CIA Virtual Classroom
Master & Pass the CIA the Smart Way

For Gulf, Middle East and Africa Participants

Commencing: 10 September, 2018 at 7:00pm GST

The PRC “CIA Virtual Classroom” is the smartest, concise and affordable way to prepare for your CIA Exam. Join the live online instruction conducted by qualified CIA experts, who provide you with the know-how and confidence to pass the exam.

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About the CIA Part 1 Virtual Classroom?

  • 11 Sessions -  For Middle East Participants
  • 2.5/hrs per session
  • Start Date and Time: Monday 10 September, 2018 at 7:00 pm GST**

What you get when you join the Virtual Classroom?

  • Instruction by our Internationally acclaimed CIA certified instructor -  who speaks both fluent English and Arabic
  • We provide you with the Online CIA Lecture handouts
  • Access to more than 3,800 multiple choice practice questions
  • Receive the most comprehensive mock exams
  • Have access to our Lead Support Instructor 24/7 – clear any doubts you have
  • Plus more..

Who should join this course?

  • Staff Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Senior Accountant
  • Finance Manager
  • Controller
  • Fresh Graduates

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About the Instructor

Waddah Hallak: CPA, CIA, CMA

Waddah is an internationally acclaimed consultant for professional review qualifications and an expert instructor in delivering CIA and CMA courses in various parts of the world. Waddah holds several professional certifications in the fields of accounting and auditing. He has a diversified professional background including employment with the Big 4, international consultancy assignments, and has been involved in core content development for professional review courses.

*To be eligible for the PRC PASS Guarantee, candidates must: 1- Attend 80% of online sessions 2. Complete all homework and continue to solve until scoring more than 95%. 3. Score more than 90% on the Mock Exam quiz which includes random questions from homework sessions. 4.Write the exam within 4 weeks from the mock exam. 5.Provide evidence of failing within 4 weeks from results.

**PRC has the right to alter the CIA Virtual Classroom dates or cancel sessions at its discretion.

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Certified Internal Auditor Course Schedule
PART 1 - Essentials of Internal Auditing

L# Topics Covered Date Time
L1 Domain I - Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)
A. Interpret The IIA's Mission of Internal Audit, Definition of Internal Auditing, and Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and the purpose, authority, and responsibility of the internal audit activity. (Proficient)
B. Explain the requirements of an internal audit charter (required components, board approval, communication of the charter, etc.). (Basic)
Monday, September 10, 2018 2.5 Hours
L2 C. Interpret the difference between assurance and consulting services provided by the internal audit activity. (Proficient)
Domain II - Independence and Objectivity (15%)
A. Interpret organizational independence of the internal audit activity (importance of independence, functional reporting, etc.). (Basic)
B. Identify whether the internal audit activity has any impairments to its independence. (Basic)
C. Assess and maintain an individual internal auditor's objectivity, including determining whether an individual internal auditor has any impairments to his/her objectivity. (Proficient)
D. Analyze policies that promote objectivity. (Proficient)
E. Demonstrate conformance with the IIA Code of Ethics. (Proficient)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2.5 Hours
L3 Domain III - Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)
A. Recognize the knowledge, skills, and competencies required (whether developed or procured) to fulfill the responsibilities of the internal audit activity. (Basic)
B. Demonstrate the knowledge and competencies that an internal auditor needs to possess to perform his/her individual responsibilities, including technical skills and soft skills (communication skills, critical thinking, persuasion/negotiation and collaboration skills, etc.). (Proficient)
C. Demonstrate due professional care. (Proficient)
D. Demonstrate an individual internal auditor's competency through continuing professional development. (Proficient)
Monday, September 17, 2018 2.5 Hours
L4 Domain IV - Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)
A. Describe the required elements of the quality assurance and improvement program (internal assessments, external assessments, etc.). (Basic)
B. Describe the requirement of reporting the results of the quality assurance and improvement program to the board or other governing body. (Basic)
C. Identify appropriate disclosure of conformance vs. nonconformance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. (Basic)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2.5 Hours
L5 Domain V - Governance, Risk Management, and Control (35%)
A. Describe the concept of organizational governance. (Basic)
B. Recognize the impact of organizational culture on the overall control environment and individual engagement risks and controls. (Basic)
Monday, September 24, 2018 2.5 Hours
L6 C. Recognize and interpret the organization's ethics and compliance-related issues, alleged violations, and dispositions. (Basic)
D. Describe corporate social responsibility. (Basic)
E. Interpret fundamental concepts of risk and the risk management process Proficient
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2.5 Hours
L7 F. Describe globally accepted risk management frameworks appropriate to the organization (COSO - ERM, ISO 31000, etc.). (Basic)
G. Examine the effectiveness of risk management within processes and functions. (Proficient)
H. Recognize the appropriateness of the internal audit activity’s role in the organization's risk management process. (Basic)
Monday, October 15, 2018 2.5 Hours
L8 I. Interpret internal control concepts and types of controls. (Proficient)
J. Apply globally accepted internal control frameworks appropriate to the organization (COSO, etc.). (Proficient)
K. Examine the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls. (Proficient)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2.5 Hours
L9 Domain VI – Fraud Risks (10%)
A. Interpret fraud risks and types of frauds and determine whether fraud risks require special consideration when conducting an engagement. (Proficient)
B. Evaluate the potential for occurrence of fraud (red flags, etc.) and how the organization detects and manages fraud risks. (Proficient)
C. Recommend controls to prevent and detect fraud and education to improve the organization's fraud awareness. (Proficient)
D. Recognize techniques and internal audit roles related to forensic auditing (interview, investigation, testing, etc.). (Basic)
Monday, October 22, 2018 2.5 Hours
L10 Part 1 Review and Mock Exam Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2.5 Hours
E-mail: *Any additional lectures will be scheduled on Thursdays


