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post Mar 15 2009, 12:44 AM


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I have heard about ACCA is very difficult.... If this is true..why is it then????

anyway do you have to be an excellent student in math to take up accounting?? I hope not like additional mathematics level...
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post Mar 15 2009, 12:57 AM


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QUOTE(jijiks @ Mar 15 2009, 12:44 AM)
I have heard about ACCA is very difficult.... If this is true..why is it then????

anyway do you have to be an excellent student in math to take up accounting?? I hope not like additional mathematics level...
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ACCA is professional/international and well recognize paper, it's hard.

It's not necessary you have to be an excellent in maths to take account. What stream are you from? Have you ever take accounting subjects before?

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its not gonna be hard if u really interest in that subject..
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accounting doesnt means that you have to be superb in maths...thats what i heard...=D
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i've taken CPA similar to ACCA or the same thing, for me its quite easy i am a CA now
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QUOTE(VelVetDreAmzZz^_^ @ Mar 15 2009, 01:09 AM)
accounting doesnt means that you have to be superb in maths...thats what i heard...=D
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acca is not that difficult la, no walk in the park, but definitely doable even for those with basic abilities in maths...

just put in effort and it'll be okay...dun see why ppl shud choose programmes depending on the difficulty level...if it is the best and most feasible option for you, just go for it and do your best...
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wat is different between acca and cima?
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cima is management accountants? and acca is chartered accountants? thats what i heard?
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what level of ACCA, if you're very interested in accounting, is there a problem ? wink.gif


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post Mar 22 2009, 07:59 PM


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QUOTE(Faith+1 @ Mar 15 2009, 12:57 AM)
ACCA is professional/international and well recognize paper, it's hard.

It's not necessary you have to be an excellent in maths to take account. What stream are you from? Have you ever take accounting subjects before?

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I took accounting at school and got A1 for it..but what bothers me is I hear many people cant cope with ACCA....some people cant even finish till degree level..all I want to know is it because WHY people cant ACCA hmm.gif


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acca is not that difficult la, no walk in the park, but definitely doable even for those with basic abilities in maths...

just put in effort and it'll be okay...dun see why ppl shud choose programmes depending on the difficulty level...if it is the best and most feasible option for you, just go for it and do your best...
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do you no anything about fast track accounting at UITM?? hmm.gif

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QUOTE(Eugene91 @ Mar 15 2009, 04:40 PM)
cima is management accountants? and acca is chartered accountants? thats what i heard?
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CIMA is management accounting whereas ACCA is financial accounting. both will lead you to become chartered accountant.
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go try cat dulu lor, if cat oso kenot dun think bout acca dy =p
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QUOTE(jijiks @ Mar 22 2009, 07:59 PM)
I took accounting at school and got A1 for it..but what bothers me is I hear many people  cant cope with ACCA....some people cant even finish till degree level..all I want to know is it because  WHY people cant ACCA hmm.gif


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do you no anything about fast track accounting at UITM?? hmm.gif
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I know this dude, got A1 in SPM, yet failed T1 in CAT sweat.gif But yet he subsequently got exempted from the paper when the ministry announced A1 students in PA is exempted from T1 LOL

Btw, ACCA is sure hard, if it's easy, where's the value? But study consistently and develop the interest in the subject, you will sail through.
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post Mar 24 2009, 12:27 AM


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I know this dude, got A1 in SPM, yet failed T1 in CAT  sweat.gif  But yet he subsequently got exempted from the paper when the ministry announced A1 students in PA is exempted from T1 LOL

Btw, ACCA is sure hard, if it's easy, where's the value? But study consistently and develop the interest in the subject, you will sail through.
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what you recommend me to take...CAT or diploma.... ohmy.gif I cant make up my mind!!!! rclxub.gif rclxub.gif rclxub.gif

which path would be easier?? biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(jijiks @ Mar 24 2009, 12:27 AM)
what you recommend me to take...CAT or diploma....  ohmy.gif  I cant make up my mind!!!!  rclxub.gif  rclxub.gif  rclxub.gif

which path would be easier??  biggrin.gif
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ACCA is really not easy,but if u work hard...it may be possible....

