If you are an internal auditor or intend to be one, you may want to look into CIA prep courses with Varsity Tutors. Certified Internal Auditor, or CIA, is the one and only globally recognized internal audit certification to help internal auditors showcase their comprehensive competence and professionalism. If you feel that a CIA class could take your test prep to the next level, reach out to Varsity Tutors today for more information on the CIA courses we can offer.
One of the first steps during a CIA prep class is learning the contents and sections of the exam. The following list includes the breakdown of the exam:
CIA Exam Breakdown
- Part 1 - Internal Audit Basics (125 questions over 2.5 Hours)
- Mandatory Guidance (35-45%)
- Internal Control / Risk (25-35%)
- Conducting Internal Audit Engagements (25-35%)
- Part 2 - Internal Audit Practice (100 questions over 2.0 Hours)
- Managing the Internal Audit Function (40-50%)
- Managing Individual Engagements (40-50%)
- Fraud Risks and Controls (5-15%)
- Part 3 - Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (100 Questions over 2.0 Hours)
- Governance & Business Ethics (5-15%)
- Risk Management (10-20%)
- Organizational Structure/Business Processes and Risks (15-25%)
- Communication (5-10%)
- Management & Leadership Principles (10-20%)
- IT & Business Continuity (15-25%)
- Financial Management (10-20%)
- Global Business Environment(0-10%)
If you are a working professional, studying for the exam may seem like another daunting task to add to your already busy schedule. Our CIA classes allow students to get personalized attention from a private tutor. We can also make sure to give you an individualized CIA course that fits into your busy schedule.
If you are concerned about the exam itself, our CIA class is a chance to take practice exams to become more familiar with the formatting and contents. Earning a CIA credential can demonstrate that you are a trusted and credible internal auditor, an expert at your trade and that you are different from all the other auditors out there. The exam covers many topics that relate to auditing, including:
CIA Exam Topics (Non-Comprehensive)
- Definition of Internal Auditing
- Code of Ethics
- Types of Controls
- Management Control Techniques
- Data Gathering
- Data Analysis
- Strategic Role of Internal Audit
- Operational role of IA
- Plan engagements
- Supervise engagement
- Employ audit tests to detect fraud
- Forensic auditing
- Corporate/Organizational Governance Principles
- Environmental Safeguards
- Procurement Schemes
- Workflow analysis
- Organizational Dynamics
- Stakeholder Relationships
- Strategic Management
- Fragmented Industries
- Risk/Control of different leadership styles
- Conflict management
- IT Security
- IT Workstations
- Managerial Accounting
- Cash Management
- Risk Management Techniques
- Organizational Adaptability
The exam is timed, so you will want to make sure that you are familiar with all of the contents of each section. Your tutor can teach you time management and study skills that will have you walking into test day with more confidence. Your instructor may teach you strategies that are specific to your provider's version of the test during your CIA course sessions.
CIA prep classes also offer you the flexibility to focus on your unique areas of opportunity. If you have an understanding of forensic auditing but haven't been keeping up in corporate and organizational governance principles, your CIA prep course might focus more on principles. You might also brush up on data analysis during your CIA prep classes.
If you come across any questions, your instructor can address them in a timely manner. Also, if you learn better through visualization, your instructor may use a graphical representation of CIA concepts. If you learn better through hearing, your instructor may use a Q&A format.
We will do our best to match you with an instructor who can work around your busy schedule. We know how difficult it can be to fit a CIA class into your schedule, so we offer the Live Learning Platform for you to attend sessions online.
If you are ready to learn more about how CIA classes can benefit you, we are standing by to answer your questions. Reach out to a skilled academic advisor through Varsity Tutors today to start building better study and time management skills. We are happy to help you work towards reaching your CIA score goals.
John: CIA - Certified Internal Auditor course instructor
...for a lifetime. I believe in utilizing strategies of learning from my backgrounds in Communication Studies, Women's Studies Gender Studies, and Social Work. I believe in the potential for any student to achieve an A in every course and in every assignment. More so than a grade, my goal is to help students fall in love with the process of learning. Feedback from successful students has allowed me to recognize how effective the approaches toward...
Shirley: CIA - Certified Internal Auditor course instructor
...have lived in Michigan, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and now down south Texas, currently a full-time financial professional at global company covering UK, US, Latin America, and South Asia regions. My strong areas of subjects would be Chinese (Mandarin) and math. In fact, my Mandarin is better than my English since it's my mother tongue. In middle and high school, we peer "tutored" each other to help ourselves get into better college....