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Certified Information Systems Auditor Course Outline

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 Programmes
  • 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 this CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Course?

The CISA Training Certification is a globally recognised certification, designed to validate the expertise of professionals in auditing, controlling, and assuring information systems. This CISA Certification Training can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Information Systems Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Security Analysts
  • IT Consultants
  • Data Protection Officers

Prerequisites of the CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Course. 

Certified Information Systems Auditor Course Overview

IT System Auditors play a pivotal role in safeguarding IT systems, ensuring their accuracy and security. CISA Auditors execute audit strategies for Information Systems (IS), founded on risk management principles. This CISA Certification aids organisations in navigating IT governance standards for compliance with IT corporate governance requisites. Registering for this CISA Course equips learners with the competence and skills essential for advancement in enterprise hierarchies.

Delegates are encouraged to register for this course as it can significantly enhance their careers in the dynamic realm of IT systems auditing and security. With global recognition, this certification offers a competitive edge, unlocking diverse job opportunities and avenues for career advancement.

This intensive 4-day CISA Training Course by The Knowledge Academy immerses delegates in the core principles of CISA, equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills to conduct effective information system audits. Delegates comprehensively understand audit processes, risk assessment, and control mechanisms through interactive sessions and real-world case studies.

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 CISA Certification Course, 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 Certified Information Systems Auditor Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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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.


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


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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor FAQs

CISA stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor, a globally recognised certification designed for professionals engaged in the auditing, control, and assessment of Information Technology (IT) and business systems.
There are no formal prerequisites for attendimg this CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Course. However,for taking the examination the candidates must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in information systems auditing, control, or security. There are several work experience substitutions and waivers up to a maximum of three years that candidates can satisfy.
Undertaking the CISA Certification Course offers professionals the advantage of gaining in-depth expertise in auditing and evaluating information systems, enhancing their ability to ensure robust IT governance. Additionally, achieving CISA Certification opens doors to increased career opportunities and recognition in the field of information systems auditing globally.
Yes, the CISA Certification Course is in high demand, as organisations increasingly value professionals equipped with expertise in information systems auditing to ensure robust IT governance and security. The certification's relevance is reflected in its recognition and demand across various industries globally.
After obtaining the CISA Certification, individuals can explore diverse job opportunities, including roles such as Information Systems Auditor, IT Consultant, Security Analyst, and Compliance Officer. This certification opens doors to positions that require specialised skills in auditing, controlling, and assessing information technology and business systems.
To become CISA certified, you need to meet the eligibility requirements, which typically include relevant work experience in information systems auditing, control, or security. After meeting the requirements, you must pass the CISA exam, demonstrating your proficiency in the key domains of information systems auditing.
The difficulty level of learning the CISA Certification Course varies depending on an individual's background, experience, and dedication to studying. However, with proper study materials and a focused approach, it is manageable to grasp the concepts and pass the CISA exam. The Knowledge Academy’s CISA Certification Course the difficulty of learning can significantly reduced.
Yes, the CISA Certification is considered highly valuable in the field of information systems auditing and security. It enhances career prospects, validates expertise in IT governance, and is globally recognised, making it a worthwhile investment for professionals in the industry.
Yes, the CISA certificate has an expiry date of three years. Certified professionals must complete the recertification process every three years in order to retain the qualification.
If you encounter difficulties accessing the course materials, please contact our dedicated customer support team. They will assist you in resolving any type of issue and ensuring your seamless access to the course content.
Choosing The Knowledge Academy over other options provides several advantages, including a diverse range of training venues across the UK and globally, flexible learning options such as online self-paced or online instructor-led modes, and a commitment to delivering high-quality courses with experienced instructors. The Knowledge Academy stands out for its comprehensive and accessible training solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of learners.
The price for CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor certification in Kenya starts from $2895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor.
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