Bcos i got firend manage to pass all....but also got some of them still work hard on that in partime....


















































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post Mar 26 2009, 02:08 AM


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i didn't take accounts for my spm. i've just got my spm results lately and so yea, i have decided to take up accountancy and finance later. would it be tough for me? what do u guys think?
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my guess is alot ppl join arts stream thinks that it is an easier pathway to go.. and so their perception on accounting is merely a step up difficulty which explains alot dropouts.
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post Mar 26 2009, 02:43 PM


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QUOTE(jijiks @ Mar 15 2009, 12:44 AM)
I have heard about ACCA is very difficult.... If this is true..why is it then????

anyway do you have to be an excellent student in math to take up accounting?? I hope not like additional mathematics level...
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not really... as long as u work for then u will get it... smile.gif
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post May 29 2010, 12:41 PM


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do u all think i can study acca if my english is very bad??
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post May 29 2010, 03:30 PM


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If you want to study ACCA,make sure your english is pretty good as in the higher papers need you to write a lot.Basic math is a must of course.

Honestly for ACCA take classes from the tuition centers rather than normal colleges as ACCA is a fast paced course so as to minimise distractions.My 2 cents... smile.gif

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post May 29 2010, 05:49 PM


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I'm from pure science stream ( didn't take accounts )
and I'm enrolled for CAT right now, everything is cool

They teach you from the basics and if you have interest in counting $$ and making $$ , you'll get it, no problem.

Start with CAT, so that you will have a solid foundation for ACCA
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post May 29 2010, 07:28 PM


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ACCA true difficulty lies in professional papers, no more exemptions as a degree can only exempt up to all fundamental papers (max). Hence acca given full license to notch up the difficulty of the paper in here to fail and filter out undeserving students (namely those photocopy or brute force). Pass rate will normally be around 30% to 40% here (inclusive of those retaking it).

ACCA is not difficult as in requires you to memorize everything. if you are good in bluffing, means you can act and answer AS THOUGH you know although you know next to nothing which is itself an essential skill in real life too. 2 of the 3 core papers, you can bluff all the way through without even reading the text book.

Text book is actually useless as it was based on the past (past questions) but the exam papers always based on future (something never tested before or new stuffs).

Just a brief preview.
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post May 29 2010, 09:05 PM


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QUOTE(Topace111 @ May 29 2010, 07:28 PM)
ACCA true difficulty lies in professional papers, no more exemptions as a degree can only exempt up to all fundamental papers (max). Hence acca given full license to notch up the difficulty of the paper in here to fail and filter out undeserving students (namely those photocopy or brute force). Pass rate will normally be around 30% to 40% here (inclusive of those retaking it).

ACCA is not difficult as in requires you to memorize everything. if you are good in bluffing, means you can act and answer AS THOUGH you know although you know next to nothing which is itself an essential skill in real life too. 2 of the 3 core papers, you can bluff all the way through without even reading the text book.

Text book is actually useless as it was based on the past (past questions) but the exam papers always based on future (something never tested before or new stuffs).

Just a brief preview.
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Nice information you got there, so memorizing the textbook won't guarantee a pass in your ACCA right? I like that wink.gif

Exams should be like this, not like SPM , where you just read and memorize everything in the book and copy paste everything you memorized.

Hopefully I'll be able to cope with ACCA, how about the part 2 of ACCA, are they tough or just okay.
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post Jun 9 2010, 11:25 AM


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if i study cat,how many subjects in acca can be exempted?
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QUOTE(juijui @ Jun 9 2010, 11:25 AM)
if i study cat,how many subjects in acca can be exempted?
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3 papers will be exempted as in F1 to F3..

you need to be good in 2 things in order to study ACCA.. english and add maths..
whether you got account basic is actually not really relevant as you will only use it in perhaps the 1st sem.. that's all..

actually every subject is hard even if you take science stream subject or arts stream.. nothing is easy..
just work hard and mix with the right friends then you all will go through ACCA no problem..
help one another when somebody is down..
friends are very important in ACCA as people will easily get frustrated up about the results and cope of studies..
imagine people to get 1 digit in the exam after studying real hard.. smile.gif
anyway perhaps can start with CAT but careful of T5 in 1st sem.. a theory paper and needs lots of english.. smile.gif
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usually how many papers will the candidate take in one sittings?

some papers need to be taken at one sitting.is that true? which papers?
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ACCA is a professional course, a totally different ball game from Degree program. To score a pass in core papers is considerably an achievement for first timers.

