CISA Tutorial

This is the introductory lesson of CISA tutorial which is part of the ‘CISA Certification course’ offered by Simplilearn.

This CISA tutorial will give an overview of the course, it’s objectives, prerequisites, target audience and the value it will offer to you.

What is CISA?

CISA stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is an information system audit certification offered by ISACA.

CISA is designed with the aim of attracting information systems auditors, those within technology security, educators and even CIOs. This is a preferred certification for information systems control, assurance and security professionals.

In the next section, we will focus on the benefits of this CISA Tutorial

Benefits of CISA to Professionals

  • When one attains the CISA certification, they acquire a globally accepted and recognized certification as well as get more value in the workplace.

  • They also become trusted consultants at the workplace and they get recognized for their expertise among many other benefits.

In the next section, we will discuss the objectives of CISA Tutorial.


The objective of this CISA tutorial offered by Simplilearn tutorial is to help you to  -

  • Enhance your understanding of IS audit processes and also help you understand how to protect information systems

  • Describe CISA, demonstrate your understanding of ISACA (Pronounce as esaaca) organization, discuss the history of CISA and the current CISA syllabus as well as describe the value of CISA

  • Understand the structure of CISA exams.

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CISA Tutorial Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to learn CISA from this tutorial. However, to get the CISA certification you need to:

  • Pass the CISA examination

  • Submit an application for CISA certification

  • Adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics

  • Dedicate to the Continuing Professional Education Program

  • Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

The examination is open to all individuals who have an interest in information systems audit, control, and security. A minimum of 5 years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience is required for the CISA certification.

Target Audience of CISA Tutorial

The CISA Tutorial offered by Simplilearn 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

Let us take a look at the lessons covered in the CISA Tutorial.

Lessons Covered in this CISA Tutorial

There are total Five lessons covered in this CISA Tutorial. The lessons are listed in the table below.

Lesson No

Chapter Name

What You’ll Learn

Lesson 1

Process of Auditing Information Systems

In this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List the knowledge statements related to this domain

  • Understand how an IS audit function should be managed

  • Explain ISACA IS audit and Assurance Standards and Guidelines

  • Explain risk analysis, Internal Controls, control Assessment

  • Explain how an IS audit should be performed and finally expound on the IS audit process

Lesson 2

Governance and Management of IT

In this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain IT governance, security management, and control frameworks

  • Define the best practices for governance of enterprise IT

  • Understand information security roles and responsibilities

  • List IT strategy, policies, standards and procedures

  • Define IT governance focus areas and organizational structure

  • Explain development and maintenance of IT strategy and security

Lesson 3

IS Acquisition Development and Implementation

In this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand and provide assurance that the practices for the acquisition, development, testing, and implementation of information systems meet the enterprise’s strategies and objectives

  • Explain project management control frameworks, detail configuration, and release management

  • Understand system migration and infrastructure deployment practices

  • List project success criteria and risks

  • Understand Post-implementation

Lesson 4

IS Operations, Maintenance, and Support

In this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand service level management practices

  • List techniques for Monitoring Third Party Compliance

  • Detail Software Licensing and Inventory Practices

  • Detail capacity planning and monitoring

  • Explain problem and incident management practices

  • Explain Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Disaster Recovery

Lesson 5

Protection of Information Assets

In this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand and provide assurance that the enterprise’s security policies, standards, procedures, and controls ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets

  • Detail the design, implementation, and monitoring of security controls

  • Explain the risks associated with the use of mobile and wireless devices

  • Understand encryption techniques such as public key infrastructure and risks related to data leakage

  • Detail network detection tools and techniques

  • Explain how confidential information can be stored, retrieved, transported and disposed

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With this, we come to an end about what this CISA tutorial includes. In the next chapter, we will discuss the Process of Auditing Information Systems and how it is performed.


















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