The Best Strategy to Pass the AICPA Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination the First Time
At Fast Forward Academy we believe that in order to pass the AICPA Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination a student must have a solid strategy which reviews the material, provides access to drill questions with answers and explanations, and then allows for exam simulation to test readiness.
The best way to Learn Fast and Pass is to use the Fast Forward Academy tools as follows:
Using the Test Bank:
- Begin by selecting one of the 4 exam parts to study. You can select Auditing & Attestation (AUD), Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR), Regulation (REG), or Business Environment & Concepts (BEC).
- Next, start reading the study guide, one book section at a time.
- Before continuing to the next book section, access our FREE Test Bank (students who purchase an upgrade will proceed to the Enhanced Test Bank)
- Select the tab for the exam part you are studying and click Start Test
- Use the Show Me filter to select only new questions, questions you got wrong, random questions, or questions from a specific practice exam. Use the Chapter filter to select questions based on the specific chapter you are studying. Then use the Category filter to further narrow the scope of the questions you wish to interact with.
- After answering each question, review the correct answer and explanation to confirm you are on the right track. Be sure to read the explanation, even for questions you answer correctly, as each explanation may contain additional test tips. The explanations include the content from the book and section references.
- Repeat the steps above until all book sections for the exam part you are studying have been reviewed.
- Your goal should be to score around 80% in the test bank prior to moving on to practice exams
- o You may choose to take a practice exam before you start studying. Benefits of taking an exam first include allowing seasoned professionals to pinpoint study time to specific areas of weakness, as well as providing the ability to watch scores improve while studying the material. Taking a practice exam first is not a requirement.
- Each exam part is divided into categories and weighted accordingly. As you answer questions by book section, your Category analysis (found on your dashboard) is also being populated.
Now it is time to take a Practice Exam...
- Select the tab for the section you are studying and click the Practice Exam button to move to the Practice Exam dashboard.
- Click Create New Practice Exam. To begin the exam, click Start Exam Now. Or, click the icon for an exam previously created to return to that exam.
- Practice exams simulate the real test in number of testlets, questions, simulations, subject weighting and time. You can easily navigate backward and forward through the questions, and you can also Set Reminders for later review.
- Practice Exams can be completed in one sitting, or you can save and exit, returning to the exam at a later time to complete all the questions and simulations. Questions not answered when the time runs out will be counted as incorrect.
- Upon completion, you must mark the exam as Complete and return to the Practice Exam dashboard to receive your grade.
- Now you can use the dashboard to see a comprehensive breakdown of the subjects needing the most attention.
Focus on weak areas... Test Bank
- Following a Practice Exam, you now have additional tools to aid you with your studies.
- Return to the Test Bank and a new option appears in the Show Me menu titled Questions From My Practice Exams.
- Select a chapter from the Chapter filter and then click the Category filter to select topics reflecting poor and moderate performance. You may select Random/Any to interact with all questions from that exam.
The Fast Forward Academy Best Strategy to Pass is a proven study method which garners excellent results. While the steps above can be executed in various manners, following this prescribed method will help facilitate successful completion of the AICPA Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.