I have been employed by a public accounting firm on their advisory team for the past six years. Having the CIA certification is an essential part of my career and helped me to advance to become a part of the management team for my specific group. Receiving the William S. Smith Certificate of Honors award was an unexpected surprise. Passing all three parts of the CIA exam on the first attempt and achieving scores worthy of recognition would not have been possible without the Gleim study materials and the help of their counselors and professionals.
Regarding the specifics of what the Gleim system has to offer, I used the written books that I received as an initial source of exposure to each study unit. I found them very well laid out with the crucial content color coded to emphasize importance. I followed that up with the video lectures, which I found to be absolutely invaluable. I really loved the format and delivery of the video lectures and feel that was something that set the Gleim system apart from other options I explored. I used the audio materials to help the concepts stay fresh and to review before the exams. Overall, I feel the multiple methods of exposure to the materials needed to pass the exam helped speed up the learning curve and increased my retention. Finally, my Gleim counselor was such an encouragement to me throughout the process and helped me refine my study objectives, gave me feedback on my scores, and helped me develop a specific plan of attack for each of the three tests. I cannot thank him enough.
I have since encouraged some of my professional colleagues to pursue their CIA certification and Gleim has and will be a recommendation for anyone that wants to absorb the knowledge needed to perform well on the tests. Two of those colleagues have followed my recommendations, are using the Gleim system, and have already passed the first two parts with the third part to follow. I highly recommend Gleim not only for their system and materials, but also for the people behind that system that encouraged me and are interested in everyone’s success. Thank you Gleim!