This high-quality training course teaches students everything they need to know to become a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
CISA is the world-class certification framework for information systems auditing, control, monitoring and assessment. Our comprehensive training modules will take you through fundamental auditing and evaluation skills while preparing you to pass the CISA certification exam and develop your career.
Our course aims to provide current and future information system auditors with the knowledge and skills required to deliver high-quality auditing in a range of industries. It is intended for:
Current and future systems auditors interested in advancing their career
IT professionals in other domains wishing to expand their skills portfolio
Individuals aiming to pass a CISA accreditation exam
Professionals looking to improve their workplace value by acquiring in-demand auditing skills
Those looking to consolidate their information systems auditing knowledge
It is recommended that individuals taking this course have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in professional systems auditing, control or security.
Our CISA training is divided into five domains, each of which draws on current workplace practices. The five domains are:
Information Systems Audit Process: Students will learn how to plan, conduct and report on IS audits
IT Governance and Management: Students will learn how to evaluate an organization’s structures, policies and processes
Information Systems, Acquisition, Development and Implementation: Students will learn the core skills involved in managing IS projects
Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience: Students will learn best practices in the maintenance and service management of information systems
Protection of Information Assets: Students will learn to identify and recommend practices that actively address cyber risks
CISA is the world’s most highly valued information systems auditing certification
Earning a CISA certification demonstrates mastery of in-demand skills and can greatly increase your workplace value
Accredited auditors can expect increased earnings and faster career advancement. A typical CISA salary can range from $80 to $100k in the United States
This training course has been written and designed by industry-leading subject matter experts
Our course is self-paced, allowing you to structure your learning around other commitments
We’ve designed an engaging, multimedia learning experience that includes videos, audio narration, and interactive slides
We’ve also included a practice test and regular knowledge checks to help you prepare for your certification exam
This module introduces you to the course’s main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure. It includes a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, and links to download essential copies of the framework publications.
It also contains some of the most frequently asked questions about CISA.
Module 1 introduces the information systems auditing process. In chapter 1, learners explore the audit planning process. This includes:
Standards and guidelines
Business process and controls
Types of audits
In chapter 2, learners look at how IS audits are executed, including:
Audit project management
Sampling and evidence collection
Reporting and quality assurance
Module 2 explores the governance and management of IT. Chapter 1 explores IT governance and strategy, including:
Information security governance
Chapter 2 explores IT management, including:
IT resource and service provider management
Module 3 explores the acquisition, development and implementation of information systems. Chapter 1 presents IS acquisition and development, including:
System, software and infrastructure development
Chapter 2 presents information systems implementation, including:
Testing, configuration and release management
Module 4 is concerned with IS operations and business resilience. Chapter 1 explores information systems operations, including:
Technology and IT asset management
Performance, problem and incident management
Managing IT service levels
Chapter 2 explores business resilience, including:
Resiliency and recovery
Disaster recovery planning
Module 5 discusses the protection of information assets. Chapter 1 explores:
Information asset security and privacy controls
Access control, network security and managing security on different devices
Chapter 2 explores:
Security event management, including monitoring and testing
Incident response and evidence collection
Module 6 provides an opportunity to consolidate and practice key terms and concepts from all 5 domains. It also includes a short practice exam.
This course includes a 2-hour mock exam consisting of 75 multiple-choice questions.
Every module ends with a knowledge check to help students consolidate what they have learned. Feedback is included with each answer, helping the learner work through challenging topics.
The final 4-hour CISA exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions and must be booked through ISACA.
The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions
There is a time limit of 240 minutes to complete the exam
Candidates must score 450/800 to pass the exam
Information System Auditing Process (21% of exam)
Governance and Management of IT (17% of exam)
Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation (12% of exam)
Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience (23% of exam)
Protection of Information Assets (27% of exam)
Information systems auditors evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s information system. They will seek to establish that the information system is safeguarding corporate assets and data and evaluate whether it is effectively supporting corporate objectives and operations.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is the international gold standard for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information systems. Held by over 100,000 IT professionals across the world, it is a globally recognized way to validate auditing competency.
CISA training and certification gives individuals the knowledge and confidence needed to navigate complex regulatory landscapes. It gives them credibility when offering solutions in all areas of IS auditing, and assures employers that their business assets are secure. As an internationally recognised standard, it represents a set of transferable skills that are highly valued in companies all over the world.
As a specialized systems auditor, CISA-certified professionals are able to command higher-than-average salaries in their field. Typical salaries range from $80 to $100k, depending on experience.
The CISA exam is not available through Good eLearning. It must be booked separately through ISACA.
Your CISA certification will expire after three years. To retain your qualification, you must go through a re-certification process at that time.
ISACA is the official CISA accreditation body. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA is an independent, non-profit association that awards certifications to IT professionals.
The CISA certification is intended for candidates with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience, and who have passed the written CISA examination.
The CISA exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions and lasts four hours. Candidates are tested on five topic domains: Information System Auditing Process, Governance and Management of IT, Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation, Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience, and Protection of Information Assets.
Created by a CISA expert:
Certificate of completion:
Course duration: 25+ hours
Access period: 12 months
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Abhinav has more than 10+ years’ experience in auditing and risk consulting working across investment banking, large corporate (manufacturing, media, oil & gas) and public sector clients within the UK, Canada and India. He is a professional trainer for CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CCSP and more!