Part I Exam – Guide For Success
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issue. If you are in receipt or aware of such document, this should be reported to APSCA immediately as
per your responsibility under 5.3 of APSCA’s Code and Standards of Professional Conduct and Appendix D:
Managing Integrity Issues within the Auditor Handbook.
TEST TAKING SKILLS
Time management in this exam is particularly important. Be mindful of the two (2) hours provided and
ensure you allow adequate time to review your answers prior to submission. The time remaining in the exam
session will be indicated on the bottom right-hand corner of your computer / exam screen. Note: Your exam
time oﬃcially starts from when the ﬁrst exam question appears. The time taken to review the Terms and
Conditions does NOT count towards your allowed exam time.
Helpful Tip: Do not spend an excessive amount of time on questions for which you do not readily have an
answer. If you are uncertain about a question, note that you need to return to the question and be sure to allow
enough time to do so.
Manage your time wisely, you have 2 hours to review and answer 100 questions.
READ QUESTIONS CAREFULLY
Ensure you focus only on the information provided. The questions are intended to be straightforward; they
are not intended to be “trick” questions. However, a complete understanding of the language in which the
exam is written, and the industry terms which may be used, is critical.
Do not make assumptions about the circumstances of a question or information that is not included, consider
What is the question asking? Read the question and answer options carefully paying attention to each
word, including “NOT”, prior etc.
The exam includes “Select all that apply (2) or (3)” questions. Therefore, if the question indicates that
there are “2” correct answers, you should ONLY pick 2 answers. If you select more than the number
noted, your question will be marked incorrect. Ensure you follow the directions carefully and ONLY
select the number of requested answers.
Note: If the question does not state “Select all that apply (#)” at the end of the question, this means that
the question ONLY has one (1) correct answer – i.e. only one answer should be selected, or the question
will be marked “incorrect.”
Once connected for your exam, be respectful of the proctor. Poor treatment of the proctor will be recorded
and can result in disciplinary action which could include your exam being disallowed, in addition to other
possible member sanctions.
Version & Date:
APSCA Exam Guide Part I D-102
Version 2 - March 2022
Version 1 - October 2020
This document is no longer version controlled once printed.
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