Taking the Certified Public Accountant′s Exam can be overwhelming. Beginning with applying for the Exam, to the technical knowledge, and ending with the exam–taking process itself, it helps to have a little guidance—OK, a lot! Now you can become fully informed about the entire examination process and fulfill your dream of becoming a CPA, with the updated Third Edition of You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!
With a new motivational CD reflecting candidate exam experiences, the Third Edition presents the many navigational and technical aspects included in the computer–based exam. Here, you′ll find complete guidance for customizing your own study plan and detailed tips for tackling every question, with coverage of essential topics including:
Updated discussion of the Simulations component as well as the Research component
Scheduling and applying for the Exam
Assessing your strengths and weaknesses
The Multiple–Choice component
The Communications component, formerly called Essays
Developing your personal study plan
Coping with your family, friends, and coworkers
Time management and other mistakes to avoid
This Third Edition prepares you unlike any other prep guide, combining all of the aspects of the Exam—Research, Communications, Simulations, and Content Change—in one convenient reference source. With each chapter designed as a separate informational unit, You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!, Third Edition will get you ready by test day to tackle every type of question in top form—including making the best educated guess on a tough multiple–choice question and confidently nailing complex simulation questions.
You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!, Third Edition gives you a leg up on the biggest hurdle you′ll face before embarking on a professional career.
2 Content and Overall Exam Format.
3 Scheduling and Applying for the Exam.
4 A Time and Place for Everything.
5 Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses.
6 The Multiple–Choice Component.
7 The Communications Component—Formerly Called Essays.
8 The Simulation Component: No Fear.
9 The Research Component: How Many Hits?
10 CPA Exam Grading.
11 Developing Your Personal Study Plan.
12 Study Strategies to Improve Your Memory.
13 Coping with Family, Friends, and Coworkers.
14 Revising Your Personal Study Plan.
15 How Will I Ever Pass? Practice Makes Perfect!
16 The Art of Auditing and Attestation.
17 Financial Accounting and Reporting: Tough It Out.
18 Regulation: The Rule–Oriented Section.
19 Business Environment and Concepts: It’s Different, It′s General.
20 Surviving the Prometric Experience.
21 Nerves of Steel.
22 Time Management and Other Mistakes to Avoid.
23 It′s Show Time.
24 The Waiting Game.
25 Regrouping after an Unsuccessful Attempt.
26 Congratulations—You Are a CPA!