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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Exam Preparation Course

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This 7-week course will equip participants with the resources and knowledge required to pass the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification exam.







Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Exam Preparation Course

The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit, control, and security professionals.  CISA certification combines the achievement of passing an exam with credit for your work and educational experience, giving you the credibility, you need to move ahead in your career. Certification proves to employers that you have what it takes to add value to their enterprise. In fact, many organizations and governmental agencies around the world require or recognize ISACA’s certifications.

Candidates must have five (5) or more years of experience in IS audit, control, or security. Waivers are available for a maximum of (3) three years for various degrees and other IT experience.

The five domains of knowledge covered by the examination include:

  1. The process of Auditing Information Systems (21%)
  2. Governance and Management of IT (16%)
  3. Information Systems Acquisitions, Development, and Implementation (18%)
  4. Information Systems Operation, Maintenance, and Service Management (20%)
  5. Protection of Information Assets (25%)

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to equip participants with the resources and knowledge required to pass the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification exam hosted by 

Course Overview

The course will assist the student with assessing and defining audit experience, skills and knowledge.  The CISA candidate must demonstrate that they are capable of assessing vulnerabilities, communicating compliance and identifying / suggesting controls within the enterprise.  The actual CISA exam is not included with this course and should be scheduled through 

PSI / ISACA maintains a testing center at 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 245, Harrisburg, PA,17110. 

This course includes practice exams and simulations that other CISA credential owners report was key to their passing the exam. 

Course Materials

The registration fee includes:

  • CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual
  • CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide by David L. Cannon (paperback)

Grading Scale:

The course is pass/fail and is based on three deliverables:  goal statement, practice test score spreadsheet, and a final assessment of student readiness for CISA exam. 

Attendance and Class Procedures

Attendance at class is entirely optional. You and/or your company are paying for this course. Come to class and interact with peers and you should find that your learning is accelerated. The stories you share make for fun and stimulating conversation. You should read each chapter before attending class and come prepared to share how this chapter relates to your current job. It is the intent of the instructor to provide a forum to absorb and practice the CISA common body of knowledge. Yes, memorization is necessary, however you must also think about how you would implement the methodologies and frameworks in your organization. Good stories make the class time fly by! Please put your cell phone on vibrate. If you need to take a cell text or call, or use the lavatories please do so as necessary. I tend to multi‐task and am quite comfortable with students that multitask. Students should attempt to allocate 3-8 hours per week to CISA study. Reading, relating information to your own environment and then taking practice tests is key to successfully passing the CISA certification exam. Use the 21 hours of class time to discuss and process the domain you read each week for class. We will spend an hour every week on practice questions. Learning how to approach and consider test questions is very helpful for most students.

Class Schedule

Class is held Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Harrisburg University on the following dates:

Week # Class Date
1 March 12, 2019
2 March 19, 2019
3 March 26, 2019
4 April 2, 2019
5 April 9, 2019
6 April 16, 2019
7 April 23, 2019

Lunch and light refreshments are included.




March 12th, 2019 12:00 AM   through   April 23rd, 2019 12:00 AM
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States

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Phone: 717-901-5100
Registration Fee
Registration Rate $ 1,995.00