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The IIA's Certified Internal Auditor Learning System Sampler provides CIA exam candidates insight into the course printed materials, interactive on-line study tools, class formats, and expert …

The IIA's Certified Internal Auditor Learning System Sampler provides CIA exam candidates insight into the course printed materials, interactive on-line study tools, class formats, and expert instructor Michael Brozzetti.

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  • 1. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book
  • 2. Michael is President of Boundless LLC, an expert internal auditing and gov- ernance firm and is Chairman of the Business Integrity Alliance™, which is a joint venture between zEthics, Inc. and Boundless LLC missioned to advo- cate and advance the practices supporting the principles of integrity, trans- parency, accountability, and risk oversight. Michael is an internationally rec- ognized expert trainer and speaker on the topics of auditing, risk, compli- ance, ethics, and governance. He is a published author and has made con- tributions to the IIA’s Insight, Wall Street Journal, CFO.com, and Comcast’s MoneyMattersTV. Michael carries the Certified Internal Auditor®, Certified Information Systems Auditors®, and Certified in the Governance of Enter- prise IT® designations.Testimonials“Michael is a seasoned Audit professional and a fantastic speaker. I highly recommend attending his trainingcourses; he is a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to work with.” Mecca Baker, Ethics Officer and Chief Compliance Audit Manager, Defense Support Services“Michael was a valuable trainer to the Christiana Care Internal Audit Department in their initiative to becomeCertified Internal Auditors®. He is very knowledgeable of the subject matter, and entertaining to listen to. Hisservices were of great value to Christiana Care” Director, Internal Audit at Christiana Care Health System“If you want someone who can prepare you to pass the CIA exam or just give you a better understanding ofthe profession and where it is heading - Mikes the man.” - Pete Witmer, Internal Auditor, East Penn Manufacturing“Michael is a real Champion of the Internal Audit Profession. His knowledge of the Industry and IA professionsurpasses anyones in my recent experience. His enthusiasm for his colleagues and students to pass the CIAExam is infectious.” Linda Slatcher, Auditor, Aqua America“Michael is a dynamic and energetic speaker with a passion for redefining the role of The Internal Auditor.” Mario Ricci, VP of Programs at Institute of Internal Auditors - SacramentoMichael Brozzetti, CIA, CISA, CGEITP: (267) 297-0706E: mike@internal-audit-training.comW: www.internal-audit-training.com The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book
  • 3. The IIA’s CIA Learning System™ Sampler BookTable of Contents The IIA’s CIA Learning System Overview .......................................................................... 3 Printed Materials................................................................................................................. 4 Interactive Online Study Tools ........................................................................................... 8 Online Menu ........................................................................................................... 9 Pre-test ................................................................................................................. 10 Quizzes ................................................................................................................. 11 Flashcards ............................................................................................................ 11 Post-test................................................................................................................ 12 CIA Practice Exam ................................................................................................ 12 Resource Center ................................................................................................... 13 Reporting .............................................................................................................. 13 Class Formats ................................................................................................................. 14 Resources/FAQ’s ............................................................................................................. 15 Sample Instructor Materials .............................................................................................. 16 Sample Agenda ................................................................................................................ 17 Contact Information ......................................................................................................... 18 The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 2
