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CISA Training Boot Camp

Infosec’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Boot Camp is a five-day training focused on preparing you for the ISACA CISA exam. You’ll leave with the knowledge and domain expertise needed to pass the CISA exam the first time you take it.

Earn your CISA, guaranteed!

Boot camp overview

Information security is critical in today’s fast-paced world, and that’s led to a growing demand for professionals who understand how to measure the risk of an organization’s data and systems, and create and administer programs and policies to combat security breaches.

This CISA Boot Camp teaches you the skills necessary to develop, manage and supervise programs to defend against unauthorized admittance to information. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of auditing information systems and how it applies to real-world scenarios — and leave fully prepared to pass your CISA exam.

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Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different Flex Pro or Flex Classroom course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

What's included?

93% pass rate — the best in the industry

  • Five full days of instruction with an expert instructor
  • Immediate access to in-depth CISA pre-study course\
  • Infosec proprietary digital courseware (physical textbooks available to purchase)
  • CISA exam voucher
  • 90-day access to replays of daily lessons (Flex Pro)
  • Curated videos from other top-rated instructors (add-on)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (Flex Pro)

Course objectives

Infosec’s CISA Boot Camp extensively prepares you for the CISA exam, which consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that cover the five information systems auditing areas. These areas have been created from a CISA job practice analysis and reflect the work performed by information systems auditors:

  • The process of auditing information systems
  • Governance of IT and management
  • Information systems acquisition, development and implementation\
  • Information systems operations, maintenance and services management
  • Protection of information assets

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Who should attend?

  • IT auditors
  • Information security consultants
  • Information security analysts
  • Risk managers and professionals
  • Anyone interested in learning auditing skills and getting certified

Prerequisites

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. You have five years after passing the exam to gain the necessary work experience and apply for certification.

Why choose Infosec

Your flexible learning experience

Infosec Flex makes expert, live instruction convenient with online and in-person formats tailored to how, when and where you learn best.

Public training boot camps held nationwide

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Catered lunches
  • Infosec community forum access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

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Immersive, live-streamed instruction

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

Tailored team training at your location

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live, customized instruction at your location
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed team performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

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Learn CISA on-demand.

Get the cybersecurity training you need at a pace that fits your schedule with a subscription to Infosec Skills. Includes unlimited access to hundreds of additional on-demand courses — plus cloud-hosted cyber ranges where you can practice and apply knowledge in real-world scenarios — all for just $34 a month!

  • 300+ courses
  • 4 cyber range environments
  • 100+ hands-on labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • 40+ learning paths

You're in good company.

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

"The course not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. It was the most engaging online training I’ve ever had."

Val Vask

Commercial Technical Lead

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

Our clients

FedEx
Microsoft
Bank of America
Defense Information Systems Agency
Symantec

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CISA Boot Camp details

The process of auditing information systems

  • Executing risk-based is audit strategy
  • Plan specific audits
  • Conduct audits in accordance with IT audit standards

Governance of IT and management

  • Corporate governance
  • Governance of enterprise IT
  • Information systems strategy
  • Maturity and process improvement models
  • IT investment and allocation practices
  • Policies and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Information technology management practices
  • IT organization structure and responsibilities
  • Auditing IT governance structure and implementation
  • Business continuity planning
  • Auditing business continuity

Information systems acquisition, development and implementation

  • Business realization
  • Project management structure
  • Project management practices
  • Business application development
  • Virtualization and cloud computing environments
  • Business application systems
  • Development methods
  • Infrastructure development acquisition practices
  • Information systems maintenance practices
  • System development tools and productivity aids
  • Process improvement practices
  • Application controls
  • Auditing application controls
  • Auditing systems development, acquisition and maintenance

Information systems operations, maintenance and services management

  • Information systems operations
  • IT asset management
  • Information systems hardware
  • IS architecture and software
  • IS network infrastructure
  • Auditing infrastructure and operations
  • Disaster recovery planning

Protection of information assets

  • Information security management
  • Logical access
  • Network infrastructure security
  • Auditing information security management framework
  • Auditing network infrastructure security
  • Environmental exposures and controls
  • Physical access exposures and controls
  • Mobile computing
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Cloud computing
  • Data leakage
  • End-user computing security risk and controls

Frequently asked questions

  • Why is getting certified an important part of a career as an information security auditor?
    • Earning a highly-regarded certification like the CISA establishes the cert holder as a knowledgeable and competent auditing professional. The certification itself is often used as a hard requirement for candidates seeking employment in the IS industry, and recruiters keep an eye out for it when reviewing resumes/CVs.

