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Hello to all,

I would like to take BEC in 32 days. Its my 1st time.

Do you think its a good idea? Is it doable?

I will use Becker 2011/2012 materials. Should I get wiley
online test bank as well?

Thanks..
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Is this your first section?  I just took the BEC Saturday (my 3rd time), although I don't really count the firs time as I was totally unprepared and used outdate study material.  I took the BEC in May and my score was a 69.  The test on Saturday was much harder and I am sure I failed again.  The BEC has such broad topics that is is a tough section and with 32 days you would have to dedicate almost 5 hours a day to get 150 study hours in.  I currently have 5 weeks before I take my next section and am a little stressed about only having 5 weeks, but having to retake BEC really put a bump in my timeline for the CPA exam this year. 

I think you have to look at the material and only you know if you can prepare enough to pass the exam.

Brittany

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BEC has the highest passing rate of the 4 sections. Therefore if you have been able to handle the other three sections you should have a better shot, but of course there is no guarantee.

A lot of external auditor junior staff have only a few months to prepare for one or more sections - it's not impossible, it's all about your attitude.

to knock down the becker material, you're talking about 5 lectures (3 days each = 15 days including homework) plus sims and final exams / reviews (5 days), plus re-reviews of homework questions missed, and pop quizzes, etc.

I think that one important point to be made is that NASB seems to be designing exams around the obvious Becker material. I found this with REG the first time (fail) and found that studying REG with Gleim was a lot more comprehensive although still a ton of info. My plan is to see if I can pass BEC with Becker the first time (taking it in Nov although I wanted to do it in Oct) and then if I need to re-take, do it again with Gleim in Jan/Feb. It's luck of the draw on your written, but the good thing is it counts for less. I would personally take REG or FAR 1st/2nd, then AUD, and save BEC as the last exam (declining order of difficulty to pass).



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myzoocrew wrote:

Is this your first section? I just
took the BEC Saturday (my 3rd time), although I don't
really count the firs time as I was totally unprepared
and used outdate study material. I took the BEC in May
and my score was a 69. The test on Saturday was much
harder and I am sure I failed again. The BEC has such
broad topics that is is a tough section and with 32 days
you would have to dedicate almost 5 hours a day to get
150 study hours in. I currently have 5 weeks before I
take my next section and am a little stressed about only
having 5 weeks, but having to retake BEC really put a
bump in my timeline for the CPA exam this year.


I think you have to look at the material and only you
know if you can prepare enough to pass the exam.


Brittany



Great..thanks for your reply.

Here is the update:

I will be studying for BEC fulltime as I am not working.
So its def. more than 5 hours/day.

I will be using Becker for ONLY the book. Questions/sims
- I will use Wiley Online Test bank. Its only #100. I
have found that the Becker lecture videos are extremely
boring, long, and not helpful at all. So I will just read
the Becker book and do the problems for wiley.
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myzoocrew wrote:

Is this your first section? I just
took the BEC Saturday (my 3rd time), although I don't
really count the firs time as I was totally unprepared
and used outdate study material. I took the BEC in May
and my score was a 69. The test on Saturday was much
harder and I am sure I failed again. The BEC has such
broad topics that is is a tough section and with 32 days
you would have to dedicate almost 5 hours a day to get
150 study hours in. I currently have 5 weeks before I
take my next section and am a little stressed about only
having 5 weeks, but having to retake BEC really put a
bump in my timeline for the CPA exam this year.


I think you have to look at the material and only you
know if you can prepare enough to pass the exam.


Brittany



So, its def. 32 days..but its full time..

what are your thoughts? What program do you use?

BTW, I am taking FAR on Friday (3rd time / 68, 66). Any
advice? Thanks for your help.
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