  • 4. The IIA’s CIA Learning System™The IIA’s CIA Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and Certified Internal Auditor ®(CIA®) exam preparation program. It combines printed materials with online tests, study tools, and resources toteach the entire global CIA body of knowledge. This program offers premier-quality training that meets theunique demands of internal audit professionals and employers.Why Choose The IIA’s CIA Learning System? Current Content: The program was updated and enhanced in July 2010. Expert Design: A team of 12 CIA-certified industry experts created the Learning System to be the most current, comprehensive, and effective CIA review program available. Ongoing Feedback: Interactive Web-based study tools provide immediate instructional feedback that references the printed materials, directing you to topics that require further review. Customized Training Options: Self-directed materials can be combined with live or online instructor-led courses, allowing you to customize your personal or corporate training. Print materials and online study tools are also available in French.Self-Directed Materials What Will You Learn?The IIA’s CIA Learning System combines printed materialsand interactive online software. These tools have been Part 1: The Internal Audit Activity’s Role indesigned to teach and reinforce the entire global CIA Governance, Risk and Controlsyllabus in a concise, easy to understand format. Self- Comply with The IIA’s Attribute Standardsstudy materials include: Risk and Control Knowledge Elements Establish a risk-based plan to determinePrint Materials the priorities of the internal audit activity Four print modules that Plan engagements correspond to the four parts of The nature of internal audit work in risk the CIA exam. management, control, and governance Content includes the entire Part 2: Conducting the Internal Audit global CIA exam syllabus. Engagement Topics were updated in July 2010 to align with Conduct engagements international professional Conduct specific engagements practices. Monitor engagement outcomes Fraud knowledge elementsInteractive Software Engagement tools Pre-tests identify which topics Part 3: Business Analysis and Information require intensive study. Technology Section quizzes test Business processes comprehension and retention Financial accounting and finance of concepts. Managerial accounting Post-tests gauge knowledge gained and identify areas Regulatory, legal, and economics requiring further study. Information technology eFlashcards and glossary offer review of key terms and Part 4: Business Management Skills definitions. Strategic management CIA Practice Exams build confidence with the computer Global business environments -based CIA exam software. Organizational behavior Progress reports track activities and scores. Management skills Negotiating The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 3
  • 5. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Printed MaterialsThe IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 4
  • 6. Printed Books The printed books, which are spiral bound to make studying easier, follow the CIA exam syllabus by ad- dressing all the CIA exam topics found within the Sections for each Part of the exam. There are more than 1,100 pages of comprehensive information intended to teach The IIA CIA exam sylla- bus. The books are used in many companies as a baseline professional development tool, in addition to a certification preparation tool, because they are a comprehensive overview of The IIA Standards and the practice of the Internal Audit across the world. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 5
  • 7. Printed Books The printed materials are graphically rich, easy to use, and linked directly to every practice question found in the online software. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 6
  • 8. Printed Books The printed materials follow the CIA exam syllabus nearly identically. The sections are weighted the same way the exam is weighted and the topics are taught to the same “Proficiency and Awareness” levels on which they are tested (as depicted by “Level A and Level P” in the sample table of contents, below). The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 7
  • 9. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Interactive Online Study ToolsThe IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 8
  • 10. Online Menu The online study tools help learners to apply the concepts learned in the printed materials and test their un- derstanding and retention of the topics. Quizzes and tests prepare the user for the CIA exam, providing immediate feedback and additional guid- ance. They are also timed to help individuals gauge whether they are answering questions at an adequate pace. Purchasers of the full, four-part program have access to the online tools for two years. Purchasers of an in- dividual part have access for one year. All interactive online study tools can be accessed at www.LearnCIA.com. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 9
  • 11. Pre-test Pre-tests are made up of 50 questions covering all CIA topics as weighted by the CIA exam. Answers are identified as correct or incorrect and rationale is provided for the correct answer as well as reference to the corresponding section in the training materials for follow-up. The pre-test results will identify the user’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing the individual to focus their attention where it’s most needed. After completing the course, pre-test scores will be compared to post-test scores in the Reports section to show knowledge and skills have improved. The rationale refers participants to the specific section in the text that outlines the topic. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 10
  • 12. Quizzes After reading each section in the printed materials, users are encouraged to test their understanding and retention of the topics by completing a quick quiz (10 questions) or extended quiz (all questions pertaining to each section). Quizzes are timed and provide immediate feedback with correct answer identification, rationale, and reference to the appropriate section in the printed materials.Flashcards Users can test their knowledge of important terms and definitions with online flashcards. Printable versions of the flashcards are available in the Resource Center. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 11
