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Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is ISACA’s cornerstone certification. The CISA certification has been earned by more than 60,000 professionals since inception and is for the IS audit, control, assurance and/or security professionals who wish to set themselves apart from their peers. Since 1978, the CISA certification has been renowned as the globally recognized achievement for those who control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.
Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
There is only one examination paper for the CISA examination. Cadidates are supposed to study one module only covering the following 6 areas: 
  • IS Audit Process
  • IT Governance
  • Systems and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management
  • IT Service Delivery and Support
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Examination Style
200 Multiple Choice in 4 Hours.


Examination Passing Score

Passing Score is 75%

Examination & Results Dates
  • Two exams are conducted every year, one in June and the other in December.
  • Results are released within two months from the date of exam.
Examination Mode Paper-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Auditing
  • Information Technology
Professional Body Information System Auditing & Control Association
Location of Incorporation United States