Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam Review
With the HOCK CIA Review, you can study wherever you go and for as long as you need to pass the exams using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The HOCK CIA Review materials for Parts 1, 2, & 3 include:
Videos by Brian Hock provide the same coverage as a CIA class from the comfort of your own home. (Optional Add-On)
Practice previous exam questions online or in our mobile app. Explanations are included for all answer choices.
Quickly study formulas and main concepts with the electronic flash cards provided in PowerPoint format.
Mock exams with new questions not used elsewhere provide a final review before taking the real exam.
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Study Materials Included with the CIA Review
Textbook (Printable PDF and/or Hard Copy)
The Textbook is the core of the HOCK CIA Exam Preparation and is easy-to-read using clear and straightforward language. Our textbooks are comprehensive and detailed with complete examples so that you can fully understand the concepts regardless of your work experience or how long you have been out of school; there is no need to purchase other textbooks. Download the CIA Textbooks’ Tables of Contents.
When you order the HOCK CIA Review, you also have the option of adding a hard copy textbook for a small additional fee. Our textbooks are printed in color on standard weight white paper for increased readability and durability, especially when highlighting. We use comb bindings that allow you to easily open the book flat on a desk. Shipping via USPS is free in the United States, and we ship internationally via DHL – view international shipping rates.
ExamSuccess Multiple-Choice Questions
ExamSuccess provides multiple-choice questions that test your knowledge of the concepts covered on the exam and includes study and exam modes. Answer explanations are provided for both correct and incorrect answer choices in both types of sessions and your performance is tracked for each topic so that you can highlight any weak areas.
ExamSuccess is available online and can be used on any Internet-connected device – any computer, any tablet, or any Smartphone.
As of September 2019, the number of questions in ExamSuccess is 409 for Part 1, 753 for Part 2, and 684 for Part 3. There are additional unique questions in the mock exams.
HOCK CIA Mobile App for iOS and Android
The HOCK CIA App by Appitur® offers the same multiple-choice questions as our ExamSuccess software, but can be used offline on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Android phones and tablets.
The App is free to download with access to the sample questions. The full question database is unlocked in the App with your HOCK My Studies login.
Electronic Flash Cards
The Electronic Flash Cards are a popular study tool that provide a quick way to study formulas and important concepts. The HOCK flash cards are provided in PowerPoint format (PPT) and can be opened in Microsoft PowerPoint or any other program compatible with PowerPoint files.
Mock exams with new questions not used elsewhere in the study materials provide a measure for your exam readiness and are a solid review before taking the real exam.
Personalized Study Plan
The Study Plan guides you through what to focus on during the different weeks of study for each exam, but you can adapt it to fit your individual schedule using our online Personalized Study Plan. By selecting a date to begin studying and a target exam date, a Personalized Study Plan will automatically adjust the standard Plans to your schedule.
With Videos Add-On
The HOCK Videos are not an abbreviated version of the textbook read aloud, but instead provide a full classroom experience over the Internet. Teaching more than 100 days a year for fifteen years, Brian Hock is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced CIA teachers in the world. Similar to a University course, Brian covers the main points from the textbook, gives insights into difficult concepts, and solves calculation-based examples.
The CIA Videos also include downloadable audio mp3 versions of the videos.
Full List of Videos for each Exam Part
Section I - Introduction and the IPPF – 14 Minutes
Section I - Background of the Standards – 13 Minutes
Section I - Types of Standards – 5 Minutes
Section I - The Internal Audit Charter – 22 Minutes
Section I - Assurance and Consulting Services – 7 Minutes
Section I - The Code of Ethics – 15 Minutes
Section II - Organizational Independence – 18 Minutes
Section II - Individual Objectivity – 24 Minutes
Section III - Proficiency and Competency Framework – 17 Minutes
Section III - Proficiency, Understanding, and Appreciation – 13 Minutes
Section III - Due Professional Care and Continued Professional Development – 10 Minutes
Section IV - Quality Assurance and Improvement Program – 25 Minutes
Section V - The Three Lines of Defense – 12 Minutes
Section V - A - Organizational Governance - 27 Minutes
Section V - B-C - Organizational Culture and Ethics – 26 Minutes
