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Scorpio09


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I set for the exam yesterday and scored 580. I used online gleim and took two sample tests before exams from Gleim 14th learning system and scored 80 and 84. But I guess that wasn't enough. I need to focus on concepts more and wait till 90 days. Woud appreciate any help you could offer.

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folgersnyourcup


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I would definitely purchase the Model Exam questions CD or book from the IIA bookstore and study those. That helped me alot. Also, did you use the Gleim study guide or just take the practice questions? I found that the study guide helped me alot to understand the concepts. I just passed part Two on Tuesday and part one a couple months back using this method.

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Scorpio09


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Thank you so much for your input. I will try to follow the same.

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dogar


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I have passed CIA using gleim. You first go through study material and than practice on software. it will be very helpfull for you.

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Scorpio09


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Since I can't re-take the exam for next 3 months (90 days), I am preparing for part II using gleim. I am using the online as well as gleim test preparation software.

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muhabat


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Hey Scorpio,
I am preparing for the first part right now. Bought gleim course review.
I also downloaded different tests online.
Could you please share your experience in preparing for the exam. It is really important for me. you said that u used gleim, Were the questions similar to those which are on the book? Anything specific to consider while studying? I will appreciate your help. my email: muhabat777@gmail.com.
thank you

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ROMAIN


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I sat for and passed CIA Part 1 last Fraiday and am now a CIA (passed the others already). All I used was the downloadable Gleim questions (over 800 I believe). I did each question, wrote notes on the key learning points. I also printed the IPPFs and read all of them.

The Gleim questions are extremely good to work. I found 35 questions that came in the exam (yes, I counted them and had time to do so as I had 54 minutes remaining after answering all questions). As I have said on this board elsewhere, one can use only the Gleim questions (without the need for any book) to pass Parts 1 and 2 and Part 3 (i.e., if you already have an accounting background and IT knowledge). Just work the questions and take good notes that you can review later. Schedule specific time when you will complete each Study Unit. I scheduled mine in the early mornings (4:00 a.m) and in the evening after work to study. That's what I did for all parts (1, 2 & 3).

So Muhabat, if you have the guts to change how you normally study and can incorporate this practice, you can succeed as well and shave off alot of study hours. Others on this board have also said that the Gleim questions alone can be worked to successfully pass the exam.

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sanfran911


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Is anyone selling study materials (IIA or Glaim)??
Please contact me.
mavrica911@gmail.com

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Hami


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Hay Romain, congrates for passing exams. I would like to ask u to please email me those Glim questions for part-1 if possible. I would me greatful to you. This is ma email ID (hammad_raza_dubai@yahoo.com) or (hammad_raza01@yahoo.com). Thanks in anticipation.

Hami from Dubai, UAE.TextText

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<< Hay Romain, congrates for passing exams. I would like to ask u to please email me those Glim questions for part-1 if possible. I would me greatful to you. This is ma email ID (hammad_raza_dubai@yahoo.com) or (hammad_raza01@yahoo.com). Thanks in anticipation.

Hami from Dubai, UAE.TextText
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The questions are in the CD.



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sshuang


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I passed part 1 of CIA exams today. I bought the IIA Learning System almost three weeks ago and did all of the questions three times. I studied the questions and answers diligently to make sure that I understood the nuance of each question. I only referred to the text when I didn't understand the concept that was explained in the answers. Now on to part 2.



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kamranshahzad


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@Romain ownloadable gleims questions (above 800) means software? or it is 800 questions other than software.

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Scorpio09


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I cleared the part 1 on Sat. The Gleim material definitely helped. I used the 14th edition test prep software and 16th edition books. There were atleast 20 questions from the test prep software. I also reviewed the Model exam questions 2004 but the questions were already covered by Gleim.

Thank you all for your encouragement and guidance.

Will be taking the part 2 in August. I woudl really appreciate your input.

