Introduction and Overview of the Certification

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Time
7 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
8
Video Transcription
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>> Hi, my name is Daryl Sheppard and welcome to
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the Certified Information Systems
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Auditor course from Cybrary.
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Before we began a little bit about myself,
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my name is Daryl Sheppard and I've
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worked in the IT industry in Australia for
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over 20 years in both the public and private sectors
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and with the last 10 years being
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dedicated to IT security.
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In my spare time when I'm not securing systems,
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I play a little bit of electric guitar,
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mostly red blues and classically trained bassoon.
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As you can imagine,
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my CD collection is quiet, eclectic.
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A little bit about the
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learning objectives for this course.
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At the end of this course,
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you should have an understanding
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of each of the five domains that are
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covered in the ISACA CISA exam.
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You'll know a little bit about
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more what to expect when you
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get into the exam room on exam day,
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and you'll understand what you need to do to actually
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obtain the certification as a size up.
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What is the certified information systems auditor?
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Basically, it's a globally recognized standards.
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Many countries across the world will
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recognize the CISA or
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certified information systems auditor
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as a recognized qualification.
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Basically what you'll be doing
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is assessing vulnerabilities and
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developing controls and mitigations
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for enterprise systems.
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Now, the CISA is issued by
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the information systems audit and control association,
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which will commonly refer to
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as ISACA throughout this course.
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It's designed for IT auditors,
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audit managers, consultants, and security professionals.
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What does a CISA do?
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You're primarily going to
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be working around risk management.
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You'll be developing risk-based audit strategies
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for information systems,
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you plan the audits to determine which
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our enterprise assets are
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protected and how well they are managed,
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and you'll actually execute those audits to ensure
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an organization's compliance with
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whatever audit standards that may be applicable.
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You will most importantly,
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present these audit findings and
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recommendations to senior management.
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A big portion of
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the role of the CISA is communications of course.
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You'll perform follow-up audits to
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determine if
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recommendations have actually been implemented.
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Becoming a CISA, why would you want to
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become a certified information systems auditor?
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Well, as we mentioned before,
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it's a globally recognized certification
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and it's well-respected within the industry.
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Basically, to do this,
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you'll need to undertake
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an exam which we'll talk
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a little bit more about in this course
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and also have a certain number of years of
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experience behind you to
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actually obtain your certification.
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Now here we see the different domains
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within the CISA exam.
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As you can see, you're basically
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covering five different domains.
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Each of them are weighted slightly differently,
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meaning that you'll get a different number of
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questions in the given exam that you undertake.
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We will certainly cover all of this in
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the following slides in this course.
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A little bit about the ins and outs of the exam.
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The exam itself is four hours.
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A fairly long and arduous,
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but we're not too bad by
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comparison to some other certification exams.
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All the questions are
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multiple choice and they're generally in
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most testing centers
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undertaken by computer-based applications.
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Now, for those four hours,
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you'll have to answer 150 questions and you'll
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write it between 200 and 800 points.
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It's impossible to really understand the grading system.
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That's certainly something that
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ISACA keeps to themselves.
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But you will need 450 points to pass your course.
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This was a short lesson review.
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Basically we've covered what a CISA is and what they do.
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We've also spoken about what domains you'll be covering.
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We've gone into a little bit about the exam details,
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which we'll certainly cover it
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a little bit more detail later in this course.
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Thanks for listening, and I
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hope to see you at the next lesson.
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