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CIA Exam Preparation - Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

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This live instructor-led Part 3 CIA exam preparation course is designed to give candidates a comprehensive review of the topics covered on the Part 3 CIA exam. The course will provide in-depth analysis, reinforce CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.

The training course is appropriate for CIA candidates, internal auditors seeking professional development, and students in accounting, business, or financial degree programs.

During this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn and discuss Part 3 CIA topics with subject matter experts and peers.
  • Obtain study tips to help candidates stay on track to complete their CIA exam within their specific time-frame.
  • Work through practice exam questions.

Registration for this course includes Part 3 of The IIA’s CIA Learning System® (Version 6.0) self-study materials including printed book, e-book, access to online study tools for one year, and a Student Activity book.

Questions? Please contact customer relations at 1-407-937-1111.

Learn more about the IIA’s CIA Learning System.

Please be advised that we cannot guarantee timely delivery of the materials if registration occurs within two weeks or less from the start of the course. Your materials will ship via FEDEX to the address marked primary on your profile.  A physical address is required (no PO boxes).

In-person classes are 2 day(s). For online courses, please click on the Details & Pricing link to review session times and dates.
Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPEs Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Two years of internal audit experience or the equivalent; Beginning Auditor Tools and Techniques course.
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: eLearning (Group-Internet-Based); On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

​The course may include discussion on the following exam topics:

Section I: Business Acumen

Chapter 1: Organizational Objectives, Behavior, and Performance

Topic A: The Strategic Planning Process and Key Activities
Topic B: Common Performance Measures
Topic C: Organizational Behavior and Performance Management Techniques
Topic D: Management’s Effectiveness in Leadership Skills

Chapter 2: Organizational Structure and Business Processes

Topic A: The Risk and Control Implications of Different Organizational Structures
Topic B: The Risk and Control Implications of Common Business Processes
Topic C: Project Management
Topic D: Forms and Elements of Contracts

Chapter 3: Data Analytics

Topic A: The Value of Using Data Analytics in Internal Auditing
Topic B: The Data Analytics Process
Topic C: Data Analytics Methods

Section II: Information Security

Chapter 1: Information Security

Topic A: Systems Security and IT General Controls
Topic B: User Authentication and Authorization Controls
Topic C: The Purpose and Use of Various Information Security Controls
Topic D: Data Privacy Laws
Topic E: Emerging Technology Practices
Topic F: Existing and Emerging Cybersecurity Risks
Topic G: Policies Related to Cybersecurity and Information Security

Section III: Information Technology

Chapter 1: Application and System Software

Topic A: Core Activities in the Systems Development Life Cycle and Delivery
Topic B: Internet and Database Terms
Topic C: Key Characteristics of Software Systems

Chapter 2: IT Infrastructure and IT Control Frameworks

Topic A: IT Infrastructure and Network Concepts
Topic B: Operational Roles of the Functional Areas of IT
Topic C: The Purpose and Applications of IT Controls and IT Control Frameworks

Chapter 3: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Topic A: Disaster Recovery Planning Concepts
Topic B: The Purpose of Systems and Data Backup
Topic C: The Purpose of Systems and Data Recovery Procedures

Section IV: Financial Management

Chapter 1: Financial Accounting and Finance

Topic A: Concepts and Principles of Financial Accounting
Topic B: Advanced and Emerging Financial Accounting Concepts
Topic C: Financial Analysis (Ratio Analysis)
Topic D: Revenue Cycle, Current Asset Management Activities and Accounting, and Supply Chain Management
Topic E: Capital Budgeting, Capital Structure, Taxation, and Transfer Pricing

Chapter 2: Managerial Accounting

Topic A: General Concepts in Managerial Accounting
Topic B: Costing Systems
Topic C: Costs and Their Use in Decision Making

Most courses can be delivered through on-site training. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training.

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