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Created On Sunday August 26, 2012 6:12 PM
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?
  Gleim or Wiley Study Materials?


msaxon


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Has anyone used Wiley's study materials? I see a lot of comments about Gleim and how good it is. I used Wiley to study for my CPA exam and found it very good. Passed all four parts on the first sitting. It looks like Wiley's books are from 2005. Can that be right?

Any input about study materials would be greatly appreciated. I want to get thru this quickly and as prepared as I was for the CPA exam.

Thanks!

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PEDISTRIAN


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Sunday August 26, 2012 6:21 PM

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I would recommend Gleim for sure...I passsed using gleim in 1st go...so for CIA gleim is best one.....Hats off

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PEDISTRIAN


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I passed using gleim in just 6 months

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Marc LeBlanc


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I wrote and passed all necessary parts in 6 weeks this summer using the Wiley materials so I highly receommend them.

Best of luck to you.

Marc

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BeachyKeen


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I passed parts 1 and 2 on the first try using only Wiley materials. For some reason, I got bogged down in their part 3 materials, and trashed that book. I started over with the IIA CIA Learning System part 3, and supplemented it with the Gleim practice questions. I'll take the test soon - and I'm cautiously optimistic!

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msaxon


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Congratulations on passing the first two parts! I wish you success on your next exam. Have you sat for your CPA exam? I'm wondering how the CIA exam compares in difficulty to the CIA exam. I got that out of the way about three years ago.

I went ahead and bought the Wiley books since that was what I was familiar with and it worked for me. How much time did you take to prepare for each of the exams you passed?

Do you get the results right away since it is only multiple choice? With the CPA exam you had to wait about a couple of months depending on when in the window you took the exam.

Thanks for your comments!

Michelle

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nahcirc


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Thursday November 08, 2012 4:32 PM

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Hi all
Those of you who bought Gleim, did you buy the entire kit ( with audio, true and false lecture,etc...) ? I only bought the text book and was able to download the software in two different computers. I am wondering people who passed the exam might have bought the entire kit, not like me just a part of it.
Any comments would be appreciated !


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BeachyKeen


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If you do not pass, you will get your numerical score. If you do pass, you are not given the numerical score. You get your result as you walk out of the testing center - no waiting.

I am already a CPA, having taken that test over 10 years ago. I found parts 1 and 2 much easier than the CPA exam. Part 3 has a lot of the same concepts as the CPA exam, but the IT part is what is taking more of my time.

I wish you the best of luck!

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BeachyKeen


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Tuesday November 20, 2012 4:37 PM

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Following up - part 3 was a success!

I found the questions to be more along the line of those in the IIA CIA Learning System. I thought their materials were really good as well. The Gleim practice questions were much more detailed (and numerous) - and I think that helped put me over the top.

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msaxon


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Tuesday November 20, 2012 4:41 PM

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Congratulations on passing part 3! Thanks for the feedback on the study materials.

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