CFe exam Prep Course

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Guidebook

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CFe exam Prep Guidebook

What You Accomplish Today Will Help Your Career Tomorrow
Congratulations on making the commitment to become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an achievement that will advance your career and enhance your professional stature as an anti-fraud expert.
Keep this guidebook handy — it will provide the necessary instructions, support and tips for helping you earn your CFE credential. Whether you are beginning or continuing your journey in fighting fraud, obtaining the CFE credential positions you as a leader within the anti-fraud profession. Those who earn the CFE credential have the proven ability to detect and deter a wide range of fraudulent conduct. Many major corporations, businesses, government agencies and global entities regard CFE status as an indicator of excellence in the profession. For technical support issues or any other questions, contact the ACFE: (800) 245-3321 + 1 (512) 478-9000 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST www.ACFE.com memberservices@ACFE.com

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..................................................................................................................................................... 12 Practice Exams .......................................................... 9 CFE Exam Prep Course Weekly Study Plan ....................................... 7 Installation and Registration ..................... 12 Using the Fraud Examiners Manual ....................... 21 End-User License Agreement............................................................................. but with dedication............................................. 23 Remember to find a pace and study method that works for you.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................CFe exam Prep Guidebook 3 Table of Contents Steps to Becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) ............................. 8 Getting Started ................................................ 20 Troubleshooting ............................................................. 11 Ending a Prep Session ... 6 CFE Exam Prep Course Contents ............................................................ you can accomplish your goal..................... 19 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits ................................... 15 Completing the CFE Exam Prep Course ............ 4 Your Certification Checklist ......................................... .................................................................................................................................... 12 Checking Your Progress .... 18 Additional Study Resources and Support ..... 14 Working on Two or More Computers ............................... 10 Starting a Prep Session.............................................................................................................................. Becoming a CFE is a challenging process...................................... 17 Submitting Your CFE Exam Application ................................................................ 14 Importing and Exporting Your Progress File ........................................................ 17 Money-Back Pass Guarantee...............

To join the ACFE.ACFE. Payment of the application fee is required. We recommend you submit your completed application and supporting documents at least 30 days before you expect to take the exam. • Then. • Answer the questions in each of the four sections until you have answered them all correctly. Step 1 — Meet the CFe requirements. • See pg. See pg. Step 2 — Complete the CFe exam application.com or call (800) 245-3321 or +1 (512) 478-9000. . including the practice tests. • Have two or more years of professional experience either directly or indirectly related to fraud. Study and re-take the tests as needed until you achieve a minimum score of 85%. Step 3 — Complete the CFE Exam Prep Course. 17 for information about completing the application process. • Score at least 85% in each of the four practice test sections. 8 for instructions on installing the CFE Exam Prep Course. visit www. test your progress by taking a practice test. • You can study the CFE Exam Prep Course and work on obtaining your supporting documentation for the application simultaneously. or for more information. • Have a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning (see CFE application for alternatives to the educational requirement). An applicant must: • Be an ACFE Associate Member in good standing. • The CFE Exam application is included on your CD-ROM.4 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Steps to Becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Complete the following steps to become a Certified Fraud Examiner using the CFE Exam Prep Course.

Continue to study and review the questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course until you receive your CFE Exam registration key code and are ready to take the exam. No use of notes. CFE Exam Prep Course study questions or reference materials is permitted while taking each section of the CFE Exam. The exam is timed. and once you begin a section. 15 for instructions on exporting/verifying your progress file. • You may continue to study with the CFE Exam Prep Course in between taking sections of the CFE Exam Step 5: take the CFe examination. After answering all questions correctly at least once. Use the registration key code sent to you by the ACFE to access the exam. go back and review the questions again. • Complete the Examinee Affidavit (included on your CFE Exam Prep Course CD-ROM). you will receive your CFE Exam registration key code via e-mail within three to five business days. • The exam is CLOSED BOOK. • Take the exam on your own computer. Note: To qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee. . each subsection at a time. you must complete it in the time allotted. • After exporting your progress file. you must complete the CFE Exam within 90 days of completing step 3.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 5 Step 4: export your CFE Exam Prep Course progress file and e-mail it to the ACFe. • See pg. • The CFE Exam is included on your CFE Exam Prep Course.

