Author: Kevin Henry
This series provides foundational knowledge of information systems audit techniques and technology, knowledge which is necessary for developing an audit plan and conducting subsequent audits. This series can be used to prepare for the ISACA® CISA® (Certified Information Systems Auditor®) examination, with coverage of the 2016 CISA Job Practice Areas.... Read more Read less
In this series, you will expand your knowledge of information systems audit, assurance and control through exposure to the 2016 CISA Job Practice Areas.
The CISA examination is difficult but this course will lead you through the knowledge you need to prepare for the examination. In this course, the process of information systems audit you will learn the standards, methodologies, and techniques required to deliver an effective audit and develop your skills as an Information Systems Auditor.
The CISA examination is very difficult and requires extensive knowledge in many areas. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Governance and Management, addresses the second of the five chapters of topics covered in ISACA's CISA examination. First, you'll look at how best to align your IT strategy with your organizational strategy, as well as how to audit the governance and management of your IT Department. Next, you'll get to understand the risk management process before seeing auditing of IT systems management. You'll finish the course with seeing some of the techniques used by an IT Auditor and the role of the information systems auditor in regard to business continuity planning. After completing this course, you will be familiar with the concepts, tools, and techniques used in auditing the operations and management of the IT department in an organization.
As an auditor, you must be familiar with various types of IT systems and their associated risks. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Acquisition and Development, will help you gain that understanding. You'll start with understanding the justification and tracking of IT investments, as well as the auditing of IT projects and programs. Next, you'll see a brief overview of the various types of information systems. Finally, you'll see how to audit the systems development process and application controls. When you're finished with this course, you'll be able to competently assess the procedures related to systems acquisition and the process of software development.
This course, Information Systems Auditor: Operations, Maintenance, and Service, is the fourth course in preparation for the CISA examination and represents 20% of the examination. First, you'll get to examine the specifics of how information systems support business needs, how information systems are managed and operated, and how information systems are secured and monitored. Next, you'll review the role of in IT auditor in testing IT systems and operations. Finally, you'll see the creation and testing of disaster recovery plans. When you're finished with this course, you'll be better prepared for this portion of the examination.
Many people assigned to work on an IT audit do not have extensive familiarity with actual IT equipment and processes. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Protection of Information Assets, will help you to understand the functions, risks and security challenges related to auditing the various types of systems in use today. This module addresses cloud computing, encryption, physical security, disaster recovery and many other areas. By the end of this course, you'll be more prepared for the CISA examination than ever and you'll understand how to securely audit IT assets.
CISA candidates are required to have a minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience, with certain exceptions. This series does not require any prior experience or knowledge, but a familiarity with IT equipment and controls as well as IT audit procedures is helpful.