CISA Exam - CISA Certification


In Cardiff

£ 2,499 + VAT


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    Cardiff (Wales)

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    4 Days

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  • Management
  • Monitoring
  • Security
  • Governance
  • Audit
  • Auditing
  • Information Systems
  • IT
  • IT Auditing
  • Design
  • Project
  • Systems
  • IT Security
  • IT Development
  • IT Management

Course programme

The Knowledge Academy CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Residential 4 day course covers the following topics:


This 4-day course provides you the knowledge you need to pass the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam and achieve professional CISA certification.

CISA is a valuable and much sought-after certification in the marketplace, demonstrating evidence of knowledge and expertise in Information Systems auditing, control and security.


Anybody looking to achieve CISA certification can attend this course and undertake the CISA exam (booked separately, directly with ISACA).

To apply for CISA certification, you must have a minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience. If you do not have this experience, not to worry – you can do the course, pass the exam and gain the experience later, as long as it is achieved within a period of ten years. See ISACA for details.

It is required that each participant purchases the CISA Review Manual and the CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual from the ISACA bookstore.

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anybody with an interest in information systems auditing, control and security.

Course Structure

  • The course consists of five days of classroom-based training
  • The exam must be booked separately through ISACA

Course Content

Information Systems Audit Process:

  • Developing a risk-based IT audit strategy
  • Planning specific audits
  • Conducting audits to IS audit standards
  • Implementation of risk management and control practices

IT Governance and Management:

  • Effectiveness of IT Governance structure
  • IT organisational structure and human resources (personnel) management
  • Organisation's IT policies, standards and procedures
  • Adequacy of the Quality Management System
  • IT management and monitoring of controls
  • IT resource investment
  • IT contracting strategies and policies
  • Management of organisations IT related risks
  • Monitoring and assurance practices
  • Organisation business continuity plan

Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation:

  • Business case development for IS acquisition, development, maintenance and retirement
  • Project management practices and controls
  • Conducting reviews of project management practices
  • Controls for requirements, acquisition, development and testing phases
  • Readiness for information systems
  • Project Plan Reviewing
  • Post Implementation System Reviews

Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support:

  • Conduct periodic reviews of organisations objectives
  • Service level management
  • Third party management practices
  • Operations and end-user procedures
  • Process of information systems maintenance
  • Data administration practices to determine the integrity & optimisation of databases
  • Use of capacity and performance monitoring tools & techniques
  • Problem and incident management practices
  • Change, configuration and release management practices
  • Adequacy of backup and restore provisions
  • Organisation's disaster recovery plan in the event of a disaster

Protection of Information Assets:

  • Information security policies, standards and procedures
  • Design, implementing, monitoring of system and logical security controls
  • Design, implementing, monitoring of data classification processes and procedures
  • Design, implementing, monitoring of physical access and environmental controls
  • Processes and procedures to store, retrieve, transport and dispose of information assets

CISA Examination

  • The CISA exam is booked separately through ISACA here
  • It is carried out three times a year during the months of June, September & December
  • The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions within a 4-hour time limit
  • Exam scores are scaled to 800
  • The pass mark is 450/800

Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • You will receive world-class learning material, including presentation slides and exam guidance
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide

What is CISA?

CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) is a globally recognised certification for Information Systems Auditing and Security professionals. As the requirements for certification include at least five years’ work in the field, CISA is a proof of both knowledge and experience in IS/IT auditing.

CISA is provided by ISACA, a non-profit independent association for IT governance professionals which provides knowledge and best practices for the industry, as well as a range of professional, globally recognised certifications.

Benefits of CISA:

For employees:

  • Confirms knowledge and experience of IS auditing and security
  • A globally recognised mark of excellence
  • Provides a competitive advantage to stand out in a crowded marketplace

For employers:

  • Gives the confidence that CISA-holding employees are professionals in their field
  • Provides your business with credibility, as clients will recognise the expertise which CISA demonstrates
  • Ensures your organisation continues to be up to date with the latest auditing standards, due to the re-certification requirement being every three years

Additional information

  • Amazing value ONLY  £1095 for your Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Training course by the largest global training provider
  • Exam Pass Guarantee: Enrol in any of our CISA courses and we guarantee that you will pass the CISA ExamSee FAQs Below
  • 4 days of classroom training by expert CISA instructors 
  • Comprehensive guidance with CISA exam application process 
  • The training course prepares you to take the ISACA CISA Examination
  • Very high earning potential with a CISA Certification 
  • Book Online or Call 01344 203999 to speak to a CISA Training advisor today

CISA Exam - CISA Certification

£ 2,499 + VAT