  • What does this CISA training course provide that other offerings do not?
    • Infosec’s training has won over 40 awards, and we boast the highest pass rate in the industry at 94%! Our training boot camp is structured around the core areas of the CISA exam to give you a real sense of the material you will encounter on the test. We also offer an Exam Pass Guarantee for Flex Pro students to give the peace of mind you need to study effectively!

  • What are the pre-requirements for taking the CISA?
    • To receive the CISA certification, applicants must submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control, or security work experience. This must be gained within a ten-year time period before the application date for certification, or alternatively within five years of originally passing the exam. However, waivers for work experience can be acquired in a number of circumstances. Click here for more information about CISA pre-requirements and waivers.

  • What qualifies as information security auditing experience?
    • ISACA has provided a CISA Certification Job Practice page that defines what qualifies as information security auditing experience — and divides these into five domains. Click here to view each domain’s task statements.

  • How does the CISA examination process work?
    • CISA candidates must complete a 150-question multiple choice exam within a four hour time limit. They must also achieve a 450 passing mark on ISACA’s 200-800 point scale in order to become certified. Click here for more detailed scoring information.

  • Is the live online CISA boot camp as effective and informative as an in-person training session?
    • Absolutely! Our live online Flex pro students receive the same course resources and attention from instructors as in-person participants — plus additional training features and benefits like an Exam Pass Guarantee.

  • How is the CISA related to the DoD 8570?
    • The Department of Defense Directive 8570 requires anyone seeking a government job to hold specific certifications before they can be hired in a position related to information systems/security. The CISA fulfills the DoD 8570’s IAT Level III and CSSP Auditor requirements.

  • What material is covered on the CISA exam?
    • There are five domains of job practice areas that CISA candidates are examined on. They are as follows: The Process of Auditing Information Systems (21% of the exam), Governance & Management of IT (16% of the exam), Information Systems Acquisition, Development & Implementation (18% of the exam), Information Systems Operations, Maintenance & Service Management (20% of the exam), and Protection of Information Assets (25% of the exam). For a more in-depth breakdown of the five domains, click here to visit Infosec’s overview article, or click here to visit ISACA’s Job Practice Areas page.

  • How is the CISA certification different from other comparable security certifications?
    • Due to ISACA’s emphasis on candidates possessing a breadth of work experience and professional accomplishment, the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) has become the IS industry’s preferred certification program around the world. The CISA is specialized for high standards of IS auditing, while other certifications—such as the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)—are more generalized.

  • How does the CISA experience waiver work?
    • Waivers for work experience can be acquired in a number of circumstances, with a maximum of up to three years waived. For example, completing 60 to 120 university semester credit hours, equivalent to acquiring a 2-year or 4-year degree, can be substituted for 1 or 2 years of work experience, respectively. A max of 1 year of information systems experience or 1 year or non-IS auditing experience can also be substituted for 1 year of work experience. Click here for more detailed waiver information.

  • How long is the CISA certification valid after you pass the test? What are the renewal requirements to maintain certification?
    • As with other ISACA certifications, the CISA will remain valid as long as holders participate in their continuing education program and pay an annual maintenance fee. 20 CPE credit hours must be logged and verified annually in order for the certification to remain active. Click here for more information on earning CPE credits.

  • Is a CISA exam voucher included with the purchase of this course?
    • Yes! All participants of Infosec’s training boot camp receive their CISA exam voucher free.

  • What are some tips for preparing for the CISA?
    • Enrolling in a training boot camp like Infosec’s is a fantastic way to get hands-on experience with CISA exam material, as well as one-on-one instructor feedback for whatever specialized questions you might have. ISACA also provides CISA exam resources that you might find beneficial. Click here for more tips to help you prepare.

  • What is the job outlook for CISA certified professionals?
    • Job recruiters keep an eye out for candidates holding a CISA, because this certification proves that the candidate is well-equipped to handle the daily job requirements of an information security auditor.

  • What are common job titles for CISA certified professionals?
    • Common job titles include: Information Security Manager, Internal Auditing Manager, Information Technology (IT) Auditor, and many more.

  • What is the average CISA salary?
    • The average salary range for CISA-certified professionals ranges from $52,459 to $122,326, depending on job title, work experience, location, and other factors. Click here for a more detailed breakdown of CISA salary data.