Information Systems Auditor (ISA) is for the IS audit, control, assurance and/or security professional who wishes to set themselves apart from their peers. This course will cover the following six modules: 1) The IS Audit Process, 2) ISA’s Role in IT Governance, 3) ISA’s Role in Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle Management, 4) ISA’s Role in IT Service Delivery and Support, 5) ISA’s Role in Protection of Information Assets, 6) ISA’s Role in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Prerequisites: A minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing control or security work experience is required for this certification.

The program covers six weeks of Information Systems Auditor (ISA) training.
Week 1

  • ISACA IS Auditing Standards, Guidelines and Procedures and Code of Professional Ethics

  • Control objectives and controls related to IS

  • CoBit controls

  • Procedures used to store, retrieve, transport, and dispose of confidential information assets

  • Control Self-Assessment (CSA)

  • IS auditing practices and techniques


  • IT governance frameworks

  • Quality management strategies and policies

  • Risk management methodologies and tools

  • Use of control frameworks (e.g., CobiT, COSO, ISO 17799)

  • Practices for monitoring and reporting of IT performance


  • Benefits management practices for ISA Certification

  • Processes for managing emergency changes to the production systems

  • Use of maturity and process improvement models (e.g., CMM, CobiT)


  • Contracting strategies, processes and contract management practices

  • Control objectives and techniques that ensure the completeness, accuracy, validity, and authorization of transactions and data within IT systems applications


  • Enterprise architecture design related to data, applications, and technology

  • Acquisition and contract management processes

  • System development methodologies and tools and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses


  • Data conversion tools, techniques, and procedures

  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

  • ISA question and answer review

  • ISA Training

  • Capacity planning and monitoring techniques for ISA Certification Training