For cyber security professionals who are interested in the field of auditing, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification by ISACA is the leading credential to achieve. In order to face the dynamic requirements of meeting enterprise vulnerability management challenges, this course covers the information systems auditing control processes to ensure that you have the ability to analyze the state of your organization and make changes where needed.
Prior to taking this CISA course online, it is recommended that candidates have a minimum of five years of work experience in information security audit, control, assurance, or security.
What is CISA?
CISA stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor and is a certification that is granted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). It is the most recognized credential for IS audit control, assurance, and security professionals. It is designed for audit managers, IT auditors, security professionals, and consultants.
What is Involved in this online CISA training?
Our CISA training provides you with all the knowledge you need to be eligible to work in a professional information systems auditing role and pass the CISA certification exam. The course is a comprehensive study of the auditing process, including:
Information Systems Auditing Standards and Processes
Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
Operations, Maintenance, and Support
Code of Professional Ethics
Completion of the course demonstrates your overall competencies in auditing, controlling, monitoring, and assessing information security and business systems.
While there are no prerequisites for this CISA course, it is suggested that you have previous work experience in information security audit, control, assurance, or security, as previous professional work experience is required to become certified.
Why Get CISA Certification?
Employees who are CISA certified are seen as knowledgeable, with skills including auditing information systems, ensuring compliance, managing vulnerabilities, and instituting control. Additionally, the benefits of achieving CISA certification include:
Automatic marketing of your expertise
Globally recognized as an IS audit professional
Increases value to the organization
Provides a competitive advantage over peers in the industry
Shows that candidates possess a high professional standard through ISACA's requirements for continuing education
Demonstrates the tactical skill required to successfully complete the exam
Credibility in the industry
Well-above average salary
What Jobs Are CISA Certified Professionals Qualified to Do?
The primary role of the information technology auditor is to ensure that there are no situations of unnecessary spending, fraud, or noncompliance with federal regulations and governmental laws.
CISA certification holders may be hired for the following positions:
IT Audit Manager
IT Risk and Assurance Manager
PCI Security Specialist
What Are the Requirements for CISA Certification?
To earn a CISA certification, candidates must pass the CISA test with a score of at least 450 (out of a possible 800) and have at least five years of professional experience in information systems auditing, assurance, control, or security. The previous experience requirement must have been within the last ten years preceding the application date for certification.
The CISA exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions, for which you have four hours (240 minutes) to complete. The exam questions cover five domains:
Information System Auditing Process (21%)
Governance and Management of IT (17%)
Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and implementation (12%)
Information Systems Operation and Business Resilience (23%)
Protection of Information Assets (27%)
Once successfully passed, your certification will be valid for five years, and then must be reestablished by meeting certain requirements.
You can find more information about the exam, scheduling the exam, and maintaining certification on the ISACA website.
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Daryl has spent the last 20 years working in various cybersecurity roles both in government and the private sector. Daryl has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the University of Tasmania. He is researching the involvement of human factors in cybersecurity within organizations.
Certificate of Completion
Complete this entire course to earn a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certificate of Completion