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Course Description

CISA certification instantly declares your team’s expertise in building and implementing privacy solutions aligned with organizational needs and goals.

CISA provides a valid and reliable means for enterprises to identify technologists who are competent in incorporating privacy by design into technology platforms, products and processes, communicating with legal professionals, and keeping the organization compliant efficiently and cost effectively. CISAproves your team has the technical skills and knowledge it takes to assess, build and implement a comprehensive privacy solution while enhancing business value, customer insights and trust—ultimately improving your organization's image.


Participants who take part in the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) training will gain:

• A thorough understanding of knowledge and skills required for an IS Auditor

• Insights into the level of knowledge required to meet the complexities of a digital business landscape

• An in-depth understanding of auditing information systems

• Knowledge of management and governance of IT processes and systems

• Understanding of acquisition, development, test, and implementation of critical business information systems

• Thorough knowledge of managing, maintaining, and securing information assets

• Proper understanding of the CISA course material to clear your CISA exam on the first attempt

Target Audience

Job roles that can take up CISA training include, but are not limited to:

• IT Managers

• Network Architects

• Security Consultants

• Auditing Professionals

• Security Architects

• Security Auditors

• Security Managers

• Security Analysts

• Security Systems Engineers

• Anybody who wants to gain knowledge of globally-recognized CISA information systems auditing process

• Anybody who is looking create a career in information systems auditing

• Anybody who is looking to clear their CISA Certification Exam

• Anybody who is looking to clear their CISSP Certification Exam


• Candidates who wish to take up the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification exam should have a minimum 5 years of work experience in information systems auditing, IT security, and control.

• There can be experience waiver of up to 3 years from the required 5-year experience by:

1) 1 Year information systems experience or 1 year non-IS auditing experience can be used for 1 year actual experience required for CISA (out of 5 years)

2) 2 year or 4 year Degree can be used as a substitute for 1 or 2 years of experience, respectively.

3) A Master's degree in IS or IT from a reputed university can be used as a substitute for 1 year of experience required for CISA


• 40 Hours

Course Outline

Domain 1: Information System Auditing Process


• IS Audit Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Ethics

• Business Processes

• Types of Controls

• Risk-based Audit Planning

• Types of Audits and Assessments


• 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

IT Governance and IT Strategy

• IT-related Frameworks

• IT Standards, Policies and Procedures Organizational Structure

• Enterprise Architecture

• Enterprise Risk Management

• Maturity Models

• Laws, Regulations and Industry Standards Affecting the Organization

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, Development and Implementation

Information Systems Acquisition and Development

• Project Governance and Management

• Business Case and Feasibility Analysis

• System Development Methodologies

• Control Identification and Design

Information Systems Implementation

• Testing Methodologies

• Configuration and Release Management

• System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment and Data Conversion

• Post-implementation Review

Domain 4: IS Operations and Business Resilience

Information Systems Operations

• Common Technology Components

• IT Asset Management

• Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation

• System Interfaces

• End-user Computing

• Data Governance

• Systems Performance Management

• Problem and Incident Management

• Change, Configuration, Release and Patch Management

• IT Service Level Management

• Database Management

Business Resilience

• Business Impact Analysis

• System Resiliency

• Data Backup, Storage and Restoration

• Business Continuity Plan

• Disaster Recovery Plans

Domain 5: Information Asset Security and Control

Information Asset Security Frameworks, Standards and Guidelines

• Privacy Principles

• Physical Access and Environmental Controls

• Identity and Access Management

• Network and End-point Security

• Data Classification

• Data Encryption and Encryption-related Techniques

• Public Key Infrastructure

• Web-based Communication Technologies

• Virtualized Environments

• Mobile, Wireless and Internet-of-things Devices

Security Event Management

• Security Awareness Training and Programs

• Information System Attack Methods and Techniques

• Security Testing Tools and Techniques

• Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques

• Incident Response Management

• Evidence Collection and Forensics



Contact Information

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