George Mason University
What you will learn
- To make strategic decisions about your organization's IS/IT security, risk, and control solutions
- Analyze issues and offer recommendations to protect the control of information
- Interpret the relationship between information technology controls and business
- Demonstrate best practices in cyber-security
How you will benefit
- Complete your Certified Information Systems Auditor training in a flexible online environment
- Build confidence toward completing the certification exam successfully
- Become recognized by ISACA, a global leader in certification, training, and career development
- Prove to employers that you hold a broad knowledge of information system auditing
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 75 course hours
- Governance and Management of IT
- Learn how IT governance creates an IT framework to support the business strategy and how IT management oversees information technology operations and resources.
- Information System Auditing Process
- Learn how IT auditors examine plans, assess, verify and report on information technology assets to ensure they align with organizational goals.
- IT Life Cycle Management & Systems Acquisition
- Learn how IT cycle management addresses IT resources and their life cycles to make better purchasing and acquisition decisions.
- IT Service Management and Business Resilience
- Learn how IT service management designs, creates, and, supports IT services. Similarly, learn how this relates to business resilience, which is an IT organization's ability to quickly adapt to interferences.
- Protection of Information Assets
- Learn the best practices for the protection of information assets.
Jeff Rees has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Jeff's expertise covers a wide range of technical skills in the field of immersive technology, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, spatial computing, and holograms. He manages, creates, and delivers high-quality augmented and virtual reality technology experiences that enhance knowledge retention and engagement for learners. Jeff capitalizes on his multifaceted technical knowledge with his passion for implementing immersive solutions, which has given him a proven track record of producing one-of-a-kind solutions for clients. Jeff has previously served as a senior vice president of operations, chief technology officer, and technical director for diverse technology companies. Jeff has also taught numerous computer courses during his career. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree from DeVry University in Computer Sciences with an emphasis in Simulation Design.
While there are no prerequisites to take this course, ISACA does require five years of professional work experience in information systems auditing, control, or security for certification.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
- CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-one Exam Guide
Please note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.
How to Become CISA Certified:
- Successful completion of the CISA examination
- Submit an Application for CISA Certification
- Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
- Adherence to the Continuing Professional Education Program
- Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognized certification for those who audit, monitor, control, and assess the IT and business systems of an organization. It is designed to showcase your expertise and ability to apply a risk-based approach to planning, execution, and reporting for audit engagements. This certification will show employers, stakeholders, and peers that you have mastered the ability to build and implement privacy solutions aligned with the needs and goals of an organization.
The CISA certification will qualify you for several security related IT roles. Some CISA jobs include IT auditors, information security consultants, information security analysts, and risk managers. The CISA is a great option for IT professionals, and anyone interested in learning auditing skills and getting certified.
The CISA certification exam costs $760.
According to InfoSec Institute, the average salary range for CISA-certified professionals ranges from $52,459 to $122,326. The exact CISA certification salary you will earn depends largely on your job title, work experience, and location. It also may be helpful to look at the average salaries of specific job titles, as reported by Glassdoor in December 2022.
- IT auditor – $82,518
- Information Security Consultant – $105,238
- Information Security Analyst – $99,783
- Risk Manger – $127,532
To earn your CISA, you will need a minimum of five years of experience in professional information systems auditing, control, or security. However, up to three years can be waived if other requirements are met. You will have five years after passing the exam to gain the necessary work experience and apply for certification.
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the ISACA CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor exam and receive a voucher for the exam with your enrollment. To sit for the exam, you must meet the following CISA requirements:
- A minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control, or security work experience is required for certification; however, up to three years can be waived if other requirements are met. After passing the exam, you have five years to gain the necessary work experience and apply for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive an exam voucher for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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