Course: CISA Certification – Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISA Course Duration: 4 Days
|COURSE TITLE (COURSE CODE)||No. of Days||Apr 2016||May 2016||Jun 2016||Jul 2016||Aug 2016||Sep 2016||Oct 2016||Nov 2016||Dec 2016|
|CISA – Certified in Information Systems Auditor||4||10-13||09-12||08-11|
ISACA’s CISA Certification is a world-renowned and popular certification for professionals working in the field of IS audit and IT risk consulting.
Our CISA Exam prep course is an intense, very competitive and exam focused course. With our experience of delivering more than 150+ CISA events in Europe and around the world and training more than 1200+ CISA delegates, our CISA course material has been developed in house with the priority of ensuring CISA delegates pass the ISACA CISA Exam. The ISACA’s Official Review Manual and Question, Answer and Explanation Supplements will ALSO be provided on attendance. The training methodology used, focuses on understanding the Core IS auditing concepts and practicing large number of ISACA released question banks from the last three years. CISA Certification holders are in huge demand with renowned accountings firms, global banks, advisory, assurance, and internal audit departments.
Delegates may have years of experience in IT auditing, but a perspective towards solving questions in the CISA examination will solely depend on their understanding to globally accepted IT assurance practices. ISACA’s CISA exam is a challenge, ISACA tests you on your understanding in global IT auditing practices. To address these exam challenges, we always provide the best trainers who have extensive experience in delivering CISA training around the world.
CThe Net Security CISA manual covers all exam-relevant concepts, case studies, Q&A’s across CISA five domains. Further, the Trainer shares the key CISA supporting material like relevant CISA notes, question banks, CISA glossary, videos, revision documents, exam tips, and CISA mind maps during the course.
All our trainers have extensive experience in delivering CISA training. We will thoroughly prepare you for the CISA examination. Covered by professionals, the CISA training course is one of the strongest sides of our expertise. If you do not pass first time, then join us again for exam preparation free of charge.
The ultimate goal is to pass your CISA examination first time, as well as:-
- Use the knowledge gained in a practical manner beneficial for your organisation
- Provide audit services in accordance with IT audit standards
- Provide assurance on leadership and organizational structure and processes
- Provide assurance on acquisition/ development, testing and implementation of IT assets
- Provide assurance on IT operations including service operations and third party
- Provide assurance on organization’s security policies, standards, procedures, and controls to ensure confidentiality, integrity,
and availability of information assets.
Finance/CPA professionals, I.T. security professionals, Internal & External auditors, Information security, and risk consulting professionals.
Nb:- There is no set pre requisite for this course. ISACA do require a minimum of five years’ professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience to qualify for full certification.
CISA Domain 1—The Process of Auditing Information Systems (14%)
Provide audit services in accordance with IT audit standards to assist the organization in protecting and controlling information systems.
1.1 Develop and implement a risk-based IT audit strategy in compliance with IT audit standards to ensure that key areas are included.
1.2 Plan specific audits to determine whether information systems are protected, controlled and provide value to the organization.
1.3 Conduct audits in accordance with IT audit standards to achieve planned audit objectives.
1.4 Report audit findings and make recommendations to key stakeholders to communicate results and effect change when necessary.
1.5 Conduct follow-ups or prepare status reports to ensure appropriate actions have been taken by management in a timely manner.
CISA Domain 2—Governance and Management of IT (14%)
Provide assurance that the necessary leadership and organization structure and processes are in place to achieve objectives and to support the organization’s strategy.
2.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of the IT governance structure to determine whether IT decisions, directions and performance support the organization’s strategies and objectives.
2.2 Evaluate IT organizational structure and human resources (personnel) management to determine whether they support the organization’s strategies and objectives.
2.3 Evaluate the IT strategy, including the IT direction, and the processes for the strategy’s development, approval, implementation and maintenance for alignment with the organization’s strategies and objectives.
2.4 Evaluate the organization’s IT policies, standards, and procedures, and the processes for their development, approval, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring, to determine whether they support the IT strategy and comply with regulatory and legal requirements.
