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Zum 1.1.2019 wurden die Prüfungen zum CIA-Examen umfangreich angepasst. Hintergrund und Änderungen finden Sie hier.
Currently available resources to prepare for the CIA exam.
Recommended Reading for the CIA Exam
The selection is based on a review of the available English CIA prep material. We appreciate your comments and suggestions. > Contact
Please read the separate article regarding sample questions and the IIA Professional Practices Framework.
Study Guides and Exam Prep Systems
By order of appearance:
* Gleim CIA Study Guide - the long established learning system > link
* Vallabahaneni Wiley CIA Prep - 2020 edition - clear structure following the CIA syllabus, a good read, concise sample questions. A bit volouminous > link (UK)
* Holmes/IIA CIA Learning System - 2020 edition - the "official", an easy read, somewhat simple questions > link
* Powers CIA Learning System - 2020 edition - affordable, a good read and many good questions. > link
Other systems, books and question databases are offered through the IIA bookstore and other online bookstores.
Books and IIA Material
The sources below give you an idea about useful additional essentials.
Get the current edition if you can - for preparing the exam a previous edition may be good enough.
Reading and understanding the IIA Code of Ethics, IIA Standards and IIA Practice Advisories is strongly advised for preparing CIA part 1 and part 2. > link
Do not forget to have a look at the IIA's exam brochure. > link
Internal Auditing TextbooksPickett (2010).
Cannon's CISA prep book will help you to understand the IT fundamentals. This is the one I liked most out of the tons which passed my table ...
Cannon, D.L. et al (2011):
More material is available from the IIA bookstore and other online bookstores. > link
Beware - graphics in books may be essential and are often not legible in Kindle editions.
Where to get sample and exam prep quiz questions, CBT computer based training tools and a glossary.