❑ I meet the minimum education and experience qualifications. Are evenings or mornings better for you? Develop a weekly “to do” list to help you establish immediate objectives and goals through your study plan. Contact your dedicated CFE Exam Coach for more information: Angela Bowser. Consider making a study plan. “Steps to Becoming a CFE”. See pg. ❑ I have submitted the CFE Exam application. ❑ I have submitted payment of the application fee. 4. ❑ I have answered all of the CFE Exam Prep Course questions correctly. Those who have attained the CFE credential will be invoiced at the CFE dues rate upon annual membership renewal.com. ❑ I have submitted my Examinee Affidavit to the ACFE by fax or mail. ❑ I have passed the CFE Exam. ❑ I have submitted my exam results to the ACFE. ❑ I have exported my CFE Exam Prep Course progress file to the ACFE. and have scored at least 85% on each section of the practice test. with proof of my education and three CFE Candidate Recommendation Forms. Results may be sent to: Exam@ACFE. . and have received a registration key code for the CFE Exam.6 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Your Certification Checklist This checklist will help you follow the steps to become a CFE. CFE CFE Exam Coach CFECoach@ACFE.com (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000 Note: You will receive your official certification after the Certification Committee has evaluated all of your documents and exam scores. for more information about each step or requirement: ❑ I am an Associate Member of the ACFE in good standing. Check the following steps or requirements as you complete them.

pdf — Prep Course evaluation form. the Adobe licensing agreement and the process for viewing the Fraud Examiners Manual.doc — Required for those who take the CFE Exam.pdf — This file contains the entire text of the Fraud Examiners Manual. information Files These are the files needed to install the CFE Exam Prep Course. . • 2010 Fraud Examiners Manual. 18). • Money Pass Back Guarantee Waiver. • Setup. • CategoryCodes. • Evaluation.txt — This file describes the contents of this CD-ROM. which will enable you to read the PDF files. as well as procedures for installing and troubleshooting Adobe Acrobat Reader. backup Folder This folder is included to aid technical support staff should you have problems with the software.” select “Explore.pdf — This file contains a list of the subject category codes used in the CFE Exam Prep Course. Please read the contents carefully before installing the software on your computer.doc — Those who sign this waiver are not bound by the requirements of the Money-Back Pass Guarantee (See pg.” then locate the Program Files/CFE folder on your computer. To access these folders/files. right click on “Start. system requirements and procedures for installing the CFE Exam Prep Course. AcroRead Folder This folder contains the Adobe Acrobat installation files. The following describes the importance of these files when using the software: • Readme.pdf — This is the CFE Exam Application.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 7 CFE Exam Prep Course Contents The CFE Exam Prep Course contains the following essential components. • Form-Examinee Affidavit. A menu of folders/files included with the course will be displayed. Forms Several useful forms are included on the CD-ROM: • CFE Exam app. which will copy all necessary files into your Program Files folder on your hard drive during installation.exe — This is the CFE Exam Prep Course installation file.

. You must complete this form before you can use the course. You can easily go back to specific questions to answer them again. Your key code is located on the back of your Prep Course package. Once installed. administrator permission can be removed from the user’s logon account but it must have at least “write permission” on the installation directory. Mark the questions that you missed or do not fully understand. Registering the CFE Exam Prep Course The first time you start the CFE Exam Prep Course. Make sure to use uppercase letters when entering your key code.EXE • Click OK to begin the installation and follow the on-screen instructions Administrator Permissions To install the CFE Exam Prep Course. • Insert the CFE Exam Prep Course CD-ROM into the appropriate disk drive • Double-click “My Computer” • Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon • Double-click SETUP. you must have administrator permission. The default installation directory is c:\program files\CFE. it will prompt you to register the software. The address information is optional but recommended since this information will be used to differentiate you from others with similar (or the same) names. The name entered will be used to identify you when you send your progress file to the ACFE.8 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Installation and Registration System Requirements • Operating System: Windows 2000 or later • Disk Space: 100 MB of available disk space • Memory: 32 MB minimum installing the CFE Exam Prep Course Exit all applications open on your computer before beginning the installation process. “Write permission” is required since the progress information and the exam answers are written to a file in that directory.

