Q & A with Amanda Redfern, CFE

Amanda Redfern of North Carolina recently became a CFE after attending the CFE Exam Review Course in Atlanta, GA. When Amanda is not working, she enjoys EM mining. But this past May, she put some time aside to accomplish her goal of obtaining the CFE credential. As director of quality control, Amanda feels that her new CFE credential will make her more aware of internal fraud in her organization. 

Coach: When did you receive your CFE credential?

Redfern: I sat for the exam in May and received my certificate in June 2017. 
Coach: You attended the CFE Exam Review Course in Atlanta and following the course you sat for the CFE Exam on-site. Please describe your experience of participating in the four-day course and then sitting for the exam immediately after.

Redfern: The on-site course is extremely informative, and the instructors are able to cover the relevant material  in a short amount of time. I felt more confident taking each section of the exam at the end of each day since the covered materials were fresh in my brain.  

Coach: What did you like most about the CFE Exam Review Course?

Redfern: The presenters! John and Alton provided great insight and examples from their careers that made the material that much more relevant. 

Coach: In what ways do you feel that your new CFE credential will be beneficial to you in your current profession?

Redfern: My new credential will give me an acute awareness of fraud in my organization.

Coach: How did you prepare yourself to sit for the exam on-site? Did you spend any additional time studying after class each day?

Redfern: I completed the CFE Exam Prep Course questions online prior to arrival to check my knowledge base. I then reviewed the next day's section the night before to familiarize myself with the material. 

Coach: Would you recommend this course to your colleagues?

Redfern: Yes, I would recommend this course to my colleagues. 

Coach: How did you become passionate about fighting fraud?

Redfern: I became passionate about fighting fraud by investigating a huge fraud case with a previous employer—it was fascinating to uncover and untangle the snowball of deceit.

Coach: Now that we know what you do professionally, what do you like to do for fun and what do you find enjoyable about it?

Redfern: I really enjoy EM mining! It is exciting—like a treasure hunt.

Coach: Do you have any study tips or suggestions for aspiring CFEs?

Redfern: My main tip is to access your Prep Course and study the flashcard app if available!