CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

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The CISA course outline
The ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification is the globally recognised certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA-certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and implement controls within the enterprise. Launched in 1978, CISA is held by over 118,000 IT and accountancy professionals worldwide.

The benefits of the CISA course

  • CISA Certification give you an edge over the market and quantify your skills to prospective employers if you are applying fora job.
  • CISA qualification is recognised as mark of excellence for the IS audit professional.
  • Once you have attained the CISA Certification; you will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge required to meet the dynamic challenges of a modern enterprise
  • Promising career growth and increase in salary

Who should attend this course?
Anyone with 3 – 5 years working experience in information security management and auditing.

Job roles:

  • Internal and external auditors (both IT and financial)
  • Compliance officers
  • Finance/CPA professionals
  • Information security professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • IT professionals & management
  • IT professionals & management
  • IS/IT Auditors
  • IS/IT Consultants
  • IS/IT Audit Managers
  • Security Professionals
  • Non-IT Auditors

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?
At IT Governance, the CISA Exam Preparation course is a classroom training session, which provides a comprehensive revision programme for the key job practice knowledge domains as well as exam preparation exercises that help delegates pass the exam at the first attempt.

Delivered in just four days, this course has been designed to maximise time effectiveness and reduce any unnecessary time away from the office. It has also been shown to be more considerably more effective than self-study preparation, which requires more time and commitment.

What does the CISA course cover?
This session is presented by Sean Hanna, who is an ISACA-approved trainer and a highly experienced information security consultant. Sean will review the information associated with the following CISA job practice domains:

  • Domain 1 - The Process of Auditing Information Systems
  • Domain 2 - Governance and Management of IT
  • Domain 3 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation
  • Domain 4 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management
  • Domain 5 - Protection of Information Assets

What’s included in this course?
The course includes:

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • An initial CISA knowledge assessment
  • Classroom presentations of key topics
  • Individual/team exercises and discussion sessions
  • Final exam preparation with example practice questions

Highly experienced CIA trainer
The classroom session will be led by Sean Hanna (CISA, CISSP, CISM, GCIH, GCIA, GSEC, LPT, ECSA, CEH, CHFI), who is a GRC and cyber warfare consultant with a broad range of experience in COBIT®, information assurance, security auditing, penetration testing, incident handling and security training gained with a number of world-class organisations.

What equipment should I bring?
Our course materials are provided as a PDF with comments enabled. You should bring a laptop or tablet with you should you wish to make notes.

Course duration and times
Day 1: 10.00 – 18.00
Days 2: 09.00 – 18.00
Days 3: 09.00 – 18.00
Days 4: 09.00 – 15.00

CPD/CPE points
This course is equivalent to 28 CPE/CPD points.

How much does the CISA course cost?
The course costs £1,595 ex VAT.

CISA exam
The CISA exam is not included in this training course and candidates must book their Computer-Based Testing (CBT) exam session directly with ISACA. Our experience shows that delegates have the highest chance of success if they sit the exam approximately two to four weeks after completing the training course. See our dedicated CISA Campus page for more details.

What qualifications will I receive?
The ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination can be taken via a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) session which is available during three testing windows per year. Candidates who pass the exam and have at least five years of relevant work experience will be awarded the CISA qualification.

The final step to becoming CISA certified is to submit the CISA Certification Application. Prior to doing so, the following requirements must be met:

  • Pass the CISA Exam within the last 5 years.
  • Have the relevant full-time work experience* in the CISA Job Practice Areas.
  • Submit the CISA Certification Application including the Application Processing Fee.

Can exams be retaken?
Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You will have to register, pay and re schedule to the exam on the ISACA Website


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date London

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