Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA): Exam Details and Processes


The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is for individuals who have interest in information systems auditing, control and security. It is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. It validates your experience in auditing and demonstrates you are capable of accessing vulnerabilities, reporting on compliance and instituting controls within an enterprise.

CISA certification is one of the four certifications granted by ISACA. This association was established in 1969 and has franchises in 180 countries. The CISA certification was launched in 1976 and it is an attractive choice for many IT professionals.

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Benefits of CISA Certification

Once you are CISA-exam certified, it confirms your knowledge and experience in IS, quantifies your expertise and shows you have the knowledge required to meet the challenges seen in a dynamic and modern enterprise. After certification, you will be a more valuable employee to your organization and you will have a competitive advantage over your peers when it comes to looking for a job.

Here are three key benefits of earning your CISA certification:


  • It’s the best qualification in your niche: CISA is even more technical than CIA and CPA. Proving your technical expertise in IT auditing can be a great investment.
  • IT auditing is becoming an emerging field: Demand for IT auditing services has increased as more and more accounting functions are performed through information systems. You will be surprised to know the highest demands for CISAs comes from financial institutes in audit and non-audit capacities.
  • Higher salary: IT auditing gets you a higher salary compared to a general internal audit salary.


Understanding the Five CISA Domains

The CISA exam consists of five domains. Each of them is explained as follows:

  1. Processing of auditing information systems: This domain covers how IT auditors provide their services (Read more...)

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