The CISA certification was established in 1978 for several reasons:
The first CISA examination was administered in 1981, and registration numbers have grown each year. Over 60,000 candidates have earned the CISA designation.
The CISA certification has been recognised with ANSI accreditation, along with the CISM certification- both of these certifications are managed by ISACA. It is one of the few certifications formally approved by the US Department of Defense in their Information Assurance Technical category (DoD 8570.01-M).
Candidates for a CISA certification must pass the examination, agree to adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics, submit evidence of a minimum of five years of professional IS auditing, control, or security work, and abide by a program of continuing professional education.
Substitutions and waivers of such experience may be obtained as follows:
The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within 4 hours. The exam is split between 6 Content Areas as of 2006:
The exam is now offered in 11 languages at more than 200 locations worldwide in June and December.
December 2008 Exam Dates:
20 August: Early Registration Deadline
24 September: Final Registration Deadline
13 December: Exam
IIA issues IS audit guidance.(UPDATE)(Institute of Internal Auditors)(Information Systems Audit and Control Association)(Information Systems)
Jun 01, 2005; THE IIA HAS RELEASED seven Practice Advisories (PAs) to help internal audit practitioners plan and perform information system...