The CISA Campus - Achieve and Maintain CISA Certification
Established in 1978, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification, awarded by ISACA®, is the globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems (IS) audit, control and security professionals.
The CISA qualification requires applicants to prove at least five years' of relevant work experience, before being allowed to site the notoriously tough exam.
This page offers an introduction to the concepts and topics covered by CISA, as well as listings of the products offered by IT Governance to help you pass the CISA exam first time.
Study for the CISA Examination
Our complete range of CISA study guides and training services include:
The Certified Information Systems Audior (CISA) certification is awarded to candidates who have at least five years of relevant work experience and who pass a rigorous written examination which is held in June, September and December of each year
ISACA defines five CISA Domains which make up the required knowledge on which you will be examined.
The five CISA domains
These include the following:
Domain 1 - The Process of Auditing Information Systems
Domain 2 - Governance and Management of IT
Domain 3 - Information Systems Aquisition, Development and Implementation
Domain 4 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support
Domain 5 - Protection of Information Assets
For more information, please see the ISACA CISA 'How to Become Certified' web page.
How do you pass the CISA examination at the first attempt?
We recommend the following action list:
Check that you have the relevant 5-years of Work Experience to qualify
Register and book your June or December exam directly with ISACA
Purchase the official ISACA Study Guides and 3rd Party textbooks
Plan a self-study programme that covers all of the key knowledge Domains
Attend an Exam Preparation training course a few days before you sit the exam
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Training Course
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Training Course is designed to provide a complete preparation to ensure that you pass the ISACA CISA examination at the first attempt. This 4-day course runs at our UK training centres and offers the perfect revision and preparation for the CISA exam scheduled in June and December of each year.
Full details of this courses togehter with dates and venues can be found on the CISA Training Course page.
Please book online or call our Training Team on +44 (0) 845 070 1750 to discuss your specific requirements.
CISA Exam Information
The CISA exam can only be taken during the months of June, September and December every year.
June 2013 CISA Exam Dates
08 Jun 13: Exam (Registration now closed)
September 2013 CISA Exam Dates
December 2013 CISA Exam Dates
CISA exam centre locations & how to register for the CISA exam
Here are the locations of the Exam Centers for 2013, and you must register online with ISACA for the exam. Subsequent to registration and payment, candidates are sent The Candidate's Guide to the CISA Exam document which provides a detailed outline of the subject areas covered in the examination, a suggested list of reference materials to review, a glossary of acronyms commonly used, and a sample copy of the answer sheet used for the exam.
Essential CISA books and study guides
As preparation is essential to passing the CISA examination, we strongly recommend that all delegates purchase the CISA Exam and Study Guides prior to taking the relevant course. IT Governance is the exclusive approved reseller of ISACA publications in the UK and all titles are available from our dedicated ISACA Certification Bookstore.
We particularly recommend that you purchase the Official CISA Exam Passport package that contains copies of the CISA Review Manual 2013 and CISA Review Questions, Answers and Explanations Manual 2013.
Continuing Professional Education
There is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) policy in respect of qualified CISA professionals. The goal of this policy is to ensure that all CISAs maintain an adequate level of current knowledge and proficiency in the field of information systems audit, control and security.
CISAs who successfully comply with the "continuing professional education policy will be better trained to assess information systems and technology and provide leadership and value to their organisations." The responsibility for setting the continuing professional education requirements rests with the CISA Certification Board who oversee the continuing professional education process and requirements to ensure their applicability.
Maintainence fees and a minimum of 20 contact hours of CPE are required annually. In addition a minimum of 120 contact hours are required during a fixed 3-year period. Please see the Maintain Your CISA for further details.