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Considering going for the CFE. What was your study plan for it and how long did it take?

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Super easy. You do their practice tests, then take the test. No need to read the manual, just review the summary they provide when you get a question wrong. You could do it in a couple weeks if you are quick. It took me one month start to finish.

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I sat for each class and took the test at the end of each day during their 4-day exam class. No extra studying needed. The test taken in person also contains less questions than the remote tests taken over the internet. You hear a lot of great stories/examples during the class which you don’t pick up from self study.

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1-2 weeks. Drill the practice questions until you’ve gotten all of them correct. If you get a question wrong, it falls back into the queue. Then pass the practice exams. If you do both of those things you’ll be able to pass the real thing.

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Easy in comparison to CPA. I was self-study using practice prep materials/exams. I studied over course of 2 months (was transferring jobs...lol).

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