For myself, the Gleim difference was in the significant test bank of multiple choice questions. But far beyond the questions themselves were the deep explanations provided by Gleim regarding why a particular response was correct (or incorrect), which became a significant learning aid. The ability to get immediate feedback on responses helped to direct my thinking on a particular topic. By the time that I arrived at the testing centre, I felt like it was just an extension of the tests that I had already done. The similarity of the formats and types of questions was unparalleled. I credit Gleim with my being able to get through all three parts of the CIA exam process in less than 5 months including the Parts 2 and 3 exams only 19 days apart. I was honoured to be awarded the 2018 William S. Smith Certificate of Excellence for my performance on the three parts of the exam and would like to extend my thanks to Gleim for making that possible.