CISA Overview

Course Description: 

The “Certified Information Systems Auditor” (CISA) designation is the long-established and highly-regarded professional credential from ISACA.  It is an internationally recognized standard for individuals practicing as Information Systems Auditors, as well as those generally involved in designing and implementing information system controls and security.  The CISA examination is a comprehensive assessment of each candidate’s ability to function in these roles, and is currently offered three times per year, in June, September, and December, at exam locations throughout the world.  

Many internal auditors who want to become Information Systems Auditors find the CISA the best vehicle to acquire key knowledge and demonstrate their abilities.

To better understand what's required for the CISA exam, and if it's right for you, we'll work through the CISA's five domains, which include:

  • 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

You'll gain a complete understanding of what's required for the CISA based on ISACA's 2015 Review Manual. By the end of the session, you'll be in a good position to evaluate whether you'd like to challenge the exam to obtain your CISA designation.

For this course, your session leader will be Craig McGuffin, who successfully passed the 2003 CISA exam, tying for second place among almost 12,000 candidates worldwide.

Key topics: 
  • Overview of the CISA
  • Background on the exam
  • Review of key topics within all five CISA domains
  • CISA questions and answers
Course Objectives: 

After completing this course, you'll have a good understanding of information systems audit, an appreciation for what the CISA designation is about, and insight as to whether you're interested in writing the CISA exam.

Course Length: 
1.0 Day
Intended Audience: 

This course is intended for those thinking about writing the exam for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.

Learning Level: 
Suitable for those new to the topic
Instructional Method: 
  • In-class lecture with experienced instructor


CPE Credits: 
7 Hours