CISA® - 27th Edition


Aligned to ISACA® outline for the CISA® (latest 27th Edition) Exams.
2026
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CISA® stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor. It is a globally recognised certification for Information Technology Audit professionals. The certification is issued by ISACA® a globally recognized independent association.
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Mr.Nanda Shenoy - 20+ yrs Experience in BFSI, ex President ISACA, CEO club BNP more>>
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Course Overview

Aligned to ISACA® outline for the CISA® (latest 27th Edition) Exams.


This Online Training Course on Certified Information Systems Auditor or CISA® Certification is designed as per the curriculum prescribed by ISACA® for CISA® and is delivered by a certified and practising systems auditor, having rich experience in banking and IT life cycle management

Overview of CISA® Certification

CISA® stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor. It is a globally recognised certification for Information Technology Audit professionals. The certification is issued by ISACA® – a globally recognized independent association.

CISA® certification is known and accepted worldwide for their standard of proficiency in IS audit. CISA® certified individuals have established their capabilities in managing susceptibilities and instilling controls within the organization. They also undertake to conform to the severe auditing standards set by ISACA®. They are highly pursued after in hiring circles.

CISA® training course equips professionals with the hypothetical and real-world skills required to obtain higher scores in the certification exam. CISA® certified employees provide their organisations with bigger trust in their information systems, and are dedicated to the highest grade of professional standards.

CISA® certification is for IS audit, control, assurance and security professionals who wish to place themselves much above their peers. The CISA® certification has been a prominent as well as the globally recognized achievement for those who regulate, monitor and evaluate an organization’s information technology and business systems.

CISA® Training from ApnaCourse aims to make working professionals skilled at evaluating, securing and controlling multifaceted business and IT systems in any organization. This CISA® course will also highlight governmental regulations and helps formulate policies with stern measures and disclosures.

CISA® Certification acts as a career differentiator for security professionals or IT managers who wish to boost their marketability and trustworthiness. This is an idyllic track for those looking at a long-term career in Information Systems Auditing. This CISA® course is highly recommended for IS / IT auditors, IT managers, Audit Managers, Security Managers, System Analysts, Consultants, and to some extent CIOs and CTOs.

Benefits of CISA® Certification

  • Gives you an advantage of your knowledge and experience
  • Enumerates and enhances your expertise
  • Validates that you have amplified and upheld the level of knowledge required to meet the trials and tests laid down by any modern organization.
  • CISA® is globally recognized as a mark of excellence for IS audit professional
  • CISA® certification combines the achievement of completing a comprehensive exam with work recognition in addition to educational experience and credibility in the market.
  • Intensifies your value in any organization that you may serve.
  • Gives you a competitive edge over others when seeking career advancement.
  • CISA® certified individuals are excellent indicators of proficiency in technology controls
  • Proves established competence in five domains of any organization which include standards and practices; organization and management; processes; integrity, confidentiality and availability; and software development, acquisition and maintenance
With a growing demand for individuals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA® has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world.

