For anyone who’s taken / passed the CFE, is it worth paying for the full exam prep course or would studying the fraud examiners manual suffice?

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It definitely is, give you the overall idea of the questions and how the exam would be

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The pratice question are very helpful, tbh the firm paid for it tho.

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Haha “sm” meant “so much” lol Thank you!

I definitely would get the prep course.

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Def worth it. The practice tests and prep questions are the key to efficient studying, especially while working full time.

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I just passed last weekend. Prep course is great, not the same but the questions are worded well to prepare you for the exam.

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Thanks! And yes very straightforward. One thing I thought was super helpful would be when answering the review questions, right or wrong it’ll tell you the answer, background, related scenarios, etc. all in one place.

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It’s worth it. I tried doing without the full prep course and failed it by a few points. I took it again a week later and between when I failed it and retook it, I just worked on the practice questions and it really helped. I passed it.

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OP - Definitely feasible and free with the Fraud Exam Manual (FEM), just takes more time to absorb the material. However, study prep increases likelihood of passing and knowledge absorbing with a trade off of higher costs…)

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The prep course definitely helped focus on my weak areas without having to read the whole manual. I would recommend doing it that way. It saves a lot of time.

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I would highly recommend the prep course. It is expensive, but the questions are very similar to the exam. If you do well on that, you will pass. I was originally going to study just by reading the manual. It’s honestly way slower. The course allows you to complete the certificate so much quicker because you can just do the practice questions and study what you don’t know. I paid out of pocket at the time and I still think it was the best investment I made

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