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IIA CIA Exam Changes: Major CIA Syllabus Changes in 2019

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In the ever-changing environment of the business and accounting industries, professional accounting exams must be adjusted every 5-6 years to keep up. The last major CIA exam changes occurred in 2013, so it’s about time. And by that I mean, IIA CIA exam changes are coming on January 1, 2019. If you plan to take […]

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CIA Exam Part 3: Overview, Tips, and Quick Fixes to Your Study Strategy

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As the CIA exam pass rates prove, earning the Certified Internal Auditor certification is not easy. The CIA exam is fairly challenging on the whole, and for most candidates, CIA exam Part 3 seems to be the hardest. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pass it. In fact, even though it’s the toughest part, you […]

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CIA Exam Expiration Issue (Don’t Panic! I’ve got Solution)

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Many accounting certifications have a certain eligibility period. In other words, once your application is approved, you must complete the exam within the specified months. For example, CPA exam has a 18 month window, and the CMA program has to be completed in 3 years. Is there an “expiration date” also for the CIA exam? […]

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CIA Exam Difficulty vs Other Accounting Certifications

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Before you embark on the CIA journey, you might want to understand how tough it is to get the qualification. For example, how is the CIA exam difficulty when compared to other popular accounting qualifications, notably the CPA? Let’s take a look. CIA Exam Difficulty in terms of Format CIA Exam One aspect that is […]

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CIA Exam Part 2: Complete Syllabus (How Tough vs Part 1?)

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Whether you have passed Part 1 of the CIA exam or want to take Part 2 first, you can find details on the syllabus, exam format and difficulty as perceived by my readers below. CIA Exam Part 2 Syllabus 1. Managing the Internal Audit Function (40-50%) Strategic role of Internal Audit: what IA adds value […]

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CIA Exam Part 1: Complete Syllabus plus 3 Good Tips

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Are you preparing the first part of the Certified Internal Auditor exam? Here is an overview of the syllabus, exam content, format and level of difficulty of CIA Exam Part 1. Part 1 Exam Format This is the longest exam section among the three, with 125 questions to be completed in 2.5 hours. All questions […]

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CIA Exam Grading Guide (and Minimum Passing Score)

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The CIA exam grading system is similar to the other accounting exams, but there are some unique features that you may find interesting. How the CIA Exam is Graded For those who prefer to read the text, here is the grading mechanism: 1. Fully Graded by Computer Given this exam is 100% consisting of multiple […]

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CIA Exam Pass Rate: The Latest (and Surprising) Pass Rates for the CIA Exam

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If you want to earn the CIA certification, you must pass the CIA exam. Consequently, you may be wondering just how many people pass the CIA exam annually. Thankfully, the IIA discloses the CIA exam pass rate every year. Therefore, we can assess the CIA exam pass rates to determine what they say about the […]

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Latest CIA Exam Format (and Why Computerized Tests are Great)

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Before you jump in to pursue the CIA certification, you might want to take a quick look at the CIA exam format, length and intensity of the exam, and the type of questions you are going to see on the exam day. CIA Exam Format The CIA exam is now fully computerized. This allows a […]

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CIA Exam FAQ: 39 Most Popular Questions from Candidates

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Please find below the CIA exam FAQ (frequently asked questions) I got from my readers. If you cannot find an answer below, feel free to drop me a note here. CIA Exam Decisions 1. Is the CIA exam worth it? An overview of the CIA certification Why getting the CIA designation? Should I consider the […]

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