Brian Stevens

William S. Smith Certificate of Honor Winner

Brian Stevens

Richmond, Virginia

It was such a pleasant surprise when I was notified by the IIA that my test scored ranked well enough to be awarded the prestigious William S. Smith Award Certificate of Honor. I owe much of that credit to the Gleim CIA Exam test preparation software and books. As a Director in a large, publically-traded organization and the new father of a beautiful little girl in the Summer of 2016, I needed a system that would help prepare me for the exams as quickly, effectively, and as painlessly as possible. Through studying mostly in the late-night hours or on weekends, the Gleim system provided exactly what I needed.

In particular, I enjoyed the audio modules that I could preview material while on a morning run or the evening commute. I also appreciated the vast question database and the ability to customize sections for focused study. The practice exams replicated the real-world look and feel of the CIA Exams. While there is no substitute for experience and understanding the objectives and vision of the internal audit function, the Gleim system helped supplement that knowledge with the right materials and the right delivery mechanisms.