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Thread Title: WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials
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  WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials
  WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials
  WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials
  WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials
  WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials
  WELP!!! Studying for CIA Part 3 (new format) and finding some differences in the study materials


Coumba


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Until 3 days ago, I was using Gleim 17th edition to study and prepare to take the part 3 exam (new format). After taking the Gleim full exam rehearsal and scoring at 85%, I thought I had mastered the material. To test and confirm my knowledge, I decided to take sample tests from other study systems. I first tried Wiley CIA test bank and scored a miserable 55%. Not only was I disappointed but I was also surprised by the fact that:
1- some of the questions referred topics and concepts that I had never even seen in Gleim.
2 - some of the explanations for the answers were in direct contradiction with the Gleim material.

I ended up postponing my exam and I am now starting my studies over using the IIA study material. I have only gone through one book so far, the one on Governance but as I am reading it, I am in fact confirming that there are some concepts or terms that were not even mentioned in Gleim.

I am so lost & confused now. Has anyone experienced the same? Do you have any advice on which study system is the best?

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I have had success with HOCK International study material.. It's only around $120... I have used it for Part I, II, and III... The only section I had/have problems with is Part III... Since HOCK was in the process of issuing the new part III materials, I decided to go with Gleims again. I used Gleims for Part I and failed my first attempt but when I used HOCK I passed my first time. My exam is this Saturday but I don't have high hopes since I have been studying Gleims. Once I see how the new combination of Part III and IV sections are I will probably go back to HOCK... They now have the new version of Part III available. Hope this helps.

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Gleim is the boss. I passed part 1 to 4 in less than a year using gleim. Dont memorise answers but get the concept. Hock focuses too much on difficult calculations you wont meet in the exam

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Coumba


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Thank you all for the feedback...

@ The Boss - I used Gleim to pass Part 1 in the old format & it worked great for me. Which is why I decided to use it again for Part 3. Unfortunately, I must say that the 17th edition of the material does not seem to meet the requirements of the test in the new format. There are so notable information/concept gaps.

I have switched to the IIA material & will probably also use Hock or ExamMatrix to be safe.

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