CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)

By attaining a CISA certification, you can have tangible accreditation of your expertise within the field of systems security and increase your overall marketability and credibility in the eyes of many businesses and government entities

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Course Overview

Phoenix TS CISA course covers topics such as audit processes, IT Governance, Systems and infrastructure life-cycle management, IT service delivery, support and protection of information assets, business continuity and disaster recovery. This course also reviews maintaining systems security.  

Our 5-day, instructor-led CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) training and certification boot camp in Washington, DC Metro, Tysons Corner, VA, Columbia, MD or Live Online is directed toward those who audit, control, monitor and assess a company’s IT and business systems.

This course will prepare you for the CISA® Certification exam.

You should have at least five years of professional experience with IT systems, auditing or IS security. Though not required, it is also recommended that you have the CompTIA® Security+ Certification.


CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)

8/21/23 - 8/25/23 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

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10/23/23 - 10/27/23 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Columbia, MD
10/23/23 - 10/27/23 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST


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Course Outline

Becoming A CISA

  • Benefits of CISA Certification
  • CISA Certification process
  • ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
  • ISACA IS standards
  • CISA Certification exam
  • Exam preparation
  • Applying for the CISA Certification
  • Retaining your CISA Certification
  • Revocation of your CISA Certification
  • CISA exam prep tips

IT Governance And Management

  • IT governance practices for executives and boards of directors
  • IT strategic planning
  • Policies, processes, procedures, and standards
  • Risk management
  • IT management practices
  • Organization structure and responsibilities
  • Business continuity planning
  • Auditing IT governance

The Audit Process

  • Audit management
  • ISACA auditing standards
  • Risk analysis
  • Controls
  • Performing an audit
  • Control self-assessment
  • Implementation of audit recommendations

IT Life Cycle Management

  • Benefits realization
  • Project management
  • The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Infrastructure development and implementation
  • Maintaining information systems
  • Business processes
  • Managing third parties
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Application controls
  • Auditing the systems development life cycle
  • Auditing business controls
  • Auditing application controls
  • Auditing third-part management

IT Service Delivery And Infrastructure

  • Information systems operations
  • Information systems hardware
  • Information systems architecture and software
  • Network infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Auditing IT infrastructure and operations

Information Asset Protection

  • Information security management
  • Logical access controls
  • Network security controls
  • Environmental controls
  • Physical security controls
  • Auditing asset protection

Exam Information

CISA Certification Exam Details:

  • Number of Questions: 200
  • Passing Score: 450 passing on the scale of 200-800.
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Written Examination
  • Test Delivery: ISACA (This exam is only being delivered three times a year)

CISA Certification Measures Skills within the Following Domains:

  • Auditing Information Systems
  • IT Governance and Management
  • IS Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
  • IS Operations, Maintenance, and Support
  • Information Asset Protection

CISA Certification Training FAQs

What are the requirements for CISA Certification?

According to the ISACA website, candidates must complete the following to earn their CISA certification:
1. Successful completion of the CISA examination
2. Submit an Application for CISA Certification
3. Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
4. Adherence to the Continuing Professional Education Program
5. Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

What is the CISA Certification?

CISA was designed to globally recognize professions in the role of IS audit control, assurance, and security. Earning CISA certification validates a professional’s skills, experience, knowledge, and capabilities to determine susceptibility, perform compliance reporting, as well as institute controls within an enterprise. We expanded on this question even further in our blog post, What is the Certificated Information Systems Auditor Certification (CISA)?

What is the average salary for someone with their CISA Certification?

According to payscale.com, the CISA Certification holders earn an average of $100,000 annually.

CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) Resources

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