Do not expect an A1 in SPM will make any difference to ACCA. The methodology in studying is very different from your PMR and SPM time. In fact no one bothers about SPM result as we are all on the same level playing field whether you're in CAT or ACCA.

The main thing is to make up your mind. Do you have the determination and willingness to endure hardship to make through ACCA?

If yes, welcome to ACCA. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(cLone1991 @ Jun 9 2010, 11:46 AM)
usually how many papers will the candidate take in one sittings?

some papers need to be taken at one sitting.is that true? which papers?
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about 3 to 4 papers they will take for each sem lo..
some people only take 2 or perhaps 1..

QUOTE(Kerrie san @ Jun 9 2010, 12:39 PM)
i am from science stream but din take acct but my add maths n eng gt A. however i want to take foundation in arts and then take B.A. (Hons.) - Accounting & Finance. Is it going to be difficult for me to study since i got no basic at all in acct ? What should i do?
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not at all.. if you have the strong determination and passion for account.. then go for it.. degree is easier as they have course work and quiz to push up your marks.. unlik ACCA is once and for all..
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not at all.. if you have the strong determination and passion for account.. then go for it.. degree is easier as they have course work and quiz to push up your marks.. unlik ACCA is once and for all..
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6 months of hardwork for the 3 hours success. laugh.gif
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hmm... most probably i will head to KSA for their july intake. Decided not to continue with my degree.
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QUOTE(cLone1991 @ Jun 9 2010, 01:18 PM)
hmm... most probably i will head to KSA for their july intake. Decided not to continue with my degree.
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Why do you drop your degree? Most people drop ACCA to further in degree.
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It saves a lot of time if I manage to pass most of the papers. Since degree allows exemptions up to part 2 , can I assumed that ACCA part 2 = degree ?

Why most of them drop acca for degree?
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Indeed it saves a lot of time. But u'll have to sacrifice a huge part of your college life for studies. biggrin.gif Anyways I find my ACCA quite interesting. It's up to you to balance up studies and leisure.

Anyways, if u've completed your degree you're exempted from F lvl. U'll proceed straight into Professional paper. 5 papers & u're a chartered accountant subject to working experience.
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QUOTE(LYR @ Mar 22 2009, 08:13 PM)
CIMA is management accounting whereas ACCA is financial accounting. both will lead you to become chartered accountant.
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If u like to work in manufacturing environment, go for CIMA. Calculate cost of producing...an IPHONE or even rearing Fish

If u like to work in pure office environment, go for ACCA. Record transaction of money in and out and present it for the public.


Added on June 9, 2010, 3:28 pmHow hard is ACCA/CIMA depend on how smart are you. As these are UK bodies, make sure your English are good. If you have don't have A in your English, Math & Account, u are gonna struggle for a while.

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acca is easy.
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QUOTE(ThanatosSwiftfire @ Jun 9 2010, 03:28 PM)
acca is easy.
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Ha ha ha, couldn't stop laughing thumbup.gif (ya la superstar ma).
But i think it should be something like this, "ACCA is simple but not easy to study".


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Indeed it saves a lot of time. But u'll have to sacrifice a huge part of your college life for studies. biggrin.gif Anyways I find my ACCA quite interesting. It's up to you to balance up studies and leisure.

Anyways, if u've completed your degree you're exempted from F lvl. U'll proceed straight into Professional paper. 5 papers & u're a chartered accountant subject to working experience.
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ACCA never bother HOW you study so you can even skip college (something I really like to do).
I knew this dude that never go college for acca and purely self study, so he hangs out every week (enjoy life), go vacation for months then revise a bit and still pass. But he is matured student la.

