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Confusion! Which CIA Review Course Providers to Choose ?


waqar-cma-exam-bloggerWaqar is our first blogger for this CIA exam site. He writes for us every Wednesday.

Hello guys I am back with my journey of CIA, I am now at the stage where I am deciding which CIA review course provider to choose. There are a lot of choices. I read different course providers reviews by Stephanie and there are lots of pros and cons about these course providers. I was close to pick Hock but decided not in the end, because it is not established as Gleim.

So yes, just like my CMA preparation, I have chosen Gleim and major reason is its long establishment and its reasonableness of the material.

When the why is clear, The how is easy”

My Reasoning Behind the CIA Review Course Providers

1. Establishment

The first and the best part about the Gleim is that it has been there for CIA candidates for a long time and helped many candidates to get their CIA certificate. “Maturity” does matter for this type of professional certification.

2. Customer satisfaction

I’m not some Gleim employees hahahah 🙂 thought I should make this clear. There are lots of customer reviews about them and I myself have also been their customer for the CMA exam. Therefore, I know what to expect from Gleim for CIA.

3. Reliability

I am greatly satisfied with Gleim for CMA and it was reliable in exam. What I mean is, my actual exam questions were within the content of the Gleim books and I don’t think I got any question outside of their coverage. I think (and I hope) it should be the same for the CIA exam. We’ll soon find out.

I find these three factors — Establishment, Customer Service and Reliability — the basis on which we should choose our own CIA review course providers. I personally think that Gleim is the best. For other providers, i can’t say anything about them from my experience. Gleim is the one for me.

The journey continues and lastly just want to share this great quote with you:

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”

Waqar Akmal

Note from Stephanie

Thanks for your very systematic analysis! I have to say I didn’t know which review course my bloggers end up choosing, in case some of you are thinking about why both of us like Gleim. I guess it just happens to be the case 🙂

I have a page on CIA review course comparison with the pros and cons Waqar mentioned above.

About the Author Waqar Akmal

Howdy guys, I am Waqar Akmal from Pakistan. I am currently enrolled in MBA program (Third Semester) and have completed the CMA exam. I am now working towards the CIA exam.

  • niaz says:

    I have decided to do CIA, i was still confused about which Course materials i should be choosing.
    i have no experience in internal audit. many people told, for beginners Hock International is good.

    What do u suggest ?

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