TIP #1 - How do 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. Study each section of the CFE Exam Prep Course with a time budget in mind.
Below are some tips on how to budget your time.
1. A week or more before the CFE Exam, do an initial overview (a 2-4 hour quick review of the material); this will motivate you and help you determine the structure of the course, what the material includes, and the volume to be covered.
2. Develop and follow a plan for getting yourself through the volume of material, starting (if possible) with the section you are most familiar with.
3. At the beginning of each study period, do a 10-minute review of the previous period's material.
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 - Do I have to purchase any reference books? You are encouraged to review the Fraud Examiners Manual if you want more information than is provided in the CFE Exam Prep Course. The relevant information from each reference is included in the Prep Course question/answer feedback. Additionally, a small percentage of questions on the CFE Exam come from the Corporate Fraud Handbook, which is an excellent reference.
John D. Gill, J.D., CFE, Vice President – Education, offers advice on whether you should read the Fraud Examiners Manual before you begin the CFE Exam Prep Course
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This month we highlight CFE Exam Review Course participant Benjamin Ward. Mr. Ward shares his experience on how he prepared for the CFE Exam.