ISACA CISA Training Boot Camp

Transform your career in 5 days

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

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Course essentials

Boot camp at a glance

  • Method

    Live online, in-person, team onsite

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Experience

    5+ years professional experience

  • Average salary

    $110,000

  • Meets 8570.1

    DoD information assurance requirements

What you'll learn

Training overview

Infosec’s CISA Boot Camp extensively prepares you for the ISACA 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:

  • Information systems auditing process
  • Governance and management of IT
  • Information systems acquisition, development and implementation
  • Information systems operation and business resilience
  • Protection of information assets

Who should attend

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A CISA certification differentiates IT auditors in the job market and opens opportunities for career advancement in the field.

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

Learn more about the pre-requirements for earning the ISACA CISA.

ISACA Accredited Training Organization (ATO)

Infosec is one of a select number of ISACA accredited Elite+ Partners in the world. When you enroll in an Infosec CISM Boot Camp, you can rest assured you are receiving the most effective and up-to-date certification prep available, including official ISACA training materials and instruction that has been independently assessed to meet ISACA’s quality standards.

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What's included

Everything you need to know

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  • 90-day extended access to Boot Camp components, including class recordings
  • 12-Month subscription to the ISACA Official Question, Answer & Explanation (QAE) database
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • Exam voucher
  • Free 90-day Infosec Skills subscription (access to 1,400+ additional courses and labs)
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee
  • Pre-study learning path
  • Unlimited practice exam attempts

What makes the Infosec CISA prep course different?

You can rest assured that the CISA training materials are fully updated and synced with the latest version of the exam. In addition, you’ll gain access to a CISA prep course the moment you enroll, so you can prepare for and get the most out of your boot camp.

 

With 20 years of training experience, we stand by our CISA training with an Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you don’t pass the exam on the first attempt, we’ll pay for your second exam at no additional cost to you!

Before your boot camp

Prerequisites

To receive the CISA certification, you must:

  • Submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience. Up to three years can be waived if other requirements are met. You must have five years after passing the exam to gain the necessary work experience and apply for certification.

Learn more about CISA pre-requirements and waivers with our CISA overview hub.

Syllabus

Training schedule

Preparation (before the boot camp starts)
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CISA prep course

Day 1
Morning session

Introduction

The process of auditing information systems

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

The process of auditing information systems continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 2
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

Governance of IT and management continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 3
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

Information systems acquisition, development and implementation continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 4
Morning session

Information systems operations, maintenance and services management continued

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

Information systems operations, maintenance and services management continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 5
Morning session

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

Exam review

Afternoon session

Exam review

Schedule may vary from class to class

What's next?

After you finish the ISACA CISA Training Boot Camp

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Completing the CISA Boot Camp is a valuable step on the professional path of auditing information systems. Your Infosec Skills access extends 90 days, during which you have access to our comprehensive library of cybersecurity courses, including additional training, so you can take additional time to prepare for your exam and get a head start on your next certification goal.

You can continue learning, earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits and stay up to date with the latest trends and developments in information security auditing.

Need more flexibility? Start with one of our self-paced training courses.

Say goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to freedom – our self-paced Certified Information Systems Auditor training lets you progress as quickly or as leisurely as you want, ensuring a stress-free learning experience.

  • Open enrollment (begin anytime)
  • Exam voucher included
  • 6-month access to course materials
  • Asynchronous instructor assistance

Exam Prep

What are some tips I should know when preparing for the CISA exam?

Studying the five CISA domains will be essential to your exam success. The domains are:

  1. Information systems auditing process
  2. Governance & management of IT
  3. Information systems acquisition, development and implementation
  4. Information systems operations and business resilience
  5. Protection of information assets

If you want to go a step further, read up on 10 tips for your CISA exam success.

In addition, to maintain your CISA exam, you must continue your education with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Learn more about how these CPEs work and how to maintain your CISA certification to be prepared once you pass your exam.

Exam Process

How does the CISA examination process work?

CISA candidates 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.

Renewal Requirements

How long does the CISA certification remain valid after you pass the test?

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As with other ISACA certifications, the CISA remains valid as long as holders participate in their continuing education program and pay an annual maintenance fee. The CISA renewal cycle is three years, during which you must earn 120 CPEs. Of those, at least 20 CPE credit hours must be logged and verified annually. We’ve created a guide for more information on earning CPE credits.

Career Opportunities

What are the career opportunities like for CISA certified professionals?

Job recruiters keep an eye out for candidates holding a CISA, because this certification signals you’re well-equipped to handle the daily job requirements of an information security auditor. It’s considered the “gold standard” for IT audit control and assurance and is highly sought-after with high-earning potential.

CISA certified professionals hold many titles, including:

  • Information security manager
  • IT risk and assurance manager
  • IT consultant

Learn more about the professional opportunities with our CISA Job Outlook resource.

What job titles are most common for people with ISACA's CISA certification?

Some common positions that this certification can help you land include:

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    Information systems auditor

  • IT risk and assurance manager icon

    IT risk and assurance manager

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    IT auditor

Average Salary

ISACA CISA certification salary expectations

The average salary range for a professional holding the CISA certification ranges from $52,459 to $122,326. The current average salary is roughly $110,000, but salaries range by specific role, industry and location. Learn more details on our CISA salary information page.

Guaranteed results

Our boot camp guarantees

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 (does not apply to CMMC-AB boot camps).

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 online or in-person 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.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Why is getting certified an important part of an information security auditor’s career?
Earning a highly-regarded certification like the CISA establishes the cert holder as a knowledgeable and competent auditing professional. The certification is often used as a hard requirement for employers seeking talent in the audit industry, and recruiters keep an eye out for it when reviewing resumes/CVs.
What qualifies as information security auditing experience?
Learn more how ISACA defines what qualifies as information security auditing experience on our ISACA Certifications Overview.
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.
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 industry’s preferred certification program around the world. The CISA is specialized for high standards of information systems 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 of non-IS auditing experience can also be substituted for 1 year of work experience.

Meets 8570.1 requirements

Attention DoD Information Assurance workers! This boot camp helps meet U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 requirements for department employees or contractors engaged in work related to information security.

You’re in Good Company

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Very impressed with Infosec. My instructor did a great job delivering the information strategically and in a way for all to understand. I would definitely take another class/certification prep course.

Sylvia Swinson, Texeltek
EH

The instructor was able to take material that prior to the class had made no sense, and explained it in real world scenarios that were able to be understood.

Erik Heiss, United States Air Force
JP

Excellent! Our instructor had a vast background and related the materials to real life. Much better than just teaching the materials to pass an exam ... but he did that as well. He went out of his way in class. The extra materials really benefited us when we returned to our real jobs! Great experience!

John Peck, EPA

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