November 2018

TIP #1 - Try to start well in advance, breaking your studying into chunks, and reviewing often. 

  • A week or more before the exam, do an initial overview (a 2-4 hour quick review of the material); this will help to motivate you and to determine the structure of the course, what your material is, and the volume to be covered.

  • Develop and follow a plan for getting yourself through this volume of material, starting (if possible) with your most difficult subject.

  • At the beginning of each study period, do a 10 minute review of the previous period's material.

TIP # 2 - Maximize your energy level. Study your most challenging section of the Prep Course at your high energy times, which are usually in the early evening. Later in the evening, work on your more knowledgeable sections or the one you enjoy the most. Some applicants put off the tough studies until later in the evening when they become tired, and it is more difficult to concentrate. Reverse that. This alone can help to improve your concentration.

TIP #3 - Gain Understanding. Evaluate each answer to the multiple choice question. Read through each question slowly enough that you understand the meaning of everything to the best of 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 Exam performance. Once you are obtaining passing results in your studies, picture yourself passing the Exam and becoming a CFE!