September 2013 CISA and CISM Exams
For the first time, ISACA is offering a third exam session for those seeking the CISA and CISM designations. The sessions will be held on Saturday, 7 September 2013 at selected locations worldwide. Please see this link for more details. The deadline for final registration is Monday 22 July 2013.
Now for those in the southern hemisphere, I think it's a great way to spend the winter months: studying to obtain one of ISACA's two highly regarded professional designations. That's time well spent.
But if you're in the northern hemisphere, you can probably come up with better ways to occupy your summer than studying. Sun, sand, surf...any of these clearly sound superior to security, systems development controls, or segregation of duties.
Yet the summer may actually offer a good opportunity to study. For example, you might already have booked off some leisure time. So how about reading the "CISM Review Manual" in preference to "Fifty Shades of Grey"?
And the "dog days of summer"? That might be a perfect time to think about disaster recovery, or the design, development and documentation of new systems.
In all seriousness, if you have some time off from work in July or August, it might be an opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, and consider registering for the September CISM or CISA exam sessions.