CISA Certification Course Description

  • What are the course objectives?

    Simplilearn’s CISA course is aligned with the latest 2019 edition of the CISA exam and ensures that you ace the exam in your first attempt. Most jobs in this field either require or prefer that candidates have a CISA certification. The CISA training course will enhance your understanding of IS audit processes and also help you understand how to protect information systems.

  • What skills will you learn from this CISA course?

    Upon completion of this CISA course, you will:

    • Be able to identify and assess vulnerabilities and report on compliance and institutional controls.
    • Gain a better understanding of IS audit and assurance guidelines, standards, and best practices.
    • Learn how to govern and control enterprise IT environments.
    • Understand the acquisition, development, testing, and implementation of information systems.
    • Develop working knowledge of the five domains of CISA, as prescribed by ISACA.
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the CISA certification exam by ISACA.

  • Who should take this CISA course?

    CISA  training course is essential for professionals dealing with controlling, monitoring, and assessing an organization’s information technology and business systems. This includes:

    • IS/IT auditors/consultants
    • IT compliance managers
    • Chief Compliance Officers
    • Chief risk & privacy officers
    • Security heads/directors
    • Security managers/architects

  • What types of jobs are ideal for CISA trained professionals?

    Jobs that are ideal for CISA trained professionals include:

    • Information security manager/consultant
    • Technical consultant
    • Operational risk manager
    • Analysts
    • Compliance managers
    • Project manager
    • Cloud security
    • IT auditor

  • Why should I enroll in this CISA training course?

    CISA has become one of the most sought-after certification programs in the world due to a growing demand for professionals possessing information systems audit, control, and security skills. CISA certification will give you these critical skills and provide with a competitive edge over your peers in the field of information security. This course will also help you prepare for the CISA certification exam.

CISA Course Preview

    • Domain 00 - Course Introduction

      06:04
      • 0.1 Course Introduction
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    • Domain 01 - Process of Auditing Information Systems

      2:37:35
      • 1.1 Introduction
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      • 1.2 Objectives
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      • 1.3 Task and Knowledge Statement Introduction
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      • 1.4 Knowledge Statement 1.1
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      • 1.5 Knowledge Statement 1.2
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      • 1.6 Knowledge Statement 1.3
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      • 1.7 Knowledge Statement 1.4
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      • 1.8 Knowledge Statement 1.5
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      • 1.9 Knowledge Statement 1.6
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      • 1.10 Knowledge Statement 1.7
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      • 1.11 Knowledge Statement 1.8
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      • 1.12 Knowledge Statement 1.9
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      • 1.13 Knowledge Statement 1.10
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      • 1.14 Knowledge Statement 1.11
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      • 1.15 Quiz
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      • 1.16 Quiz Question 1
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      • 1.17 Quiz Solution 1
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      • 1.18 Quiz Question 2
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      • 1.19 Quiz Solution 2
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      • 1.20 Quiz Question 3
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      • 1.21 Quiz Solution 3
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      • 1.22 Quiz Question 4
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      • 1.23 Quiz Solution 4
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      • 1.24 Case Study 1 Scenario
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      • 1.25 Case Study 1 Questions
      • 1.26 Case Study 2 Scenario
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      • 1.27 Case Study 2 Questions
      • 1.28 Key Takeaways
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      • 1.29 Conclusion
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    • Domain 02 - Governance and Management of IT

      3:09:48
      • 2.1 Introduction
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      • 2.2 Objectives
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      • 2.3 Knowledge Statement 2.1
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      • 2.4 Knowledge Statement 2.2
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      • 2.5 Knowledge Statement 2.3
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      • 2.6 Knowledge Statement 2.4
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      • 2.7 Knowledge Statement 2.5
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      • 2.8 Knowledge Statement 2.6
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      • 2.9 Knowledge Statement 2.7
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      • 2.10 Knowledge Statement 2.8
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      • 2.11 Knowledge Statement 2.9
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      • 2.12 Knowledge Statement 2.10
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      • 2.13 Knowledge Statement 2.11
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      • 2.14 Knowledge Statement 2.12 and 2.13
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      • 2.15 Knowledge Statement 2.14
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      • 2.16 Knowledge Statement 2.15
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      • 2.17 Knowledge Statement 2.16
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      • 2.18 Knowledge Statement 2.17
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      • 2.19 Quiz
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      • 2.20 Quiz Question 1
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      • 2.21 Quiz Solution 1
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      • 2.22 Quiz Question 2
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      • 2.23 Quiz Solution 2
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      • 2.24 Quiz Question 3
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      • 2.25 Quiz Solution 3
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      • 2.26 Quiz Question 4
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      • 2.27 Quiz Solution 4
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      • 2.28 Quiz Question 5
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      • 2.29 Quiz Solution 5
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      • 2.30 Case Study 1 Scenario
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      • 2.31 Case Study 1 Questions
      • 2.32 Case Study 2 Scenario
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      • 2.33 Case Study 2 Questions
      • 2.34 Key Takeaways
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      • 2.35 Conclusion
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    • Domain 03 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation

