Certified Information Systems Auditor

Why should you attend?

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.

Enterprises demand IS audit professionals that possess the knowledge and expertise to help them identify critical issues and customize practices to support trust in and value from information systems.

The skills and practices that CISA promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CISA demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession.

Who should attend?

The CISA Certification was specifically created for professionals with work experience in information systems auditing, control or security that include:

• IS/IT Auditors

• Security Professionals

• IS/IT Consultants

• IS/IT Audit Managers

Learning Objectives

Candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification:

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

Pre-requisites

None

Examination

A job practice serves as the basis for the exam and the requirements to earn the certification. This new job practice consists of task and knowledge statements representing the work performed in information systems audit, assurance and control. These statements and domains are the result of extensive research, feedback, and validation from subject matter experts and prominent industry leaders from around the globe.
The job practice domains and task and knowledge statements are as follows:

Domain 1—The Process of Auditing Information Systems (21%)

Domain 2—Governance and Management of IT (16%)

Domain 3—Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation (18%)

Domain 4—Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management (20%)

Domain 5—Protection of Information Assets (25%)

Successfully Pass the CISA Exam

The examination is open to all individuals who have an interest in information systems audit, control and security. All are encouraged to work toward and take the examination. Successful examination candidates will be sent all information required to apply for certification with their notification of a passing score.

Work Experience

Once a CISA candidate has passed the CISA certification exam and has met the work experience requirements, the final step is to complete and submit a CISA Application for Certification. A minimum of 5 years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience is required for certification. Substitutions and waivers of such experience, to a maximum of 3 years, may be obtained as follows:

  • A maximum of 1 year of information systems experience OR 1 year of non-IS auditing experience can be substituted for 1 year of experience.
  • 60 to 120 completed university semester credit hours (the equivalent of an 2-year or 4-year degree) not limited by the 10-year preceding restriction, can be substituted for 1 or 2 years, respectively, of experience.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university that enforces the ISACA-sponsored Model Curricula can be substituted for 1 year of experience. To view a list of these schools. This option cannot be used if 3 years of experience substitution and educational waiver have already been claimed.
  • A master’s degree in information security or information technology from an accredited university can be substituted for 1 year of experience.

Exception: 2 years as a full-time university instructor in a related field (e.g., computer science, accounting, information systems auditing) can be substituted for 1 year of experience.

CISA Certification

  • Confirms your knowledge and experience
  • Quantifies and markets your expertise
  • Demonstrates that you have gained and maintained the level of knowledge required to meet the dynamic challenges of a modern enterprise
  • Is globally recognized as the mark of excellence for the IS audit professional
  • Combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work and educational experience, providing you with credibility in the marketplace.
  • Increases your value to your organization
  • Gives you a competitive advantage over peers when seeking job growth
  • Helps you achieve a high professional standard through ISACA’s requirements for continuing education and ethical conduct

Benefits of CISA

With a growing demand for individuals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world.

CISA employees:

  • Are highly qualified, experienced professionals
  • Provide the enterprise with a certification for IT assurance that is recognized by multinational clients, lending credibility to the enterprise
  • Are excellent indicators of proficiency in technology controls
  • Demonstrate competence in five domains, including standards and practices; organization and management; processes; integrity, confidentiality and availability; and software development, acquisition and maintenance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to providing the enterprise with trust in and value from your information systems
  • Maintain ongoing professional development for successful on-the-job performance

How do I get started with CISA Training?

If you are willing to take the challenge and obtain a CISA certification, our experts will ensure a valuable experience, whereby your needs will be met and you will become part of our global network.

Contact us to begin with the first step.