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CISA Course Features/USP/Highlights

40 Hours of Instructor Led Training

Certified and Experienced Instructors

Session recording access

Study materials and exam prep questions

CISA Practice Questions

 

Target audience of CISA Certification 

 

Early to mid-career professionals looking to gain recognition and enhanced credibility in interactions with internal and external stakeholders, regulators, and customers. Job roles include:  

  • IT Audit Directors/Managers/Consultants  
  • IT and Internal Auditors  
  • Compliance/Risk/Privacy Directors 
  • IT Directors/Managers/Consultants 

 

Prerequisites of  CISA Certification Training

 

CISA Exam and Certification information 

 

  • Duration – 4 hours 
  • Questions – 150 MCQ type 
  • Passing score – 450 or above (The exam scores on a scale between 200 and 800) 
  • Exam Location - The PSI testing location is either a testing center or online remoted proctored.  

 

 

 

CISA Certification Journey 

Course Outline

Domain 1: Information Systems Auditing Process

Domain 1: Information Systems Auditing Process 

1 . Planning 

  • IS Audit Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Ethics 
  • Business Proces Types of Controls 
  • Risk-based Audit Planning 
  • Types of Audits and Assessments 

2 . Execution 

  •  Audit Project Management 
  • Sampling Methodology 
  • Audit Evidence Collection Techniques 
  • Data Analytics 
  • Reporting and Communication Techniques 
  •  Quality Assurance and Improvement of the Audit Process 
Domain 2: Governance and Management of IT

1. IT Governance and IT Strategy 

  • IT-related Frameworks 
  •  IT Standards, Policies and Procedures 
  • Organizational Structure 
  • Enterprise Architecture 
  • Enterprise Risk Management 
  •  Maturity Models 
  • Laws, Regulations and Industry Standards Affecting the Organization 

2. IT Management 

  • IT Resource Management 
  •  IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management 
  •  IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting 
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Management of IT 
Domain 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation

1. Information Systems Acquisition and Development 

  •  Project Governance and Management 
  •  Business Case and Feasibility Analysis 
  • System Development Methodologies 
  • Control Identification and Design 

2. Information Systems Implementation 

  •  Testing Methodologies 
  • Configuration and Release Management 
  • System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment and Data Conversion 
  • Post-implementation Review 
Domain 4: Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience

1. Information Systems Operations 

  • Common Technology Components 
  • IT Asset Management 
  • Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation 
  • System Interfaces 
  • End-user Computing 
  •  Data Governance 
  • Systems Performance Management 
  •  Problem and Incident Management 
  •  Change, Configuration, Release and Patch Management 
  •  IT Service Level Management 
  • Database Management 

2. Business Resilience 

  • Business Impact Analysis 
  • System Resiliency 
  • Data Backup, Storage and Restoration 
  • Business Continuity Plan 
  • Disaster Recovery Plans 
Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets Information Asset Security Frameworks, Standards and Guidelines
  •  Privacy Principles 
  •  Physical Access and Environmental Controls 
  • Identity and Access Management 
  • Network and End-point Security 
  • Data Classification 
  •  Data Encryption and Encryption-related Techniques 
  • Public Key Infrastructure 
  • Web-based Communication Technologies 
  • Virtualized Environments 
  • Mobile, Wireless and Internet-of-things Devices 

Security Event Management 

  • Security Awareness Training and Programs 
  • Information System Attack Methods and Techniques 
  •  Security Testing Tools and Techniques 
  • Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques 
  •  Incident Response Management. 
  • Evidence Collection and Forensics

Frequently Asked Questions.

CISA Certification Typically

CISA certification FAQs typically cover exam content, eligibility, and career benefits. Candidates often ask about the five key domains: auditing, governance, implementation, management, and protection of information systems. Queries include the exam format, passing scores, and study resources. Eligibility requires five years of relevant work experience, with possible substitutions. Certification boosts careers in IT auditing, security, and control. Additional FAQs address registration costs, the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements for maintaining certification, and the benefits of joining ISACA for access to exclusive resources and networking opportunities.

What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

You need a computer or laptop with dependable internet access to join CISA certification training courses. You might also need software or programs to participate in a virtual classroom, like learning management systems to access course content and video conferencing solutions like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, we can advise using a certain web browser or demand that extra plugins be installed in order to use interactive features. Prior to the training sessions, it is imperative to review the prerequisites supplied by the training provider to guarantee compatibility and a seamless learning experience.

What all will I get as part of the training?

Usually, you will receive thorough study resources covering every test subject as part of the CISA certification training. These materials usually include textbooks, slides, and practice questions. You'll also get access to online or in-person training classes taught by knowledgeable professors who can help you understand difficult subjects. In order to support learning, some training programs additionally provide interactive exercises, lectures that have been recorded, and additional materials. You will have the chance to interact with instructors and other participants during the program, which will provide you with invaluable insights and real-world expertise to help you succeed in the field of information systems auditing and on the CISA certification exam.

How many questions are there in the CISA certification exam?

The CISA certification exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are given four hours to complete the exam. These questions cover various domains related to information systems auditing, such as governance and management of IT, information systems acquisition, development, and implementation, information systems operations, maintenance, and service management, protection of information assets, and the risk management framework. It's essential for candidates to thoroughly understand each domain and practice with sample questions to prepare effectively for the exam and achieve success in obtaining the CISA certification.

What is the CISA certification cost?

The cost of the CISA certification exam varies depending on several factors, including your membership status with ISACA and your geographic location. Generally, ISACA members receive a discounted exam fee compared to non-members. Additionally, exam fees may vary by region due to factors such as currency exchange rates and local operating costs. As of my last update, the exam fee for ISACA members ranges from $575 to $760, while non-members typically pay between $760 and $970. It's recommended to check the current exam fees on the ISACA website or contact your local ISACA chapter for the most accurate pricing information.

What certification will I receive after completing the training?

You will obtain the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification after effectively finishing the CISA certification course and passing the CISA exam. The ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) has granted you this internationally recognized accreditation, which attests to your knowledge and competence in information systems auditing, control, and assurance. Your reputation and career possibilities in positions like IT auditor, compliance manager, cybersecurity specialist, and more will be enhanced by the CISA certification, which proves your dedication to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and competency in the field of information systems auditing.

What is the date of the next CISA exam?

The specific dates for the CISA exam vary each year, as it is typically offered multiple times throughout the year by ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association). ISACA generally schedules exams in June, September, and December, with specific dates subject to change.

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