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CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), 1/e

Time to complete: 12h 18m

Published byPearson IT Certification

CreatedApril 2019

The CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) is an engaging self-paced video training solution that provides learners with 16 hours of personal, visual instruction from an expert trainer who has more than two decades of practical auditing and assurance experience. Through the use of topic-focused instructional videos, you will gain an in-depth understanding of each objective in the CISA exam as well as a deeper understanding of auditing and security.

CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) contains 16 hours of training with content divided into 6 modules with 22 full lessons. In addition to the live trainer discussions, demos, and screencasts, you will find live assessment walk-throughs at the end of each lesson so you can see how to approach and answer questions throughout the course. Sari Greene, best-selling author of the CISSP and the CISSP Exam Prep Course, has also included 16 real-world auditing videos where she supplies practical tips and information that will help you pass the CISA exam and, just as importantly, better understand the concepts of Information Systems Auditing.

The video lessons in this course review each exam objective, so you can use it as a complete study tool for taking the CISA exam.

Major sections are as follows:

Module 1: The Process of Auditing Information Systems
Lesson 1: Audit Fundamentals
Lesson 2: Auditing

Module 2: Governance and Management of IT
Lesson 3: Governance Structure, Processes, and Models
Lesson 4: Risk Management
Lesson 5: Third-Party Relationships
Lesson 6: Business Continuity

Module 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
Lesson 7: Project Management
Lesson 8: Application Development
Lesson 9: System Acquisition and Implementation

Module 4: Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Service Management
Lesson 10: IS Operational Management
Lesson 11: Data Management
Lesson 12: Network Architecture
Lesson 13: Disaster Response and Recovery

Module 5: Protection of Information Assets
Lesson 14: Information Security Program Management
Lesson 15: Authentication and Authorization
Lesson 16: Infrastructure Security
Lesson 17: Cryptography
Lesson 18: Physical and Environmental Security

Module 6: Acing Your Exam
Lesson 19: Understanding the Exam Structure
Lesson 20: Test Taking Strategies
Lesson 21: What to Expect at the Testing Center
Lesson 22: Attaining and Maintaining Your CISA Certification

About the Instructor

Sari Greeneis an information security practitioner, author, educator, and entrepreneur. In 2003, Sari founded one of the first dedicated cybersecurity consultancies. She is a recognized leader in the field of cybersecurity and has amassed thousands of hours in the field working with a spectrum of technical, operational, compliance, and management personnel as well as boards of directors, regulators, service providers, and law enforcement agencies.

Sari’s first text wasTools and Techniques for Securing Microsoft Networks, commissioned by Microsoft to train its partner channel, followed soon after by the first edition ofSecurity Policies and Procedures: Principles and Practices. The second edition,Security Program and Policies: Principles and Practices, is currently being used in undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide. She is also the author and presenter of the best-selling Pearson CISSP and the CISSP Exam Prep course. Sari has published a number of articles related to cybersecurity; has been quoted in theNew York Times,Wall Street Journal, on CNN, and on CNBC; speaks regularly at cybersecurity, legal, financial, and healthcare conferences and workshops around the country; and is a frequent guest lecturer.

Sari serves on the Bangor Savings Bank board of directors and is chair of the risk management committee. She provided expert witness testimony in the groundbreaking PATCO v. Ocean National Bank case, represents industry on the Massachusetts Bankers Association Cybersecurity Task Force, and is a member of the American Bankers Association cybersecurity faculty.

Sari earned her MBA from the University of New Hampshire system. She holds multiple industry accreditations, including CISA, CISSP-ISSMP, CRISC, CISM, MCSE, and NSA/IAM. She is also certified in offshore emergency medicine.

You can contact Sari at, follow her on Twitter at @sari_greene, or visit her website

Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced

What You Will Learn

  • Every objective on the CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor exam
  • Tips to prepare for and pass the exam
  • Real-world information systems auditing skills
Who Should Take This Course
Primary audience: Anyone preparing for the ISACA CISA certification examination.
Secondary audience: Anyone interested in learning information systems auditing skills; those interested in learning about security auditing.

Course Requirements
Familiarity with basic auditing and information systems concepts.

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