90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Success Story: Brenda Auner

90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Success Story: Brenda Auner

Brenda Auner, CFE, has been in government auditing for 10 years. Earlier this year, Brenda participated in the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge. She’d been studying off and on for a while and had even participated in a previous challenge. But this time, she got really involved — posting regularly and using the challenge framework to keep herself on track. By doing this, she was able to stay dedicated to her goal and passed the CFE Exam in May 2019. Here’s some helpful advice and tips from Brenda for those who will join the upcoming 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge.

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90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Success Story: Doug Dodge

90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Success Story: Doug Dodge

Doug Dodge, CFE, served 10 years in the U.S. Army and has been in law enforcement for more than two decades. In April of this year, Doug signed up to join the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge. He’d dabbled in fraud investigations through his work as a police officer but wanted to pass the CFE Exam and earn his CFE credential so that he could transfer more fully to this line of work. He was one of the most engaged members of the group, posting 44 times throughout the challenge and rarely missing the opportunity to cheer his fellow challenge participants on along the way. If you’re considering joining our upcoming challenge, here’s some advice from Doug on how to make the most of it.

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Join the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge!

Join the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge!

The ACFE invites you to sign up for the upcoming 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge to earn your Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by December 31, 2019. The challenge is designed to help you work through the CFE Exam Prep Course and Prep Toolkit materials to successfully complete the exam in three months.

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CFE Job Search Strategies: The Keyword Dilemma

CFE Job Search Strategies: The Keyword Dilemma

Recently, a former student (and a newly minted CFE) asked about what types of keywords they should be searching in job postings to help them attain their ultimate goal to be a fraud examiner. That led me to think about that question and what it means to search for a position.

In previous Fraud Magazine columns, I've written about how to define your areas of interest, limitations and ultimate career plans. These questions — and a thoughtful reflection period — can help you immensely in your career search.

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The ACFE's Code of Professional Ethics

The ACFE's Code of Professional Ethics

On the CFE Exam there are a few questions about the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics. The good news is that most of these questions are very straightforward and shouldn’t give you any trouble. Things like “don’t violate the law” or “don’t engage in conflicts of interest” are pretty self-explanatory. But there are two areas that I have found sometimes cause people a little confusion.

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