      2:31:36
      • 3.1 Introduction
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      • 3.2 Objectives
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      • 3.3 Knowledge Statement 3.1
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      • 3.4 Knowledge Statement 3.2
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      • 3.5 Knowledge Statement 3.3
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      • 3.6 Knowledge Statement 3.4
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      • 3.7 Knowledge Statement 3.5
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      • 3.8 Knowledge Statement 3.6
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      • 3.9 Knowledge Statement 3.7
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      • 3.10 Knowledge Statement 3.8
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      • 3.11 Knowledge Statement 3.9
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      • 3.12 Knowledge Statement 3.10
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      • 3.13 Knowledge Statement 3.11
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      • 3.14 Knowledge Statement 3.12
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      • 3.15 Knowledge Statement 3.13
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      • 3.16 Knowledge Statement 3.14
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      • 3.17 Quiz
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      • 3.18 Quiz Question 1
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      • 3.19 Quiz Solution 1
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      • 3.20 Quiz Question 2
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      • 3.21 Quiz Solution 2
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      • 3.22 Quiz Question 3
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      • 3.23 Quiz Solution 3
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      • 3.24 Quiz Question 4
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      • 3.25 Quiz Solution 4
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      • 3.26 Case Study 1 Scenario
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      • 3.27 Case Study 1 Questions
      • 3.28 Case Study 2 Scenario
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      • 3.29 Case Study 2 Questions
      • 3.30 Key Takeaways
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      • 3.31 Conclusion
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    • Domain 04 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management

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      • 4.1 Introduction
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      • 4.2 Objectives
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      • 4.3 Knowledge Statement 4.1
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      • 4.4 Knowledge Statement 4.2
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      • 4.5 Knowledge Statement 4.3
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      • 4.6 Knowledge Statement 4.4
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      • 4.8 Knowledge Statement 4.6
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      • 4.9 Knowledge Statement 4.7
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      • 4.10 Knowledge Statement 4.8
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      • 4.11 Knowledge Statement 4.9
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      • 4.12 Knowledge Statement 4.10
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      • 4.13 Knowledge Statement 4.11
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      • 4.14 Knowledge Statement 4.12
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      • 4.15 Knowledge Statement 4.13
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      • 4.16 Knowledge Statement 4.14
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      • 4.17 Knowledge Statement 4.15
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      • 4.18 Knowledge Statement 4.16
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      • 4.19 Knowledge Statement 4.17
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      • 4.20 Knowledge Statement 4.18
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      • 4.21 Knowledge Statement 4.19
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      • 4.22 Knowledge Statement 4.20
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      • 4.23 Knowledge Statement 4.21
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      • 4.24 Knowledge Statement 4.22
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      • 4.25 Knowledge Statement 4.23
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      • 4.26 Quiz
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      • 4.27 Quiz Question 1
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      • 4.28 Quiz Solution 1
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      • 4.29 Quiz Question 2
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      • 4.30 Quiz Solution 2
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      • 4.31 Quiz Question 3
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      • 4.32 Quiz Solution 3
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      • 4.33 Quiz Question 4
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      • 4.34 Quiz Solution 4
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      • 4.35 Quiz Question 5
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      • 4.36 Quiz Solution 5
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      • 4.37 Case Study 1 Scenario
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      • 4.38 Case study 1 Questions
      • 4.39 Case Study 2 Scenario
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      • 4.40 Case study 2 Questions
      • 4.41 Key Takeaways
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      • 4.42 Conclusion
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    • Domain 05 - Protection of Information Assets

