TIP #1 - Setting realistic study goal. We have all made the mistake of setting study goals that were too unrealistic for our lifestyle and when those goals are not accomplished, we get discouraged. Start off by setting small goals. For example, start a session by 20 questions correct before you take a five minute break. After your break, repeat that method once more, then you are done for that study session. For your next study session, answer 30 questions correct before taking a five minute break. After your break, repeat that method once more. Each new study session increase your number of questions you should answer correct.
TIP #2 - Avoid distractions. Picking the right environment is important. Select a location that reduces the chances of you paying attention to what’s going on around you. If you’re studying at home, keep your study space clear of clutter. The only materials you should have out are the materials you need for your study session. Some people need peace and quiet while studying, while others prefer soft noise in the background. Pick the study environment that fits your learning style.
TIP #3 - Set a timeline to complete the Prep Course. Studying well in advance pays off in the end. The Prep Course includes a timeline to remind you of your goal for completing the CFE Exam. The following video shows you how to do this.
TIP #4 - Be confident! Your confidence will positively affect your Exam performance. Once you are obtaining passing results in your studies, picture yourself passing the Exam and becoming a CFE!