I wanted to pursue CIA certification to move up in my career and demonstrate my commitment and expertise to clients and employers. As a busy, working parent, I had to use my limited free time well as I prepared for the exams. I started by setting an exam date goal, scheduling one day each weekend to study, and using The IIA’s CIA Learning System practice tests to identify my areas of strength and those topics I needed to spend more time studying. By the time I had studied all the topics and taken all the practice tests, I was very comfortable with the exam format, which helped a lot when taking the actual exams.