The AICPA launched the 2018 CPA Exam's new User Experience (UX) improvements on April 1st of 2018. The new UX was designed to improve the CPA Exam-taking experience for CPA candidates.  

Changes to the CPA Exam UX included: 

  • Larger, High Definition Monitors at Prometric Test Centers 

  • Inclusion of Microsoft Excel to replace the previous spreadsheet application

  • The ability to open up, resize, and adjust the authoritative literature tool when researching task questions

  • The introduction of more realistic exhibits like emails and general ledger details needed to complete TBSs

  • A better capacity to cut, copy, and paste in Excel and in the Written Communications section of BEC

  • The capability to be able to highlight items in the exhibits area

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