CISA : CISA: Certified Information System Auditor Study Guide Fourth Edition

CISA: Certified Information System Auditor Study Guide Fourth...
ISBN : 978-1-119-05624-9
Gain hands-on expertise in ISACA CISA certification exam with Certified Information System Auditor Study Guide Fourth Edition course. It covers all the domains of ISACA CISA exam which includes governance and management of IT; process of auditing information systems; information systems operations, maintenance and support; information systems acquisition, development and implementation; protection of information assets.


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Exam Information

ISACA CISA certification exam is intended for candidates interested in information systems audit, control and security. This exam validates your experience and knowledge in the field of information assets protection; IT governance and management; systems audit; control and security and so on.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • IT Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Project manager
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Security and Compliance Officer
  • Information Security Consultant/Analyst
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
The professional criteria for this exam is that candidates must have a minimum 4000 actual hours of work experience in full time positions in information systems, security experience, and controls. However, candidates can replace a maximum of 1 year auditing, security and control experience with one year full time experience in information systems or auditing. For university instructors, 1 year of the required auditing, security and control experience can be replaced with 2 years of full educator experience.
Where do I take the exam?
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 150 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
240 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 200-800)

What is the exam's retake policy?
A candidate receiving a score of less than 450 has not passed 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 each candidate receives will include a score analysis by content area. There are no limits to the number of times a candidate can take the exam.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CISA-2016, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Secrets of a Successful Auditor

  • 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

Lesson 2: Governance

  • Strategy Planning for Organizational Control
  • Overview of Tactical Management
  • Planning and Performance
  • Overview of Business Process Reengineering
  • Operations Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 3: Audit Process

  • 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
  • Generating Audit Findings
  • Report Findings
  • Conducting Follow-up (Closing Meeting)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 4: Networking Technology Basics

  • Understanding the Differences in Computer Architecture
  • Selecting the Best System
  • Introducing the Open Systems Interconnection Model
  • Understanding Physical Network Design
  • Understanding Network Cable Topologies
  • Differentiating Network Cable Types
  • Connecting Network Devices
  • Using Network Services
  • Expanding the Network
  • Using Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • The Basics of Managing the Network
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 5: Information Systems Life Cycle

  • 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 vs. Decentralization
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 6: System Implementation and Operations

  • 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

Lesson 7: Protecting Information Assets

  • Understanding the Threat
  • Using Technical Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 8: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • 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

Lesson 9: Appendix A


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