September 2017

IP #1 - Develop a comfort level. We recommend that you begin studying with your strongest area to develop a comfort level with the material and the Prep Course. Begin the Prep Course by answering a few questions from any section to get a feel for the course. You can study at your own pace. The course will automatically track your selections and help you determine your strong and weak subject areas. 

TIP #2 - Don’t “overthink” the questions. The most common mistake people make when taking the prep course is to overthink the questions. Although the questions can be challenging, they weren’t written to be deliberately tricky. If you find yourself agonizing over the choices for each question, you are spending too much time on it. Look for the main idea and try and think, “What concept are they trying to test here?” I can assure you, each question was written to test a specific fact or concept. 

TIP #3 - Mark the questions. If you are having difficulty with a question, mark that question. This allows you to go back and review any marked question in that section. Each sections stores its on marked question.



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.