CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide Paperback – 12 May 2006
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From the Back Cover
Take charge of your career with certification that can increase your marketability. Demand for information systems auditors has increased dramatically since the adoption of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act in 2002. Now you can prepare for CISA certification and improve your job skills with the targeted training you′ll receive in this valuable book.
With clear instruction on CISA exam content areas, tasks, and knowledge skills, as well as challenging chapter review questions, a full glossary of terms, and plenty of real–world scenarios, this essential guide offers the valuable preparation you need for the CISA exam then goes beyond it with practical information to prepare you for the real world.
INSIDE YOU′LL FIND:
Authoritative coverage of all CISA exam objectives
- The IS Audit Process
- IT Governance
- Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management
- IT Service Delivery and Support
- Protection of Information Assets
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Practical information to prepare you for the real world
- Secrets of successful auditing
- Government regulations at a glance
- Incident handling checklist
- Real–world scenarios for insight into professional audit systems and controls
Additional exam and career preparation tools
- Challenging chapter review questions
- Glossary of terms
- Preparing for exam day
- Related certifications
Featured on the CD
SYBEX TEST ENGINE: Test your knowledge with advanced testing software. Includes challenging chapter review questions plus bonus exams.
ELECTRONIC FLASHCARDS: Reinforce what you′ve learned with flashcards that can run on your PC, Pocket PC, or Palm handheld.
Also on the CD, you′ll find the entire book in searchable and printable PDF.
About the Author
David L. Cannon, CISA, CCSP, is President of CertTest Training Center, a leading CISA training provider. He has over fifteen years of experience in IT training and consulting.
Timothy S. Bergmann, PMP, is Director of Education for CertTest Training. He has over twenty years of experience in IT training and management.
Brady Pamplin, an instructor at CertTest Training, has over thirty years of experience in IT, including systems design and administration, project management, database administration, and disaster recovery planning.
Top customer reviews
The book does not cover every topic that can be found in the offical Review Manual, nor does it address the topics it does cover to the same degree. That being said, it aims not only to prepare you for the exam, but also for the actual role of an IS auditor. As such, it contains some great material outside the scope of the exam, such as a strong section on D/R best practices. Generally, where it differs from the syllabus (as in the D/R best practices), it tells you. The only exception is that the TCP/IP stack model in the book is a 5 layer model, whereas the stack in the ISACA manual is a 4 layer model with different names.
There only seem to be a couple of other errors (I didn't agree with the identified critical path diagram in the book's project management section, though I did agree with the central definition statement in the same picture, and on p.210 in fig 5.4, the box names for phases 3 and 4 seem to be the wrong way round.)
The book also contains questions in flashcard format for you to use on PCs, Pocket PCs etc, but while they are good for the early part of your study, they seem quite basic compared to the actual exam questions.
I'd recommend this book as a good supplement to the official materials, but I wouldn't recommend it as a replacement.
I am writing the review based on my experience in answering CISA database questions,
Reading this book alone, think book plus the CISA guide.
Hope that this helps.
I've tried to avoid ISACA's official book (at least the 2012 version) for studying (except the questions, I recommend you to answer and understand all of the questions of the manuals provided by ISACA) because I didn't liked it: it seemed like an abstract at times, was dense and hard to understand at times, or too depth... I didn't understood it at all.
When I took the exam, I've had 8 years of Infosec experience and I've approved recently (6-7 months before) the CISSP.
Good luck with the exam!
I am recommending this book to people taking the CISA exam in my company in Winter 2009.
to get the "desired" answers in the test. It guides you on what ISACA is looking for.
Some chapters could have a little more depth but is surelly enough to pass the test.
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