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      • 5.1 Introduction
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      • 5.2 Objectives
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      • 5.3 Knowledge Statement 5.1
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      • 5.4 Knowledge Statement 5.2
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      • 5.5 Knowledge Statement 5.3
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      • 5.6 Knowledge Statement 5.4 and 5.5
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      • 5.7 Knowledge Statement 5.6
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      • 5.8 Knowledge Statement 5.7
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      • 5.9 Knowledge Statement 5.8
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      • 5.10 Knowledge Statement 5.9
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      • 5.11 Knowledge Statement 5.10
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      • 5.12 Knowledge Statement 5.11
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      • 5.13 Knowledge Statement 5.12
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      • 5.14 Knowledge Statement 5.13
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      • 5.15 Knowledge Statement 5.14
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      • 5.16 Knowledge Statement 5.15
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      • 5.17 Knowledge Statement 5.16
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      • 5.18 Knowledge Statement 5.17
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      • 5.19 Knowledge Statement 5.18
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      • 5.21 Knowledge Statement 5.20
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      • 5.25 Knowledge Statement 5.24
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      • 5.26 Knowledge Statement 5.25
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      • 5.27 Knowledge Statement 5.26
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      • 5.28 Quiz
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      • 5.29 Quiz Question 1
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      • 5.30 Quiz Solution 1
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      • 5.31 Quiz Question 2
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      • 5.32 Quiz Solution 2
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      • 5.33 Quiz Question 3
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      • 5.34 Quiz Solution 3
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      • 5.35 Quiz Question 4
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      • 5.36 Quiz Solution 4
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      • 5.37 Case Study Scenario
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      • 5.38 Case Study Questions
      • 5.39 Key Takeaways
        01:43
      • 5.40 Conclusion
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    • Course Summary

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      • CISA Summary
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    • Course Case Study

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      • Course Case Study
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    • Quiz

      • Quiz
    • Domain 01 - Process of Auditing Information Systems

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      • Knowledge Statement 1.1 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.1 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.1 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.1 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.1 - 5
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.2 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.2 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.3 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.3 - 2 and 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.3 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.4 - 1 and 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.4 - 3, 4 and 5
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.4 - 6 and 7
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.4 - 8, 9 and 10
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.4 - 11 and 12
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.7 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.7 - 2 to 7
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.8 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.8 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.8 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.8 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 1.8 - 5, 6 and 7
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    • Domain 02 - Governance and Management of IT

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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 5
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 7
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.1 - 8
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.5 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.8 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.8 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.8 - 3
        00:29
      • Knowledge Statement 2.9 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 2.9 - 2
        00:47
      • Knowledge Statement 2.9 - 3
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    • Domain 03 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation

      16:29
      • Knowledge Statement 3.4 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.4 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.7 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.7 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.7 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.7 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.7 - 7
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.7 - 8
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.9 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.9 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.9 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.9 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.12 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.12 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 3.12 - 3
        02:09
    • Domain 04 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management

      21:49
      • Knowledge Statement 4.1 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.5 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.5 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.5 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.5 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.6 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.6 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.6 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.6 - 5
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.9 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.12 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.12 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 4.16 - 1
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    • Domain 05 - Protection of Information Assets

      23:33
      • Knowledge Statement 5.6 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.6 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.8 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.8 - 2
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.8 - 3
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.8 - 4
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.12 - 1
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      • Knowledge Statement 5.12 - 3
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CISA Exam & Certification

  • To become a CISA certified professional, you must meet the following requirements:

    1. Pass 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

    For additional information, please visit ISACA’s CISA page: http://www.isaca.org/Certification/CISA-Certified-Information-Systems-Auditor/How-to-Become-Certified/Pages/default.aspx

    *Exam Pass Guarantee
    Simplilearn offers Exam Pass Guarantee to our students who complete our course training. We offer a voucher (free of charge) to the students to retake the exam in case they fail ISACA CISA final exam.

    T&C for claiming the retake voucher as a part of exam pass guarantee:

    • Attend at least one complete instructor-led class
    • Score over 85% in at least 3 of the 5 test papers provided along with the course
    • Must give final exam within 30 days from the date of course completion
    • Produce exam failure notice received from ISACA

  • To get your CISA certification, you need to:
    • Submit the complete application within five years from the date of initially passing the examination
    • Get all the experience you’ve listed verified by your employers. The experience should have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the date of application, or within five years of passing the examination.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Classroom:

    • Attend one complete batch.
    • Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.

