Fraud Experience NOT Required! (1 CPE)

How to break into the anti-fraud industry and serve in a career you will love.


You're a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or aspiring to become a fraud fighter in a similar field like fraud investigation, forensics, auditing, etc.! Congrats. You're about to enter the most fascinating industry...and...unless everyone goes back to being honest, you will have a job with your unique skill set and talents.

But what if you can't get hired or promoted? Many employers don't understand what fraud is (which probably explains why they lose on average of 5% total revenue each year) let alone have an open position for a Fraud Examiner.

It can take 3-5 years experience to even qualify for job board postings or internal positions. Ugh.


3-5 years to break in? Not for you.

This course is made for the determined individual that is going to have a career in fraud examination. You want to either help your employer understand the why and how of fraud prevention and detection or go find another that already does.


I've been there, and believe me, I know how hard it is to break in to the anti-fraud industry. I applied to over 50 organizations without a single call back. "Need more experience." "Thanks but no thanks." "We don't have fraud here. Never have, never will." That last one got me, but also taught me something...if a business owner truly believes that they don't have fraud, that's my opportunity. We know they do, we just need to find creative ways to help them recognize why prevention is so much easier and less expensive than detection.


They say that the Anti-Fraud industry is one of the hardest industry's to break into. Well, I say they are right if you approach it the traditional way. But really, I say they are wrong. You just need need to know how to cater your language, highlight your existing talents, elevate concerns to management in a way they understand and a couple other methods I teach you.


“Thank you for thinking of others! Building professional networks and / or learning industry specific terms can be overwhelming.”

  • Mary H.


  • Powerful lectures with actionable takeaways that will help you unlock your Anti-Fraud super powers
  • Full access to my 1:1 interviews with the brightest fraud examiners, investigators, educators that tell how they got their start and key actions to jump start your career
  • Exercises that will force you to think differently and take action now rather than someday

Your Instructor

Matt Christensen
Matt Christensen

Hi I'm Matt. I love all things Cybersecurity and Anti-Fraud. Professionally, it's what I do. I also love helping others break into these awesome industries so please connect with me if you're considering a similar career. Both domains are so interrelated and dynamic yet the industries still have so much integration and collaboration to do. We're just getting started in this space.

I was fortunate to break into both Cybersecurity and Anti-Fraud when it was next to impossible to get in. Everyone wanted someone with 3-5 years experience - How do you get experience if no one is willing to give you experience? It took applying to over 50 jobs before I got a call back (which ironically ended up being a wrong number), but nonetheless through networking and perseverance, I was hired as an intern, then a Security Consultant and then a Global Fraud examiner and the rest is history.

I've been blessed with amazing employers, teams and leaders to work with that have supported me on this journey. From implementing anti-fraud programs from scratch, consulting with small brick and mortars locally to advising Fortune 10, 20, 50, 100... businesses with fraud prevention and detection strategies, it's a fulfilling dream career. I have many to thank, but most importantly, my amazing, supportive family.

Although I am a certification junkie (see below if you care) and take pride in continuous improvement, I’m teachable and lucky enough to know that I don't know it all. I depend on the influence and guidance of many that are more expert in these fields.

Lastly, I am not afraid to fail nor admit my mistakes. It's how I grow and learn and how I have learned that others appreciate the real, imperfect me.

If anything in this intro struck a chord with you and you'd like to talk shop, have a pro-bono consultation call or just need help breaking into Cybersecurity or Anti-Fraud, please connect with me. I'd love to help however I can.

Here are a few certifications I currently hold:

  • CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner | Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • ITPM - Insider Threat Program Manager | Software Engineering Group | Carnegie Mellon University
  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional | (ISC)2
  • GIAC GSLC - Security Leadership Certification | SANS Institute
  • GIAC GSEC - Security Essentials Certification | SANS Institute
  • CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control | ISACA
  • CCSK- Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge | Cloud Security Alliance
  • ITILv3 - Information Technology Infrastructure Library | EXIN

Most of all, I love spending time with my family and being outdoors, away from technology and distractions.

Course Curriculum

  Who should take this course?
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  Intro & Disclaimer
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  Opportunity is yours
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  How you may already have the "required experience"
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  Using Job Boards Effectively to Start your Career
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  Coaching from the Pros in the field
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  Resume Booster w/ your Existing Skill Set
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  CPE credit and Thank You!
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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