Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Course Overview

This course is designed to help candidates prepare for sitting the ISACA CISA certification examination. By taking this course and obtaining CISA certification, your experience and skills in auditing and securing the organization’s information systems will be validated. Securing the organization’s information is a critical business objective in today’s business environment. The information that an organization depends on to be successful can be at risk from numerous sources. By effectively managing audit processes, controls, and other security aspects of the business, you will greatly contribute to the overall security of the organization.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • implement information systems audit services in accordance with information systems audit standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • evaluate an organizations structure, policies, accountability, mechanisms, and monitoring practices.
  • evaluate information systems acquisition, development, and implementation.
  • evaluate the information systems operations, maintenance, and support of an organization; and evaluate the business continuity and disaster recovery processes used to provide assurance that in the event of a disruption, IT services are maintained.
  • define the protection policies used to promote the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.

Course Outline

• Planning

o IS Audit Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Ethics

o Business Processes

o Types of Controls

o Risk-based Audit Planning

o Types of Audits and Assessments


o Audit Project Management

o Sampling Methodology

o Audit Evidence Collection Techniques

o Data Analytics

o Reporting and Communication Techniques

o Quality Assurance and Improvement of the Audit Process

IT Governance and IT Strategy

o IT-related Frameworks

o IT Standards, Policies and Procedures

o Organizational Structure

o Enterprise Architecture

o Enterprise Risk Management

o Maturity Models

o Laws, Regulations and Industry Standards Affecting the Organization

• IT Management

o IT Resource Management

o IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management

o IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting

o Quality Assurance and Quality Management of IT

• Information Systems Acquisition and Development

o Project Governance and Management

o Business Case and Feasibility Analysis

o System Development Methodologies

o Control Identification and Design

• Information Systems Implementation

o Testing Methodologies

o Configuration and Release Management

o System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment and Data Conversion

o Post-implementation Review

• Information Systems Operations

o Common Technology Components

o IT Asset Management

o Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation

o System Interfaces

o End-user Computing

o Data Governance

o Systems Performance Management

o Problem and Incident Management

o Change, Configuration, Release and Patch Management

o IT Service Level Management

o Database Management

• Business Resilience

o Business Impact Analysis

o System Resiliency

o Data Backup, Storage and Restoration

o Business Continuity Plan

o Disaster Recovery Plans

• Information Asset Security Frameworks, Standards and Guidelines

o Privacy Principles

o Physical Access and Environmental Controls

o Identity and Access Management

o Network and End-point Security

o Data Classification

o Data Encryption and Encryption-related Techniques

o Public Key Infrastructure

o Web-based Communication Technologies

o Virtualized Environments

o Mobile, Wireless and Internet-of-things Devices

• Security Event Management

o Security Awareness Training and Programs

o Information System Attack Methods and Techniques

o Security Testing Tools and Techniques

o Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques

o Incident Response Management

o Evidence Collection and Forensics

₦ 300,000

  • Days: Saturday
  • Time: 9am (3hrs)
  • Start Date: 30th September, 2023
  • Duration: 7 days
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