […]

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How to Understand the CPA Exam Grading System (Is It Curved)?

How is the CPA Exam graded? Candidates are intrigued by CPA Exam grading. So, I’ll give you my understanding of the CPA Exam scoring mechanism and CPA grades release. What is a Passing Grade on the CPA Exam? For each section of the 4-part test, a CPA Exam passing score is 75. The passing score […]

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CPA Simulation: How Is TBS Grading Done? How to Master Sims?

Are the CPA Exam simulations looking like rocket science to you? What exactly are they? And on the CPA Exam, is a TBS weighed? Let’s take a look at the importance of simulations on the CPA Exam. Plus, this article will review how to get CPA task based simulations partial credit and tell you where to […]

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How Many Hours do You Need to Study for CPA Exam?

How long to study for the CPA Exam? This is one of the most frequently asked questions from my readers. And I understand why: if you’re studying for the CPA Exam, you want to know what your time commitment will be. However, how long you study for the CPA Exam largely depends on how disciplined […]

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10 Stupid Mistakes at Prometric CPA Exam (that can Totally be Avoided)

The following Prometric CPA Exam advice is the top 10 list is from Penny Vernon, who ran the Candidate Care department at NASBA for more than 10 years. Her advice is invaluable to exam candidates, so I’m happy to share it. Penny’s List of Pitfalls at the Prometric CPA Exam After studying so long for […]

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CPA Exam Testing Windows and Blackout Months

Since CPA testing windows have changed, I thought it would be nice to have a post to explain how they work. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of confusion online about CPA Exam windows in 2021. After all, the CPA Exam windows from 2020 followed a different approach than the new 2021 CPA Exam windows with […]

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