9780789758446

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Cert Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789758446

  • ISBN10:

    078975844X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-11-13
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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Summary

Learn, prepare, and practice for CISA exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning.

  • Master CISA exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. World-renowned enterprise IT security leaders Michael Gregg and Rob Johnson share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.


The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment software offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.


Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.


The study guide helps you master all the topics on the CISA exam, including:

  • Essential information systems audit techniques, skills, and standards
  • IT governance, management/control frameworks, and process optimization
  • Maintaining critical services: business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Acquiring information systems: build-or-buy, project management, and development methodologies
  • Auditing and understanding system controls
  • System maintenance and service management, including frameworks and networking infrastructure
  • Asset protection via layered administrative, physical, and technical controls
  • Insider and outsider asset threats: response and management


Companion Website
The website contains two free, complete practice exams.
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Pearson Test Prep online system requirements:
Browsers: Chrome version 40 and above; Firefox version 35 and above; Safari version 7; Internet Explorer 10, 11; Microsoft Edge; Opera. Devices: Desktop and laptop computers, tablets running on Android and iOS, smartphones with a minimum screen size of 4.7". Internet access required.


Pearson Test Prep offline system requirements:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Author Biography

Michael Gregg (CISSP, SSCP, CISA, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, A+, N+, Security+, CCNA, CASP, CISA, CISM, CEH, CHFI, and GSEC) works for a Houston, Texas–based IT security consulting firm.


Michael is responsible for working with organizations to develop cost-effective and innovative technology solutions to security issues and for evaluating the security of emerging technologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT field and holds two associate’s degrees, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree. In addition to co-authoring the first, second, and third editions of Security Administrator Street Smarts, Michael has written or co-authored 15 other books, including The Network Security Test Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide (Wiley, 2015); CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review (Microsoft, 2013); Certified Ethical Hacker Cert Guide (Pearson, 2017); and CISSP Exam Cram (Que, 2016).


Michael has been quoted in newspapers such as the New York Times and featured on various television and radio shows, including NPR, ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, and others, discussing cybersecurity and ethical hacking. He has created more than a dozen IT security training classes, and he has created and performed video instruction on many security topics, such as cybersecurity, CISSP, CASP, Security+, and others. When not consulting, teaching, or writing, Michael enjoys 1960s muscle cars and has a slot in his garage for a new project car.


Rob Johnson (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and CRISC) is experienced in information risk, IT audit, privacy, and security management. He has a diverse background that includes hands-on operational experience as well as providing strategic risk assessment and support to leadership and board-level audiences.


Rob currently serves as a senior vice president and technology executive with global teams and responsibilities at Bank of America. He has held various technology and executive positions throughout his career, including chief information security officer for a global insurance company, head of IT audit for a major domestic bank, chief information security officer for a large midwestern bank, chief cybersecurity architect and product owner for a major software house where he led deployments across 15 countries, and senior partner at a consulting firm.


Rob is well known across a number of industry groups. He is a published author and frequent speaker at conferences. Rob has served on a number of ISACA global committees; for example, he was formerly the chair of the ISACA Education Committee and a member of the ISACA Assurance Committee to name a few. In addition, Rob was one of the 12 members of the prestigious ISACA COBIT 5 Task Force, which led to the creation of the COBIT 5 global standard.


Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston. He lives a quiet life, where he enjoys his children, watches his amazing son Donald win chess tournaments, and spends time with his wonderful wife, Lin.

Table of Contents

1. The CISA Certification
2. The Information Systems Audit Process
3. The Role of IT Governance
4. Maintaining Critical Services
5. Information System Acquisition and Development
6. Audit and Understanding System Controls
7. System Maintenance and Service Management
8. Protection of Assets
9. Asset Threat Response and Management
10. Practice Exam 1: Questions and Answers
11. Practice Exam 2: Questions and Answers

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