Certified Internal Auditor Course Schedule
PART 2 - Practice of Internal Auditing

L# Topics Covered Date Time
L1 Domain I - Managing the Internal Audit Activity (20%)
1. Internal Audit Operations
A. A Describe policies and procedures for the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of internal audit operations. (Basic)
B. B Interpret administrative activities (budgeting, resourcing, recruiting, staffing, etc.) of the internal audit activity. (Basic)
Monday, January 28, 2019 2.5 Hours
L2 2.Establishing a Risk-based Internal Audit Plan
A. Identify sources of potential engagements (audit universe, audit cycle requirements, management requests, regulatory mandates, relevant market and industry trends, emerging issues, etc.) . (Basic)
B. Identify a risk management framework to assess risks and prioritize audit engagements based on the results of a risk assessment. (Basic)
C. Interpret the types of assurance engagements (risk and control assessments, audits of third parties and contract compliance, security and privacy, performance and quality audits, key performance indicators, operational audits, financial and regulatory compliance audits). (Proficient)
D. Interpret the types of consulting engagements (training, system design, system development, due diligence, privacy, benchmarking, internal control assessment, process mapping, etc.) designed to provide advice and insight. (Proficient)
E. Describe coordination of internal audit efforts with the external auditor, regulatory oversight bodies, and other internal assurance
F. Functions, and potential reliance on other assurance providers. (Basic)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2.5 Hours
L3 3.Communicating and Reporting to Senior Management and the Board
A. Recognize that the chief audit executive communicates the annual audit plan to senior management and the board and seeks the board's approval. (Basic)
B. Identify significant risk exposures and control and governance issues for the chief audit executive to report to the board. (Basic)
C. Recognize that the chief audit executive reports on the overall effectiveness of the organization's internal control and risk management processes to senior management and the board. (Basic)
D. Recognize internal audit key performance indicators that the chief audit executive communicates to senior management and the board periodically. (Basic)
Monday, February 4, 2019 2.5 Hours
L4 Domain II - Planning the Engagement (20%)
A. Determine engagement objectives, evaluation criteria, and the scope of the engagement. (Proficient)
B. Plan the engagement to assure identification of key risks and controls. (Proficient)
C. Complete a detailed risk assessment of each audit area, including evaluating and prioritizing risk and control factors. (Proficient)
D. Determine engagement procedures and prepare the engagement work program. (Proficient)
E. Determine the level of staff and resources needed for the engagement. (Proficient)
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 2.5 Hours
L5 Domain III - Performing the Engagement (40%)
1. Information Gathering
A. Gather and examine relevant information (review previous audit reports and data, conduct walk-throughs and interviews, perform observations, etc.) as part of a preliminary survey of the engagement area. (Proficient )
B. Develop checklists and risk-and-control questionnaires as part of a preliminary survey of the engagement area. (Proficient)
C. Apply appropriate sampling (nonstatistical, judgmental, discovery, etc.) and statistical analysis techniques. (Proficient)
Monday, February 11, 2019 2.5 Hours
L6 2. Analysis and Evaluation
A. Use computerized audit tools and techniques (data mining and extraction, continuous monitoring, automated workpapers, embedded audit modules, etc.). (Proficient)
B. Evaluate the relevance, sufficiency, and reliability of potential sources of evidence. (Proficient)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2.5 Hours
L7 C. Apply appropriate analytical approaches and process mapping techniques (process identification, workflow analysis, process map generation and analysis, spaghetti maps, RACI diagrams, etc.). (Proficient)Determine and apply analytical review techniques (ratio estimation, variance analysis, budget vs. actual, trend analysis, other reasonableness tests, benchmarking, etc.). (Basic)
D. Prepare workpapers and documentation of relevant information to support conclusions and engagement results. (Proficient)
E. Summarize and develop engagement conclusions, including assessment of risks and controls. (Proficient)Engagement Supervision
Monday, February 18, 2019 2.5 Hours
L8 3. Identify key activities in supervising engagements (coordinate work assignments, review workpapers, evaluate auditors' performance, etc.). (Basic) Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2.5 Hours
L9 Domain IV - Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)
1. Communicating Engagement Results and the Acceptance of Risk
A. Arrange preliminary communication with engagement clients. (Proficient)
B. Demonstrate communication quality (accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely) and elements (objectives, scope, conclusions, recommendations, and action plan). (Proficient)
C. Prepare interim reporting on the engagement progress. (Proficient)
D. Formulate recommendations to enhance and protect organizational value. (Proficient)
E. Describe the audit engagement communication and reporting process, including holding the exit conference, developing the audit report (draft, review, approve, and distribute), and obtaining management's response. (Basic)
F. Describe the chief audit executive's responsibility for assessing residual risk. (Basic)
G. Describe the process for communicating risk acceptance (when management has accepted a level of risk that may be unacceptable to the organization). (Basic)
2. Monitoring Progress
A. Assess engagement outcomes, including the management action plan. (Proficient)
B. Manage monitoring and follow-up of the disposition of audit engagement results communicated to management and the board. (Proficient)
Monday, February 25, 2019 2.5 Hours
L10 Part 2 Review and Mock Exam Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2.5 Hours
E-mail: *Any additional lectures will be scheduled on Thursdays