rules of evidence. fraud prevention. you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of basic accounting and auditing theory. . fraud schemes. white-collar crime. • Legal Elements of Fraud — Ensures that you are familiar with the many legal ramifications of conducting fraud examinations. rights of the accused and accuser and expert witness matters. and the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics. internal controls to deter fraud and other auditing and accounting matters.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 9 Getting Started CFE Exam Prep Course/CFe exam topics There are four main sections of the CFE Exam Prep Course and the CFE Exam. Topics covered in this section include crime causation. • Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes — Reviews the types of fraudulent financial transactions in accounting records. then “Detailed Status Report. taking statements. It is recommended that you start by answering the questions and studying the detailed explanation and the material related to the questions as you go. tracing illicit transactions. including criminal and civil law.” the sections are: • Fraud Prevention and Deterrence — Tests your knowledge of why people commit fraud and what can be done to prevent it. occupational fraud. To pass this section. Each main section includes topic-specific subsections — you can view these subsections and the number of questions in each by selecting “Status”. evaluating deception and report writing. Start by answering some questions to get a feel for the format of the course. obtaining information from public records. • Fraud Investigation — Includes questions about interviewing. fraud risk assessment.

we recommend studying one section at a time. this will allow you to stay focused. • Answer each question in each section to the best of your knowledge until all of the questions are answered. • Because of the short time frame of preparation. • The ACFE recommends you begin studying with your strongest of the four sections (the area in which you are most knowledgeable) and work up to your weakest area. • After each question is answered. you are studying your weakest area closest to the exam. • Because of the short time frame of preparation. This way. • Answer each question in each section to the best of your knowledge until all of the questions are answered. this will allow you to stay focused.10 CFe exam Prep Guidebook CFE Exam Prep Course Weekly Study Plan to Complete the CFE Exam Prep Course in 30 days • You must spend about 10 hours per week on the CFE Exam Prep Course. a detailed explanation of the answer is printed immediately below the colored bar. • You may study the sections in any order you choose. • It is not necessary to pre-read the Fraud Examiners Manual if you are studying to complete the CFE Exam Prep Course in 60 days. This way. • It is not necessary to pre-read the Fraud Examiners Manual if you are studying to complete the CFE Exam Prep Course in 30 days. • After each question is answered. to Complete the CFE Exam Prep Course in 60 days • You must spend about five hours per week on the CFE Exam Prep Course. a detailed explanation of the answer is printed immediately below the colored bar. • The ACFE recommends you begin studying with your strongest of the four sections ( the area in which you are most knowledgeable ) and work up to your weakest area. you are studying your weakest area closest to the exam. . • You may study the sections in any order you choose. we recommend studying one section at a time.

• The ACFE recommends you begin studying with your strongest of the four sections (the area in which you are most knowledgeable ) and work up to your weakest area. select one of the four main sections. To begin a session. we recommend studying one section at a time. • Because of the short time frame of preparation. • Answer each question in each section to the best of your knowledge until all of the questions are answered. you are studying your weakest area closest to the exam. a detailed explanation of the answer is printed immediately below the colored bar. • Marked Questions mode* — The program will only present those questions you have previously marked within the selected main section. All marked questions from the selected main section will be presented. • You may study the sections in any order you choose. this will allow you to stay focused. • Subsection mode** — Questions in the chosen subsection will be presented randomly. Holding the mouse over each panel along the bottom will give you an explanation of the panel’s contents. This way. Starting a Prep Session Each one of the four main sections of the Prep Course has its own menu item under the File menu. The bottom of each prep session screen displays a summary of information that will help guide you through the session. and choose a testing mode: • Normal mode — The program randomly selects questions you have missed or have not answered from within the entire selected main section. • It is not necessary to pre-read the Fraud Examiners Manual if you are studying to complete the CFE Exam Prep Course in 90 days. **Note: Subsection mode includes all questions in the subsection including questions that were previously answered correctly. • After each question is answered.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 11 to Complete the CFE Exam Prep Course in 90 days • You must spend about four hours per week on the Prep Course. *Note: You cannot select marked questions from a single subsection. .

