Based on a job analysis study conducted during 2017, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has announced it will be administering an updated Certified Internal Auditor examin ation beginning in January 2019. Among the changes in the three-part examination is the addition of a new subdomain on data analytics. The information security portion of the examination has also been expanded to include additional topics such as cybersecurity risks and emerging technology practices. CIA Part Three: Business Knowledge currently has eight domains, which will be revised to only four: business acumen (35 percent); information security (25 percent); information technology (20 percent); and financial management (20 percent).

IIA reports they have awarded 141,000 CIA certifications since they first gave the examination in 1974. The examination is administered in more than 800 testing facilities and 150 countries around the world, but beginning with the 2019 examination will only be offered in English. IIA states it will work with local affiliates around the world to transition the examination into additional languages.

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