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As many CPA Exam candidates know, the CPA Exam is going to undergo major changes in 2017 – the biggest update since the switch to computerized testing. Learn more about why these changes are taking place and make sure you know what to expect by downloading our free 2017 CPA Exam Changes eBook.

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Earlier this week, we shared the AICPA’s announcement about the CPA Exam Changing Sooner Than 2017. These changes involve updating the CPA Exam software to improve the candidate’s user experience (UX) and implementing the new Task-Based Simulation (TBS) question type, the Document Review Simulation (DRS). Updates to the UX are set to go live on January 4, 2016, and the DRS will be included in the exam beginning July 1, 2016. 

While some current and future CPA Exam candidates have been concerned about these alterations, we here at Roger CPA Review want to assure you that these changes are minor, especially compared to the 2017 CPA Exam changes. And here’s why.

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The AICPA has just announced that in 2016, the CPA Exam testing software will be updated to improve the User Experience (UX) as well as include a new Task-Based Simulation question type called Document Review Simulation (DRS). These changes to the UX are in response to the AICPA’s extensive research that involved testing and feedback from CPA Exam candidates’ experience with the current CPA Exam software. The updates to the CPA Exam software will go live in January, 2016, and the  introduction of DRS Simulations on the exam is expected to go live July 1, 2016.

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The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued their reorganized audit standards, which are scheduled to go into effect as of December 15, 2016.

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As candidates continue to learn more about and brace themselves for the 2017 CPA Exam changes, there’s no doubt that the most significant change to take place for the next version of the CPA Exam is the testing of higher order skills. In this blog, we’ll dive into further detail about why this particular change is occurring, how it will impact 2017 candidates, and what the implications are for the accounting industry as a whole. 

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The AICPA Board of Examiners has revised its CPA Exam Policy on New Pronouncements, which includes clarified testing windows for the CPA Exam. The updated CPA Exam Policy becomes effective with the testing window, beginning on April 1, 2016, and, “…will be applied to all accounting and auditing pronouncements issued after July 1, 2015.”  Any standards issued prior to July 1, 2015, will follow the former CPA Exam Policy on New Pronouncements.

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breaks added to 2017 cpa examAs many of you are aware, the 2017 CPA Exam changes aren’t only bringing about many changes in the content and structure itself, but also the ways in which the Prometric Center will be administering the Exam.

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just approved a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) plan on September 18, 2015.  The plan reorganizes PCAOB audit standards to delete references to obsolete standards and to help users navigate the standards more easily.

The new standard will be organized as:

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As you may well know, the CPA Exam is going to undergo some major changes in 2017. Here are the top 10 things you need to know regarding these changes, including why, when, and how to be prepared.

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2017 cpa exam changesYou’ve probably heard by now that the biggest thing to happen to the Uniform CPA Exam since it switched over to computerized testing is officially happening. But if you haven’t seen the mass amounts of panic taking place through just about every CPA Exam’s candidate’s newsfeed, fear not! We’ve got you covered and can assure you it’s not as bad as it sounds. Here at Roger CPA Review, we’ll walk you through what changes you can expect to see in the 2017 CPA Exam and provide you with all the information you need to know!

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