    Online Self learning:

    1. Complete 85% of the course.
    2. Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.

  • Is this CISA course aligned with latest 2019 exam?

    Yes, this CISA course is aligned to the 2019 exam edition to reflect the most current industry trends impacting the IT audit profession.

     

  • No, this CISA course is not officially accredited.

     

  • If you take the self-paced online training course, it will take about 40 hours to complete the course. For live virtual courses, it will take 32 hours to complete the course.

     

  • How many attempts do I have to pass the CISA exam?

    You have a maximum of three attempts to pass the CISA certification exam. Simplilearn provides guidance and support for learners to help them pass the exam.

     

  • How long is the CISA certification from Simplilearn valid for?

    The CISA course certification from Simplilearn has lifelong validity.

     

  • If I fail the CISA exam, how soon can I retake it?

    You can re-attempt it immediately, but you have a maximum of three total attempts.

     

  • I have passed the CISA examination. When and how will I receive my certificate?

    Upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam, you will receive the certificate through our Learning Management System, which you can download or share via email or Linkedin.

     

  • Do you provide any practice tests as a part of this course?

    Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this free CISA Exam Prep Questions to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum.

CISA Course Reviews

Thomas Michael
Thomas Michael Senior Information Security Analyst, Abu Dhabi

I had a great experience doing the online CISA Course from Simplilearn. This course was a proper combination of video recording and human interaction. The instructor has a sound knowledge of the subject and the examples provided were very apt. It helped me to take the exam confidently and pass with flying colors. Thanks Simplilearn.

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Simhachalam Mamidi
Simhachalam Mamidi Manager - Quality, Risk Advisory & IT Audit at Wipro, Hyderabad

Good content. Really appreciate the structured course methodology.

Kalavathi R Srivatsa
Kalavathi R Srivatsa Senior Manager Compliance at Hubzu, Bangalore

I attended this course with an expectation of understanding the basics and complete information about CISA exam and certification. The training was delivered with high level of professionalism, the trainer explained complex logic easily. Overall this training was great and met my expectations.

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Santosh Veetil
Santosh Veetil Manager Regulatory and Compliance, Bangalore

Very good training on CISA. It was really helpful in understanding the basic concepts of infrastructure and IT operations.

Navin Malhotra
Navin Malhotra Audit Manager, Bangalore

Training course provided gives a very good understanding on five domains of CISA certification. It is going to prove a very handy and good reading material for self-study for exam preparation.

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Diptiman Singh
Diptiman Singh Pune

Overall structure of training was good and it has achieved its intended objectives.

Omkar Damle
Omkar Damle Pune

Good Knowledge of trainer. Very cooperative on course speed and repeated explanations. Content arrangement is very good.

Samir Satam
Samir Satam Mumbai

The faculty displayed thorough knowledge on the subject.

Rakesh Rathod
Rakesh Rathod Mumbai

CISA overall training was good.

Rajeev Sharma
Rajeev Sharma Mumbai

The training course covered all the required topics.

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana Mumbai

Thorough and detailed discussion during the batch helped to understand the concepts better.

Rohit Rajvanshi
Rohit Rajvanshi Delhi

Classroom training helped me to understand the key concepts and interactions with a highly qualified trainer too was greatly helpful.

Bhupender Sharma
Bhupender Sharma Delhi

An excellent way of delivering the CISA content. I find it really helpful.

Tarun Kaushik
Tarun Kaushik Delhi

The trainer had very good subject knowledge and made the session very friendly and interactive.

Reji Varghese
Reji Varghese Hyderabad

Excellent training by the Simplilearn trainer. Covering all topic in 3 days is another good feedback

CISA Training FAQs

  • What are the course objectives?

    Simplilearn’s CISA certification course in Minneapolis, MN is aligned with the latest 2019 edition of the CISA exam and ensures that you ace the exam in your first attempt. Most jobs in this field either require or prefer that candidates have a CISA certification. The CISA training course will enhance your understanding of IS audit processes and also help you understand how to protect information systems.

  • What skills will you learn from this CISA course?