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macgruber


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my feedback from part 2 is read gleim book and study all gleim software questions until scoring in the 90s on all sections. i also found not as much focus on the sampling equations during exam as i expected, more focus on which method is most appropriate for the scenario

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Scorpio09


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Any input on how did you find part 2 compared to part 1 (easy/hard to study, difficult exam etc)

thank you


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i found part 1 prep easier only because i took part 2 first. I'm betting you'll find part 2 easier with part 1 already down-fraud, ethics and a lot of the standards will be an easy review. i think passing any of the 4 means that you have the thinking/reasoning ability to pass them all once you've put in the time to read the books and learn the questions. Do what you did for part 1 and you will pass them all

Edited: Monday June 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM by macgruber

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Alphagal


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I thought Part 2 was easier to take than Part 1. The material was more interesting and work-related.


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I am using the IIA CIA Learning system and Gleim question database download. I have found that Gleim has many more questions than the IIA Learning system. However, the IIA books seem easier to read. I couldn't decide which one to purchase, so I am using a little of each. Gleim question database is only 70USD per part.....well worth the extra money for greater peace of mind.

I haven't taken exam yet, though, so I don't yet know if this process works.

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BUSI


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HI

I HAVE A IIA BOOK AND EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE GLEIM BOOK, WILL I HAVE ENOUGH PREPARATION OR ONE NEEDS A GLEIM BOOK. PLEASE HELP

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<< HI

I HAVE A IIA BOOK AND EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE GLEIM BOOK, WILL I HAVE ENOUGH PREPARATION OR ONE NEEDS A GLEIM BOOK. PLEASE HELP
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I believe IIA "CIA Learning System" course is okay AS LONG AS YOU SUPPLEMENT IT with Gleim MCQ test question download or the 2004 Exam CD.

I strongly believe that implementing many practice exam questions is critical to success on an exam such as this, as it presents you with various different questions about the same concepts, further enforcing those concepts.

In addition to Gleim providing 700 questions for Part 1, they provide questions as a downloaded program which you can use anytime (even without an internet connection). CIA Learning System questions can only be accessed online.

You may also be able to borrow Gleim books from your local IIA chapter, if you wish to supplement IIA system with Gleim system. Not all IIA chapters offer this service/resource, but I know that some do.

I do not believe it is cost effective to purchase both systems, as it would be less expensive to retake each of the 4 exams, than to purchase a second set of training materials.

Below is my assessment of what I have seen with the IIA & Gleim Materials...

IIA

Printed materials/books seem to be easier to read than the Gleim books (i.e., more spacing between paragraphs/sections).

Online-only access to questions is a weakness

There are too few questions in IIA program

System comes with printable "Glossary Definition" flashcards

Gleim

I have read that Gleim tends to be too detailed (i.e., covering topics/concepts that you do not necessarily need to know to pass exam), leading to excessive preparation time.

Downloadable question database, with analysis of weak areas/topics, allowing you to pinpoint where you need to spend more time

Audio CDs included

Money-back guarantee or replacement of materials with updated materials until you pass (if you purchase complete set)

True/False questions included as a learning tool in online training materials (IIA claims this is not necessary, and may be confusing to candidates, as exam does not contain True/False questions....however, while reviewing free tutorial for Gleim, I found that answering True/False questions helps to reinforce concepts, perhaps even better than MCQs)

In summary.....I wish I would have purchased Gleim instead of IIA CIA Learning System. My decision was based on (1) easier to read print materials and (2) the existence of flashcards. Pricing is comparable, with IIA system being only $75 less expensive, but with no free replacement of materials if a new version of materials is published before you achieve certification (only Gleim provides free update.......but only with complete set).

However, I believe if you supplement IIA materials with Gleim questions download, you would be okay. Having not yet taken any of the exams, though, I do not know for certain.

Bottom Line? Regardless of which system you use, as long as you really understand the concepts and do many practice questions, you will pass eventually.

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PEDISTRIAN


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I THINK GLEIM IS BEST...I passed CIA exams in just 6 months in 1st go(1,2,3) part 4 is exempted because of my previous qualification....

i can also provide gleim material if some one is interested in sharing my cost.....

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