Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

This course is designed to help candidates prepare for sitting the ISACA CISA certification examination. By taking this course and obtaining CISA certification, your experience and skills in auditing and securing the organization’s information systems will be validated. Securing the organization’s information is a critical business objective in today’s business environment. The information that an organization depends on to be successful can be at risk from numerous sources. By effectively managing audit processes, controls, and other security aspects of the business, you will greatly contribute to the overall security of the organization.

This course may earn a Credly Badge.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • implement information systems audit services in accordance with information systems audit standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • evaluate an organizations structure, policies, accountability, mechanisms, and monitoring practices.
  • evaluate information systems acquisition, development, and implementation.
  • evaluate the information systems operations, maintenance, and support of an organization; and evaluate the business continuity and disaster recovery processes used to provide assurance that in the event of a disruption, IT services are maintained.
  • define the protection policies used to promote the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - The Process of Auditing Information Systems Domain
  • Some Organizations, Laws, Standards, and Frameworks
  • From Governance to Procedures
  • KGI, CSF, KPI, and KRI
  • Risk Appetite, Tolerance, and Capacity
  • From Threats to Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Sampling
  • IS Auditor Duties for the Process of Auditing Information Systems Domain
  • 2 - The Governance and Management of IT Domain
  • Security Concepts
  • Roles, Responsibilities, and a RACI Matrix
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Outsourcing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Capital Expenditures and Operational Expenditures
  • BCP, DRP, and BIA
  • Plan Testing
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Governance
  • Information Security Policy
  • Information Technology Management Practices
  • IT Organizational Structure Roles and Responsibilities
  • IS Auditor Duties for the Governance and Management of IT Domain
  • 3 - The Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation Domain
  • Project Management
  • Benefits Realization
  • The Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Software Development
  • E-Commerce
  • EDI
  • Email
  • Electronic Money
  • Integrated Manufacturing System (IMS)
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Decision Support System (DSS)
  • Re-Engineering
  • Other Business Applications
  • Infrastructure
  • Managing Change, Configuration, Patches, and Releases
  • Application Controls
  • IS Auditor Duties for the Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation Domain
  • 4 - The Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Service Management Domain
  • Information Systems Operations
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management
  • Third-Party Software
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Internet Concepts
  • Telecommunications
  • IS Auditor Duties for the Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Service Management Domain
  • 5 - The Protection of Information Assets Domain
  • Asset Classification
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • External Parties
  • Computer Crime
  • Logical Access
  • Remote Connectivity
  • Media Handling
  • Network Security
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Encryption
  • Penetration Testing
  • Environmental Issues
  • Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
  • Physical Access
  • IS Auditor Duties for the Protection of Information Assets Domain
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The intended audience for this course is information security and IT professionals, particularly internal auditors, who are interested in earning the CISA certification. The course is also applicable to individuals who are interested in learning about information security audits, controls, and security.

    Other Prerequisites

    To ensure your success, you should have at least five years of professional experience in information systems auditing, control, or security. You are also required to prove this level of experience to ISACA in order to obtain certification. The major areas of work experience are described in the CISA job practice domains:

    - The process of auditing information systems

    - Governance and management of IT

    - Information systems acquisition, development, and implementation

    - Information systems operations, maintenance, and service management

    - Protection of information assets

    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    Course Length : 5 Days

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