Plans after the CIA exam


after the cia examLynnel is one of our bloggers. She recently passed her 3-part CIA exam and is looking for new challenges.

Hi everyone! Thank you all for your warm greetings as I passed the third (and final) part of CIA exam. Until now, I still can’t believe that I passed the toughest exam among the three. If you may ask, I have posted blogs on my preparations and study techniques for my CIA exams. You may want to check it out here.

My Plan after the CIA Exam

After passing this exam, I plan to relax and celebrate, look for a job and I look forward to pursue more certifications and training.

I enjoyed my free time and my parents decided to throw a small party with my family and closest friends as a celebration. We wanted to go on a vacation with my family but, there’s a conflict with schedule between my mom and my brother.

What I miss the most when I was studying is watching movies. I actually sacrificed everything for the certification, and I believe it’s worth it. The day after I passed, I borrowed movies to watch with my brother which he bought online.

After all the celebrations and get-together, I look forward to start working and get a job. As of now, I am still undecided what to work for between audit firm and private company.  Even though I am not certified yet since I need one more year of experience to be able to be certified, I can feel the benefit of the certification. This week, I’ve been through a series of interviews from different companies and invited for interviews also in the following week. Hopefully, by the end of this month, I would be employed.

Now that I passed the CIA exam, I am looking forward to study specialty certifications like Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) , Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).  I am still undecided with CCSA if I am going to push through the certification or if I can use it in the future.

I will share my thoughts and will continue to blog about the specialty certifications in my next post.

Note from Stephanie

It’s so nice of your parents hosting a party of celebration. And watching a movie with your brother — such a loving family! I am sure your family and friends are part of the reason of your success.

I would love to know more about the specialty exams as well. I’ve got questions from readers from time to time. It would be super if you are able to go through one (or even more) of them!

About the Author Lynnel

Lynnel is a recent graduate, with a BSBA Major in Internal Auditing in the Philippines. Lynnel passed Part 1 and 2 on the same day, and Part 3 on her first attempt.

  • harry says:

    Hi Lynnel

    I am fan of your blogs ! After I completed all parts few weeks ago, I also recovering ? my free time to watch old fashioned Japanese movie (I am Japanese) and studying next step. I has to wait a few months to get final CIA Cert. a few more months because it has not yet passed 2 years after I moved from previous working place, GM of Int’l Marketing Dept. to current Audit Office of my company.
    Now I just studying to challenge CISA, however I have no IT background nor experience, I believe from now on IT matters, such as IoT, it is to be very important …
    Your blog is very interesting not only for me but for many other challengers completed exams for CIA, Good Luck !

    • Lynnel says:

      Hi Harry, congrats for passing the exam. Also, I want to thank you for reading my blogs. It means a lot to me. All the best for your CISA exam. ☺️

    • Stephanie says:

      That’s great Harry, and congrats!
      We do have some CISA info here — hope you have rested well and are ready for your next challenge! Stephanie

  • harry says:

    Hi Lynnel

    I was back to this site almost 1 year after from my last post …
    as I saying on my previous post, I was studying next course after got CIA certification, I got CISA certification and this month just took CFE examination, which is not of CBT, manual mark-sheet style, I will get the results this month end,

    Now I am working at Internal Audit Office of a Private Company, however I could have chance to talk with other CIA holders who also working at a private company, some of them are taking CISA or CFE, some of them are 3 certifications of CIA, CISA and CFE, I believe this 3 certification is very good enough for working as Internal Auditor, and after years experience, could have good job inquiries even after retirement …

    I wish of your further great success on business !

    Thanks and best regards.

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