Believe that you can pass! -- Content and overall exam format -- Scheduling and applying for the exam -- A time and place for everything -- Assessing your strengths and weaknesses -- The multiple-choice component -- The communications component : formerly called essays -- The simulation component : no fear -- The research component : how many hits? -- CPA exam grading -- Developing your personal study plan -- Study strategies to improve your memory -- Coping with family, friends, and coworkers -- Revising your personal study plan -- How will I ever pass? : practice makes perfect! -- The art of auditing and attestation -- Financial accounting and reporting : tough it out -- Regulation : the rule-oriented section -- Business environment and concepts : it’s different, it’s general -- Surviving the prometric experience -- Nerves of steel -- Time management and other mistakes to avoid -- It’s show time -- The waiting game -- Regrouping after an unsuccessful attempt -- Congratulations : you are a CPA!