If you have answered at least one question. click the exit button in the lower right-hand corner or select File > Exit from the menu at the top of the screen. This will give you an understanding of what to expect when taking the four tests that make up the exam. Note: Individual session report summaries CANNOT be retrieved after the application is closed Practice Exams The practice test is designed to allow you to familiarize yourself with the mechanics of the program prior to starting a test. You can access the practice test by clicking on the Practice Test menu or the File menu labeled Practice Test. . but only the last score is saved. Checking Your Progress There are several ways to check your progress: • Preparation Summary — The Preparation Summary can be found under Status > Prep Summary. a session report will automatically appear with your results from the current session. You will be able to view your progress upon re-launching the application. Progress is saved only after you have successfully exited the application.12 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Ending a Prep Session To end a session. You may take the practice tests as many times as you like.

This report highlights topics you may need to study further. CFE . This report breaks down each section into topicrelated subsections and shows your percentage of correct answers.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 13 • Detailed Status Report — The second way to examine your progress is the Detailed Status Report. it enabled me to be worry free if an unforeseen obstacle occurred.” — Crystal Watson. Weekly reanalyzing of my progress was encouraging to know I was ahead of completion scheduled. You will be able to view the number of questions you answered correctly out of the number of total questions in each subsection. Answer as few or as many questions in a given sitting and the software will calculate the percent answered correctly. “ By setting daily goals of more than was required to finish within one year. Make sure you are consistently scoring at 85% or higher in each main section to ensure that you are ready for the Exam.

) You may also use the Fraud Examiners Manual as a reference tool separately from the CFE Exam Prep Course. The length of time it took to get the exam code after completion of the Prep Course and to get my results after completing the exam was amazingly short. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat already installed. please open the “AcroRead” folder on the CD and choose “setup. is a comprehensive guide fully explaining the latest fraud examination techniques. It is titled. On the second computer. A PDF copy of the manual is installed on your computer with the Prep Course.com/Shop for details. you must install the CFE Exam Prep Course program on both computers. Progress files from two computers cannot be merged. CFE . Alternatively. This can be done by disk or by e-mail. “ The ACFE Staff I have dealt with have been so courteous. The Fraud Examiners Manual. Note: Previously marked questions will not show up as marked on the second computer. “2010 Fraud Examiners Manual. open the CFE Exam Prep Course application and click on Utilities > Import and navigate to your progress file. You may also print out all or part of the manual. First. Working on Two or More Computers The CFE Exam Prep Course gives you the flexibility to work on multiple computers. ACFE. Then you may export your progress file from one computer and transfer it to your second computer.exe” to install the Reader software. regarded as the reference standard for the anti-fraud profession.14 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Using the Fraud Examiners Manual An excellent reference guide to use while taking the CFE Exam Prep Course is the Fraud Examiners Manual. methods and procedures.” — Lisa Schofield. a printed version of the Fraud Examiners Manual is available for purchase from the ACFE (visit www.pdf.” You must use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. accommodating and helpful.

It can also be used as a way to back up your progress as you work through the material. Access the Utilities Menu and select Export Progress File: 2. .CFe exam Prep Guidebook 15 Importing and Exporting Your Progress File The Export Progress utility is used to export a record of your study progress from one computer to another and to create a file to send to ACFE after the Prep Course requirements are fulfilled. 3. Select your save destination and enter the file name using firstname_lastname. To export your progress file: 1. You will receive notification confirming the export was successful.

16 CFe exam Prep Guidebook To import your progress file: 1. Select the file from the location where your progress file was previously saved and click “Open”: 3. . You will receive notification confirming the import was successful: *You will not be able to retrieve the previous Prep data once you have overwritten the file. Access the Utilities Menu and select Import Progress File: 2. Confirm that you wish to overwrite the previous progress file by selecting “Yes”*: 4.

