Has anyone taken the CFE exam? How did it go? Was it hard? Gow did you prepare?

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If your firm is paying for it ,I highly recommend the in person, week-long prep course. They structure it by section and they lecture on a topic for a few hours and then you take the exam. I had 1.5 years experience when I took it —granted, I come from a CPA background— and found it incredibly easy.

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Knocked it out over two weekends but could definitely complete it in one weekend. First-time pass on all sections. Before taking the final exam, I made sure I scored either 90 or 95 on each of the practice exams.

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Buy your prep course and write it. The easiest exam in my entire life. Note that I am A CPA and that I hold a master degree in Forensic as well

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I went through a the practice questions until I got all of correct. The law section was my weakest initially so I would read the online study guide for certain parts. Only took the practice exams once and it took about an hr per section for the real exam.

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The prep material all comes from the ACFE website. You get it when you pay for the exam.

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Super easy. I took one month from beginning to end and only studied about 2 hours each day. When you purchase the exam you get study material, a huge thick book (junk), and practice exams. All you need to do is just take the practice exams over and over till you know it by heart. You can retake just the ones you got wrong and it'll give you explainations of the answers. Read those and learn them.

Like I said, it's fairly easy. I struggled the most with the financial fraud parts because I sick at accounting, but the computer fraud stuff is common knowledge.

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I did it after 1 year experience. Degree in information systems, just work in eDiscovery.

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How many years of experience do yall have?

Does anyone know which prep course I should buy? Should I get the books and study on my own? And how do you purchase those books and practice exams?

After you passed the exam, how long do you have to wait in order to receive your license from the ACFE? What are the criteria to receive the license in terms of the number of years of experience?

This is such a throw-away certification

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