I am taking the Auditing and Attestation part of the CPA exam next Thursday. If you had bumped into me at all this summer, I probably had my nose in a Wiley’s 2009 AUD book…and when you I think of summer, this isn’t the type of thing I normally picture. The things we do for our career!
I feel really unprepared. If you ever take the CPA exam, avoid Wiley at all costs! I used Becker materials for the first part of the exam and felt really prepared even though they were out of date. I definitely plan to go back to Becker for the last two parts of the tests.
I am unbelievably ready to be done with the CPA exam. I want my life back. I know it was my decision to take this test and that it’s going to make my career that much better, but anyone who’s ever taken it, knows that it’s like a prison. You wake up thinking about auditor reports. You get irritated when people ask you to do things, go places, have fun, because you can’t. Because you have to study. You leave work for the day only to go home and….work, study, read, learn. I have a new found respect for people who work and go to school at the same time. It’s tough!
I’ve been meaning to write up a blog post about my study habits because I know there are some CPA-ers out there reading. To those readers, what are your study habits like? What works for you?
For anyone who is in their Master’s Program, taking another certification exam, or just going to school on the side – how do you study? I’m interested in knowing everyone’s tips! Feel free to share them here and I’ll try to write up an inclusive blog post of everyone’s tips.
Until then, 7 days and counting. Send good vibes!