3. but can also be downloaded from www. 4.com/CFE. You must submit your CFE Exam Application form with proof of your education. Take the CFE Exam within 90 days* of completing Steps 1 and 2 above. 2. three CFE Candidate Recommendation Forms. a recent photograph and payment.com. you must take the following steps within one year of purchase: 1. This application is included on your Prep Course CD-ROM. It is preferred that you e-mail it as an attachment to Exam@ACFE. TX 78701 Phone: (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000 Fax: +1 (512) 478-9297 . Submitting Your CFE Exam Application To take the CFE Examination. Complete all sections of the CFE Exam Prep Course by answering each question correctly. Export your progress file and send it to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Score at least 85% in the each section during the practice exam (Note: The software will only record your most recent score for each section). or on the date you completed answering all questions correctly — whichever is later.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 17 Completing the CFE Exam Prep Course To take the CFE Exam and qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee (see pg. 18 for more about the Money-Back Pass Guarantee). A photocopy of transcripts or certificates for any degrees earned and professional certifications acquired are acceptable for proof of education. you must submit a completed CFE Exam Application.ACFE. All materials must be submitted to ACFE Membership Admissions: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Attn: Certification Department 716 West Avenue Austin. *Completion date is recorded automatically by the software the day of the last completed practice exam.

As soon as you have answered all the Prep Course questions at least once. If you incorrectly answer a question. You must export your information after completing the Prep Course and return it to the ACFE by e-mail at exam@ACFE. Note: If you qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee and you fail any of the four sections of the Exam. Correctly answer all questions in the Prep Course database at least once. 2. You may waive your option to qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee. you must meet the following conditions: 1. 3. Use the Money-Back Pass Guarantee Waiver included on your CD-ROM. You must complete the Prep Course within one year of the purchase date and finish the exam within 90 days of completing the Prep Course.com. Use the tear-off reminder card in the back of this guidebook to help you keep track of your purchase date. If you do not wish to retake the sections. fill out the form and fax or mail it to the ACFE. you may retake those sections again at no additional cost. The CFE Exam contains 500 multiple choice and true/false questions designed to test your knowledge in four areas: • Fraud Prevention and Deterrence • Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes • Legal Elements of Fraud • Fraud Investigation .18 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Money-Back Pass Guarantee To qualify for the Money-Back Pass Guarantee.) The CFE Exam All members are required to pass the CFE Examination in order to earn their CFE credential. (Please note that if you received/purchased this software in connection with a special offer such as a bundle or as part of a live instructional program. it will return to the question pool and you will be asked the question again at a future time. The CFE Exam is administered via computer so you can take it at a convenient time. then you may receive a refund of the purchase price of the CFE Prep Exam Prep Course software. you may only receive a refund of that portion of the purchase price that is allocated to the Prep Course software. and scored at least 85% on the most recent practice exam in each of the four main sections. you may take the CFE Exam.

5 p. visit the ACFE web site at www. . instructor-led course provides the essentials needed to pass the CFE Exam and become a Certified Fraud Examiner.com .CFe exam Prep Guidebook 19 Approximately 90% of the questions on the CFE Exam come from the Fraud Examiners Manual. Second Edition by Joseph T.m. this monthly e-newsletter is a useful tool for anyone pursuing CFE certification. practice questions.ACFE. The remaining questions are derived from the Corporate Fraud Handbook. This ACFE staff member works exclusively with members who are preparing for the CFE Exam. suggestions from members who have taken the exam and more. To use either of these services. in combination with the CFE Exam Prep Course software. • A Dedicated Coach — The CFE Coach is dedicated to providing you with the encouragement and support you need throughout the certification process. Wells (2007.com and click on the “Fraud Resources” link. The discussion forums are located in the Members Only section of www. • CFE Exam Review Course — Prefer a classroom environment? This 3½ day.m. Be sure to keep your e-mail address updated with the ACFE to receive this valuable tool.com • Discussion Forums — CFE members can visit the CFE Exam/Prep discussion forum to post questions online and receive feedback from other members and ACFE staff.ACFE. Purchasing the Corporate Fraud Handbook is optional — use of the book is not needed to successfully complete the Prep Course or the exam. • Support Staff — The ACFE staff will be happy to help you with technical support issues or any other questions you may have. however. E-mail: CFECoach@ACFE. will provide you with an unbeatable combination for passing the exam. we do recommend it as an excellent reference tool. CST or by e-mail at memberservices@ACFE. published by John Wiley & Sons. You can also meet mentors and study with others in your local ACFE chapter. Contact the ACFE at (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000 between 8 a. This course. Take advantage of these resources today! • Find a CFE in Your Area — Locate a CFE in your area to learn more about the certification process and the benefits of becoming a CFE. ISBN 9780470095911).com • CFE Exam Coach E-Newsletter — Containing study tips. Additional Study Resources and Support The ACFE has numerous resources to assist you through the process of obtaining your CFE credential.

