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Subject:  Re: Which exam section is the hardest?? Date:  8/3/2007  2:26 PM
Author:  LaughingRaven Number:  234 of 252

I would echo Raven's comment by use of a software. I took the exam a couple of changes ago, but from my 'green' staff members I hear the approach appears to be the same. Buy Gleim or Micromash computer programs and answer questions until you're blue in the face. (Or some other comparable program.)

I had access to MicroMash, but I didn't really like it. Over the course of my studies, I sent four or five corrections for incorrect references, improperly applied or outdated rules, etc. My budget required a lower-tech approach:

I took those books to the library, or to the Barnes & Noble Cafe, and answered questions until I thought my brain would melt. Then I got a cup of coffee, took a break, and jumped right back in.

Any good software or books will have simulation questions as well; it's not a bad idea to try those out, to get a feel for how they're structured, but I think that the knowledge transfer between "write an unqualified audit opinion" and "explain the independence requirements for retiring partners" simulation* is pretty limited.

* Again, these are just off of the top of my head. I barely remember what my actual simulations were. And even if I did, I couldn't tell you.
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