Gleim CPA Blog

Feedback from candidates indicates that the Auditing section is easier to complete in the allotted time than the other three sections. Because candidates have more time per question and few calculations to deal with, they often finish well within the 4.5 hours provided for this section of the CPA exam. In general, we suggest taking...
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The CPA exam is computerized. It’s very important that each candidate be familiar with the software used in the exam prior to the exam date. Below is feedback submitted on the behalf of a candidate who had problems completing one of the Simulations in the Financial section. “The candidate said that, as expected, there were...
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If your plans to take the Uniform CPA Examination have been derailed by Hurricane Katrina, please get in touch with NASBA’s Candidate Care Department at 1-866-MY-NASBA (1-866-696-2722) to obtain guidance and information. NASBA is acting as a central point of contact until affected accountancy boards are able to resume normal operations.
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns your determination, commitment, and confidence with respect to the CPA exam. Confidence is crucial. It is directly related to your determination to PASS the CPA exam, and to your commitment to preparing for it. The vast majority of CPA candidates who continue to take the exam will pass. The point...
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One CPA Candidate had this to say about the Auditing Simulations: “I had a problem with the research area of the audit and accounting section of the exam. I cut and pasted information into the exam and decided I wanted to change this information. I deleted the information with no problem, but when I tried...
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One CPA candidate had this to say about the Prometric testing centers: “Each Prometric testing center is different, so you can eliminate surprises by calling the test center directly. Tell them you are a new CPA candidate and haven’t been to the site, and GET CLEAR DIRECTIONS! Even better, drive there a few weeks before...
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Good news regarding the CPA exam registration process. Though some candidates report difficulty registrering for the CPA exam, other candidates had no trouble at all. One candidate had this to say about the registration process: “I felt it went nice and smooth. I was able to register with no problems and it was very easy....
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns doing your best on the exam. The CPA exam is more important than any test that you have taken in college or elsewhere. It will probably be the most important exam that you will ever take. You have probably taken tests after which you thought you could have done better....
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Question: How can I get the spreadsheet function in the simulations to accept simple formulas, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? Answer: You can perform simple functions, such as add and multiply, by inserting an equal sign [ = ] before the text in a cell. You can invoke advanced functions, such as the...
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