CISA Preparation Review Course

Course Description: 

The purpose of the course is to help participants prepare for the exam leading to the “Certified Information Systems Auditor” (CISA), professional designation, the long-established and highly-regarded credential from ISACA.  The CISA designation 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.

To help prepare for the CISA exam, course participants will be lead through core reference material in the form of the “CISA Review Manual” (published by ISACA).  We will review, in-depth, the CISA's five domains:

  • 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

This will be supplemented by additional material, explanation, and guidance provided by an experienced course instructor who holds a SICA.  Participants will also have the opportunity for in-class exploration of problem areas through discussions with the course instructor and with other participants.  Attempting numerous practice questions, as well as sitting a practice exam, will round out the learning experience.

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.

Please note that the course can be run over anywhere from two to five days.

Key topics: 
  • Overview of the CISA
  • Background on the exam
  • In-depth review of all five CISA domains
  • Example CISA questions and answers
  • Exam tips
Course Objectives: 

After completing this course, you will be well on your way in your preparations to successfully challenge the CISA exam.

Course Length: 
4.0 Days
Intended Audience: 

This course is intended for those preparing to write 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
  • Extensive use of sample questions and answers


CPE Credits: 
28 Hours