A full day of training

Monday, September 15, 2008

So I had a full day of training today in Chicago. There was quite a bit of information that I already knew and some that I didn't know. Of course, I can always use a refresher and reminder of what I already know. And as it turns out, a lot of what we talked about today in training was on my audit lecture CD that I just spent the last 2 hours of my night watching.

For those that don't know, I am studying for my CPA exam. So far, I haven't had any luck passing any of the tests. I came real close 3 times scoring a 73, 73, and a 74. Wouldn't you know it that a 75 is passing? Well, I've decided to make a conscious effort to buckle down more on my studies. That includes watching some lecture CDs that have a lot of good information on them--they just get a little bit tedious.

But I thought, it's quiet here. I'm all alone in this giant suite, I might as well knock this lecture out of the way. So I did. 1 lecture watched for the audit portion with 4 more to go. Of course, there are literally hundreds of multiple choice questions that I also need to answer. Will it ever end?

I have scheduled my audit portion of the exam for Friday, November 7th. I have confidence that this time will be the charm for auditing. I took this part of the exam a couple of weeks after I graduated college last year, having only had 1 auditing class, which really didn't teach me a whole lot. I can say though, that 16 months of audit experience has helped tremendously in my studies this time around. Nothing, but nothing can beat on-the-job experience. Things just make more sense.

Well, I guess I've rambled enough for now. I do need to get to bed because there is another full day of mind-riveting traning being held at this wonderful hotel.


Robert Choate said...

if you need help maybe I can tutor you, I was an auditor for a year

We are the Moses tribe. said...

Funny, funny Bobby. I'll let you know if I need to call on your vast auditing skills. Thanks for the offer. :)

Taryn Choate said...


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