I was going to write up another post on case analysis but I actually think this one is pretty good which didn’t receive enough love. It applies pretty well to SOA and to UFE.
When writing your first SOA cases you’ll find that you might be missing some very big things that were easily visible if you had only known. For example, in my first case I missed a pretty big gross-vs-net issue in the case. I don’t remember what I wrote about, but it sure wasn’t gross-vs-net. With enough time and practice you’ll begin to see similar issues pop up.
One issue that I’ll point out is very popular for SOA (but not so much on the UFE) is the issue of business valuation. If you don’t know the different valuation methods it’s something you should review prior to SOA. You’ll soon run into them during your mock exams.
Remember also that the required run the case. Avoid deviating too far from those when analyzing your response.