November 2018

TIP #1 - Start studying well in advance. Breaking your studying into segments and review often. 

  • A week or more before the exam, do an initial overview (a two to four hour review of the material); this will help to motivate you and to determine the structure of the course and the volume of the material.

  • Develop and follow a plan for getting yourself through the material, starting if possible, with your most difficult subject.

  • At the beginning of each study period, do a ten minute review of the previous period's material.

TIP # 2 - Take advantage of your high energy level. Study your most challenging section of the CFE Exam Prep Course when you have high energy, which is usually in the early evening. Later in the evening, work on your more knowledgeable sections or the one you enjoy the most. Some might put off the their tougher sections until later in the evening when they become tired and it is more difficult to concentrate. By reversing this process, your concentration can improve.

TIP #3 - Gain understanding. Evaluate each answer against the multiple-choice question. Slowly read through each question so that you understand the meaning of the statement best to your ability. If any part of the question is false, then the entire statement is false. However, if part of a statement is true, the entire statement is not necessarily true.

TIP #4- Be confident! Your confidence will positively affect your performance on the CFE Exam. Once you are obtaining passing results in your studies, picture yourself passing the CFE Exam and becoming a CFE!