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Preparing for the CISA Exam

Format: In-Person Seminar
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In this seminar you will focus exclusively on the essential areas covered in the CISA® exam. You will cover the CISA content areas you need to know for the exam, including IS audit process, IT governance, systems and infrastructure life-cycle management, IT service delivery and support, information asset protection, and business continuity and disaster recovery.

Following each section, you will work through a series of sample exam questions to give you a "feel" for the format and the types of questions you will encounter. You will then review the correct answers for a better understanding of what the ISACA Certification Board expects.

This intensive prep course is an ideal way to prepare for the exam. You will gain valuable experience answering sample exam questions while strengthening the skills you need to approach accreditation with confidence.


1. IS Audit Process
  • Risk-Based Auditing
  • Developing The Audit Strategy
  • Planning And Executing The Audit
2. IT Governance
  • Organization And Management Structure
  • IT Strategy And Planning
  • Risk Management Practices
  • IT Governance Practices
  • International IT Standards And Guidelines
3. IS Operations
  • Centralized/Decentralized Environments
  • Problem And Incident Management
  • Technical Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Segregation Of Duties
4. Hardware Infrastructure
  • Hardware Acquisition, Contracts And Inventories
  • Equipment Maintenance/Utilization
5. Software Infrastructure
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • System Software Controls
6. Physical And Environmental Controls
  • Physical Security Objectives, Risks And Controls
  • Environmental Exposures, Risks And Controls
7. Logical Access Controls
  • Logical Access Controls Objectives
  • Authentication: Password Controls, Tokens, Biometrics, Managing User Accounts
  • Authorization
  • Audit Trail
  • Managing Security Administration
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication
8. Network Infrastructure
  • Network Terminology
  • Centralized And Distributed Computing
9. Local Area Networks
  • Cabling: Twisted Pair, Coaxial, Fiber-Optics
  • LAN Network Topologies
  • Wireless Communications And Associated Risks
10. Network Standards And Protocols
  • Network Communication Standards
  • Common Network Protocols
  • TCP/IP
  • OSI Model, Encapsulation, Security Issues
11. Network Devices
  • Network Interface Cards
  • Wiring Hubs
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Bridges
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Gateways
  • Device Security
12. Wide Area Networks
  • Differences Between LANs And WANs
  • WAN Connection Methods
  • Dial-Up And Wireless Connections And Risks
  • Switching Techniques: Circuit, Message, Packet, Cell
13. Internet
  • Internet Technologies
  • IP Addressing
  • URL
  • DNS
  • Web Application Programming Techniques
  • Internet Risks And Controls
14. Network Security
  • Network Security Risk Analysis
  • Vulnerability Testing
  • Network Security Strategy
15. Network Perimeter Security
  • Network Security Strategies
  • Firewalls
  • DMZ
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Remote Access
16. Encryption
  • Types Of Encryption
  • Digital Signatures And Certificates
17. Business Application Systems
  • Objectives Of Application Audits
  • Auditing The Transaction Life Cycle
  • Auditing The Business Application Components
  • Planning And Executing Application Audits
18. Change Management
  • Change Management Objectives/Risks
  • Change Request Requirements
  • Emergency Changes
  • Library Control Software
  • Vendor-Supplied Source Code
  • New Programming Technologies
19. System Development Life Cycle
  • Audits Role On Development Projects
  • Business Risks Of Development Projects
  • Project Governance Practices
  • Traditional System Development Life Cycle
  • Rapid Application Development
  • System Testing And Acceptance
  • Cutover And Implementation
20. Project Management
  • Project Management Risks
  • Budgeting And Scheduling
  • Auditing Project Management
21. Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Planning
  • Disasters And Disruptive Events
  • Business Continuity Planning Steps
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • Testing The Recovery Plan
  • Continuity Plan Maintenance
You will receive a copy of the CISA Review Questions and Answers Supplement.

Who Should Attend?
IT, Financial, Operational, and External Auditors who are taking or considering taking the CISA examination; anyone seeking an overall understanding of essential IT risks and controls.

IT Auditing And Controls or equivalent IT experience.

Learning Level

Class Dates and Time
Classes start on the date(s) posted herein, and run from 8:30am to 5pm daily, except for the last day of class, which ends at 3pm.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:CPE
All US States: 32
About The Provider: Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS' expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.

Helping audit and infosecurity professionals stay at the top of their game has always been at the core of MIS' mission. To that end, MIS has developed and focused its seminars, conferences, and symposia on the wide-ranging needs of internal and IT auditors and information security practitioners who are charged with controlling complex systems and business environments.

MIS' unparalleled course curriculum covers the most up-to-the-minute topics, provides proven audit and security practices, and delivers the information needed to be successful in today's organizations.

All MIS programs are led by industry experts…hands-on pros who have been in the field and who practice what they teach. Attendees of MIS Training Institute events benefit from unbiased practices, proven strategies, and lessons learned in the real-world.

MIS Training Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. NASBA Sponsor Number: 103321

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund less a $100 administrative fee will be given for cancellations received 15 days or more before the event. Tuition is non-refundable for cancellations made 14 days or less before the event. You may, however, transfer your tuition to another MIS Training Institute event, less a $195 administrative fee. Transfers are valid for 12 months from the time of initial cancellation. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Those who do not cancel before the event date and who do not attend are responsible for the full non-refundable, non-transferable tuition.
Price: $2,595.00
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Currently Scheduled Dates For This Seminar
Course TitleCity/StateDate
Preparing for the CISA ExamNew York, NY10/29/2018

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