    Upon completion of this CISA certification course in Minneapolis, you will:

    • Be able to identify and assess vulnerabilities and report on compliance and institutional controls.
    • Gain a better understanding of IS audit and assurance guidelines, standards, and best practices.
    • Learn how to govern and control enterprise IT environments.
    • Understand the acquisition, development, testing, and implementation of information systems.
    • Develop working knowledge of the five domains of CISA, as prescribed by ISACA.
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the CISA certification exam by ISACA.

  • Who should take this CISA course?

    CISA certification training course in Minneapolis, MN is essential for professionals dealing with controlling, monitoring, and assessing an organization’s information technology and business systems. This includes:

    • IS/IT auditors/consultants
    • IT compliance managers
    • Chief Compliance Officers
    • Chief risk & privacy officers
    • Security heads/directors
    • Security managers/architects

  • What types of jobs are ideal for CISA trained professionals?

    Jobs that are ideal for CISA trained professionals include:

    • Information security manager/consultant
    • Technical consultant
    • Operational risk manager
    • Analysts
    • Compliance managers
    • Project manager
    • Cloud security
    • IT auditor

  • Why should I enroll in this CISA training course?

    CISA has become one of the most sought-after certification programs in the world due to a growing demand for professionals possessing information systems audit, control, and security skills. CISA certification training Minneapolis, MN will give you these critical skills and provide with a competitive edge over your peers in the field of information security. This course will also help you prepare for the CISA certification exam.

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The system requirements are quite basic:
    OS: Windows any version above XP SP3 & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
    Internet Speed: Preferably above 512 KBPS
    Headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly.

  • What all will I get as part of the training?

    You get access to our e-learning content along with the practice simulation tests that help you tackle the toughest of the exam questions. You will also get an online participant handbook with cross references to the e-learning for reinforcement of your learning.

  • How many questions are there in the CISA certification exam?

    ISACA uses and reports scores on a common scale from 200 to 800. For example, the scaled score of 800 represents a perfect score with all questions answered correctly; a scaled score of 200 is the lowest score possible and signifies that only a small number of questions were answered correctly. You need to achieve a score of 450 or higher to pass the CISA® Exam.

  • What is the CISA certification cost?

    The CISA Certification cost varies between $450 - $760 based on  the mode of registration and if you are a registered member or not.

    Please click on the below link for further details : http://www.isaca.org/Certification/CISA-Certified-Information-Systems-Auditor/June-Exam-Information/Pages/register-for-the-CISA-June-exam.aspx

  • 14 tips to pass the CISA exam

    So you’ve decided you need a CISA Certification. Chances are you’ve familiarized yourself with the CISA certification process with our article on the certification. But what’s next on the agenda?

    We’ve put together a list of tips for individuals who are working toward their CISA exam, including how best to deal with this quirky exam, dos and don’ts for success, and important points to keep in mind before taking the plunge!

    Why CISA?

    According to ISACA, there’s a huge skills gap in the market. The number of cybersecurity job openings far outnumbers the number of qualified candidates who can fill these roles. Why shouldn’t one of them be you?

    Companies need audit professionals that have IS audit, control, and security skills. The CISA certification proves that you have all the skills needed to take on an IS security role.

    What Makes The CISA Exam So Difficult?

    As one of the toughest exams in the IT Security domain, the CISA exam is notorious for being difficult to pass as well as having a low pass rate. Although ISACA, the body that administers the exam, has stopped publishing information about pass rates in recent years, feedback from both successful and unsuccessful CISA candidates suggests the pass rate hovers in the 40 – 50% range.

    But the question remains: Why is the CISA exam such a tough nut to crack? Here are a few reasons why:

    • The CISA is a paper-based test. Unlike most vendor-specific professional certification exams, CISA’s conventional nature means candidates with little to no experience taking paper-based exams are caught out.
    • There are no official educational requirements to be able to take the CISA exam, meaning casual candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds register for the exam, creating artificial competition.
    • The questions on the CISA exam are often ambiguous and subjective, and many candidates complain sample questions offered by ISACA are vague and not relevant to the standards on the actual written exam.
    • Emphasis on rote learning and memory. A common complaint is that questions on the CISA exam involve recollection of nomenclature and terminology from the IT Security syllabus.

    Why Is The Rate Of Failure Higher On The CISA Exam Compared To Other IS Certifications?