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Should i take CAT>ACCA for 3 years (assuming i pass all) OR use my a lvls qualification and straight go for ACCA (2.5 years). Which route is recommended? FYI, i dont mind spending additional half a year but the thing is i wasted 15 months on a lvls paper which i wont use to pursue a degree, SAD CASE!
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rayz. come join me at KSA for ACCA july intake. LOL
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QUOTE(Kerrie san @ Jun 9 2010, 12:39 PM)
i am from science stream but din take acct but my add maths n eng gt A. however i want to take foundation in arts and then take B.A. (Hons.) - Accounting & Finance. Is it going to be difficult for me to study since i got no basic at all in acct ? What should i do?
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No problem, I'm also from pure science stream and I'm doing just fine in CAT, they teach everything from the basics, I think it would be the same for FIA too, just go for it, no worries, just don't slack off too much flex.gif flex.gif


QUOTE(rayz91 @ Jun 9 2010, 07:21 PM)
Should i take CAT>ACCA for 3 years (assuming i pass all) OR use my a lvls qualification and straight go for ACCA (2.5 years). Which route is recommended? FYI, i dont mind spending additional half a year but the thing is i wasted 15 months on a lvls paper which i wont use to pursue a degree, SAD CASE!
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You already completed a levels what, go straight for ACCA lo, work harder lo, start from F1 ~ F3, if you take CAT again, you'll end up wasting even more time, better waste your time on ACCA lo since u already have a pre-u qualification. icon_rolleyes.gif
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I don't think taking CAT wastes a lot more of your time.

F1/2/3 already take 6 months while CAT takes 1 year. It's more important to have a strong foundation rather than rushing into everything.
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Work hard, get your debit credit right, and have a good flair for numbers (especially how they work, and how to link equations), and the numerical papers in ACCA will be easy. (seriously.)

The key for numerical papers (F5, F7, F9, P2, P4, P5) is a great grasp of the bounded nature of accounts (which must balance), the principle of double entry, and for financial papers, a fantastic understanding of time cost and the measure of opportunity cost, because everything in F9 and P4 is built on time cost (one way or another)

Work smart, and read alot. I recommend Harvard Business Review (very good articles, and they generally touch on very relevant topics), Economist and a bit of Newsweek/Time magazine, and you should sail through the ethics and business performance / theory papers.

Work to learn to treat the things you learn as knowledge that has meaning and purpose, and be able to see them beyond the exams and books. Once you can have an idea or a grasp of why people think the way they do, you'll have a greater understanding things, and from there all the accumulated hours spent reading great articles will make itself felt on the way you answer exam questions.
This will be key in the papers F8, P1, P3, P7. Read widely, read deeply, and learn from the way they write.

As for tax /law papers, F4, F6 and P6, that's just knowing tax like part of your hand.

If you can do what I just told you about 70-80% of the time, ACCA should be a relative breeze.
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english and add maths need to be very good..
but my maths is very very poor.can say i know nothing in maths!!
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QUOTE(aaron1kee @ Jun 10 2010, 10:58 AM)
I don't think taking CAT wastes a lot more of your time.

F1/2/3 already take 6 months while CAT takes 1 year. It's more important to have a strong foundation rather than rushing into everything.
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F1/2/3 takes 6 months also? LOL,
then I think its better for him to take CAT July/Jan intake, ,
like what he said, good foundation is very important nod.gif
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QUOTE(DeVGF @ Jun 10 2010, 11:24 PM)
F1/2/3 takes 6 months also? LOL,
then I think its better for him to take CAT July/Jan intake, ,
like what he said, good foundation is very important  nod.gif
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Once the candidate has completed CAT, he will be exempted for F1 , F2 , and F3.

Does that mean the candidate has the foundation for ACCA? Since CAT = acca part 1. Whats the difference?
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If you study CAT, you don't only study about things in F1, F2 and F3 .

You study the of basics of F4 onwards, so you can continue smoothly .

