Brian Boone

William S. Smith Certificate of Honor Winner

Brian Boone

Folsom, California

In early 2017, I was notified by the Institute of Internal Auditors that I would be receiving their William S. Smith Certificate of Honor Award for receiving one of the highest worldwide scores during the 2016 exam cycle. I credit a large part of my success to using the Gleim CIA Study System and supporting materials. These materials were extremely important resources in helping me prepare for taking the Certified Internal Auditor Exam.

As an Auditor working full time for a government entity, I did not have a significant amount of time to study, and I needed to ensure I was making the best use of my limited time. I found the Gleim system was very well organized and the layout, including the section outlines, were extremely important in ensuring that I understood the overall concepts included in each section. The questions in the practice exams also helped me by allowing me to see in what areas I was doing well and in which areas I needed to spend more time studying. The materials were logically organized, and helped to ensure that I was well prepared by the time I took each of the three exam sections. I highly recommend Gleim products for use in studying for the Certified Internal Auditor exam.