Course Curriculum
1 Introduction Preview 23:48
2 ITAF 29:17
3 Impact Of Regulations on IS Audit 30:59
4 Electronic Data Interchange 40:46
5 Electronic Funds Transfer 37:48
6 Summary Part 1 12:51
7 Information Systems Auditing Process Part 1 Preview 38:32
8 Materiality 31:37
9 Execution Audit Project Management 35:42
10 Sampling 13:26
11 Data Analytics 26:23
12 Reporting and Communication Techniques 25:17
13 Summary of Part 2 07:44
14 Governance and Management of IT Part 1 32:31
15 IS Auditor & Strategy Committee 25:49
16 IT - Related Frameworks 15:37
17 Information Security Policies 20:07
18 Organizational Structure 21:17
19 Specimen - IT Department Structure 19:53
20 Shortcut 19:36
21 Summary of part 1 09:09
22 Governance and Management of IT Part 2 16:41
23 Risk Management Process 18:55
24 Maturity Models 15:54
25 Part B- IT Management IT Resource Management 22:25
26 Termination Policies 17:11
27 IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management Part 1 26:43
28 IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management Part 2 19:06
29 Governance in Outsourcing 09:44
30 IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting 18:30
31 Summary of Part 2 10:35
32 Information System Acquisition, Development & Implementation Part 1 17:34
33 Roles And Responsibilities 16:34
34 Program Management Techniques 16:09
35 Project Planning 16:52
36 Project Controlling And Monitoring 18:17
37 System Development Methods 1 15:51
38 Requirements Definition 17:40
39 Summary Part 1 19:20
40 Information System Acquisition, Development & Implementation Part 2 17:37
41 BPR and Process Change Projects 15:51
42 Hardware Acquisition 21:47
43 Control Identification and Design 20:53
44 Walkthrough for various types of Input Validation 16:55
45 IS Auditors Tasks 18:19
46 Testing Methodologies 12:00
47 Testing Classifications 18:48
48 Application Testing 19:33
49 System Implementation 14:46
50 Information System Operations, Maintenance and Support Part 1 20:02
51 Memory Cards or Flash Drives Risks 17:31
52 IT Asset Management 22:19
53 System Interfaces 12:37
54 Data Governance 14:23
55 Access Control Software 18:48
56 Problem and Incident Management 11:58
57 Summary Part 1 11:20
58 Information System Operations, Maintenance and Support Part 2 19:04
59 IT Service Level Management 10:38
60 Database Management System 20:32
61 Database Controls 16:42
62 Business Resilence Business Impact Analysis 25:55
63 Cost Factors 17:00
64 Data Backup, Storage and Restoration 19:54
65 Security and Control of Offsite Facilities 19:46
66 Summary Part 2 16:03
67 Information System Operations, Maintenance and Support Part 3 19:23
68 IT Business Continuity Planning 19:21
69 Business Continuity Planning Process 17:32
70 Components of Business Continuity Plan 21:53
71 Specifications 17:08
72 Disaster Recovery Plans 18:30
73 Recovery Strategies 20:54
74 DRP Scenario Preview 19:42
75 Summary Part 3 11:03
76 Protection of Information Assets Part 1 20:02
77 Privacy 17:31
78 Physical and Environmental Controls 22:19
79 Physical Access Issues and Exposures 12:37
80 Identity and Access Management 14:23
81 Logical Access 18:48
82 Identify Creation and Access Request 11:58
83 Identification and Authentication 11:20
84 Features of Passwords 19:04
85 Signature 10:38
86 Remote Access 20:32
87 Federated Identity Management 16:42
88 Summary Part 1 25:55
89 Protection Of Information Assets Part 2 17:00
90 Network Services 19:54
91 OSI Layers 19:46
92 LAN Components 16:03
93 Wide Area Networks 19:23
94 WAN Technologies 19:21
95 Internet Terminologies 17:32
96 Client Server Technology 21:53
97 Internet Security Controls 17:08
98 Firewall Implementation 18:30
99 Summary Part 2 20:54
100 Protection Of Information Assets Part 3 19:42
101 Data Encryption and Encrytion Related Techniques 11:03
102 Digital Signatures 14:36
103 Public Key Infrastructure 03:55
104 Types of Certificate 04:19
105 Web Based Communication Technologies 11:36
106 Email Security Issues 08:27
107 Social Media 08:07
108 Cloud Computing 09:54
109 Summary Part 3 09:24
110 Protection Of Information Assets Part 4 14:54
111 Mobile, Wireless and IOT 06:08
112 MDM 04:40
113 AD HOC Networks 10:45
114 Information System Attack Methods And Techniques 11:23
115 Common Attacks Methods 2 11:25
116 Common Attacks Methods 3 10:50
117 Viruses 04:31
118 Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques 22:53
119 Logging and Reporting of Computer Access Violations 08:36
120 Bypassing Security and Comensating Controls 09:15
121 Types of Penetration Test 05:30
122 Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques 08:52
123 Incident Management 05:46
124 Summary Part 4 06:52

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for CISA®


Although there is no pre-requisite to attend the training; to acquire the CISA® Certification, the minimum requirement is 5 years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience. If there are certain education and general IS or audit experience to one’s credit, then, there can be waiver’s which are listed below:

