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The CISA® Prep Guide: Mastering the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam by John Kramer

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2.11. Sample Questions

Here is a sampling of questions in the format of the CISA exam. These questions are related to the management, planning, and the organization of information systems, and will help test your understanding of this subject. Answers with explanations are provided in Appendix A.

  1. Which criteria would an IS auditor consider to be the most important aspect of an organization's IS strategy?

    1. It includes a mission statement.

    2. It identifies a mechanism for charging for its services.

    3. It includes a Web-based e-commerce strategy.

    4. It supports the business objectives.

  2. From a segregation of duties standpoint, which of the following job functions should be performed by change control personnel?

    1. Verifying that the source and object code match before moving code into production

    2. Scheduling jobs to run in the production environment

    3. Making changes to production code and data when programs fail

    4. Applying operating system patches

      1. I only

      2. I, II, and III

      3. II and IV only

      4. I and IV only

  3. In a database management environment, which of the following functions should not be performed by the database administrator?

    1. Sizing table space and memory allocations

    2. Testing queries and consulting on table join limitations

    3. Reviewing logs for fraudulent activity or access errors

    4. Performing back ups and recovery procedures

  4. Many organizations require employees to take a mandatory one to two full weeks of contiguous vacation each year because

    1. The organization wants to ensure that their employee's quality of life provides for happy ...

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