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.
Richard: CIA - Certified Internal Auditor course instructor
...CIA, CRMA, CAPM, and CSCA so far. The list is growing every year because I believe continuous education is the key to our future success. While I tutor a broad range of accounting and certification programs, I am most passionate about financial accounting as it relates to my full-time job. I have a full-time research-based job at a multi-billion dollar international company. My main responsibilities are leading mission-critical accounting projects and educating stakeholders.
John: CIA - Certified Internal Auditor course instructor
...effective the approaches toward tutoring mine have been for all learning types in various academic subjects. While my tutoring students gain much from their experiences from me, I equally gain so much insight and knowledge from the students I tutor. I have a passion for learning and my goal is to help every student I tutor to cultivate their own passions for learning to open up a world of academic and vocational opportunities.
Scott: CIA - Certified Internal Auditor course instructor
...to teach and give back to the next generation! I've taught "Principles of Audit" to undergraduates for 4 semesters now. I think audit is a great field within accounting. I'm happy to help others find success within this career path! I'm available to tutor anyone working towards the CPA, CIA, or CFE designations or anyone who needs extra help in their accounting/audit courses in school. I'm flexible to meet any student's particular learning needs.
Education & Certification
- CIA - Certified Internal Auditor
- CPA AUD - CPA Attestation and Auditing
- Professional Certifications
Shirley: CIA - Certified Internal Auditor course instructor
...get into better college. Lots of my peers made it to Harvard, MIT, UPenn (my best friend is a PHD at Upenn), Stanford, Fordham, CMU, Yale, Columbia ( I was on their ballroom dance team when in NYC), Princeton etc. Influenced by Asian culture, I do value education, and know the importance of the impact it will make to a person's life. Be the leader of your generation. Work hard now and let others follow...