CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally acknowledged certification, which builds upon the previous experience of IS professionals, to produce valuable employees who possess exceptional knowledge of Information Systems Auditing, Control, and Security.

During this CISA training course, delegates will be exposed to the Five Domains of Information Security Auditing. These domains comprise the foundations of CISA and it is imperative that delegates grasp a complete understanding of these aspects in order to pass the CISA exam and use their certification within the workplace.

Within each of these domains exists multiple topics, which when combined, provide a comprehensive overview of the domain of focus. Due to the breadth of information imparted with each topic over a period of just four days, this course is considered intensive and candidates must study hard to obtain the certification.

The five domains are as follows:

  • The Process of Auditing Information Systems
  • Governance & Management of IT
  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
  • Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support
  • Protection of Information Assets

Audience

  • IS/IT auditors/consultants
  • IT compliance managers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Chief risk & privacy officers
  • Security heads/directors
  • Security managers/architects

Prerequisites

This training course is not suitable for beginners.

A minimum of 5 years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience is required for the CISA certification.

With this information in mind, it is expected that CISA qualified candidates have an outstanding level of professional experience, commitment, and extensive knowledge of IS Auditing. Thus, a CISA qualification is likely to open many doors and propel certified individuals into a high ranking position within the enterprise.

To get the CISA certification you need to:

  • Pass the CISA examination
  • Submit an application for CISA certification
  • Adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Dedicate to the Continuing Professional Education Program
  • Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

Course content

The course content surrounds the pivotal Five Domains. The information imparted within each domain is as follows:

Domain 1: Information Systems Audit Process

  • Developing a risk-based IT audit strategy
  • Planning specific audits
  • Conducting audits to IS audit standards
  • Implementation of risk management and control practices

Domain 2: IT Governance and Management

  • Effectiveness of IT Governance structure
  • IT organisational structure and human resources (personnel) management
  • Organisation’s IT policies, standards, and procedures
  • Adequacy of the Quality Management System
  • IT management and monitoring controls
  • IT resource investment
  • IT contracting strategies and policies
  • Management of organisations IT-related risks
  • Monitoring and assurance practices
  • Organisation business continuity plan

Domain 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation

  • Business case development for IS acquisition, development, maintenance, and retirement
  • Project management practices and controls
  • Conducting reviews of project management practices
  • Controls for requirements, acquisition, development, and testing phases
  • Readiness for Information Systems
  • Project Plan Reviewing
  • Post Implementation System Reviews

Domain 4: Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support

  • Conduct periodic reviews of organisations objectives
  • Service level management
  • Third party management practices
  • Operations and end-user procedures
  • Process of information systems maintenance
  • Data administration practices determine the integrity and optimisation of databases
  • Use of capacity and performance monitoring tools and techniques
  • Problem and incident management practices
  • Change, configuration, and release management practices
  • Adequacy of backup and restore provisions
  • Organisation’s disaster recovery plan in the event of a disaster

Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets

  • Information security policies, standards and procedures
  • Design, implementing, monitoring of system and logical security controls
  • Design, implementing, monitoring of data classification processes and procedures
  • Design, implementing, monitoring of physical access and environmental controls
  • Processes and procedures to store, retrieve, transport and dispose of information assets

Certification

This course will help you prepare for ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification, and you will receive the following when booking this course:

  • ISACA CISA Exam Prep Tool
  • ISACA CISA Exam Voucher

This exam is sat separately from the course.
Delegates must book the exam directly from ISACA. Read more about CISA exam and certification 

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