    While the exam is less difficult than it is commonly perceived to be, thousands of candidates fail to clear the exam on their first attempt. Experts point to a number of reasons for this -  

    • Students with a technical or technological background often grapple with governance and auditing concepts. While technical know-how is important, the ability to audit and manage IT Security processes is a must for the CISA exam.
    • At the other end of the spectrum, aspirants from audit and accounting backgrounds are excellent in these areas but struggle with the technical aspects of the exam. Students from such backgrounds would need to understand the concepts and core objectives of the curriculum.
    • Many experienced students insist upon following their own approach to tackling difficult questions and scenarios on the CISA exam, eschewing the standard approach prescribed by ISACA.

    Preparing for the CISA Exam

    Here are 14 tips to keep in mind before commencing preparation for the CISA exam!

    1. Study The CRM Religiously

    ISACA offers the CISA Review Manual (CRM), a one-stop guide for the CISA exam. It is a comprehensive reference designed to prepare candidates for the CISA exam. It provides all the details related to the CISA exam, as well as defining the roles and responsibilities of an information systems auditor. Overall, this manual is the best self-study guide for CISA aspirants.

    2. Review The CISA Review Questions Database

    Practicing review questions thoroughly is mandatory for this exam. ISACA’s Review Questions Database is a comprehensive online resource of practice questions, answers, and explanations. Members can get 12-month access to the database for $185; access costs $225 for non-members. Get it here.

    3. Think Like An Accountant

    The nature of the exam calls for aspirants to think like an IT auditor or an accountant, not an exam-taker: because the emphasis is on real-world applications, sharpening your decision-making skills by tackling hypothetical problem scenarios and learning to manage, evaluate, and prioritize multiple tasks well will help you pass the CISA exam.

    4. Take Advantage Of ISACA’s Free Resources

    ISACA’s website offers a great collection of helpful free resources for professionals preparing for the CISA exam. Here are links to a few -

    In addition, Simplilearn has a variety of interesting, informative, and insightful resources on IT Security: dive right in to take advantage of our open library here!

    5. Put CISA Blogs and Articles On Your To-Read List

    In addition to the CRM and CISA CDs, candidates should also visit other CISA blogs and articles available online to get better insights into CISA exam prep. Apart from sharing invaluable insights from the world of IT Security that may help aspirants tackle CISA questions from recently updated knowledge areas, blogs maintained by regular contributors are also platforms where news and updates about the CISA exam are likely to first break.

    Here are some great blogs to bookmark and follow as you prepare:

    • ISACA’s Blogs: For information, tips, and tricks from the source!
    • Risk3Sixty: Maintained by a couple of IT auditors with extensive experience, Risk3Sixty is aimed at professionals working in the IT Security Auditing space. The blog covers several day-to-day issues and challenges you can expect to face as a certified CISA auditor and will help you settle into the auditing mindset.

    6. Practical IS Audit Experience

    You’ll make the CISA certification experience simpler by gaining practical, hands-on work experience in IT Security. Although similar to financial and resource audits, IT audits have a very different scope, dealing primarily with information. CISA aspirants should have a fair idea of business processes, audit scope definition, audit planning, and reporting.

    Even a little exposure to IT Security processes can help: where and when possible, seek out IT auditing professionals or the IT Security department at your current organization to familiarize yourself with the roles, responsibilities, and daily activities of CISA and other Security positions.

    7. Plan and Prepare in Advance

    Managing study hours and allocation of time by subject areas is essential to be successful when you take the CISA exam. If you are a working professional, planning for the examination 3 – 4 months before the examination is our recommendation. We also suggest that you dedicate at least an hour or two of study on a regular basis.

    In addition, we recommend that you tailor your preparation and study plan according to your professional background and level of experience, as follows:

    8. Optimal Division Of Prep Time

    According to CISA exam prep coaches, spending 35 – 45% of your time on the manual, 15 – 20% on coaching, and another 35 – 40% on simulation exams and practice tests is the recommended way to spend your study time.

    9. Adaptability: Keep An Open Mind

    In the context of the CISA, one of the best pieces of advice for anyone to take away would be this: unlearning what has been learned is almost as important as learning fresh content. The IT industry is dynamic and ever-changing and, consequently, so are its auditing principles and techniques.

