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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)


Certification Industry: Auditors

Certificate Name: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Certification Price: ISACA Member: US $575 ISACA Non-member: US $760

Certificate Validity: Need to be renewed every three years

Certification Details:

The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification provides the much needed leverage to move forward in a professional’s life. This certification is renowned for standardising the achievement of those who audit, monitor and analyse an organisation’s information technology and business structure.


Who Should Apply?

A CISA certification holder proves expertise in Information Systems Auditing Process, Governance and Maintenance of IT, Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation, Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience, and Protection of Information Assets.A candidate should meet the following requirements in order to apply for the CISA exam.


CISA Certification Requirements

  1. CISA Examination

  2. Adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics (Code of Professional Ethics | IS/IT Certifications | ISACA)

  3. Adhere to the CPE Policy 

  4. Comply with the Information Systems Auditing Standards (ITAF, 3rd Edition)

  5. Minimum Work Experience* (5 years)

*Experience waivers are available for a maximum of three (3) years.


Exam Details:

The CISA Exam consists of five domains.

  1. Domain 1: Information System Auditing Process (21%)

  2. Domain 2: Governance and Management of IT (17%) 

  3. Domain 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development and implementation (12%)

  4. Domain 4: Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience (23%) 

  5. Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets (27%)


Number of Questions: 150 multiple-choice questions

Exam Time: 4 hours (240 minutes)

Passing Score: 450 on a scale of 200-800

Exam Languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, and Turkish


For a detailed overview of the CISA Exam, log on to CISA Exam | Certified Information Systems Auditor.


Time Taken To Prepare For The CISA Exam

The typical preparation time is 4 months for professionals with experience in Auditing and IT Security and about 6-8 months for entry-level professionals.


For more details, log on to CISA Certification | Certified Information Systems Auditor.

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    Nishit Shetty