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CISA Crash SuperReview by Allen Keele

Crushing the CISA Certification Exam

Topic: Security
Allen Keele

Crush the CISA exam! The CISA certification is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems. Validate your expertise and get the leverage you need to move up in your career. With ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification, you can do just that. The recent quarterly IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index (ITSCPI) from Foote Partners ranked CISA among the most sought-after and highest-paying IT certifications. This certification is a must have for entry to mid-career IT professionals looking for leverage in career growth. More information is available at https://www.isaca.org/credentialing/cisa.

Passing the CISA exam requires an in-depth understanding of five work-related domains as defined by ISACA. This training will surpass the traditional “test prep” training by deep diving into the exam objectives blueprint so you’ll understand key concepts. The training will incorporate real life scenarios, practical examples and valuable practice exam questions.

The CISA is one of the toughest exams you can take. Don’t worry! Let Allen Keele, noted CISA exam prep author and subject matter expert, give you the insight you need to study for the exam and dive deeper into difficult concepts. With the experience of having achieved over 25 professional certifications, Allen will also share crucial test-taking strategies to give you the edge you need to pass the exam.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Must know” concepts from all five ISACA CISA domains.
  • Proven test-taking strategies to successfully pass the CISA certification exam.
  • How to assess your knowledge and CISA exam readiness.
  • Includes optional post-class online access to the CISA SuperReview test engine with over 200 practice questions

This training course is for you because...

  • This training prepares certification candidates for the CISA Certification Exam.
  • This training equips IT and cybersecurity professionals with tools for career success.

Prerequisites

  • IT experience including networking, applications, and systems security concepts.

Recommended Preparation:

Read CISA Exam Cram™ 2 (book)

About your instructor

  • Allen Keele is the founding Principal at Certified Information Security. He is a published and sought-after subject-matter expert and business systems architect for various ISO GRC-related management systems who routinely presents to, and collaborates with, board members, CEO's, CFO's, COO's, CRO's, CTO's, Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Information Officers/Security Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, Business Continuity Managers, Auditors, Fraud Risk Officers, Quality Managers, Procurement Managers, and HSE Managers to establish and integrate comprehensive and ISO-certifiable standards-based management systems and policies across functions throughout the enterprise. Allen’s customers include the US National Security Agency, several US Department of the Interior bureaus, the US Marine Corps, Intuit, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, American Express, Brinks, Northrop Grumman, Microsoft, IBM, Research In Motion, J.P. Morgan Chase, Comcast, and HP.

    Allen is a preeminent professional certification preparation author and expert, who is credited with co-authoring two popular CISA certification books, including Pearson Education’s CISA Exam Cram 2. Allen has holds over 25 certifications, active and retired. Active certifications include CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CFE, Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, Certified ISO 31000 Internal Controls Risk Analyst (CICRA), Certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Strategist (CBCS), Certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Manager, Certified Fraud Control Manager, Certified ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Manager CABCM), and Certified ISO 19600 Compliance Professional (CCP). Well recognized retired certifications include Microsoft MCSE/MCT, Cisco CCNA/CCDA/CCNP. Check Point CCSE+/CCSI, Citrix CCAE/CCI, Nokia NSA/NVGA, SCNP, and Security+.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Segment 1: CISA Domain 1 – Information Systems Auditing Process (75 minutes total)

  • Instructor will discuss audit planning and execution concepts (60 minutes)
  • Attendees will participate in an instructor-led interactive domain assessment. (15 minutes)
  • Break: Length (10 min)

Segment 2: CISA Domain 2 – Governance and Management of IT (60 minutes total)

  • Instructor will discuss IT Governance and IT Management concepts (45 minutes)
  • Attendees will participate in an instructor-led interactive domain assessment. (15 Minutes)
  • Break: Length (10 min)

Segment 3: CISA Domain 3 – Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation (60 minutes total)

  • Instructor will discuss Information Systems Acquisition and Development, and Information Systems Implementation (45 Minutes)
  • Attendees will participate in an instructor-led interactive domain assessment. (15 minutes)

Segment 4: Test Taking Strategies (15 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss CISA test taking strategies and study plans.

Day 2

Segment 4: CISA Domain 4 – Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience (135 minutes total)

  • Instructor will discuss Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience concepts (120 minutes)
  • Attendees will participate in an instructor-led interactive domain assessment. (15 minutes)
  • Break: Length (15 min)

Segment 5: CISA Domain 5 – Protection of Information Assets (75 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss Information Asset Security and Control and Security Event Management concepts (65 minutes)
  • Attendees will participate in an instructor-led interactive domain assessment. (15 minutes)

Segment 6: Preparing for Test Day (15 minutes)

  • Instructor will share strategies for developing a study plan, getting ready for test day, what to expect at the testing center, and how to maintain your CISA certification.

Course wrap-up and next steps (10 minutes)