Hi i am preparing now part 3 and i am using Gliem material i think that you need to study 1 hours /day for 5 months in order to be able to read all the materials and try solving question from gliem cd , someone had advised me om this and she passed the exam by this way , we need to work hard to pass first time marwa pass part 1 march 2010 pass part 2 aug 2010 pass part 4 september 2011
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Just passed part III last week. I procrasinated and only gave myself about 2 weeks of prep time. I used Gleim 14th edition (book only) and the IIA's 2004/2010 Model Exam Book.
As far as the Gleim material I read Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9 and 10. (ran out of time for chapters 4 through 7). However I did complete all 30 questions for each chapter. I never had a chance to go back and review.
The day before I took the 2010 Model Exam, then the day of reviewed those questions again.
Probably not the best approach but it got me by. I was really stressing about this part as I heard it was roughly 30% calculations. This was far from the truth. I would say that at the most maybe 8 questions I had to pull the calculator out of the 90 in total. IT was very heavily covered. I expected maybe 30% of the exam to be IT as the syllable suggests but in all honestly it seemed like it was more in the 40-45% range. I have to perform IT general controls testing for SOX requirements at work so I have a decent IT audit background.
During the exam, I always mark the # of questions that I have seen before. I ended up with 5 questions verbatim from the 2010 Model exam book and 3 from the Gleim material.