Completing CAT is like completing ACCA junior / minor, the subject and topics taught are the same as ACCA but just not as in depth, so its better to study from the beginning/basics rather than jumping straight into the advanced papers (ACCA) , these include audit, taxation, law etc

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post Jun 11 2010, 12:28 PM


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QUOTE(cLone1991 @ Jun 10 2010, 11:31 PM)
Once the candidate has completed CAT, he will be exempted for F1 , F2 , and F3.

Does that mean the candidate has the foundation for ACCA? Since CAT = acca part 1. Whats the difference?
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ACCA F1/2/3 =/= CAT T1~9.

CAT gives you a brief insight into the syllabus of ACCA. Like Taxation/Audit/Performance Mgmt, you'll learn the basics in CAT. I'm not saying you can't do it in ACCA either, but depending on your level, you might struggle.
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post Jun 11 2010, 12:57 PM


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The things taught in CAT will be learned again in ACCA?

I mean they will cover the topics again?
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post Jun 11 2010, 10:20 PM


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What you learned in CAT are the basics of what you will learn when you reach ACCA, its like a stepping stone before taking your ACCA.
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post Jun 11 2010, 11:07 PM


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ACCA fun comes when case study comes into play. Can bluff all the way.

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post Jun 12 2010, 03:11 PM


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acca is not reli hard..it depends on individual..those tat says it is hard probably fils their other b\subx too
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post Jun 12 2010, 03:44 PM


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If you can handle the transition from asian style of education to the western one should be ok to handle acca.
Asian style is the "machine gun" type. Shooting countless bullets and hope to hit some at the target.
Western style is the "sniper" type. One shot one kill.
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post Jun 13 2010, 10:45 PM


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QUOTE(Topace111 @ Jun 12 2010, 03:44 PM)
If you can handle the transition from asian style of education to the western one should be ok to handle acca.
Asian style is the "machine gun" type. Shooting countless bullets and hope to hit some at the target.
Western style is the "sniper" type. One shot one kill.
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Nice way to put it, no more 'tembak'-ing in CAT/ACCA anymore biggrin.gif

Just completed T1 and T2 ,
now having my 3 weeks holiday ( sooo longg right? i think i'll go work part time )
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QUOTE(Topace111 @ Jun 12 2010, 03:44 PM)
If you can handle the transition from asian style of education to the western one should be ok to handle acca.
Asian style is the "machine gun" type. Shooting countless bullets and hope to hit some at the target.
Western style is the "sniper" type. One shot one kill.
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haha, that's interesting..

but well, I did tembak a whole lot for my ACCA exam...

For me, ACCA is not difficult to pass...

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post Jun 14 2010, 04:10 PM


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QUOTE(DeVGF @ May 29 2010, 09:05 PM)
Nice information you got there, so memorizing the textbook won't guarantee a pass in your ACCA right? I like that wink.gif

Exams should be like this, not like SPM , where you just read and memorize everything in the book and copy paste everything you memorized.

Hopefully I'll be able to cope with ACCA, how about the part 2 of ACCA, are they tough or just okay.
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ACCA & SPM are totally two different things, cant compare SPM to ACCA. unless you compare ACCA with a degree.
like what topace have mentioned, part 3 is the brutal part to kill a lot of people.
the question can come out in a lot of different way that we never seen before, and that's the reason, most of the students who got their exemption in f papers, die here, same goes with the students all the way from F papers.

since the ACCA syllabus changed, part 2 becomes quite difficult too. the killing papers in F level will be f5, f8 and so f9.
if you comes from CAT, it will help you very much in these killing papers.


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QUOTE(cLone1991 @ Jun 9 2010, 11:46 AM)
usually how many papers will the candidate take in one sittings?

some papers need to be taken at one sitting.is that true? which papers?
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the max papers can be entered are 4 papers, so normally they take 2-3 papers, unless you are very SMART, then go for four papers.

what did you meant by take at one sitting? or you mean pass in the 1st sitting in another way round?
perhaps that's accounting paper (f7 and p2) and tax paper (f6 and p6).
because those will standards will be revised every year, so the safest way is to clear that paper in the 1st attempt.


