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QBO Advanced Certification

Has anyone just flown through the Advanced Certification exams? I'm really stumped. I've tried all 5 sections - failed all. Passed Section 1 on the second attempt (72% first time). I spent almost 2 hours on Section 2 the second time and got the same score (54%) as the first time, which means that I missed every question, every part on the second attempt. Some of the answers of the case studies I could not even match any of the given answers. I even worked through the math issues in Excel and still had no luck.

 

Looking for some suggestions or help!!

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ProAdvisor

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

Good morning @jwpemberton:

 

As you you are already aware, the test is difficult.  It is designed that way so have to really study hard and only the people that put in the time and effort pass.  One Important tip is you need to really go through the PDF that accompanies the file and also the videos. You can leave the PDF open on another screen. Refer back to them.

 

I also suggest that you screenshot your answers as you take the test. That way you can refer back to those when you find you already answered with an incorrect answer.  

 

This may not be the most accurate stat, however, I believe it’s only 10% of the proadvisers actually take the time and effort to pass that advanced test. As you know it puts you at the top of the list in the proadvisor search. So if you have the time it’s worth your effort.

 

 I hope that helps and I wish you success in taking that test! 

 

Lynda

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I don't think anyone 'flies' through this exam. There is often a lot of crying and stomping at the frustrating nature of the questions.

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification

Hi,

 

Do you have updates? How is it going? This is an ongoing issue it is frustrating me. I have been inside the house for a week working on this.

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification

Hi,

 

How are you doing with the advanced certification?

I am frustrated. I can't believe the amount of time I spent on this.

Moderator

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

Hi, CTorres310.

Allow me to provide some information about taking the QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification.

 

When completing the QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification, the Learning Modules and Module Reviews at the end of each section can be completed at your leisure. You'll have as many attempts as you'd like on the individual reviews. We recommend allowing up to three (3) hours for fully completing the entire exam.

 

Each section of the exam requires an 80% score to pass and you can make up to three attempts to pass the whole exam. If you do not pass in the first three attempts, you are locked out for 60 days. When the 60 days are up, you can take the certification exam again.

 

For more insights, check out these recommended articles:

 

If you require more information about this, feel free to reach out to our ProAdvisor Team. You can reach them through this link: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/accountants/training-certification/certifications/.

 

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Keep me posted if you have additional questions about the Advanced Certification. I'd be happy to answer them for you.

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification

I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.
QuickBooks Team

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

We appreciate your time for sharing your sentiments here in the Community, @truleigh

 

If the self-paced training doesn't work for you, you can also sign up for webinars and in-person training directly from the Training tab of the ProAdvisor page. 

 

You can find our upcoming events and reserve your place too so you can get started with the latest features and product updates of QuickBooks Online for Accountant. Those free sessions will also teach you about how to get the most out of QB Online for your clients.

 

You can also refer to @lynda's suggestions. With you being well versed in QBO and being updated with the latest features and product updates, pretty sure you'll be able to pass the Advanced Certification on your next exam after the locked out period.

 

I wish you and your business continued success. Don't hesitate to write again if you need anything else. All the best!

Senior Explorer **

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

Unhelpful response. I've watched all the videos multiple times. I've been to the bootc camps, I've read the training material over and over. IT DID NOT HELP! The exam questions have NO relevance to the training materials! Here's a choice example of test question: Consider the following: March 15 current year: Linsay bought 80 bags of mulch for $640.00 April 20 current year: Linsay bought 75 bags of mulch for $618.75 June 12 current year: Linsay sold 125 bags of mulch to Woody’s Weeds June 15 current year: Linsay created a new inventory item named birdbath When creating the item, a beginning quantity of 25 and a cost value of $23.82 per unit was mistakenly entered. What is the effect on the General Ledger when Linsay saves the new birdbath item? (Answer choices:) Debit Inventory for $23.82, credit Opening Balance Equity for $23.82. Debit Inventory Asset for $23.82, credit Inventory Shortage for $23.82 Debit Opening Balance Equity for $595.50, credit Inventory for $595.50 Debit Inventory for $595.50, credit Opening Balance Equity for $595.50 Debit Inventory Shortage for $595.50, credit Opening Balance Equity for $595.50 WTAF?
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Re: QBO Advanced Certification OMG me too 5 days 8 to 9 hrs ea day and still haven't passed 😡


@truleigh wrote:
I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.

