Abbas Shabbir Barodawalla

William S. Smith Certificate of Honor Winner

Abbas Shabbir Barodawalla

Canada

I was pleasantly surprised to be notified by the IIA that I was one of the winners of the prestigious William S. Smith Award for my outstanding performance on the 2012 CIA Exam and they were awarding me with a Certificate of Honors. Due to personal and work commitments, I had limited time to study for the CIA Exam. I was glad to have completed all parts on the first attempt within 2 months just being able to study on the weekends.

I was aware that the overall pass rate for the CIA exam averaged 40% and one had to wait 90 days to re-write a part they didn’t pass. Given this, I wanted an effective study tool to pass the exam on the first attempt. I used the Gleim CIA Exam prep material. Gleim CIA Exam test prep software simulated the CIA exam very well. Even the test screens and icons appear very similar to the actual exam which made me feel more comfortable while taking the actual exam. The technical support team at Gleim was also very responsive to my needs. Gleim CIA Exam prep material enabled me to apply my knowledge on CIA exam questions, improve my speed in answering questions correctly and also to identify key concepts that are tested on the exam.