Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Preparation Course

THE CIA: A Master Key to Unlock The Many Doors of Opportunity In The Internal Auditing Process

The financial crises since the turn of the century have led to ever increasing demand for compliance & auditing professionals every year. As the IIA’s premier designation, the CIA sets the standards for excellence within the auditing profession.

The process of preparing for the CIA exam will enhance your professional insight and strengthen your knowledge of the internal auditing profession. 

The CIA exam has three parts; Notting Hill College offers three preparation certificates to prepare for the exam focusing mainly in internal audit.

For CIA, all you need is a bachelor degree, and even this can be exempted by a certain number of working experience in internal audit.

If you’re in audit management, aspire to management, or are looking to grow professionally, you owe it to yourself and your organisation to pursue the CIA. Earning the CIA demonstrates your commitment to professionalism and your career. Preparing for the exam is an educational opportunity in and of itself. Passing it will increase your confidence, serve as an example for current or future staff, and build credibility with internal audit client.

Now do you want to know, what is the CIA examination?

The CIA exam tests knowledge of current internal auditing practices, risks and controls. The process of preparing for the exam will enhance professional insight and strengthen knowledge of the internal auditing profession. The CIA exam is offered in three parts, each consisting of 125 multiple choice questions.

What do CIAs do?


  • Are viable resources for executive management and board of directors that help in accomplishing the overall goals of organisations

  • Boost their career opportunities and earn increased credibility and respect

  • Develop their knowledge of best practices in the industry

  • Broaden their knowledge on internal controls and other operational issues such as IT, finance and accounting

  • Demonstrate proficiency and professional ability to control and identify risks

  • Are equipped with the best ways for auditing professionals to communicate with today’s challenges

  • Lay the foundation for continued improvement and advancement


CIA preparation course at Notting Hill College, Prepare to pass!

With Notting Hill College-CIA preparation programme
You Pass or WE Pay


The CIA programme is composed of three parts:

Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics
The new CIA exam part 1 topics tested include aspects of mandatory guidance, such as the International Professional Practices Framework, internal control and risk concepts, as well as tools and techniques for conducting internal audit engagements. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the proficiency knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.

Course Description


  • Mandatory Guidance –Introduction

  • Definition of Internal Auditing

  • IIA Code of Ethics

  • International Standards

  • Comply with the IIA’s Attribute Standards

  • Maintain Independence and Objectivity

  • Proficiency and Necessary Skills

  • Exercise Due Professional Care

  • Promote Continuing Professional Development

  • Quality Assurance and Improvement Program


Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice

The new CIA exam part 2 topics tested include managing the internal audit function via the strategic and operational role of internal audit and establishing a risk-based plan; the steps to manage individual engagements (planning, supervision, communicating results and monitoring outcomes); as well as fraud risks and controls. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Proficiency knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.

Course Description


  • Internal Control & Risk – Introduction

  • Types of Controls (e.g. Preventive, Directive, Input, Output, etc.)

  • Management Control Techniques

  • Internal Control Framework Characteristics & Use

  • Alternative Control Frameworks

  • Risk Vocabulary and Concepts

  • Fraud Risk Awareness


Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

The new CIA exam part 3 topics tested includes: governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure, including business processes and risks communication; management and leadership principles; information technology and business continuity; financial management; and the global business environment. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the awareness knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.

Course Description


  • Conducting Internal Audit Engagements –Introduction

  • Data Gathering

  • The Preliminary Survey

  • Checklists and Questionnaires

  • Interviewing

  • Observation

  • Conduct Engagement to Identify Key Risks and Controls

  • Sampling

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Computerized Audit Tools and Techniques

  • Spreadsheet Analysis

  • Analytical Review Techniques

  • Benchmarking

  • Draw Conclusions

  • Data Reporting

  • Reporting Test Results to Auditor-in-Charge

  • Develop Preliminary Conclusions Regarding Control

  • Documentation and Working Papers

  • Process Mapping, Including Flowcharting

  • Evaluate Relevance, Sufficiency, and Competence of Evidence

Using HOCK Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Prep Kit you will pass the exam on your first attempt, or we will pay you the next one.

A New First Stop on Your Road to Success


Preparation Course Duration

60 hours per part, twice per week, 3 hours per session

Enrollment requirements for the CIA programme

  • Copy of the graduation certificate

  • Two passport-size photos

  • Copy of student ID

  • Nonrefundable registration fee: 150 L.E.

Enrollment fee for the CIA programme at Notting Hill College - Egypt

  • Part I: LE 4,750

  • Part II: LE 4,450

  • Part III: LE 5,800

Total fee:  15000 L.E. to be paid on three installments

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