Wiley’s CIA textbooks are updated annually. The complete course includes a set of 3 textbooks, one for each part of the CIA exam. The three books work together to help reinforce topics and help you master the concepts and principles, however, they can be purchased individually or as a set. Each book is filled with diagrams, tables, charts and memory devices to help you remember the material. You also have access to multiple choice questions and their solutions.
Nothing beats a mobile app for studying on the go. Wiley has created apps for both the iOS and Android devices with the intention of providing convenient study resources. However, students who have tried to use these apps tell a different story. Expect issues connecting to your desktop study materials and limited access to their entire library.
Wiley CIA Exam Review is strictly an online course without any live or video components. Students will have to cover the material in the textbooks and complete the practice questions on their own and rely on the answers that are provided to clarify any problems or questions they might have.
Although Wiley makes an effort to keep their textbooks up-to-date, they’re still very difficult to get through. Many students have remarked that the overly dry and technical material contained in these books made it difficult to stay motivated and retain the info. If you prefer to learn with the aid of a well-made textbook, look elsewhere.