2.5 Evaluate the adequacy of the quality management system to determine whether it supports the organization’s strategies and objectives in a cost-effective manner.
2.6 Evaluate IT management and monitoring of controls (e.g., continuous monitoring, QA) for compliance with the organization’s policies, standards and procedures.
2.7 Evaluate IT resource investment, use and allocation practices, including prioritization criteria, for alignment with the organization’s strategies and objectives.
2.8 Evaluate IT contracting strategies and policies, and contract management practices to determine whether they support the organization’s strategies and objectives.
2.9 Evaluate risk management practices to determine whether the organization’s IT-related risks are properly managed.
2.10 Evaluate monitoring and assurance practices to determine whether the board and executive management receive sufficient and timely information about IT performance.
2.11 Evaluate the organization’s business continuity plan to determine the organization’s ability to continue essential business operations during the period of an IT disruption.
CISA Domain 3—Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation (19%)
Provide assurance that the practices for the acquisition, development, testing, and implementation of information systems meet the organization’s strategies and objectives.
3.1 Evaluate the business case for the proposed investments in information systems acquisition, development, maintenance and subsequent retirement to determine whether it meets business objectives.
3.2 Evaluate the project management practices and controls to determine whether business requirements are achieved in a cost-effective manner while managing risks to the organization.
3.3 Conduct reviews to determine whether a project is progressing in accordance with project plans, is adequately supported by documentation and status reporting is accurate.
3.4 Evaluate controls for information systems during the requirements, acquisition, development and testing phases for compliance with the organization’s policies, standards, procedures and applicable external requirements.
3.5 Evaluate the readiness of information systems for implementation and migration into production to determine whether project deliverables, controls and organization’s requirements are met.
3.6 Conduct post-implementation reviews of systems to determine whether project deliverables, controls and organization’s requirements are met.
CISA Domain 4—Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support (23%)
Provide assurance that the processes for information systems operations, maintenance and support meet the organization’s strategies and objectives.
4.1 Conduct periodic reviews of information systems to determine whether they continue to meet the organization’s objectives.
4.2 Evaluate service level management practices to determine whether the level of service from internal and external service providers is defined and managed.
4.3 Evaluate third party management practices to determine whether the levels of controls expected by the organization are being adhered to by the provider.
4.4 Evaluate operations and end-user procedures to determine whether scheduled and non-scheduled processes are managed to completion.
4.5 Evaluate the process of information systems maintenance to determine whether they are controlled effectively and continue to support the organization’s objectives.
4.6 Evaluate data administration practices to determine the integrity and optimization of databases.
4.7 Evaluate the use of capacity and performance monitoring tools and techniques to determine whether IT services meet the organization’s objectives.
4.8 Evaluate problem and incident management practices to determine whether incidents, problems or errors are recorded, analyzed and resolved in a timely manner.
4.9 Evaluate change, configuration and release management practices to determine whether scheduled and non-scheduled changes made to the organization’s production environment are adequately controlled and documented.
4.10 Evaluate the adequacy of backup and restore provisions to determine the availability of information required to resume processing.
4.11 Evaluate the organization’s disaster recovery plan to determine whether it enables the recovery of IT processing capabilities in the event of a disaster.
CISA Domain 5—Protection of Information Assets (30%)
Provide assurance that the organization’s security policies, standards, procedures and controls ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets.
5.1 Evaluate the information security policies, standards and procedures for completeness and alignment with generally accepted practices.
5.2 Evaluate the design, implementation and monitoring of system and logical security controls to verify the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.
5.3 Evaluate the design, implementation, and monitoring of the data classification processes and procedures for alignment with the organization’s policies, standards, procedures, and applicable external requirements.
5.4 Evaluate the design, implementation and monitoring of physical access and environmental controls to determine whether information assets are adequately safeguarded.
5.5 Evaluate the processes and procedures used to store, retrieve, transport and dispose of information assets (e.g., backup media, offsite storage, hard copy/print data, and softcopy media) to determine whether information assets are adequately safeguarded.