  • 13. Post-test Post-tests include 100 questions taken from all topics throughout the course part, as weighted by the CIA exam. The post-test is timed, provides immediate feedback, rationale, and reference to the appropriate section in the printed materials for additional review. After completing the pre- test, users can visit the Reports to see a comparison of their pre- test and post-test scores to evaluate their progress throughout the course.CIA Practice Exam The CIA Practice Exam was designed to help CIA candidates gain comfort and experience with the format and functionality of the computer-based CIA exam. This 100 question exam is timed and users must complete the exam in one 2-hour, 45-minute sitting. Users can flag questions for review and skip and return to questions later in the exam. Instructional feedback is not provided as this is considered an exam simulation. Following the exam, users can review their incorrect/correct questions. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 12
  • 14. Resource Center Program updates, test-taking tips, printable flashcards, related links, reference material, and feedback forms are available on the Resource Center.Reports Best Test Scores report provides a summary of all quiz/text/exam scores. Users can look at each attempt and review the questions that were answered incorrectly. Pre-/Post-Test Comparison reviews the user’s pre– and post-test scores by section to gauge knowledge gain. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 13
  • 15. Class Formats: Comprehensive - In this format, the entire body of knowledge is covered from start to finish. Users are responsible for some independent study, especially if there is a time lag between the end of class and when they sit for the exam or if they have a fundamental weakness in a topic area(s). The minimum amount of course instruction time for this format is: Part 1 – 15-20 hours Part 2 – 15-20 hours Part 3 – 24-31 hours Part 4 – 9 hours The Comprehensive course is very thorough. It’s often offered by individual part so candidates can schedule their exams shortly after the conclusion of class before moving on to the next Part. The course can also be offered over two full weeks so that additional time can be spent on the highest risk areas. Refresher- In this format, only the topic areas identified in the users group reports are covered. Students’ must complete the independent self study before class so that the instructor can customize the agenda based on the needs of the class. Because the class is customized for the exact needs of the participants, this course can be shortened from the Comprehensive format. Generally, we see the course duration as: Part 1 – 8 hours Part 2 – 8 hours Part 3 – 16 hours Part 4 – 4 hours This format works well if you are hosting a week long training event for your employees. They can choose between the four courses (Parts 1-4) as well as other training programs offered in the program. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 14
  • 16. Instructor MaterialsInstructor version of printed materials (not pictured)1000+ Instructor slides on CD-ROM (Parts 1-4)Student Slides and ActivitiesBooksPaper and Pencil Exams The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 15
  • 17. Sample AgendaThe IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 16
  • 18. Helpful Resources/FAQCertification Candidate Handbook: http://www.theiia.org/certification/My CIA Review Plan: http://www.learncia.com/my-cia-review-plan IA’s Code of Ethics: http://www.theiia.org/guidance/standards-and-guidance/ippf/code-of-ethics/IIA’s Standards and Guidance: http://www.theiia.org/guidance/standards-and-guidance/FAQ’s:Can The IIA’s CIA Learning System be shared with multiple candidates?No. The IIA’s license agreement allows for one user per set of materials. In addition, the online reportsusers access throughout their studies are designed to give specific feedback based on the users specificstrengths and weaknesses. Multiple users taking practice exams under the same login would result ina combination of testing results and be unbeneficial for all.Can I access the online software from multiple computers?Yes, and not just from computers. You can access the online software at learncia.com from anyInternet capable device (i.e. laptop, desktop, ipad©, Blackberry©, etc.) from around the world.What is the main difference between the Self-Study materials and the Instructor-Led courses?The Instructor-Led courses combine the Self-Study print and online components with the leadership ofa qualified instructor. The qualified instructor enhances the learning environment by presenting thesubject matter, facilitating interactive discussion, sharing real world examples, and being an on-goingresource for professional development. The instructor-led course materials also include asupplemental workbook of the instructor’s power point slides.What is the best way to fit the Comprehensive Instructor-Led Courses into our busy work schedule?The four parts to the IIA’s CIA Learning system can be scheduled over a period of time by each of its 4parts. For example, dedicating one week twice a year, a couple days per month, or a couple days perquarter are just some ways the course can be scheduled. The qualified instructor can help youestablish a mutually beneficial course schedule that fits your organizational needs. The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 17
  • 19. Contact Us For More InformationInstructor:Michael Brozzetti, CIA, CISA, CGEITP: (267) 297-0706E: mike@internal-audit-training.comW: www.internal-audit-training.comQuestions about The IIA’s CIA Learning SystemMike DownsCorporate Business Development SpecialistP: +1-651-905-2609E: mike.downs@theiia.org For more information, visit www.LearnCIA.com or call Mike Downs at +1- 651-905-2609 The IIA’s CIA Learning System Sampler Book 18
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