Douglas S. Schmidt

A.J. Hans Spoel Award - Silver Medal Winner

Douglas S. Schmidt

Indiana, USA

The Gleim CIA Review played an integral role in my passing of the CIA Exam part on the first try and earning the Silver Medalist Award for 2011. Gleim’s study materials thoroughly covered each topic for every part of the exam, and reinforced those concepts with relevant multiple choice questions at the end of every study unit — many of which were patterned after past exam questions. The answer selection for each question was extremely helpful in that it not only provided the reason for each correct answer, but also the reasons why the other responses were incorrect. The materials were in a very well-organized format which made it easy to study. For example, each study unit included color-coded sections and the bolding of key words and concepts. Gleim’s CIA Review also included general information about the exam, administrative requirements, tips for passing the exam, and even specifics about navigating through the computer-based exam! I feel though that the real difference-maker in my preparation for the exam was the availability of the over 2,000 additional questions from Gleim’s CIA Test Prep CD-Rom, which solidified all the concepts for me and exposed me to even more of the types of questions that were included on the exam. Ironically, I also utilized Gleim materials 25 years ago when I passed all parts of the CPA Exam on the first try! Gleim materials have an excellent track record and are where I turn to for success in certifications.