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CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

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Name CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally acknowledged certification, which builds upon the previous experience of IS professionals, to produce valuable employees who possess exceptional knowledge of Information Systems Auditing, Control, and Security.

During this CISA training course, delegates will be exposed to the Five Domains of Information Security Auditing. These domains comprise the foundations of CISA and it is imperative that delegates grasp a complete understanding of these aspects in order to pass the CISA exam and use their certification within the workplace. Within each of these domains exists multiple topics, which when combined, provide a comprehensive overview of the domain of focus. Due to the breadth of information imparted with each topic over a period of just four days, this course is considered intensive and candidates must study hard to obtain the certification.

The five domains are as follows:

  1.   The Process of Auditing Information Systems
  2.   Governance & Management of IT
  3.   Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
  4.   Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support
  5.   Protection of Information Assets

The CISA essential for professionals dealing with controlling, monitoring, and assessing an organisation’s information technology and business systems. This includes:

  •   IS/IT auditors/consultants
  •   IT compliance managers
  •   Chief Compliance Officers
  •   Chief risk & privacy officers
  •   Security heads/directors
  •   Security managers/architects

The above list is a suggestion only; individuals may wish to attend based on their own career aspirations, personal goals or objectives. Delegates may take as few or as many Intermediate qualifications as they require, and to suit their needs.

Delegates wishing to take the official ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam will need to book this directly with ISACA.

Learning Objectives

The five domains within the course are as follows:

  •   The Process of Auditing Information Systems
  •   Governance & Management of IT
  •   Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
  •   Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support
  •   Protection of Information Assets


There are no prerequisites to learn CISA from this tutorial. However, to get the CISA certification you need to:

  •   Pass the CISA examination
  •   Submit an application for CISA certification
  •   Adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics
  •   Dedicate to the Continuing Professional Education Program
  •   Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

The examination is open to all individuals who have an interest in information systems audit, control, and security. A minimum of 5 years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience is required for the CISA certification.

This training course is not suitable for beginners. It is required that delegates possess at least five years of exposure in the field of Information Systems Auditing. With this information in mind, it is expected that CISA qualified candidates have an outstanding level of professional experience, commitment, and extensive knowledge of IS Auditing. Thus, a CISA qualification is likely to open many doors and propel certified individuals into a high ranking position within the enterprise.

Course Content

The course content surrounds the pivotal Five Domains. The information imparted within each domain is as follows:

Domain 1: Information Systems Audit Process:

  •   Developing a risk-based IT audit strategy
  •   Planning specific audits
  •   Conducting audits to IS audit standards
  •   Implementation of risk management and control practices

Domain 2: IT Governance and Management:

  •   Effectiveness of IT Governance structure
  •   IT organisational structure and human resources (personnel) management
  •   Organisation’s IT policies, standards, and procedures
  •   Adequacy of the Quality Management System
  •   IT management and monitoring controls
  •   IT resource investment
  •   IT contracting strategies and policies
  •   Management of organisations IT-related risks
  •   Monitoring and assurance practices
  •   Organisation business continuity plan

Domain 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation:

  •   Business case development for IS acquisition, development, maintenance, and retirement
  •   Project management practices and controls
  •   Conducting reviews of project management practices
  •   Controls for requirements, acquisition, development, and testing phases
  •   Readiness for Information Systems
  •   Project Plan Reviewing
  •   Post Implementation System Reviews

Domain 4: Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support:

  •   Conduct periodic reviews of organisations objectives
  •   Service level management
  •   Third party management practices
  •   Operations and end-user procedures
  •   Process of information systems maintenance
  •   Data administration practices determine the integrity and optimisation of databases
  •   Use of capacity and performance monitoring tools and techniques
  •   Problem and incident management practices
  •   Change, configuration, and release management practices
  •   Adequacy of backup and restore provisions
  •   Organisation’s disaster recovery plan in the event of a disaster

Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets:

  •   Information security policies, standards and procedures
  •   Design, implementing, monitoring of system and logical security controls
  •   Design, implementing, monitoring of data classification processes and procedures
  •   Design, implementing, monitoring of physical access and environmental controls
  •   Processes and procedures to store, retrieve, transport and dispose of information assets

Please note: all classroom-based courses are run on working days only unless otherwise stated.

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

Benefits of Attend from Anywhere

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Receive full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course.


Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.


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Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.


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What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

How reliable are Attend from Anywhere courses?

We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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Please note: This exam is sat seperately from the course. Delegates must purchase an exam voucher directly from ISACA.

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