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CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor


You should now know more about the CISA Exam syllabus and feel more confident in your ability to understand what will be on it. If you’re planning to take the exam, we highly recommend you use one of our recommended course guides to study.

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About this course

The intensive five-day CISA exam preparation course is designed to prepare professionals for the Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA) exam. The course focuses on the key points covered in the CISA Review Manual 26th Edition and includes class lectures, group discussions, exam practice and answer debriefs.

The course is intended for individuals with familiarity with and experience in information systems auditing, control or security. The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.

Target Audience

This course is intended for individuals who audit, control, monitor and assess information technology and business systems. This includes information systems security professionals, internal review auditors, and other individuals who have an interest in aspects of information systems audit, controls, and security.


There are no prerequisite requirements for taking the CISA course or the CISA exam; however, in-order-to apply for the CISA certification, the candidate must meet the following requirements as determined by ISACA:

• Five (5) or more years of experience in IS audit, control, assurance, or security 

• Waivers are available for a maximum of three (3) years

Course Outline

1. Testing-Taking Tips and Study TechniquesPreparation for the CISA ExamSubmitting Required PaperworkResources and Study AidsPassing the Exam the First Time

2. The Audit ProcessRiskAuditStandards and Guidelines

3. IT GovernanceBest PracticesManagement PracticesRoles and Responsibilities

4. Lifecycle ManagementProject ManagementBusiness Application DevelopmentInformation Systems Maintenance Practices

5. System Infrastructure ControlAuditing Application ControlsApplication System DevelopmentBusiness Application Systems

6. Information Systems Hardware and ArchitectureInformation Systems OperationsInformation Systems HardwareSDLCDatabases

7. Information Systems Used for IT Delivery and SupportOSITCP/IP ModelTCP/UDP/ICMP/IPRouters/Switches/HubsFirewallsWirelessWAN Technologies – X.25/Frame Relay/PPP/ISDN/DSL/Cable

8. Protection of Logical AssetsCIARoles and Responsibilities – RACIAsset ManagementTaxonomy – Information ClassificationRisk ManagementPolicies, Procedures, Standards, Guidelines, BaselinesKnowledge Transfer – Awareness, Training, Education

9. Physical SecurityEnvironmental Protection PracticesPhysical AuthenticationPolicies and Procedures

10. Business Continuity and Disaster RecoveryBIA PolicyBIA Roles and TeamsData Backups, Vaulting, Journaling, ShadowingAlternate SitesEmergency ResponseRequired NotificationsBIA Tests

11. Review and Q&A SessionFinal Review and Test Prep

Course Objectives

On completion of the CISA exam preparation course, delegates will:

• Have an understanding of the format and structure of the CISA certification exam

• Have knowledge of the various topics and technical areas covered by the exam

• Practice with specific strategies, tips and techniques for taking and passing the exam

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