Dear John Smith,
The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is a mark of excellence for
anyone working in the anti-fraud field today. CFEs are increasingly sought after
by organizations seeking individuals with the skill set to prevent or detect
fraudulent schemes against them or their clients. Obtaining the certification
can be a challenge for busy professionals. So this year, at our 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, we are offering a new session, “Knowing What You Don’t Know About the CFE Exam.” This session is designed to help you understand the
details of the CFE Exam, navigate the CFE Exam Prep Course, and create a
study plan that will allow you to earn the credential within a timeframe that
fits into your life commitments.
Visit FraudConference.com for more
information on educational sessions, keynote speakers, special events, and
I am your resource
to help you stay on track toward your CFE certification. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Angela R. Archie, CFE
CFE Exam Coach
TIP #1 - How can I study with a time budget in mind? Studying well in advance
pays off at the end. Study every day, or as frequently as your schedule allows.
You should study each section of the CFE Exam Prep Course with a time
budget in mind.
First, ask yourself, how quickly do you want to complete the CFE Exam Prep Course? The key to passing the CFE Exam is managing the study materials or study time.
Choose from the options below to determine the formula that suits your needs.
30 Day Plan
60 Day Plan
90 Day Plan
TIP #2 - How
can I identify my challenging areas? Checking your progress
after each study session allows you to identify topics to review in more detail.
If you have completed studying for the day, simply end that session of the Prep Course software. The session summary screen will automatically appear
(if you have answered at least one question), giving your results for the
current session. The screen will display the number of questions you attempted
and the number you answered correctly, as well as a percentage.
TIP #3 - How can I recognize alternative approaches when answering different types of
John D. Gill, J.D., CFE, Vice President – Education, offers advice
on how to best answer True/False and Multiple Choice Questions on the CFE
Exam Prep Course.
TIP #4 - Motivation. Make sure that you prepare well in advance before
taking the CFE Exam so that you can focus all your energy on doing well. Follow
up on the priorities you have set for yourself, and don't let others, or other
interests, distract you from achieving your goal of becoming a CFE.
Upcoming CFE Exam Review Courses
May 20 - 23, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
July 22 - 25, 2013
August 26 - 29, 2013
September 9 - 12, 2013
New York, NY
October 7 - 10, 2013
November 4 - 7, 2013
This month we highlight CFE Exam Review Course participant Erikka Perkins, CFE. Ms. Perkins shares her experience of how she prepared for the CFE Exam.
Congratulations to all members who became Certified Fraud Examiners in the last 60 days. More
Did You Know?
In order to pass the CFE Exam, you must score at least 75% correct on each
section. Exam scores are only released when you have not achieved the 75% pass
rate. This procedure ensures the integrity of the testing process. The ACFE
Board of Regents oversees the CFE Exam process.
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the CFE Exam Prep Course, including tips on installing the program, exporting files, and more.