CISA Training

Interested in launching or advancing your career in the Information Technology Audit field? Or perhaps you work in the information security field and need to learn how an auditor thinks to get ready for an upcoming review. The CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) designation is the professional credential that can help you accomplish these objectives and make you more attractive to your current or future employer.

CISA General Information:

  • The CISA is a globally recognized long standing certification that is issued by ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
  • The CISA certification is the most widely known certification in the IT auditing field
  • The CISA is the IT audit credential most recognized by recruiters and companies that are hiring in the IT Audit field
  • The CISA provides you with a well rounded IT audit and information security foundation in a variety of disciplines (vs. specialization in any one)

CISA Certification Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the CISA
  • Complete the CISA certification application
  • Commit to upholding the ISACA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Adhere to the Continuing Education Requirements to keep your certification in good standing
  • Ongoing adherence to the Information Systems Auditing Standards as defined by ISACA.

What is necessary to keep my CISA in good standing?

  • Meet the continuing education requirements mentioned below
  • Pay the annual maintenance fee
  • Uphold your agreement to comply with ISACA code of conduct and ethical requirements.

What are the CISA Continuing Education Requirements?

The CISA is not a certification that you complete once and then your done for life. Continuing education is a must to the tune of 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits every 3 years, with a minimum of 20/yr. These requirements are very similar to the CISSP and other equivalent certifications.

What is the CISA annual maintenance fee?

CISAs annual maintenance fees are $40 for members and $85 for non members. Annual membership costs for ISACA are a combination of organization and local chapter fees (each local chapter has a different fee amount)

When is the CISA exam offered?

The CISA exam is only offered two times a year in June and December. Build a study plan around one of these scheduled classes.

How much does it cost to register for the CISA exam?

Early Registration Costs – $425 member/$565 non-member

Final Registration Costs – $475 member/$615 non-member

One Response to CISA Training

  1. bill clancy says:

    Just passed the Dec 2011 CISA exam with a 650 first try.
    I’m a reasonably accomplished test taker having taken the Novell CNE path in the mid 90’s, some comptia exams, Nicrosoft MCP. CISSP & CEH.
    The major hurdle in certification testing is finding out how you learn. I’m big on reading, I read the official CISA book twice and used it as a reference later. I’m not a great fan of how it’s laid out, but there is lots of good info in there.
    I also used the ISACA database of questions…a lot It’s a great tool and I wish ISC2 would create a similar tool. It mixes in all the domains, throwing in ones you got wrong before and adding new unseen ones too. It also gives very detailed reports, showing your progress and instilling confidence. I got to where I could usually read a question, map it to the domain, then the concept, and decide on the best answer in slightly less than a minute.
    During the test. I choose to put the answers directly on to the scantron sheet as I finish each question. I feel a sense of accomplishment, and feel less likely to mess up the numbering. Your mileage may vary…do what works for you.

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