Full program description

NICF - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

What's In It For Me

  • Confirms knowledge, experience while increases value to the organization which also provides a competitive advantage over peers when seeking job growth.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge gained and maintained the level of knowledge required to meet the dynamic challenges of a modern enterprise.
  • Combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work and educational experience, providing you with credibility in the marketplace.
  • Helps to achieve a high professional standard through ISACAs requirements for continuing education and ethical conduct.

Course Overview

Course Code: NICF019

SkillsConnect Code: CRS-Q-0028423-IT

xSince 1978, the ISACA® Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®) program, has been the globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems (IS) audit, control and security professionals. The technical skills and practices that CISA promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CISA designation demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession.

This five day course will prepare participants to sit for the CISA certification examination.

Why become CISA?

  • Confirms knowledge, experience while increases value to the organization which also provides a competitive advantage over peers when seeking job growth
  • Demonstrates the knowledge gained and maintained the level of knowledge required to meet the dynamic challenges of a modern enterprise.
  • Combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work and educational experience, providing you with credibility in the marketplace.
  • Helps to achieve a high professional standard through ISACA’s requirements for continuing education and ethical conduct.

Who Should Attend

  • IS audit, Control, Assurance, and Security Professionals, including IT consultants, Auditors, Managers, Security Policy Writers, Privacy Officers, Information Security Officers, Network Administrators, Security Device Administrators, and Security Engineers, who have five years of experience with Audit, IT systems, and Security of information systems.
  • This course will also be beneficial for the following IT professionals:
    • Who have been performing the role of Internal IT Auditor for at least 5 years.
    • Who are seeking to enhance their knowledge into the areas of IT Information Systems Management and Audit.

Course Duration

5 Days / 33 Hours

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Certification Prerequisites
  • Examination information
  • Certification Application
  • Certification Maintenance and Renewal

IS Audit Process

  • IS Audit Process Objective
  • IS Audit Process Tasks
  • Developing an IS Audit Strategy
  • Planning Audits
  • Conducting Audits
  • Communication of Risks and results
  • Independent Advice Provision

IT Governance

  • Objective
  • Tasks
  • Evaluation of IT Governance
  • Evaluation of IT Organisation Structures
  • Evaluation of IT Strategy
  • Evaluation of Policies, standards and procedures
  • Evaluation of Management Practices for compliance
  • Evaluation of IT Resource Investments
  • Evaluation of IT Contracting Strategies, Policies and Practices
  • Evaluation of Risk Management Practices
  • Evaluation of Monitoring and Assurance Practices

Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle

  • Objective
  • Tasks
  • Evaluation of Business Case
  • Evaluation of Project Management and Project Governance
  • Conducting Project Reviews
  • Conducting Control Evaluations
  • Evaluation of Systems Development, Acquisition and Testing
  • Evaluation of Business Readiness
  • Conducting Post Implementation Reviews
  • Conducting Periodic Reviews
  • System and Infrastructure Maintenance Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Disposal Processes

IT Service Delivery

  • Objectives
  • Tasks
  • Service Level Management
  • Operations Management
  • Data Administration Practices
  • Capacity and Performance Management
  • Change, Configuration and Release Management
  • Problem and Incident Management
  • IT Infrastructure

Protection of Information Assets

  • Objective
  • Tasks
  • Logical Access Controls
  • Network Infrastructure Security
  • Environment Security
  • Physical Security
  • Controls over Confidential Assets

Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Objective
  • Tasks
  • Backup and Recovery Practices
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Business Continuity Planning

Examination Preparation and Techniques

  • Administration
  • Techniques, Tips and Hints
  • FAQ

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded Statement of Attainments (SOA)

Upon completion of the training and assessment, students will be awarded with the following SOA from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

  • Conduct Information Systems Audit and Testing

Course Objectives

This course will enable participants to

  • Gain a comprehensive, up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the 5 job practice domains.
    • Domain 1 – The Process of Auditing Information Systems
    • Domain 2 – Governance and Management of IT
    • Domain 3 – Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation
    • Domain 4 – Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management
    • Domain 5 – Protection of Information Assets
  • Understand ISACA – CISA Examination requirements and process

Pre-requisites

No credit or certification pre-requisite is required to attend this course.

However, to sit for the certification exam candidates must fulfil the criteria set by ISACA.

Funding Information

  • SSG Funding
This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level).
  • SkillsFuture Credit

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset course fee payable after SSG funding. 

  • NTUC UTAP

NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) with Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 

Additional Note

Candidates who wish to register for the official Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification exam can register directly with ISACA at http://www.isaca.org/Certification/Pages/Exam-Registration.aspx

Price

Course Fee:

Individual Sponsored Company Sponsored
w/o GST w GST Non-SME SME
w/o GST w GST w/o GST w GST
Full Course Fee $1,750.00 $1,872.50 $1,750.00 $1,872.50 $1,750.00 $1,872.50
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above $1,255.00 $1,377.50 $1,255.00 $1,377.50 $175.00 $297.50
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $175.00 $297.50 $175.00 $297.50 $175.00 $297.50
Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme) $87.50 $210.00 $87.50 $210.00 $87.50 $210.00

Remarks:

  • Individual Sponsored
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
  • Company Sponsored
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
    • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

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