  • A maximum of 1 year of information systems experience OR 1 year of non-IS auditing experience can be substituted for 1 year of experience.
  • 60 to 120 completed university semester credit hours (the equivalent of a 2-year or 4-year degree) not limited by the 10-year preceding restriction, can be substituted for 1 or 2 years, respectively.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree from a university that enforces the ISACA-sponsored curriculum can be substituted for 1 year of experience. This option cannot be used if 3 years of experience and educational waiver have already been claimed.
  • A master's degree in information security or information technology from an accredited university can be substituted for 1 year of experience.
  • 2 years as a full-time university instructor in a related field (e.g., computer science, accounting, in-formation systems auditing) can be substituted for 1 year of experience.
  • 3 years of IS audit, control, assurance or security experience can be substituted for 1 year of experience
Many individuals choose to take the CISA exam prior to meeting the experience requisites. Although this practice is acceptable and encouraged; CISA certification / designation will not be granted until all requirements are met.

The work experience for CISA certification must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within 5 years from the date of originally passing the exam.

Candidates will get only 5 years from the passing date to apply for certification.

Ratings & Reviews
Mr. Joji James
Partner, leap Business Partners
4/5 on communication clarity of the faculty (very good). Plz include mock tests for each module.

RAGHUNATH REDDY
Process Specialist, XL CATLIN
A swan can able to separate water from the milk , in the same way this course content helped me to separate non relevant portion from ISACA Review Material from the exam Point of View. Thank you so much to the entire Team of Apana Course. I passed the CISA exam in Sep 2016.

Mr. Joji James
Partner, leap Business Partners
4/5 on communication clarity of the faculty (very good). Plz include mock tests for each module.

Vijayalakshmi Venkatakrishna
Senior Manager Finance, CIL
Very nice learning tool to prepare further CISA exam. If not this course I would have been lost in the CISA review manual

RAGHUNATH REDDY
Process Specialist, XL CATLIN
A swan can able to separate water from the milk , in the same way this course content helped me to separate non relevant portion from ISACA Review Material from the exam Point of View. Thank you so much to the entire Team of Apana Course. I passed the CISA exam in Sep 2016.

Mr. Hamid Soud
ICT Director, Mactech ICT Solutions
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Vijayalakshmi Venkatakrishna
Senior Manager Finance, CIL
Very nice learning tool to prepare further CISA exam. If not this course I would have been lost in the CISA review manual

Mr. Hamid Soud
ICT Director, Mactech ICT Solutions
A great place elearning

Ragavender
Exec, BSR
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Exec, BSR
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Mr. oubrahim yahya
Auditor
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Auditor
Very interesting Course thank you very much to the facilitator

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Auditor
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Mr. oubrahim yahya
Auditor
Very interesting Course thank you very much to the facilitator

Ms. Jayanti Arora
well done ..Nand Mohan sir, it is important for students like us who are not in India and can study for CISA from abroad..Thanks

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Good Course

Ms. Jayanti Arora
well done ..Nand Mohan sir, it is important for students like us who are not in India and can study for CISA from abroad..Thanks

Syed Moinullah Quadri
One of the best online courses I've done. Very knowledgeable faculty.

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Mr. Manish Thakar
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Syed Moinullah Quadri
One of the best online courses I've done. Very knowledgeable faculty.

verankki
Course covered CISA review manual, explained nicely and easy to understand.

Mr. Manish Thakar
It is as much as good with the flexibility, without compromising quality of the training/course...

Ms. Prasanna Pandit
Good

verankki
Course covered CISA review manual, explained nicely and easy to understand.

Ms. Prasanna Pandit
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Mr Nanda Mohan Shenoy is a seasoned banker with more than 20 years of overall experience in the Banking and Financial Services Sector. He has worked with banks such as Bharat Overseas Bank (Now, Indian Overseas Bank), Global Trust Bank (Now, Oriental Bank Of Commerce) and BNP Paribas. He was the Vice President of ISACA for the years (2008-2009) and (2009-2010) and now is the President of the same. He is currently a member of the CEO's Club of BNP Paribas. A CEO club member is one of the top 20 performers of the entire bank.

He has been rated as Alpha worker in Global Trust bank on 4 occasions in the annual appraisal and has been the Youngest HOP and HOB in Global Trust Bank.
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