@truleigh wrote:
I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.

 

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My blood is boiling over this! The test is completely bogus. It has no relevance to what kind of accountant I am but the things you can BUY in QBO. It doesn't even tell you what questions you missed, so I second guessed myself on all the answers from the first try. Navigating around QBs is easy and intuitive but the questions imply that you have to memorize where everything is. So I failed my 3 tries. I'm locked out until Sept. My certification is gone? Do you know how much MONEY i give QBs every month! Before I took the test, I had just signed up for 5 more subscriptions for new clients. Now that I'm not certified because of your asinine test.... I think I'll cancel those subscriptions. WE are your customers QBs. Ask me questions on conducting every day business for my many clients. I could care less where to find how to buy apps (that usually malfunction anyway!) I think if enough of us complain, QBs will re-examine this situation!
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@jwpemberton wrote:

Has anyone just flown through the Advanced Certification exams? I'm really stumped. I've tried all 5 sections - failed all. Passed Section 1 on the second attempt (72% first time). I spent almost 2 hours on Section 2 the second time and got the same score (54%) as the first time, which means that I missed every question, every part on the second attempt. Some of the answers of the case studies I could not even match any of the given answers. I even worked through the math issues in Excel and still had no luck.

 

Looking for some suggestions or help!!



@jwpemberton wrote:

Has anyone just flown through the Advanced Certification exams? I'm really stumped. I've tried all 5 sections - failed all. Passed Section 1 on the second attempt (72% first time). I spent almost 2 hours on Section 2 the second time and got the same score (54%) as the first time, which means that I missed every question, every part on the second attempt. Some of the answers of the case studies I could not even match any of the given answers. I even worked through the math issues in Excel and still had no luck.

 

Looking for some suggestions or help!!



@jwpemberton wrote:

Has anyone just flown through the Advanced Certification exams? I'm really stumped. I've tried all 5 sections - failed all. Passed Section 1 on the second attempt (72% first time). I spent almost 2 hours on Section 2 the second time and got the same score (54%) as the first time, which means that I missed every question, every part on the second attempt. Some of the answers of the case studies I could not even match any of the given answers. I even worked through the math issues in Excel and still had no luck.

 

Looking for some suggestions or help!!



@jwpemberton wrote:

Has anyone just flown through the Advanced Certification exams? I'm really stumped. I've tried all 5 sections - failed all. Passed Section 1 on the second attempt (72% first time). I spent almost 2 hours on Section 2 the second time and got the same score (54%) as the first time, which means that I missed every question, every part on the second attempt. Some of the answers of the case studies I could not even match any of the given answers. I even worked through the math issues in Excel and still had no luck.

 

Looking for some suggestions or help!!



@jwpemberton wrote:

Has anyone just flown through the Advanced Certification exams? I'm really stumped. I've tried all 5 sections - failed all. Passed Section 1 on the second attempt (72% first time). I spent almost 2 hours on Section 2 the second time and got the same score (54%) as the first time, which means that I missed every question, every part on the second attempt. Some of the answers of the case studies I could not even match any of the given answers. I even worked through the math issues in Excel and still had no luck.

 

Looking for some suggestions or help!!


 

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification there is a glitch in the scoring part of the exam


@truleigh wrote:
I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.

@truleigh wrote:
I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.

 

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification

What PDF?  I certainly no longer see any pdf that cover the material, I know they use to.

QuickBooks Team

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

I'm here to help guide you to the right support so you'll be able to download the materials for the QuickBooks Online (QBO) Advanced Certification, @ttanner.

 

As of now, I recommend contacting with our ProAdvisor Support Team. This way, they'll be able to guide you to the direct link where you can download the PDF materials.

 

To get in touch with the ProAdvisor Support, you can check it here: Contact QuickBooks and ProAdvisor Support.

