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The CISA Exam Overview

imageIs your organization's critical information protected? ...Really? Without comprehensive security plans, policies, and procedures, your organization's information security could be missing something. And that's all it takes for the worst to happen. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), you'll perform a business-critical function -- assess your organization's IT and business systems to ensure they are monitored, controlled, and protected. These are valuable skills... and CISA is a valuable certification. There is rapidly growing demand for skilled CISAs. CISA is on the level of CISSP and CCIE in prestige and in the way it distinguishes you from your peers. It's globally recognized within the IT industry and beyond. It's used by the US Department of Defense and others as a minimum requirement for many high-end security positions. And studies have found that just having the CISA credential can increase your salary.


Course Descriptions:


  • Module 1—CISA: The Process of Auditing Information Systems

    Topics include:

    • ISACA IT Audit and Assurance Standards, Guidelines and Tools and Techniques
    • Risk assessment in an audit context
    • Control Objectives related to in formation systems
    • Audit planning and management techniques
    • Gathering information and preserving evidence
    • Reporting and communication techniques
    • Control Objectives and IS-Related Controls
    • Risk Assessment in an Audit Context
    • Audit Planning and Management Techniques
    • Reporting and Communication Techniques
    • Control Self-Assessment
  • Module 2—CISA's Role in IT Governance

    Topics include:

    • IT Governance Frameworks
    • IT strategy, policies, standards and procedures
    • Organizational structure roles and responsibilities related to IT
    • Quality Management systems
    • Maturity and business process re-engineering models
    • IT contracting strategies
    • Enterprise risk management
    • Process Improvement Models
    • IT Contracting Strategies
    • Monitoring and Reporting IT Performance
    • IT Human Resource Management
    • Business impact analysis
    • Business continuity planning
  • Module 3—CISA's Role in Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle Management

    Topics include:

    • Benefits realization practices
    • Project governance mechanisms
    • Project management control frameworks, practices and tools
    • Risk management practices
    • Requirements analysis and management practices
    • System development methodologies and tools
    • Configuration and release management
    • System migration and infrastructure deployment practices
    • Post-implementation review objectives and practices
  • Module 4—CISA's Role in IT Service Delivery and Support

    Topics include:

    • Service level management practices
    • Operations management
    • Technology concepts related to networks, system software and database management systems
    • System resiliency tools and techniques
    • Database administration practices
    • Capacity planning and monitoring techniques
    • Problem and incident management practices
    • Disaster recovery plans and testing methods
  • Module 5—CISA's Role in Protection of Information Assets

    Topics include:

    • Security controls
    • Security incidents
    • Logical access controls
    • Network security controls
    • Network and Internet security
    • Attack methods and techniques
    • Security testing techniques
    • Encryption related technologies
    • PKI components and digital signature techniques
    • Security of mobile and wireless devices
    • Voice communications security
    • Data classification schemes
    • Physical access controls
    • Environmental protection devices
    • Process and procedures for information assets

These are the building blocks to a successful career as a top-notch information security professional.

CISA Exam Key Registration Dates for June 2012


Exam Registration Dates
November 2011 Registration opens
08 February 2012 Early Registration Deadline
04 April 2012 Final Registration Deadline
09 June Exam date



Exam Registration Fees
ISACA member

Early registration received on or before 8 February 2012 - US $395 (#67,600)
Final registrations received by 4 April 2012 - US $445 (#75,700)

Early registration received on or before 8 February 2012 - US $545 (#91,800)
Final registrations received by 4 April 2012 - US $595 (#99,200)

All payment inclusive of processing fee


Lecture Fee
The lecture fee is #62,000 (included in the study materials and question and answer). Our lecture venue is at LGS, GRA, Ikeja.


Exam Centre
Port Harcourt


Study materials: #13,000 (2011)
CISA Review Manual 2012                                                                      
CISA Review Questions, Answers and Explanations Manual 2012                    
CISA Review Questions, Answers and Explanations Manual 2012 Supplement


Lecture Venue
Our lecture Centre is located at LGS, workyard road, Oba Akinjobi Street Behind Arch Bishop Vining church; GRA; Ikeja. You can also visit our e-learning Centre @ www.3vLearningCentre.com

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