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    If you do, prepare for difficult exams that gives your ACCA and ACA contemporaries a clear unfair advantage, And ultimately gives you a poorer salary and lower job prospect than those qualifications.
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    (Original post by Avicihk)
    If you do, prepare for difficult exams that gives your ACCA and ACA contemporaries a clear unfair advantage, And ultimately gives you a poorer salary and lower job prospect than those qualifications.
    Unfair advantage? How so?
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    With a Acca and aca you can skip ATT and the final application exam (the hardest exam) in the CTA qualification. Essentially you will get the CTA just doing 3 written papers and 2 smaller online tests (rather than 7 written papers in ATT-CTA) If u do ATT-CTA, you will have 1 or 2 foundation level exemptions in ACA and ACCA which is ********.

    Exempting the application paper in CTA may sounds like it's no big deal. But you have to do all the CTA exams in 7 sittings (used to be 5 sittings) and I have met multiple people who never passed the last paper in my career. Some of them are very smart. It is also a paper that is based on luck. If you get a good question, you may pass. If you get a bad paper, you will never pass.

    By exempting Acca and aca from the worst paper (and the easiest 3 ATT exams), the CIOT are giving them unfair advantage.

    And if u have met anyone who did the Acca-CTA and aca-CTA, they would tell you CTA is way harder (even though they have been exempted from the hardest exam)

    So, just make your life easier and don't do the ATT-CTA.
 
 
 
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