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Latest CIA Exam Syllabus (plus Great Questions from Readers)

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The CIA Exam Syllabus is developed by a team of professionals and experts at the IIA. The exam is divided into 3 parts. Although the parts build on one another, you can take the parts in any sequence. CIA Exam Syllabus 1. CIA Exam Part 1 Also known as the Internal Auditing Basics, Part 1 […]

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Ultimate CIA Exam Preparation Guide: 38 Tips for Passing Success

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Here is my mega list of CIA exam preparation tips that is equally applicable to CRMA, CCSA and other IIA specialty exams. Thank you readers, review course providers and industry experts for all your sharing. Here are 6 tips selected from this list, presented in video format: Do You Like Tips? If so, check out […]

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CIA Exam Registration and Application Process: Are You Ready?

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The CIA exam registration and application is very straightforward because everything can be done online. IIA runs the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) that it handles the entire application and registration process smoothly. It also allows you to monitor your certification progress, access exam scores, report the continuing professional education (CPE) credits, and print receipts […]

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How to Become a CIA in 12 Months: My Awesome Complete Guide

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What’s the most direct way to become a Certified Internal Auditor? Here are the 10 steps. 1. Understand the Long Term Benefits Stop looking up the application form. The CIA certification is granted by the Institution of Internal Auditors, and is the only global qualification for internal auditors. While it adds great value to many […]

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Fail CIA Exam? 3 Ways to Regain Your Momentum Today

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Failing the CIA exam can be one of the most frustrating experience. You spent hours preparing for the exam and now you are back to zero. Lynnel is our blogger from the Philippines. She didn’t pass Part 1 the first time, but after she took the time to reflect on her weak areas, and worked […]

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CIA Exam Fees Complete Breakdown (plus 2 Hidden Costs)

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Taking the CIA Exam and getting the certification can be a big investment. Check out the CIA exam fees expected for this big project. CIA Exam Fees Summary Here is a list of various CIA exam fees (in US dollars) for quick reference. You can find further explanation below.  Membership type  IIA  Non-IIA  Student  1. […]

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CIA Exam Requirements: Quick Check on Your Eligibility

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In order to become a Certified Internal Auditor, you must fulfill the exam and experience requirements. It is important to note that IIA membership is NOT an exam requirement (unlike other accounting certifications such as CMA). However, you get discounts on the exam application fee together with other benefits. 1. CIA Exam Requirements on Education […]

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Your CIA Exam Study Planner to Customize and Download [Free]

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You can download my CIA exam study planner, for Gleim and Hock review courses. This study planner is an excel spreadsheet that helps you to: Calculate the number of studying hours per week Estimate the time required to prepare for the exam, based on the number of studying hours and any vacation days you may […]

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How to Approach the CIA Exam as a Non-English Speaker

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I’ve got a reader’s email on how a non-English speaker should pick the language of the CIA exam: Should he pick his native language, or stick with English? Here are my initial thoughts. The Challenges of Studying for the CIA Exam in Another Language There are lots of challenges as you can imagine, but I […]

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CIA Exam Study Hours: What’s Enough? (+ 12 Ways to Be Efficient)

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People often have questions on CIA exam study hours: how many days and months they should allocate, how much breaks in between and so on. Let’s figure this out together. Is there a Standard Number of CIA Exam Study Hours? No, of course. Each candidate has different background and experience, and their study style could […]

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