CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor

Course Overview

In this course, students will evaluate organizational policies, procedures, and processes to ensure that an organizations information systems align with its overall business goals and objectives. Students taking this course should have a professional information systems auditing, control, or security work experience as described in the CISA job practice domain areas: The Process of Auditing Information Systems Governance and Management of IT Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support Protection of Information Assets .

The CISA certification is more technical and specialized. If you want to prove your technical expertise in IT auditing, and show your dedication in this industry, CISA certification will prove to be a great investment.

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What you will learn

    • Lesson 1: The Process of Auditing Information Systems
    • Lesson 2: IT Governance and Management
    • Lesson 3: Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
    • Lesson 4: Operations, Maintenance, and Support
    • Lesson 5: Protection of Information Assets

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Lesson 1: The Process of Auditing Information Systems

  • ISACA Information Systems Auditing Standards and Guidelines
  • Fundamental Business Processes
  • Develop and Implement an Information Systems Audit Strategy
  • Plan an Audit
  • Conduct an Audit
  • The Evidence Life Cycle
  • Communicate Issues, Risks, and Audit Results
  • Support the Implementation of Risk Management and Control Practices

Lesson 2: IT Governance and Management

  • Evaluate the Effectiveness of IT Governance
  • Evaluate the IT Organizational Structure and HR Management
  • Evaluate the IT Strategy and Direction
  • Evaluate IT Policies, Standards, and Procedures
  • Evaluate the Effectiveness of Quality Management Systems
  • Evaluate IT Management and Monitoring of Controls
  • IT Resource Investment, Use, and Allocation Practices
  • Evaluate IT Contracting Strategies and Policies
  • Evaluate Risk Management Practices
  • Performance Monitoring and Assurance Practices
  • Evaluate the Organizations Business Continuity Plan

Lesson 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation

  • Evaluate the Business Case for Change
  • Evaluate Project Management Frameworks and Governance Practices
  • Development Life Cycle Management
  • Perform Periodic Project Reviews
  • Evaluate Control Mechanisms for Systems
  • Evaluate Development and Testing Processes
  • Evaluate Implementation Readiness
  • Evaluate a System Migration
  • Perform a Post-Implementation System Review

Lesson 4: Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support

  • Perform Periodic System Reviews
  • Evaluate Service Level Management Practices
  • Evaluate Third-Party Management Practices
  • Evaluate Operations and End User Management Practices
  • Evaluate the Maintenance Process
  • Evaluate Data Administration Practices
  • Evaluate the Use of Capacity and Performance Monitoring Methods
  • Evaluate Change, Configuration, and Release Management Practices
  • Evaluate Problem and Incident Management Practices
  • Evaluate the Adequacy of Backup and Restore Provisions

Lesson 5: Protection of Information Assets

  • Information Security Design
  • Encryption Basics
  • Evaluate the Functionality of the IT Infrastructure
  • Evaluate Network Infrastructure Security
  • Evaluate the Design, Implementation, and Monitoring of Logical Access Controls
  • Risks and Controls of Virtualization
  • Evaluate the Design, Implementation, and Monitoring of Data Classification Process
  • Evaluate the Design, Implementation, and Monitoring of Physical Access Controls
  • Evaluate the Design, Implementation, and Monitoring of Environmental Controls

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