 

You can also check this article for additional information about the ProAdvisor Certification: Frequently Asked Questions about ProAdvisor Certification.

 

Feel free to add a comment below if you have any other questions about the QBO Advanced Certification. I'll always be here to help.

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification; The exam gets hung up and will not submit. I tried asking Help, they say it a my issue.. Has anyone else had this issue


@truleigh wrote:
I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.

@truleigh wrote:
I just spent the better part of 5 days taking the test. Failed about half of it. After 3 attempts I'm now locked out for 60 days THE TEST IS WAY TOO HARD! I'm very well versed in QBO. I've used it every day for years. It's tricky, there are match questions. The training materials are useless. It's not the CPA exam. They shouldn't deliberately obfuscate the education. They wonder why QBO is not taking off. I'm frustrated and angry.

 

QuickBooks Team

Re: QBO Advanced Certification; The exam gets hung up and will not submit. I tried asking Help, t...

I want to make sure you're able to complete the certification, @cindy K,

 

Before anything else, may I know if this is happening when using a different browser? Our Support Team suggests completing the examination using Firefox. Using a private window can also fix this issue. Use these keyboard shortcuts:

 

  • Chrome: Ctrl+Shift+N
  • Internet Explorer: Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Firefox: Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Safari: Command+Shift+N

Alternatively, you can clear cache or delete your temporary internet files. You may receive an error when working in QuickBooks Online if your browser is holding too much data from previous browsing sessions. Check out this article to get the complete steps with your respective browser: How Do I Clear My Browser Cache And Temporary Internet Files?

 

However, if the same issue occurs after trying the steps, I would recommend contacting our QuickBooks Care Team. There they can open an investigation on what's causing the unresponsive behavior of the Submit button.

 

  1. Go to this link: https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact
  2. Choose QuickBooks Accountant.
  3. Click the Search for something else button.
  4. In the Tell us more about your question box, enter Certification.
  5. Click Search.
  6. Scroll down and select a contact method.

Please update me how this goes or if you need further assistance. I'll be more than glad to help you any time. Have a nice day!

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Re: QBO Advanced Certification

It's hard work. Over and over. Don't take the test until you can pass the module tests easily. Do the CPE tests even if you don't need the hours. Take snaps of the CPE questions. Print these and research the correct answer. The module tests snap the right answers. As you go through the training snap important bits. Just keep practicing. 

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I'm struggling with this exam.  I missed more questions on my second attempt than I did on my first.

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I have taken the virtual conference for the QBO Advanced Certification and have also downloaded all of the supplemental guides, which I have read more the twice and I still cannot pass the exam.  I have also done the ProAdvisor training courses.  It would be more beneficial if I knew what the right answers were.  If I fail a 3rd time and wait to take it again in 60 days and don't pass, I still won't know what the correct answers are.  How will this help me in my practice if I never understand?

Moderator

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

I know this wasn't an easy process for you, my2girls4me. I have faced the same problems myself.

 

I appreciate you taking time to share your experience. With this being said, I'll be communicating with our Product Development team to add your feedback about the advanced recertification exam.

 

For additional reference, you may find below articles helpful:

If you have any other concerns, please feel free to come back to me. I'm always here to help.

Experienced Member

Re: QBO Advanced Certification

 

I can certainly understand your frustration.

The answer is Choice D.

Explanation to the Answer:

  • When you set-up an inventory item and entered beginning quantity on hand and value, QuickBooks creates a journal entry behind the scenes as follows:

              Inventory Asset Account – Debit

              Opening Balance Equity Account – Credit

  • The entry will affect the General Ledger with both the asset and equity accounts.
  • The reason for this Journal Entry is: since you are not buying an Inventory Item through a regular accounts payable bill/invoice and entering the quantity and value directly through initial set-up of inventory item. QuickBooks will automatically post(credit) this to opening balance equity account for the amount of value and debit to Inventory Asset account.
  • You can try this by creating a dummy inventory item and entering beginning quantity on hand with value. Check the Journal Entry QuickBooks created behind the scenes to see the affect on General Ledger.

These kind of situations, our accounting skills will play a big role.

I hope this will clarify your question.

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