    10. Managing The CISA Question Paper

    As with many competitive exams, success on the CISA is also a function of how well and efficiently you manage the test itself: a common theme among unsuccessful aspirants is a lack of time to complete the exam, which results from mismanaging the question paper.

    By reviewing the previous years’ question papers and mock test questions, you should devise a plan of attack with estimates of the amount of time you want to expend question and subject area so answer as many questions as possible—after all, a successful CISA is expected to think on their feet and be able to make take quick, effective decisions: managing the CISA paper to maximize your score might be a smart first step in your journey!

    11. Join CISA Groups And Forums

    Participants can join CISA groups and forums to interact with other CISA aspirants and past CISA participants. These platforms can provide both theoretical and practical knowledge on IS auditing and help improve the candidate’s grasp of the concepts and their real-world application.

    At Simplilearn, we host a lively discussion forum of our own where industry experts, CISA professionals, and aspirants meet to engage in constructive debate and knowledge sharing. Come join the discussion here!

    12. Explore The CISA CDs And eLearning Material

    Although a portion of the CISA syllabus calls for rote memorization, acquiring a degree of proficiency and fluency with IT Security means gaining a thorough understanding of the exam’s various subject matter areas. Presented in an easy-to-assimilate, storyboard format, ISACA’s training material is available on CD from the ISACA online store. We recommend that candidates also look to acquire previous years’ CISA CDs, as well as the mock-exam generator that is shipped with CDs.

    13. CISA Certification Training Courses

    Many accredited organizations offer CISA certification training courses online and in-person. Enrollment and participation in a well-structured and comprehensive training course is highly recommended.

    As the world’s leading professional certification training provider, Simplilearn has a network is a leading training organization that offers CISA certification training via a unique blended model approach that includes CISA classroom and CISA online training courses.

    14. Brush Up Your Verbal Reasoning Skills

    For candidates who are taking the CISA exam in a language other than their first language, several questions on the exam may seem daunting. Open-ended, case-study based multiple choice questions are generally presented with subjective choices that call for verbal reasoning to deduce expectations and arrive at the right set of answers. We also recommend

    It also recommended that you download and review ISACA’s CISA Glossary Of Terms to become familiar with IT Security technical terms in English as well as acronyms applicable to the CISA exam.

    Although it’s a difficult exam, with proper planning, hard work, and the right guidance, passing the CISA exam on your first try is far from impossible. Follow these tips and make a solid study plan that works for you.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the training?

    After successful completion of the training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate along with the 30 CPE certificate from Simplilearn.

  • What is the date of the next CISA exam?

    CISA exam is conducted thrice in a year in the months of July, September and December. To find the exam locations & dates go to (www.isaca.org/certification/pages/exam-locations.aspx)

  • Can I defer my exam?

    If you are unable to take the exam, you can request a deferral of your registration fees to the next exam date. To learn more about deferring your exam, including deferral deadlines and costs, please visit www.isaca.org/examdefer .

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    Yes, we do provide assistance for the exam application process. You can state your queries on community.simplilearn.com and get them answered along with any other query or concern that you might have about the course.

  • How does Simplilearn assure me that the training and course material delivered are effective?

    Our CISA course is developed to deliver a first attempt pass rate of 100%. With a hands-on learning approach, the training not only gives you the confidence to clear the exam but also helps you retain the knowledge beyond the examination.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide you a refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more, please go through our Refund Policy.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Who should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives will be able to give you more details.

  • Who are our Faculties and how are they selected?

    All our trainers are working professionals and industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience.

    Each of them have gone through a rigorous selection process which includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and training demo before they are certified to train for us.  

    We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt.

    They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

    They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed.

    Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls.  

    We also have a dedicated team that provides on demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • Is this live CISA training or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    If you enroll for self-paced e-learning, you will have access to pre-recorded videos. If you enroll for the online classroom Flexi-Pass, you will have access to live training conducted online as well as the pre-recorded videos.

CISA Course Advisor

Dean Pompilio
Dean Pompilio Technical Trainer, Owner- Steppingstonesolutions Inc

Mr.Pompilio has been an IT Professional since 1989. He has worn many hats along the way and holds over 20 IT certifications which include EC-Council CEI, CEH, CHFI, CISSP, CISA, CISM. His passion is to help IT professionals achieve their training goals and career growth.

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