Fraud Analytics: Using the Power of Data in Fraud Detection and Investigations

Fraud Analytics
Course Level
Delivered via
1.5 Credits


In the wake of big data, investigators now have access to an unprecedented amount of information. Although advanced techniques and models in fraud analytics are gaining traction, they are not yet available to everyone. However, there are basic steps that all investigators and auditors can employ. In this course you will learn about basic analytics approaches using simple programs like Excel, JMP or Tableau. You will learn through examples of visualizations, statistics and risk analysis approaches to better understand data and identify areas of risk or potential fraud. This framework will provide insight into organization, cleansing/review, visualization and analysis of available data, while optimizing existing resources.


Knowledge of and experience with the principles behind financial investigations and basic computer analysis software (i.e. excel, JMP, Tableau)

You Will Learn How To:

Apply basic analysis techniques to identify trends and anomalous data

Demonstrate the basic principles of data organization and cleansing

Examine the core principles behind analytics approaches as they pertain to fraud analysis

Incorporate data-backed solutions for resource optimization in the analysis process

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 1.5 Credits
NASBA Information: Information Technology
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: February 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Erik Halvorson - Speaker

Special Agent
U.S Department of Energy Office of Inspector General


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