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CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)

Information Technology

The CISA certification is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.

The recent quarterly IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index (ITSCPI) from Foote Partners ranked CISA among the most sought-after and highest-paying IT certifications. This certification is a must-have for entry-level and mid-career IT professionals looking for leverage in career growth.

Hellenic American Union offers in association with the ISACA Athens Chapter, the official CISA Prep Course with ISACA accredited Trainers.

  • Successful completion of the CISA® examination in the 5 content areas which represent the tasks and knowledge required of today's and tomorrow's information systems audit professional.
  • At least 5 years of IS auditing, control, or security experience
  • Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

The CISA exam format

Domain 1 - The process of Auditing Information Systems (21%)

Domain 2 - Governance and Management of IT (16%) Domain 3 – Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation (18%)

Domain 4 - Information Systems Operation, and Business Resilience (20%)

Domain 5 – Protection of Information Assets (25%)

  • 150 questions
  • 4 hours to complete the exam
  • Question format: multiple-choice
  • Passing marks: 450 out of 800. (The exam is graded on a scale of 200 to 800 points)

ISACA is a global association that provides IT professionals with knowledge, credentials, training and community in audit, governance, risk, privacy and IT governance. ISACA has supported the professional IT community for more than 50 years. Today, ISACA serves 145,000 professionals in 180 countries, who span several roles in assurance, governance, risk and information security.

ISACA Athens Chapter was established in 1994, became a non-profit professional institute in 2006, and numbers today approximately 500 members from all areas of IT. Currently it is the only chapter of ISACA in Greece and has been awarded Best Large Chapter in Europe/Africa four times in the last several years (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014). ISACA Athens Chapter is hosted at the Hellenic American Union building (Massalias 22), where it holds many member activities including chapter meetings, conferences, lectures, and networking events.

When and where can I take the test

You can take the test online at a Pearson-Vue Center, or from anywhere and at any time through online proctoring. 

How to apply for CISA

One must first pass the CISA exam and then proceed with the CISA certification application which includes information on:

  • At least 5 years of IS auditing, control or security experience (substitutions and waivers apply)
  • Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Compliance with the CISA Continuing Professional Education Policy

Those who pass the test but do not have the experience required, have up to 5 years to meet the experience requirements.

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