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
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
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
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
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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Who is it For?
The intended audience for this course is information security and IT professionals, particularly internal auditors, who are interested in earning the CISA certification. The course is also applicable to individuals who are interested in learning about information security audits, controls, and security.
To ensure your success, you should have at least five years of professional experience in information systems auditing, control, or security. You are also required to prove this level of experience to ISACA in order to obtain certification. The major areas of work experience are described in the CISA job practice domains:
- The process of auditing information systems
- Governance and management of IT
- Information systems acquisition, development, and implementation
- Information systems operations, maintenance, and service management
- Protection of information assets