The CISA Review Manual 2011 is a comprehensive reference that will assist you in preparing for the CISA exam. It is also for individuals who wish to understand the roles and responsibilities of an information systems auditor. Employers now look upon CISA as a requirement for getting employees hired or promoted.
The CISA Review Manual 2011 features five chapters, each of which has been sub-divided into two sections for focused study.
The first section of each chapter contains the definitions and objectives for one of the five areas, with the corresponding tasks performed by information systems (IS) auditors and knowledge statements (required to plan, manage and perform IS audits) that are tested on the exam.
It also includes:
- A map of the relationship of each task to the knowledge statements
- A reference guide for the knowledge statements, including the relevant concepts and explanations
- References to specific content in the second section for each knowledge statement
- Sample practice questions and explanations of the answers
- Suggested resources for further study
The second section of each chapter consists of reference material and content that supports the knowledge statements. The material in the manual enhances your knowledge and/or understanding when preparing for the CISA certification exam.
In addition, CISA Review Manual 2011 includes brief chapter summaries, focused on the main topics and case studies to assist candidates in understanding current practices. Also included are definitions of terms most commonly found in the exam.
The 2011 manual is organised to assist you understanding essential concepts and studying the following updated job practice areas:
- The Process of Auditing Information Systems
- Governance and Management of IT
- Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation
- Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support
- Protection of Information Asset
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a professional certification for information technology audit professionals. Candidates for the certification must meet requirements set by ISACA, which this manual covers.