ISACA's CISA

CISA - Certified Information System Auditor

The ISACA's CISA certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including IS audit, control and security. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for CISA exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment Test • 575 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 125 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated

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About

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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.

Skills Measured

  • IS Audit Process
  • IT Governance
  • Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle Management
  • Service Delivery and Support
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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CISA Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of knowledge including IS audit, control and security and work experience.

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Syllabus

CISA Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 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
    • Review Questions
  • Chapter 2: Managing IT Governance
    • Strategy Planning for Organizational Control
    • Overview of Tactical Management
    • Planning and Performance
    • Overview of Business Process Reengineering
    • Operations Management
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Chapter 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
    • Report Findings
    • Conducting Follow-Up (Closing Meeting)
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Chapter 4: Networking Technology Basics
    • 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
  • Chapter 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 versus Decentralization
    • Electronic Commerce
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Chapter 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
    • Review Questions
  • Chapter 7: Protecting Information Assets
    • Understanding the Threat
    • Using Technical Protection
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Chapter 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
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

A CISA Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Security Officer
  • Auditor
  • Risk Management
  • Privacy Controller

FAQs

CISA Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the CISA exam?
If you pass ISACA's CISA exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What is the exam registration fee?
  • For Member: USD 410
  • For Non-Member: USD 585

Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions you may have. Click here to get information on exam fees.

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 is 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 on 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 200-800)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 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?
You can find more information about the CISA exam from this link: http://www.isaca.org/Certification/CISA-Certified-Information-Systems-Auditor/Pages/default.aspx

At a Glance

CISA Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 8
Practice Tests 1 3
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 15 575
Interactive Quizzes 0 125
Final Test No Yes

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