I have helped hundreds of people study to pass the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) exam. In doing that I have learned quite a few things about successful ways to study for the exam. But the thing I have learned the most is how hard the exam is to pass.
Let me say that again, the CIA® exam is HARD.
Since the exam is hard, it just means one must be dedicated to really studying and learning the information.
The exam is not impossible to pass. I have helped countless people pass the exam, so I know it can be done. There is hope for everyone because even I passed the exams.
What it does mean though is you must be committed to passing the exam, even if it may require taking parts of the exam more than one time, and studying the materials again and again until you have a firm understanding of the concepts.
Obtaining your CIA® certification helps:
- Distinguish you from your peers.
- Demonstrate your proficiency with internal staff and external clients.
- Develop your knowledge of best practices in the industry.
- Demonstrate your proficiency and professionalism.
- Lay a foundation for continued improvement and advancement.
But it also mean – more money. That’s right, more money. Compensation studies done by the IIA consistently show that internal auditors with certifications earn more than those without certification.
It is worth whatever investment in time, effort and money it takes to study and pass the exam. Its an investment in you, because you reap the benefits for the rest of your career.
I have a lot of people ask me how they can successfully pass the CIA® exam. The most common things people ask me about are:
- What’s the best study materials,
- Where they can get more practice questions, and
- How they can determine the correct answer for each question.
Unfortunately these are rather superficial questions and most people want to hear a quick and easy answer. What I can tell you from years of experience is the easy answers won’t help you pass a HARD exam.
As I have seen people struggle to pass the exam, it has lead me to think about the best ways to be successful at passing the CIA® exam. I have helped many people successfully pass the exam after they failed multiple times on their own, so I have learned a few things about what helps people successfully pass the CIA® exam.
I just recorded a video that is now on my website on “How to Be Successful in Passing the CIA® Exam.” This provides you with answers to your questions. I can tell you just doing practice exam questions won’t help you pass the exam, but there is so much more in the video.
If you are serious about taking your internal audit career to the next level, than commit to doing whatever is necessary to study and successfully pass the CIA® exam.
Invest in yourself.
Take a few minutes now to watch my FREE video “How to Be Successful in Passing the CIA® Exam” on my website: www.meffordcia.com