Missed our live chat with Roger Philipp, CPA this past Tuesday? No worries--here's a recap of the top questions asked by CPA Exam hopefuls and students, answered by Roger himself!


Student:
Is there going to be an increase in cost to take any part(s) of the exam?
Roger:
No increases for the year ahead!

Student: Can you rank the sections now (as of 2011) in order of difficulty?
Roger:
Not really, each part is difficult in its own right and it varies from candidate to candidate. Overall I'd say the 2011 format is actually easier than previous versions because of the shorter simulation problems, fewer written communications, etc

Student: I remember hearing that the passing score had not been finalized. Is there still no passing score?
Roger:
The passing score is still 75. The AICPA said they will evaluate this in the middle of 2011 but they have not given further details at this time.

Student: For the 2011 BEC written communication, are they all BEC topics, or maybe some are FAR, some AUD, and some REG related?
Roger:
The BEC written communications will only cover BEC topics.

Student: What's the price for CPA review in 2011?
Roger:
We haven't made any decisions on 2011 pricing yet so if you want to lock in 2010 pricing, you should place a fully refundable $100 deposit on my website, that will get you our current price FOREVER no matter when you decide to actually take the course.

Student:
What changes are being made in 2011 to the AUD exam?
Roger:
International AUD standards will be tested, the exam is 30 minutes shorter and professional responsibility/ethics are tested almost entirely in Audit.

Student:
What would you recommend for REG? I'm planning on taking it in Feb. Thank you.
Roger:
Same thing I recommended this year: STUDY and you will PASS!

Want to see the rest? Go to the event page to check out the rest of the Q&A about the 2011 exam and other topics ! Also be on the lokoout for our next chat, to be announced soon!

Make sure to enroll now for the 2011 Course for the 2010 Price! Don't wait, this exclusive price will end December 31, 2010!