Section V - D - Corporate Social Responsibility – 21 Minutes
Section V - E - Types of Risk – 16 Minutes
Section V - E - Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance, and Risk Capacity – 15 Minutes
Section V - E - Risk Management Process – 22 Minutes
Section V - F - Enterprise Risk Management – 13 Minutes
Section V - F - ISO 31000 – 18 Minutes
Section V - G - Examining the Effectiveness of Risk Management – 12 Minutes
Section V - H – IAA's Role in the Risk Management Process - 8 Minutes
Section V - I - Types of Controls – 29 Minutes
Section V - J - COSO Internal Control Framework – 22 Minutes
Section V - J – Alternative Control Frameworks - 11 Minutes
Section V - K – Examining the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Internal Controls - 10 Minutes
Section VI - Introduction to Fraud - 24 Minutes
Section VI - Fraud Risk Assessment - 17 Minutes
Section VI - Internal Auditor Responsibilities During Engagements - 13 Minutes
Section VI - Fraud Investigations - 15 Minutes
Section VI - Controls to Prevent and Detect Fraud - 11 Minutes
Section VI - Culture of Fraud Awareness - 7 Minutes
Section VI - Forensic Auditing and Interrogations - 17 Minutes
Section I - 1 - Managing the Internal Audit Activity Introduction - 15 Minutes
Section I - 1 - Administrative Activities – 13 Minutes
Section I - 1 - Managing the People in the IAA – 18 Minutes
Section I - 2 - A - Using Risk Management in Planning - 12 Minutes
Section I - 2 - A - Identifying Potential Engagements - 8 Minutes
Section I - 2 - B - Using Risk Framework to Prioritize Engagements - 17 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Risk and Control Self-Assessment – 18 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Audits of Third Parties – 7 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Contract Audits – 11 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Quality Audits – 21 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Due Diligence Engagements – 6 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Security Audit Engagements – 6 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Privacy Engagements – 13 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Performance and Operational Engagements – 7 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Financial Engagements – 16 Minutes
Section I - 2 - C - Environmental Engagements – 11 Minutes
Section I - 2 - D - Principles of Consulting – 19 Minutes
Section I - 2 - D - Consulting Engagements – 20 Minutes
Section I - 2 - E - Coordinate with External Auditors and Others – 22 Minutes
Section I - 2 - E - Assurance Maps – 7 Minutes
Section I - 3 - A - Communicate Audit Plan to the Board - 5 Minutes
Section I - 3 - B - Identify Significant Risk Exposures - 4 Minutes
Section I - 3 - C - Report on Effectiveness of IC and RM - 6 Minutes
Section I - 3 - D - Internal Audit KPIs - 17 Minutes
Section II - Engagement Scope and Objectives – 15 Minutes
Section II - Planning to Assure Identification of Risks – 8 Minutes
Section II - The Work Program – 16 Minutes
Section II - Categories of Procedures – 13 Minutes
Section II - Staffing the Engagement - 8 Minutes
Section III - 1 - A - Preliminary Survey – 13 Minutes
Section III - 1 - A - Interviewing – 16 Minutes
Section III - 1 - B - Checklists and Questionnaires – 8 Minutes
Section III - 1 - C - Sampling Fundamentals – 16 Minutes
Section III - 1 - C - Sampling Risk and Choosing the Sample – 17 Minutes
Section III - 1 - C - Attribute Sampling, Errors, and Documentation – 14 Minutes
Section III - 1 - C - Applying the Sample to the Population – 6 Minutes
Section III - 1 - C - Probability Proportional to Size – 7 Minutes
Section III - 1 - C - Using Random Number Tables – 5 Minutes
Section III - 2 - A - Using CATT – 14 Minutes
Section III - 2 - A - Testing the Computer System – 9 Minutes
Section III - 2 - B - Evaluate Evidence – 8 Minutes
Section III - 2 - C - Process Mapping – 18 Minutes
Section III - 2 - D - Analytical Review - 14 Minutes
Section III - 2 - D - Root Cause Analysis – 17 Minutes
Section III - 2 - D - Variances, Trend, and Regression Analysis - 12 Minutes
Section III - 2 - D - Ratio Analysis - 24 Minutes
Section III - 2 - E - Documentation / Work Papers – 17 Minutes
Section III - 2 - E - Control and Retention of Work Papers – 7 Minutes
Section III - 2 - F - Develop Engagement Conclusions – 9 Minutes
Section III - 3 - Engagement Supervision – 15 Minutes
Section IV - 1 - A-C - Preliminary and Interim Reports – 9 Minutes
Section IV - 1 - B - Communication Elements and Quality – 16 Minutes
Section IV - 1 - D - Making Recommendations – 5 Minutes
Section IV - 1 - E – Engagement Reporting Process - 25 Minutes
Section IV - 1 - F-G – Assessing and Communicating Residual Risk - 9 Minutes
Section IV - 2 - Monitoring Progress – 17 Minutes
Section I - Strategic Planning - 24 Minutes
Section I - Financial Performance Measures - 14 Minutes
Section I - Balanced Scorecard - 11 Minutes
Section I - Quality Management - 19 Minutes
Section I - Motivational Theories and Job Theory - 29 Minutes