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QUOTE(juijui @ Jun 10 2010, 08:41 PM)
english and add maths need to be very good..
but my maths is very very poor.can say i know nothing in maths!!
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not really that your maths must be good.
you must have a good understanding on how to play the "games"
practice more questions will help you on this.
no worry


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QUOTE(cLone1991 @ Jun 11 2010, 12:57 PM)
The things taught in CAT will be learned again in ACCA?

I mean they will cover the topics again?
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same things will be appeared in level 2, but more details.
when you come to level 3, it straightaway goes into depth.
so your roots must be sustained enough in order to survive in ACCA.


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QUOTE(Topace111 @ Jun 11 2010, 11:07 PM)
ACCA fun comes when case study comes into play. Can bluff all the way.
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perhaps this applies in my p3 exam in the coming wednesday. haha


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QUOTE(alsree786 @ Jun 14 2010, 01:38 AM)
haha, that's interesting..

but well, I did tembak a whole lot for my ACCA exam...

For me, ACCA is not difficult to pass...
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should consider to take ICAEW then. haha

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first thing is this course is something u knot look down on...
and remember no last minute
no time to cramp everything in if youre not born talented to memorize
study smart and study fast
focus on the important topics-exam driver topics

from my perception
i really took a walk in the park for CAT
and i looked down and thought i could cram the syllabus for 3 papers f4, 5 ,6
within 1month
but as the exam dates came...
it was so crucial and i kinda like didnt focus enough
doubt i will do well this sitting... which is my first sitting
better be stable thru out the course
learn consistently
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one top tip for taking ACCA
beware of the exam dates for ACCA when u pick your papers
pick papers that have some gaps in between
so u have sometime to catch and do more revision
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QUOTE(larrytty @ Jun 22 2010, 05:41 PM)
first thing is this course is something u knot look down on...
and remember no last minute
no time to cramp everything in if youre not born talented to memorize
study smart and study fast
focus on the important topics-exam driver topics

from my perception
i really took a walk in the park for CAT
and i looked down and thought i could cram the syllabus for 3 papers f4, 5 ,6
within 1month
but as the exam dates came...
it was so crucial and i kinda like didnt focus enough
doubt i will do well this sitting... which is my first sitting
better be stable thru out the course
learn consistently
and
one top tip for taking ACCA
beware of the exam dates for ACCA when u pick your papers
pick papers that have some gaps in between
so u have sometime to catch and do more revision
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At least you learnt how to deal with it.
I personally took 4 papers every semester and whilst I faced some problems, it's definitely doable if you are dedicated enough.
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QUOTE(ThanatosSwiftfire @ Jun 22 2010, 10:19 PM)
At least you learnt how to deal with it.
I personally took 4 papers every semester and whilst I faced some problems, it's definitely doable if you are dedicated enough.
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Share the problem arise from 4 papers per sitting? Planning to take 4 in a row for my next sitting.

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It is very hard on the last paper..That it..Walk through all paper..and study very hard on the last 2 papers...
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ACCA is not tough if you take it seriously. I am 17 and have Passed 5 out of 14 papers of ACCA in just 1 year(2 Attempts)
And now taking 3 for June attempt.
Be positive and you can do it, many people will scare you but be brave don't listen to those foolish people.
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QUOTE(donizback @ Jan 19 2013, 05:21 PM)
ACCA is not tough if you take it seriously. I am 17 and have Passed 5 out of 14 papers of ACCA in just 1 year(2 Attempts)
And now taking 3 for June attempt.
Be positive and you can do it, many people will scare you but be brave don't listen to those foolish people.
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Agreed 100%. It is not hard if you put in your effort. On the other hand, most of those who say it is hard, usually because of their language weakness or lazy attitude.

The main issue for you to consider is whether you can understand the subject matter.
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Anyone knows if there is scholarship or loan for CAT? What i heard from the college counsellor's is CAT and ACCA are the UK programme so thr is no loan neither scholarship for the whole course. My family cannot afford all those fees for me sad.gif icon_question.gif
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