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Certified Information Systems Auditor Course Outline

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

Domain 1: Information Systems Auditing Process

Module 1: Planning

  • Introduction
  • IS Audit Standards, Guidelines, and Codes of Ethics
  • Business Processes
  • Types of Controls
  • Risk-Based Audit Planning

Module 2: Execution

  • Audit Project Management
  • Sampling Methodology
  • Audit Evidence Collection Techniques
  • Data Analytics
  • Reporting and Communication Techniques
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement of the Audit Process

Domain 2: Governance and Management of IT

Module 3: IT Governance and IT Strategy

  • Introduction to IT Governance and IT Strategy
  • IT-Related Frameworks
  • IT Standards, Policies, and Procedures
  • Organisational Structure
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Maturity Models
  • Laws, Regulations, and Industry Standards Affecting the Organisation

Module 4: IT Management

  • IT Resource Management
  • IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management
  • IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Management of IT

Domain 3: Information Systems Acquisition and Development

Module 5: Information Systems Acquisition and Development

  • Project Governance and Management
  • Business Case and Feasibility Analysis
  • System Development Methodologies
  • Control Identification and Design

Module 6: Information Systems Implementation

  • Testing Methodologies
  • Configuration and Release Management
  • System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment, and Data Conversion
  • Post-Implementation Review

Domain 4: Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience

Module 7: Information Systems Operations

  • Introduction
  • Common Technology Components
  • IT Asset Management
  • Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation
  • System Interfaces
  • End User Computing
  • Data Governance
  • System Performance Management
  • Problem and Incident Management
  • Change, Configuration, Release, and Patch Management
  • IT Service Level Management
  • Database Management

Module 8: Business Resilience

  • Business Impact Analysis
  • System Resiliency
  • Data Backup, Storage, and Restoration
  • Backup and Restoration
  • Backup Schemes
    • Business Continuity Plan
  • IT Business Continuity Planning
  • Disasters and Other Disruptive Events
  • Business Continuity Policy
  • Business Continuity Planning Incident Management
  • Development of Business Continuity Plans
  • Other Issues in Plan Development
  • Components of a Business Continuity Plan
  • Key Decision-Making Personnel
  • Backup of Required Supplies
  • Insurance
  • Plan Testing
  • Auditing Business Continuity
    • Disaster Recovery Plans

Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets

Module 9: Information Asset Security Frameworks, Standards, and Guidelines

  • Introduction to Asset Security Frameworks, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Auditing the Information Security Management Framework
  • Privacy Principles
  • Physical Access and Environmental Controls
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Network and End-Point Security
  • Shadow IT
  • Data Classification
  • Data Encryption and Encryption Related Techniques
  • Symmetric Key Cryptographic Systems
  • Public (Asymmetric) Key Cryptographic Systems
  • Applications of Cryptographic Systems
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Web-Based Communication Technologies
  • Virtualised Environments
  • Mobile, Wireless, and Internet of Things

Module 10: Security Event Management

  • Security Awareness Training and Programs
  • Information System Attack Methods and Techniques
  • Security Testing Tools and Techniques
  • Incident Response Management
  • Evidence Collection and Forensics

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Who Should Attend and Prerequisites


There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Certified Information System Auditor Training course.


This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge about information systems auditing, control, and security and improve their career opportunities

Certified Information Systems Auditor Course Overview

IT system auditors are the ones who ensure that IT systems are fully protected and capable of functioning accurately. The main duties of a CISA auditor are to perform an audit strategy for IS (Information Systems) that is based on risk management. Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognised certification that builds upon the previous experience of IS professionals and produces valuable employees who possess exceptional knowledge of information systems auditing, control, and security. This training assists organisations in performing and analysing IT governance standards in order to meet the requirements of IT corporate governance. Pursuing this training will equip learners with the necessary competence and skills to open many doors and propel certified individuals into a high-ranking position within the enterprise.

The Knowledge Academy’s 4-day CISA Certified Information System Auditor Training course provides delegates with in-depth knowledge about the information systems audit process. During this training, they will learn about quality assurance, which is a systematic process used to determine if a product meets quality standards. They will also learn about disaster recovery plans that contain detailed instructions on how to respond to unplanned incidents. This course will be led by our highly skilled and knowledgeable trainer, who has years of experience in teaching and will help delegates get a complete understanding of this training.

Course Objectives

  • To attain knowledge of various security testing tools and techniques
  • To learn the techniques that are applicable for audit planning
  • To become familiar with web-based communication technologies
  • To understand the information system audit process and how to protect it
  • To gain an in-depth knowledge about how to use system development methodologies
  • To attain knowledge of audit and performance assessment of internal control systems

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to audit the information security management framework effectively and efficiently. They will also be able to do data encryption using various encryption-related techniques.

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What’s Included in this CISA Training Course?

  • The Knowledge Academy’s Certified Information Systems Auditor Manual
  • Experienced CISA Instructor
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor FAQs


No, the CISA exam is not included in this course. The exam must be booked separately through ISACA. The exams are carried out during eight-week testing windows. These are arranged for 1st May to 30th June, 1st August to 30 September, and 1st November to 31st December. Exams take place in testing centres which are located globally.
We offer CISA training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. Here at The Knowledge Academy, we make it easy to find a training venue near you!
Yes, the CISA certification has an expiry date of three years. Certified CISA’s must complete the re-certification process every three years in order to retain the qualification.
IT systems auditor makes sure that IT systems are fully protected and capable of functioning accurately.
Information systems auditing is important for ensuring that the systems are well protected, give users reliable data, and manage their expected benefits.
CISA auditor performs an audit strategy for IS (Information Systems) that is based on risk management and plans audits that are used to determine whether or not IT assets are protected, managed, and valuable.
CISA training is globally recognised as the centre of perfection for audit professionals and information security. It also quantifies and markets the learner’s expertise as an information security professional and validates their knowledge as well as their expertise in the field.
In this Certified Information System Auditor Training course, you will learn about the information systems audit process, IT resource management, data governance, enterprise architecture, testing methodologies, disaster recovery plans, and other related concepts.
The price for CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor certification in Australia starts from AUD3595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Please see our CISA Training courses available in Australia

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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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