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CISA - Certified Information System Auditor

Gain hands-on expertise in ISACA CISA certification exam by CISA - Certified Information System Auditor course. ISACA CISA exam is designed to certify the competency of security professionals to audit, control, monitor, and assess information technology and business systems. It covers process of auditing information systems governance and management of IT; protection of information assets; maintenance and service management; information systems operations; and much more.

Here's what you will get

The CISA exam is a standalone certification from ISACA with the exam code CISA. The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in information technology audit. The CISA exam is designed for the hands-on practitioner who implements the plans and policies designed by information security managers, CISOs, CSOs or equivalent.

Lessons
Lessons
8+
Exercises
597+
Quizzes
125+
Flashcards
550+
Glossary of terms
550+
TestPrep
Pre-assessment Questions
160+
Full Length Tests
3+
Post-Assessment Questions
150+
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
  • For Member: USD 410
  • For Non-Member: USD 585
Where do I take the exam? The CISA is administered by ISACA itself at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of liner and multiple choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

ISACA has the following pre-requisites for CISA:

  • Attain and report an annual minimum of twenty (20) CPE hours. These hours must be appropriate to the currency or advancement of the CISA's knowledge or ability to perform CISA-related tasks. The use of these hours towards meeting the CPE requirements for multiple ISACA certifications is permissible when the professional activity is applicable to satisfying the job-related knowledge of each certification.
  • Submit annual CPE maintenance fees to ISACA international headquarters in full.
  • Attain and report a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) CPE hours for a three-year reporting period.
  • Respond and submit required documentation of CPE activities if selected for the annual audit.
  • Comply with ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics.
  • Abide by ISACA's IT auditing standards.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 200 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 240 minutes
What is the passing score? 450

(on a scale of 0-800)

What is the exam's retake policy?

For CISA exam, ISACA's retake policy is:

  • A candidate receiving a score of less than 450 will not pass and can retake the exam by registering and paying the appropriate exam fee for any future exam administration.
  • To assist with future study, the results letter of each candidate will include a score analysis by content area. There are no limits to the number of times a candidate can take the exam.
What is the validity of the certification? CISA certification expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the CISA, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Officer
  • Auditor
  • Risk Management
  • Privacy Controller

Here's what you will learn

  • Understanding the Demand for IS Audits
  • Understanding Policies, Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures
  • Understanding Professional Ethics
  • Understanding the Purpose of an Audit
  • Differentiating Between Auditor and Auditee Roles
  • Implementing Audit Standards
  • Auditor Is an Executive Position
  • Understanding the Corporate Organizational Structure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Strategy Planning for Organizational Control
  • Overview of Tactical Management
  • Planning and Performance
  • Overview of Business Process Reengineering
  • Operations Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Understanding the Audit Program
  • Establishing and Approving an Audit Charter
  • Preplanning Specific Audits
  • Performing an Audit Risk Assessment
  • Determining Whether an Audit Is Possible
  • Performing the Audit
  • Gathering Audit Evidence
  • Conducting Audit Evidence Testing
  • Report Findings
  • Conducting Follow-Up (Closing Meeting)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Understanding the Differences in Computer Architecture
  • Selecting the Best System
  • Introducing the Open Systems Interconnect Model
  • Understanding Physical Network Design
  • Understanding Network Topologies
  • Differentiating Network Cable Types
  • Connecting Network Devices
  • Using Network Services
  • Expanding the Network
  • Using Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Managing Your Network
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Governance in Software Development
  • Management of Software Quality
  • Overview of the Executive Steering Committee
  • Change Management
  • Management of the Software Project
  • Overview of the System Development Life Cycle
  • Overview of Data Architecture
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Program Architecture
  • Centralization versus Decentralization
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Understanding the Nature of IT Services
  • Performing IT Operations Management
  • Performing Capacity Management
  • Using Administrative Protection
  • Performing Problem Management
  • Monitoring the Status of Controls
  • Implementing Physical Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Understanding the Threat
  • Using Technical Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Debunking the Myths
  • Understanding the Five Conflicting Disciplines Called Business Continuity
  • Defining Disaster Recovery
  • Defining the Purpose of Business Continuity
  • Uniting Other Plans with Business Continuity
  • Understanding the Five Phases of a Business Continuity Program
  • Understanding the Auditor Interests in BC/DR Plans
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
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CISA - Certified Information System Auditor
ISBN : 9781616915537