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CISA® Certified Information Systems Auditor®: Study Guide, Third Edition by David Cannon

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Exam Essentials

Know the purpose of policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. Policies are high-level objectives designated by a person of authority, and compliance to policies is mandatory. Standards ensure a minimum level of uniform compliance to a policy, and compliance to standards is mandatory. Guidelines advise with preferred objectives and useful information in the absence of a standard. Guidelines are often discretionary. Procedures are a cookbook recipe of specific tasks necessary to implement a standard. Compliance to procedures is mandatory.

Know the ISACA standards governing professional conduct and ethics. The auditor is expected to perform with the highest level of concern and diligence. Each audit should be conducted in ...

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