.20 CFe exam Prep Guidebook Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits Individuals who complete the CFE Exam Prep Course will earn 35 CPE hours.ACFE. CPE credits earned before obtaining the CFE cannot be claimed in the future. however. we are currently not issuing NASBAcompliant CPE credits for this course. Please contact the organization for which you plan to claim CPE credit to determine if it will grant CPE hours for completion of this course. At least 10 hours of CPE credit must be fraud-related. your local licensing body may still grant CPE credit. Investigation. CFEs must certify their compliance with CPE requirements on an annual basis according to their anniversary date. Fraud Prevention). Maintaining Your CFe Credential All Certified Fraud Examiners must exemplify the highest moral and ethical standards and must agree to adhere to the Certified Fraud Examiner Code of Professional Ethics. For more information about CPE compliance. If you are currently not a CFE. to Claim CPe Credit To earn CPE credit. Certified Fraud Examiners are also required to complete at least 20 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) per 12 months. Legal. you must complete each section of the CFE Exam Prep Course by answering each question correctly at least once AND you must score at least 85% on each of the practice tests for the four major subject areas (Financial. Due to changes in NASBA’s CPE standards. visit www.com/CPE.

Right-click on My Computer and click Manage in the pop-up menu.” you will receive the following error: Someone with “Administrator Permission” on your local machine will have to give you at least “write permission” to the installation directory in order to avoid this error. 3.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 21 Troubleshooting Message: Run-time error (insufficient permissions) After installing the CFE Exam Prep Course. 7. The right-hand pane will have a list of all groups on the computer. If your user name is not listed in this group. The Computer Management window will open and in the left-hand pane there will be a ‘Local Users and Groups’. 6. 4. In the ‘Members:’ box will be a list of everyone that has been added to the Administrators group. When you press ‘Enter. Double click on the Administrators group to open the Administrators Properties. To check to see if you have Administrator Permission: 1. Expand Local Users and Groups and then click on Groups.’ the application writes your activation information to a file located in the installation directory (default location is C:\ Program Files\CFE). 2. If you do not have at least “write permission. you do not have write permission and need to contact and administrator to receive it. . 5. launch the application and enter the activation code.

3.HLP or Glossary. 2. 1. Download WinHlp32.22 CFe exam Prep Guidebook error message: Runtime error ‘339’ Component ‘comdlg32. 4. To resolve this error open the Start Menu and select “Run”. To resolve this error click “Browse”. during installation i receive the error: “there has been an error in module LoadSysVars. 3. Would you like to browse for it”: 1.EXE located in this folder. You will receive notification that the operation was successful. the file will not open: 1. . 2. Click on the Help/Glossary file and the file should now open. Browse the CFE Exam CD by right clicking on the CD drive and selecting explore. Navigate to the installation location of the CFE Exam Prep Course. 3. To resolve this error visit www. error number (429) ActiveX component can’t create object. 5. Type regsvr32. To resolve this error insert the CFE Exam Prep Course CD into your CD drive. Run MDAC_TYP. 3.HLP When trying to access the help/glossary file I receive an error “Cannot find file.HLP in Windows Vista.microsoft. 2.ocx’ not correctly registered.exe (can be located by using search box). Select the MDAC_2_8 folder. 4. When i try to access Help.exe. 2. error messages when trying to access Help. The Help and Glossary files should now open in Windows Vista. The default location is C:\Programfiles\CFE.com. Access the backup folder.ocx.” 1.exe comdlg32. Install WinHlp32.

