Certified Information Systems Auditor Training Course

Become a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Globally, organizations of all sizes need IT security auditors to assess and identify vulnerabilities in their computer systems. The first step to establishing yourself as a specialized information security auditor is to earn your CISA certification. This 100% online training course will help you master cybersecurity best practices and prepare you for the industry-recognized CISA certification exam in as little as six months.

Job Outlook for Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA)

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for information security auditors is expected to grow 32% over the next eight years. 
  • The BLS also states that the average salary for these professionals is just under $100,000 per year with top earners making nearly $159,000. 

Course Objectives

  • Be fully prepared to identify and evaluate the five Certified Information Systems Auditor certification domains: auditing, governance, implementation, management, and protection.
  • Analyze issues and offer recommendations for controlling and protecting the flow of information, interpret the relationship between controls and business needs.
  • Recommend solutions for the control and protection of information.

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course. However, ISACA requires five years of professional work experience in information systems auditing, control, or security in order to obtain certification. 

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Curriculum

GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF IT
Learn how IT governance creates an IT framework to support the business strategy and how IT management oversees information technology operations and resources.   

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITING PROCESS 
Learn how IT auditors examine plans for and assess, verify and report on information technology assets to ensure they align with organizational goals. 

IT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS ACQUISITION
Learn IT cycle management and assess IT resources and their life cycles to make better purchasing and acquisition decisions.   

IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS RESILIENCE
Learn how IT service management designs, creates, and supports IT services and how this relates to business resilience, which is an IT organization’s ability to quickly adapt to interferences.   

PROTECTION OF INFORMATION ASSETS
Learn the best practices for the protection of information assets.  

Instructor

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes has worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from the Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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Information Systems Auditor FAQs

Yes. This course will fully prepare you to test on the five domains covered in the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification exam: auditing, governance, implementation, management, and protection.

The CISA designation proves a professional’s ability to assess threats and vulnerabilities in IT business processes as well as create technology controls to protect valuable assets. While not required, CISA is a globally-recognized certification that is seen as a benchmark for senior-level experience in the IT and IS security field. 

Absolutely. In addition to the 32% job growth forecasted by the BLS, a Global Knowledge survey listed CISA as the third highest-paying certification in IT security. 

There are many job titles available to CISAs including: Internal Audit Director, IT Manager, IT Auditor, Information Security Auditor, Information Systems Auditor or Audit Manager, and Internal Auditing Manager. 

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