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CIA Exam Part 2 Difficulty vs Part 1 (and Tips to Best Prepare for Both) 5/5 (2)

Lynnel is our CIA exam blogger from the Philippines. She writes every Friday. I just passed Parts 1 and 2 last month, and I got suggestion from Stephanie to write this blog post. The following are questions that I would like to answer for the readers. (Disclaimer: Answers listed below are based on personal experience […]

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Passed CIA Exam Part 1 and Part 2 Together! 5/5 (1)

Lynnel is our new CIA exam blogger from the Philippines. She writes every Friday. Hello everyone! I am officially done with the exam and felt very exhausted. For those who haven’t read yet my previous blog, I took the exam last January 18, 2017. I scheduled for Part 2 in the morning and Part 1 […]

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My CIA Exam Study Techniques: Lynnel’s Blog 5/5 (1)

Lynnel is our new CIA exam blogger from the Philippines. She writes every Friday. Hello everyone! I wish you had spent your holidays well and I wish you a happy new year. I’ve been out of town for a few days and went to one of the beaches here in the Philippines. I feel refreshed […]

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Why did I Fail? 5 Realizations after My CIA Exam Failure 5/5 (2)

Lynnel is our new CIA exam blogger from the Philippines. She writes every Friday. I mentioned about failing Part 1 in my first blog post. It was heartbreaking to see a “fail” mark and scoring near the passing score. After studying for months and dedicating time for review, it was like my world has fallen […]

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Lynnel’s First Internal Audit Job 5/5 (2)

Lynnel is our new CIA exam blogger from the Philippines. She writes every Friday. The life begins when you reach the day after your graduation. Starting my journey of my career is like learning to walk as a baby. It’s the same as I take the step to find a job. Every time I fall […]

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What I Learned from the CIA Exam Practice Questions 5/5 (2)

Waqar is our CIA exam blogger. After busy working on his MBA for a few months, he is back with new strategy for the CIA exam. So I took the session of leadership and communication and scored around 77% (average of the sub-units). I answered most of the questions hastily — something which I should […]

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CIA and CMA: Experience Sharing by Asif Hanif No ratings yet.

Our blogger Waqar is back and introduces his mentor, Asif Hanif, to us. Mr. Hanif has extensive experience in the Middle East, including 5 years in the internal audit industry. He recently took the CMA exam and scored 460, the highest mark among Pakistani candidates. Stephanie: Asif, thank you for your time. Could you tell […]

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So Glad You are Staying! 5/5 (1)

Cool! You’re still on the list 🙂 If you have any comments, questions etc on the emailing list or this site in general, feel free to drop a note below. This will be very valuable as I improve my list and my site. Please rate this Article Ratings

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Special Edition for Retakers… Welcome! 4.63/5 (8)

Hello again, I understand that frustration is an understatement when one didn’t pass the CIA exam. I am glad you aren’t giving up and are willing to try your best on your next attempt. Starting tomorrow I’ll send you a series of emails written specifically for retakers. Stay strong. You can do it! Stephanie Please […]

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For CIA Exam Retakers 5/5 (1)

Hello again, I understand that frustration is an understatement when one didn’t pass the CIA exam. I am glad you aren’t giving up and are willing to try your best on your next attempt. Here is my little gift of encouragement — a cheat sheet with 5 guessing strategies on CIA multiple choice questions. You […]

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