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Except for any refund elected by ACFE. Some states/jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty or condition lasts. 6. TX 78701. if the Software Product does not meet ACFE’s Limited Warranty. ACFE’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. contact: ACFE. APPLICABLE LAW This EULA shall be interpreted. YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. US GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS All Software Product provided to the U. at ACFE’s option from time to time exercised subject to applicable law. and other governments. If an implied warranty or condition is created by your state/jurisdiction and federal or state/provincial law prohibits disclaimer of it. 7. Consequential and Certain Other Damages”) are also incorporated into this Limited Warranty.S. BUT ONLY AS TO DEFECTS DISCOVERED DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY (ONE YEAR). To exercise your remedy. and. You may have others which vary from state/jurisdiction to state/ jurisdiction. Your exclusive remedy for any breach of this Limited Warranty is as set forth below. so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. even if any remedy fails of its essential purpose. enforced and governed by and in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to conflict of law provisions. Member Services/716 West Ave. This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the Software Product has resulted from accident. you also have an implied warranty or condition. AS TO ANY DEFECTS DISCOVERED AFTER THE ONE YEAR PERIOD. abuse. (a) return of the price paid (if any) for the Software Product. You consent to the jurisdiction of any court of competent jurisdiction situated in Travis County. Texas. misapplication. that does not meet this Limited Warranty and that is returned to ACFE with a copy of your receipt. abnormal use or a virus. end-use and destination restrictions issued by U. Texas. You will receive the remedy elected by ACFE without charge. whichever is longer. INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Venue for all disputes shall lie exclusively in Travis County. The terms of Section 10 below (“Exclusion of Incidental. so the above limitation may not apply to you.S. NO CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES./ Austin. origin. 8. 1995 is provided with the commercial license rights and restrictions described elsewhere herein. Export Administration Regulations. . You agree to comply with all applicable international and national laws that apply to the Software Product. or (b) repair or replacement of the Software Product. Some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. Attn.S. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights. except that you are responsible for any expenses you may incur (e. YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ANY DAMAGES. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS You acknowledge that the Software Product is of U. Government pursuant to solicitations issued on or after December 1. as well as end-user. cost of shipping the Software Product to ACFE). LIMITED WARRANTY ACFE warrants that the Software Product will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying materials for a period of one year from the date of receipt. construed. to the maximum extent allowed by applicable law.g.CFe exam Prep Guidebook 25 5. LIMITATION ON REMEDIES.S. including the U. Any replacement Software Product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days.

or otherwise under or in connection with any provision of this eula. even if any remedy fails its essential purpose. correspondence to description or non-infringement with regard to the software. The foregoing limitations. without limitation. the provision of or failure to provide support services. . To the extent the terms of any ACFE policies or programs for support services conflict with the terms of this EULA. CONSEQUENTIAL AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES Notwithstanding any damages that you might incur for any reason whatsoever (including. tort (including negligence). ACFE and its suppliers provide the software and support services (if any) as is and with all faults. of results. Except for the limited warranty and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. 10. any (if any) implied warranties. either express. the entire liability of acfe and any of its suppliers under any provision of this eula and your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing (except for any remedy of repair or replacement elected by acfe with respect to any breach of the limited warranty) shall be limited to the greater of the amount actually paid by you for the software or US $5. damages for loss of profits or confidential or other information. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES The limited warranty that appears above is the only express warranty made to you and is provided in lieu of any other express warranties (if any) created by any documentation or packaging. including. of workmanlike effort. exclusions and disclaimers (including sections 7. for failure to meet any duty including of good faith or of reasonable care. or consequential damages whatsoever (including. of accuracy or completeness or responses. implied or statutory. and even if acfe or any supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages. duties or conditions of merchantability. even in the event of the fault. for loss of privacy. for business interruption. for personal injury. all damages referenced above and all direct or general damages). strict liability. EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL. incidental. in no event shall acfe or its suppliers be liable for any special. 8. quiet enjoyment.00. and hereby disclaim all other warranties and conditions. breach of contract or breach of warranty of acfe or any supplier. indirect. and the provision of or failure to provide support services. all with regard to the software. Also. quiet possession.26 CFe exam Prep Guidebook 9. and 9 above) shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. proposals and representations with respect to the Software Product or any other subject matter covered by this EULA. of lack of viruses and of lack of negligence. 12. 11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT This EULA (including any addendum or amendment to this EULA which is included with the Software Product) is the entire agreement between you and ACFE relating to the Software Product and the support services (if any) and they supersede all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications. of fitness for a particular purpose. for negligence. the terms of this EULA shall control. but not limited to. but not limited to. there is no warranty or condition of title. and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever) arising out of or in any way related to the use of or inability to use the software product.

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