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2019 CIA Exam Syllabus Part 2 – Practice of Internal Auditing

100 questions | 2.0 Hours (120 minutes)

The CIA exam Part 2 includes four domains focused on managing the internal audit activity, planning the engagement, performing the engagement, and communicating engagement results and monitoring progress. Part 2 tests candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities particularly related to Performance Standards (series 2000, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2500, and 2600) and current internal audit practices.​

Additional noteworthy elements related to the revised CIA Part Two exam syllabus:

  • The syllabus features greater alignment with The IIA’s Performance Standards.
  • The exam covers the chief audit executive’s responsibility for assessing residual risk and communicating risk acceptance.
  • The largest domain is “Performing the Engagement,” which makes up 40% of the exam.
  • A portion of the exam requires candidates to demonstrate a basic comprehension of concepts; another portion requires candidates to demonstrate proficiency in their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CIA Part 2 Reference List

Most Relevant

  • The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework
  • Applying the International Professional Practices Framework, 4th edition, by Urton Anderson and Andrew J. Dahle ​(2018)
  • Internal Auditing Assurance and Advisory Services, by Urton Anderson et. al., 5th edition (2022)
  • Sawyer's Guide for Internal Auditors, 7th edition (2019)

Additional Resources

  • IIA Position Papers
  • “Managing Cyber Risk in a Digital Age,” by COSO (2019)
  • New Auditor’s Guide to Internal Auditing, by Bruce Turner (2019)
  • Auditing Social Media: A Governance and Risk Guide, by J. Mike Jacka and Peter Scott (2019)
  • Data Analysis and Sampling Simplified: A Practical Guide for Internal Auditors, by Donald Dickie (2019)
  • Ready and Relevant: Prepare to Audit What Matters Most, by Timothy Berichon (2020)
  • Current resources on internal auditing and relevant topics

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