The CPA Exam is a four part standardized test that tests basic information that an accountant with up to two years experience should understand. And it's *hard* - *super hard*.
I am currently taking an Advanced Auditing course which is designed specifically to address the auditing portion of the CPA Exam. The auditing portion of CPA Exam is comprised of 90 multiple choice questions and 7 task based simulations (problem solving). All homework assignments in this Advanced Auditing class are practice simulation questions from the CPA Exam Prep website.
At the end of Monday's class, my professor handed out a memo detailing our homework assignment which was to be completed on the CPA Exam Prep website.
So last night I read through the memo, logged onto the website and began the specified simulation. It was a little overwhelming because there is a timer that ticks off at the top of the simulation. And the time it takes you to complete the homework assignment will be reported to your professor.
There were 7 tabs across the top of the simulation and as you completed each tab you could move to the next until you completed all 7. So that's exactly what I did. And it took my 1 hour and 45 minutes!
After completing the simulation, I checked the memo one last time to make sure that I had completed all necessary steps for the assignment and that's when I saw it....
Note: Only complete portion "Tab 1 - Independence". Select "Done" after completing "Tab 1" and print your results. Completion of other tabs is not necessary.Umm...."Tab 1" contained 6 True/False questions that took me only 10 minutes to answer. TEN MINUTES! So I spent 1 hour and 35 minutes doing unnecessary homework. And I only have myself to blame because I didn't read the stupid directions completely!
Here I am complaining about not knowing when I'm going to have enough time to get all my required reading/home assignments done and I spent an extra hour and 35 minutes doing unnecessary homework last night. OYE! Oh well - I guess I could just look at it as logging hours of prep for the exam. Or a rather hard lesson learned - always read the directions carefully!