Dear John Smith,
Everyone has a different learning style that works best for them. Some people find success studying on their own, but many people prefer face-to-face instruction. If you are best motivated in a live classroom environment that allows you to ask questions and bounce ideas off others, the ACFE has a course just for you. The CFE Exam Review Course is a 3½-day, instructor-led learning event that will provide you with the essentials you need to pass the CFE Exam and become a Certified Fraud Examiner. This course, in combination with the CFE Exam Prep Course software, will provide you with an unbeatable combination for passing the exam.
Another benefit is that upon completion of the CFE Exam Review Course, you may now sign up to take the CFE Exam and earn your CFE credential within days. You will have on-site access to coaching and counseling from ACFE instructors as well as the CFE Exam Coach.
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 - Preparing for the CFE Exam begins with a conscious decision to start studying. We recommend that you begin studying with your strongest area to develop a comfort level with the material and the prep course process. To begin a session, select one of the four main sections and begin answering the questions. After you choose an answer and click the Submit Answer button, the answer you chose along with the correct answer will be displayed in a bar in the middle of the screen.
TIP #2 - Read each question carefully. While answering questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course it is important that you read all of the options and not stop when you come upon one that seems likely. If you are not certain of an answer, guess... but do so with caution. Eliminate some choices you know are incorrect, and then relate each remaining answer choice back to the question to see if it fits. Narrow down the choice to one or two alternatives, and then compare them and identify how they are different. Finally, make an informed choice.
TIP #3 - Answer all questions to the best of your knowledge. You should guess when you are not sure. Why? Because if there are four possible answer options, you have a one-in-four chance of getting that question right. If you have ruled out one or two options as wrong, your chances are even higher. But if you do not guess, you have no chance at all. If you guess five times, you might get one or two more right.
TIP #4 - Qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee. To qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee, you are required to answer each question at least once. In addition, you must earn a score of 85% or better on all four sections of the practice exam.
ACFE Vice President - Education, John D. Gill, J.D., CFE, offers advice on how to qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee as you prepare for the CFE Exam.
TIP #5 - Study intensively. If you only casually look at your material, you will only casually remember it. Your memory will usually help you to recall your strengths. What you knew yesterday, you will know tomorrow for the Exam. However, if you don't know it now, you can't expect to recall the information at Exam time. Study more intensively now to improve your knowledge base and to improve your chances of passing.
Upcoming CFE Exam Review Courses
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 Paul Vanek, CFE. Mr. Vanek shares his experience of how he prepared for the CFE Exam.
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Did You Know?
When taking the CFE Exam you can review a section in the CFE Exam Prep Course before taking that Exam section, but once you start the Exam, you cannot flip back and forth between the Prep Course and the Exam..
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In cross-examination of an expert witness, the opposing counsel often will use the "Is it not true?" and "Would you agree with me?" approach. This technique of cross-examination is called:
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D. Hypothetical questions
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