Programming & Development

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)


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.

Who Should Attend
The intended audience for this course is information systems security professionals, internal review auditors, and other individuals who have an interest in aspects of information systems audit, controls, and security.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
implement information systems audit services in accordance with information systems audit standards, guidelines, and best practices.
evaluate an organizations structure, policies, accountability, mechanisms, and monitoring practices.
evaluate information systems acquisition, development, and implementation.
evaluate the information systems operations, maintenance, and support of an organization; and evaluate the business continuity and disaster recovery processes used to provide assurance that in the event of a disruption, IT services are maintained.
define the protection policies used to promote the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.

Course Outline:

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
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
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
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
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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