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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Residential

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Duration: 4 Days*

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This 4-day course provides you the knowledge you need to pass the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam and achieve professional CISA certification.

CISA is a valuable and much sought-after certification in the marketplace, demonstrating evidence of knowledge and expertise in Information Systems auditing, control and security.



Anybody looking to achieve CISA certification can attend this course and undertake the CISA exam (booked separately, directly with ISACA).

To apply for CISA certification, you must have a minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience. If you do not have this experience, not to worry – you can do the course, pass the exam and gain the experience later, as long as it is achieved within a period of ten years. See ISACA for details.

It is required that each participant purchases the CISA Review Manual and the CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual from the ISACA bookstore.

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anybody with an interest in information systems auditing, control and security.


Course Structure

  • The course consists of five days of classroom-based training
  • The exam must be booked separately through ISACA


Course Content

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


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 of controls
  • IT resource investment
  • IT contracting strategies and policies
  • Management of organisations IT related risks
  • Monitoring and assurance practices
  • Organisation business continuity plan



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


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 to determine the integrity & optimisation of databases
  • Use of capacity and performance monitoring tools & 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


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



CISA Examination

  • The CISA exam is booked separately through ISACA here
  • It is carried out three times a year during the months of June, September & December
  • The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions within a 4-hour time limit
  • Exam scores are scaled to 800
  • The pass mark is 450/800



Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • You will receive world-class learning material, including presentation slides and exam guidance
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide


What is CISA?

CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) is a globally recognised certification for Information Systems Auditing and Security professionals. As the requirements for certification include at least five years’ work in the field, CISA is a proof of both knowledge and experience in IS/IT auditing.

CISA is provided by ISACA, a non-profit independent association for IT governance professionals which provides knowledge and best practices for the industry, as well as a range of professional, globally recognised certifications.

Benefits of CISA:

For employees:

  • Confirms knowledge and experience of IS auditing and security
  • A globally recognised mark of excellence
  • Provides a competitive advantage to stand out in a crowded marketplace

For employers:

  • Gives the confidence that CISA-holding employees are professionals in their field
  • Provides your business with credibility, as clients will recognise the expertise which CISA demonstrates
  • Ensures your organisation continues to be up to date with the latest auditing standards, due to the re-certification requirement being every three years
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Course Material
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in Information Systems auditing.
We will provide hotel accommodation with your course booking. Full hotel details will be provided upon confirmation
We provide The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, with exam guidance and presentation slides, official certificates and refreshments. It is required that each participant purchases the CISA Review Manual and the CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual from the ISACA bookstore.
No, you will need to book the CISA exam directly through ISACA at this address:
Our exam pass guarantee gives you confidence that we will support your learning until you pass your CISA exam. We guarantee that you will pass your CISA exam after completing our CISA Class. All we require is for you to take the exam within 90 days of completing the class, attend all class days and complete all class assignments. If you do not pass the exam after the 1st attempt, we will allow you to attend the class again free of charge. Should you fail the exam on your 2nd attempt, you will be eligible to enrol in the class again, free of charge. CISA examination results must be verified to confirm re-enrolment and is subject to availability.
There are no prerequisites to take this course or pass the exam. However, CISA certification requires at least five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience. In the preparation for the CISA Examination, we recommend that each participant purchase the following ISACA study materials directly from the ISACA bookstore: CISA Review Manual CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual CISA Practice Questions Database
The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions within a 4-hour time limit.
The training hours are 9am to 5pm.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.
You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

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