June 2016

TIP #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 - Answer all questions to the best of your knowledge. You should guess when you are not sure. If there are four possible answer options, you have a one-in-four chance of getting that question right. If you have ruled out one or two options as wrong, your chances are even higher. But if you do not guess, you have no chance at all. If you guess five times, you might get one or two more right.

TIP #3 - Choose the best answer. While answering questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course, you must select not only a correct answer, but also 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 Vice Program Director Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, offers advice on how to handle questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course.

TIP #4 - Motivation. 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.