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Last week we discussed the fourth step to passing the CIA Exam. Develop confidence and ensure success with a controlled preparation program followed by confident execution and control during the examination. You have already achieved a great deal of confidence, evidenced by your plan to take the CIA exam. The Gleim System for Success will...
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Last week we discussed the third step to passing the CIA Exam. Plan and practice exam execution. Anticipate the exam environment and prepare yourself with a plan that includes the following: When will you arrive? How will you be dressed (e.g., comfortable or layered clothing)? How much time will you spend on each question? What...
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Perfect your question-answering techniques. Last week we discussed the second step to passing the CIA Exam. The third step to being a successful CIA candidate is to practice answering prior exam questions to perfect your question-answering techniques. Answering recent exam questions helps you understand the standards to which you will be held and helps you...
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Learn and understand the subject matter tested. Last week we discussed the first step to passing the CIA Exam. The second step to being a successful CIA candidate is to learn and understand the subject matter being tested. We have analyzed The IIA exam content outlines as well as CIA exams for 30+ years. We...
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Audios are an excellent way to learn the material you need for the CIA exam during non-traditional study time. The Gleim CIA audio review series consists of one 30-minute overview for each of the 10 Gleim study units covering each part of the exam. The audios are broken down into subunits that correspond with the...
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On the CIA exam, read questions carefully, noting key words. Read the question stem to determine the precise requirement. Focusing on what is required enables you to ignore extraneous information and to proceed directly to determining the correct answer. Be especially careful to note when the requirement is an exception. Words such as except, least,...
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This weeks Study Tip discusses how to determine the order in which to sit for parts of the exam. The CIA exam consists of four parts: Parts 1 and 2 cover internal auditing subject matter, whereas Part 3, Business Analysis and Information Technology, and Part 4, Business Management Skills, cover a wide variety of material....
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Feedback on Exam Changes in 2012 As of January 1, 2012, The IIA reduced the number of non-scored questions on the CIA exam from 20 to 10, and as a result, the total questions (scored and non-scored) were reduced from 100 to 90. Furthermore, the total time allowed to complete the CIA exam has been...
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Manage Your Time On Exam Day Currently, the CIA exam allows 165 minutes to answer all 100 multiple-choice questions; however, you should budget 1.25 minutes (one minute and 15 seconds) per multiple-choice question for a total of 125 minutes. We make this point with emphasis. Just as you would fill up your gas tank prior...
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Complete one CIA Review study unit at a time. Initially, budget 3 to 4 hours per study unit. Depending on your background, your time to prepare may vary. 10 study units at 4 hours each + Cumulative review at 10-20 hours = Total Hours 50-60 hours Each week, you should evaluate your progress and review...
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