Project and Processes Management

CISA-Exam Preparation Course





Target Audience

IS audit, control, assurance, and security professionals, including IT consultants, auditors, managers, security policy writers, privacy officers, information security officers, network administrators, security device administrators, and security engineers, who have five years of experience with audit, IT systems, and security of information systems.


Systems administration experience, familiarity with TCP/IP, and an understanding of UNIX, Linux, and Windows. This advanced course also requires intermediate-level knowledge of the security concepts covered in our Security+ Prep Course.

Skills Gained

  • The Process of Auditing Information Systems
  • Governance and Management of IT
  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
  • Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support
  • Protection of Information Assets

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Topics Covered

  • 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
  • Execution
    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

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