Dear John Smith,
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission and the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office recently both recognized the CFE credential for hiring and promotional purposes. They have plans to work toward having all current agents achieve this valuable credential. These two recognitions are part of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (ACFE) Law Enforcement and Government Partnership program. These agencies join the ranks of government agencies such as the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Defense, and the Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
Employers around the world know the value of the CFE credential and seek out the expertise that comes with it. Becoming a CFE provides you with a strong foundation for a variety of career choices by equipping you with the tools you need to excel in the fight against fraud. Become a CFE!
Join the ranks of your colleagues who have already earned the CFE credential.
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 - Get a feel for "what it's all about." Your brain can begin to round up any existing knowledge you have that will help you as you read. If you prefer to skim through the Fraud Examiners Manual prior to the CFE Exam Prep Course, first begin by looking in the table of contents, which contains each of the four study sections and the associated subsections. Then start by reading a paragraph or two or several pages in a sequence. If you use this approach and start to skim through each section, you might end up discovering that you aren't just skimming through the manual; you're simply reading it with understanding.
TIP #2 - What happens if I choose the wrong answer? After you choose an answer in a Prep Course section 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. The bar will be green if you answered correctly or red if you answered incorrectly. A detailed explanation of the answer is printed immediately below the colored bar. Below the explanation is the name of the reference material from which the question was taken, along with the page number.
TIP #3 - While answering questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course, you must select not only a correct answer, but the best answer. It is important that you read all of the options and not stop when you come upon one that seems likely to be correct.
ACFE Program Director Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, offers
advice on how to handle questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course.
TIP #4 - Tell yourself that you can do it! Self-motivation is important. Reward yourself with positive thoughts when you complete a section. Think about your values and goals and decide if you are reaching them. Decide on your best learning process for the remaining sections. Believe that you can succeed, and you will.
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 Michael Saunders. Mr. Saunders shares his experience of how he prepared for the CFE Exam.
Congratulations to all members who became Certified Fraud Examiners in the last 60 days. More
Did You Know?
Practice exams are designed to test your knowledge in each of the four sections and simulate the experience of taking the CFE Exam. Each practice exam contains 125 questions. Like the CFE Exam, the practice exams are timed and you are allotted 75 seconds to answer each question. You may go back and change an answer for a previously completed question as long as there is time left on the question timer.
The May 2013 CFE Frame Winner is Elise T.
The correct answer is C -Sounding board
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:
A. Contradictory approach
B. Opposing sides theory
C. Sounding board
D. Hypothetical questions
*More chances to win a CFE Frame are coming soon in upcoming Coach Newsletters..