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Has anyone here used the IIA's Learning System to prepare for the CIA exam, specifically part 3? Is it logical to presume that using it would be the best preparation for the exam since they license the product?

I used the Gleim book to pass part 1 but Gleim, as always, presents much, much more information than is needed to pass the exam. I don't feel this is a prudent use of preparation time.

I called the company that produces IIA's Learning System and asked them how many review questions there are in part 3 of their program. I almost fell over when the person said there were 250 questions, all on screen (i.e., none in the two books included in the program). Is that correct? Two-hundred fifty questions does not seem like enough. Maybe I am so Gleim-ized that I expected much more? They also said that one cannot print out the questions but I am guessing that one can do screen prints.

Any comments? Thanks.

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I used the IIA Learning System to study for all four parts of the exam and passed each on the first attempt. Part 3 is by far the most difficult, but again, I was able to pass on my first attempt. There are only 250 questions for each part. Let me know if you have any other questions - you can e-mail me at lorit@fentura.com.

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It is always better to be overprepared rather then underprepared. I am using gleim and hock softwares for practice and yes it contains thousands of questions but all these questions have been taken from previous CIA exams.

CIA exams are unpredictable. 100 questions can be drawn from a large set of questions in database. My friends personally didnt liked IIA learning system. They say questions are too easy out there.

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Hi Friend,
I am sunil from Kuwait.
Using IIA`s Online Learning systems.
Passed Part -4 on Oct.4,2009.
Is it required to practice Gleims MCQ`s in addition to IIA`s Learning system ???

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Hi,
I passed CIA Exam Part-4,
I used The IIA `s Learning System.
Planning to Take Part 1 in the Middle of Oct.
Anybody using the above material for study please let me know is it a sufficient to pass the exam

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jjmichels


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For part 3, I HIGHLY recommend Gleim Online:

http://www.gleim.com/products/productdetails.php?proSell=CIAOL+3





Edited: Friday October 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM by jjmichels

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Do other people that have used the IIA Learning for Part 3 agree? I'm interested in knowing whether others have been successful with this material. It is quite different from Gleim.

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I was able to pass part 3 by only using the IIA materials. It is difficult though - but possible to pass on the first try.

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I have no experience with the other study materials, so will certainly not disagree with jjmichels. Know that you need to really understand the concepts!

I hope the Wolverines do better this week! :-)

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I used the IIA Learning System to study for Part 3. I felt very comfortable with the material when I was ready to take the test, but I did not pass on the first try. After taking the test, I didn't feel like the material had enough depth in some areas. (I was able to pass Parts 1 and 2 by using the IIA materials.)

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Friday October 09, 2009 10:14 AM

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Learning the concepts is key. These are concepts that a good auditor will find use for over and over throughout their career. I agree the sheer amount of material is daunting. The way I prepared was to start with a practice exam and then debrief the concepts I was struggling with. Then, and for me this was the key, I got out of the software and back into college texts on the subject area to really get the concept down. My main text was Sawyer's Internal Auditing, but I also used some of my economics and accounting books for some of the areas. Once I felt comfortable with the concepts, I went back to the study software I was using and started taking practice sets. Often, I would do one or two 30-minute study sessions each day. Then about a week before the exam, I set up several practice exams in the software. By the time I got to the actual exam, it was pretty easy.

If you apply good study techniques and don't rely solely on some magic system to prepare you, then you should be able to do well regardless of what brand of preparation material you use. I've said this all along.

Being a University of Iowa alumni, I have to get my two-cents in: GO HAWKS!

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MuneebBhai


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wasn't able to clear part 4..... i am preparing for part 3....please provide me a some tips to clear it on first try......

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PEDISTRIAN


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1.I used Gleim 15th edition books,software and Audio(lambers videos as a supplement)and in my opinion gleim cover every aspect of syllabus so u can trust it blindly..

2.Every third question on paper was from IT portion(35+ questions)so do focus on IT topics.

3.Do practice software at least three times before exam and you must see question you marked while revising for final paper.(10-15) questions will appear directly from book or software)

4.Don't over focus on numerical portions as there were about 10 computational questions out of 90 and were straight forward...

5.And finally Grab the concepts rite.

PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE

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@PEDISTRIAN.....thanks for the advice...... i am having gleim 14th edition...... and power resource.......... will it be enough.......if i have to know more about certain topics.....then which book to refer.....i only have part 3 and 4 left...... i want to finish part 3 in three- four months....is it possible?....coz after tht i'll do part four again........

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IF U HAVE 14th edition books along with the software its sufficient....because gleim software is a must.....And yes 3 months is more than sufficient to pass p 3 in 1st go..good luck

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