It’s finally over. Well, Part 1, anyway. I don’t know if I’ve ever been so relieved to walk out of a testing center in my life. Then I remembered that I was in Atlanta and I was going to have to fight traffic all the way back home. What a bummer! Still, I had just walked out of the CPA exam and I was feeling good! The testing format was identical to that which Gleim provides you with online. There wasn’t any confusion there. I went into the center and was fingerprinted and given my white boards and shown a computer. It was exactly what I expected it to be.
I was a bundle of nerves but once I got into the computer and into the test, I felt more at ease. The questions were difficult, but I felt prepared. I won’t know how prepared I actually was until the scores are released, but I feel like, if nothing else, the experience was worth it. I will probably use the same tactics to review for the other sections as I did with BEC. I felt like they were extremely effective for me, and I am so thankful that I picked Gleim. They really do hit on exactly the right things. There were several questions on the test that reminded me of a Memory Aid that I had seen in my book. I knew, without a doubt, that I had the right answer. Those are the best kinds of questions, when you’re 100% sure. Overall, it was a great experience, but I’m glad that I have a 2 week hiatus before I venture on to Auditing & Attestation.