Section I - Group Dynamics - 23 Minutes
Section I - Leadership and Mentoring - 25 Minutes
Section I - Teams and Team Building - 17 Minutes
Section I - Risk and Control Implications - 17 Minutes
Section I - Organizational Structure - 9 Minutes
Section I - Departmentation and Span of Control - 10 Minutes
Section I - Human Resource Processes - 26 Minutes
Section I - Procurement Process - 16 Minutes
Section I - New Product Development Process - 13 Minutes
Section I - Sales and Marketing, Logistics, and Outsourcing - 13 Minutes
Section I - Project Management - 15 Minutes
Section I - Contracts - 16 Minutes
Section I - Data Analytics - 21 Minutes
Section II - Physical Security Controls - 7 Minutes
Section II - User Authentication and Authorization Controls - 10 Minutes
Section II - Information System Controls - 14 Minutes
Section II - Internet Controls - 16 Minutes
Section II - Privacy - 14 Minutes
Section II - Emerging Technology Practices - 11 Minutes
Section II - Cybersecurity Risks - 10 Minutes
Section II - Cybersecurity and Information Security-Related Policies - 8 Minutes
Section III - Systems Development - 18 Minutes
Section III - Prototyping, RAD, and System Changes - 10 Minutes
Section III - Databases - 11 Minutes
Section III - The Internet and Internet Terms - 6 Minutes
Section III - EDI - 8 Minutes
Section III - Software Systems - 12 Minutes
Section III - Network Concepts - 11 Minutes
Section III - Operational Roles in IT - 10 Minutes
Section III - IT Frameworks - 29 Minutes
Section III - Disaster Recovery - 15 Minutes
Section IV - Objectives and Characteristics of Accounting Information - 14 Minutes
Section IV - Elements of the Financial Statements - 11 Minutes
Section IV - The Balance Sheet and Income Statement - 15 Minutes
Section IV - Statement of Changes in Equity and Statement of Cash Flows - 15 Minutes
Section IV - Financial Accounting Topics - 30 Minutes
Section IV - Fair Value, Combinations, and Investments - 19 Minutes
Section IV - Partnerships and Foreign Currency Transactions - 10 Minutes
Section IV - Financial Analysis - 17 Minutes
Section IV - Revenue Cycle - 15 Minutes
Section IV - Working Capital Management - 8 Minutes
Section IV - Inventory Management - 27 Minutes
Section IV - Accounts Receivable Management - 13 Minutes
Section IV - Marketable Securities and Cash Management - 10 Minutes
Section IV - Short-Term Finance - 26 Minutes
Section IV - Capital Structure - 28 Minutes
Section IV - Cost of Capital - 8 Minutes
Section IV - Cost of Debt - 4 Minutes
Section IV - Cost of Preferred Stock - 4 Minutes
Section IV - Cost of Common Equity - 11 Minutes
Section IV - Calculating Weighted Average Cost of Capital - 5 Minutes
Section IV - Capital Budgeting Cash Flows - 17 Minutes
Section IV - Payback Period and Discounted Payback Method - 8 Minutes
Section IV - NPV, IRR, and ARR - 11 Minutes
Section IV - Taxation Basics - 16 Minutes
Section IV - Transfer Pricing - 20 Minutes
Section IV - Budgeting - 16 Minutes
Section IV - Preparing Individual Budgets - 17 Minutes
Section IV - Breakeven Analysis - 17 Minutes
Section IV - Profit Point Analysis - 14 Minutes
Section IV - Responsibility Centers and Common Costs - 18 Minutes
Section IV - Contribution Profit or Loss - 10 Minutes
Section IV - Shared Service Cost Allocation - 13 Minutes
Section IV - Allocation of Multiple Service Departments - 9 Minutes
Section IV - Multiple Service Departments Example - 11 Minutes
Section IV - Classification of Costs - 18 Minutes
Section IV - Cost Measurement Systems - 12 Minutes
Section IV - Cost Accumulation Systems - 14 Minutes
Section IV - Traditional Overhead Allocation - 15 Minutes
Section IV - Activity-Based Costing - 13 Minutes
Section IV - Variable and Absorption Costing - 15 Minutes
Section IV - Introduction to Decision Making - 21 Minutes
Section IV - Make or Buy and Special-Order Decisions - 17 Minutes
Section IV - Sell or Process Further and Disinvestment Decisions - 10 Minutes
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CIA General (2)
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CIA Review (2)
Yes, the PDF textbooks and the hard copy textbooks are identical in content. In fact, we produce our hard copy textbooks from the PDF files.
In the ExamSuccess practice questions and mock exams, there are approximately 650 questions for Part 1, 950 questions for Part 2, and 900 question for Part 3.
More information about the practice questions is available on our CIA Review page.
CIA Videos (3)
The videos must be watched online in your web browser, and cannot be downloaded. However, we also offer audio versions of the videos in mp3 format that can be downloaded and used offline on any audio-capable device including computers, tablets, and smart phones.
As of June 2019, the approximate length of the HOCK CIA Videos are:
- CIA Part 1 – 9 hours
- CIA Part 2 – 12 hours
- CIA Part 3 – 19 hours
More information about the videos is available on our CIA Videos page.
Brian Hock is the teacher on all of the HOCK videos. Brian has been teaching CMA, CIA, CPA, and CFA courses since 2000.