Dear John Smith,
As the fraud examination profession continues to gain momentum worldwide, pursuing the CFE credential is now more beneficial to your career than ever before. If you are currently on the path to certification, you probably have many questions. How does the certification process work? What do I need to do? How do I carve time out of my busy schedule to study? This monthly newsletter addresses your questions and concerns, while providing you with helpful tips, insight, and examples.
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 - 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. How should I do that?
1. Start studying soon after you purchase the course.
2. Develop and follow a plan for getting yourself through this 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 - Take notes. Mark your challenging questions and take notes. This allows you to go
back and review those questions at any time. When you are ready to review your marked
questions, please note that the program will only present those questions you
have previously marked within the selected main section.
ACFE Program Director Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA, offers advice on how to handle questions that may be challenging to you on the CFE Exam Prep Course.
Stay focused. This is the key to a good understanding. If you are studying at home, choose an area that will serve as your study headquarters. Make sure you have good lighting, minimal distractions, and enough room to be comfortable. Disconnect your home phone, turn off your cell phone, and do whatever you can to stay focused on your studies.
Congratulations to all members who became Certified Fraud Examiners in the last 60 days. More
Upcoming CFE Exam Review Courses
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November 3 – 6, 2014
This month we highlight CFE Exam Review Course participant Roald Camphuijsen, CFE. Mr. Camphuijsen shares his experience of how he prepared for the CFE
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