Paths

Information Systems Auditor

Author: Kevin Henry

This series provides foundational knowledge of information systems audit techniques and technology, knowledge which is necessary for developing an audit plan and conducting... Read more

Path Courses

In this series, you will expand your knowledge of information systems audit, assurance and control through exposure to the 2016 CISA Job Practice Areas.

1

Information Systems Auditor: The Process of Auditing

by Kevin Henry

Aug 19, 2016 / 3h 51m

Intermediate • 3h 51m

Start Course
Description

The CISA examination is difficult but this course will lead you through the knowledge you need to prepare for the examination. In this course, the process of information systems audit you will learn the standards, methodologies, and techniques required to deliver an effective audit and develop your skills as an Information Systems Auditor.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 47s
  2. Audit Standards and Risk-based Audit
    15m 45s
  3. Audit Planning
    1h 7m 4s
  4. Planning an IS Audit
    1h 49m 21s
  5. Communicating Audit Results
    37m 8s
2

Information Systems Auditor: Governance and Management

by Kevin Henry

Aug 19, 2016 / 5h 7m

Intermediate • 5h 7m

Start Course
Description

The CISA examination is very difficult and requires extensive knowledge in many areas. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Governance and Management, addresses the second of the five chapters of topics covered in ISACA's CISA examination. First, you'll look at how best to align your IT strategy with your organizational strategy, as well as how to audit the governance and management of your IT Department. Next, you'll get to understand the risk management process before seeing auditing of IT systems management. You'll finish the course with seeing some of the techniques used by an IT Auditor and the role of the information systems auditor in regard to business continuity planning. After completing this course, you will be familiar with the concepts, tools, and techniques used in auditing the operations and management of the IT department in an organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    2m 6s
  2. Aligning IT Strategy with Organizational Strategy
    29m 24s
  3. Enterprise IT Governance
    1h 8m 4s
  4. Risk Management
    25m 23s
  5. IT Management Practices
    1h 20m 24s
  6. Auditing IT Operations
    31m 58s
  7. Business Continuity Planning
    1h 10m 21s
3

Information Systems Auditor: Acquisition and Development

by Kevin Henry

Aug 19, 2016 / 3h 25m

Intermediate • 3h 25m

Start Course
Description

As an auditor, you must be familiar with various types of IT systems and their associated risks. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Acquisition and Development, will help you gain that understanding. You'll start with understanding the justification and tracking of IT investments, as well as the auditing of IT projects and programs. Next, you'll see a brief overview of the various types of information systems. Finally, you'll see how to audit the systems development process and application controls. When you're finished with this course, you'll be able to competently assess the procedures related to systems acquisition and the process of software development.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    2m 4s
  2. Overseeing Investment in Information Technology
    17m 48s
  3. Programs and Projects
    1h 30m 51s
  4. Information Systems
    49m 40s
  5. Systems Development
    45m 28s
4

Information Systems Auditor: Operations, Maintenance, and Service

by Kevin Henry

Aug 19, 2016 / 3h 7m

Intermediate • 3h 7m

Start Course
Description

This course, Information Systems Auditor: Operations, Maintenance, and Service, is the fourth course in preparation for the CISA examination and represents 20% of the examination. First, you'll get to examine the specifics of how information systems support business needs, how information systems are managed and operated, and how information systems are secured and monitored. Next, you'll review the role of in IT auditor in testing IT systems and operations. Finally, you'll see the creation and testing of disaster recovery plans. When you're finished with this course, you'll be better prepared for this portion of the examination.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 59s
  2. Service Management
    21m 51s
  3. IT Asset Management
    1h 53m 55s
  4. Controlling Change
    9m 11s
  5. Disaster Recovery Planning
    40m 5s
5

Information Systems Auditor: Protection of Information Assets

by Kevin Henry

Aug 19, 2016 / 6h 26m

Intermediate • 6h 26m

Start Course
Description

Many people assigned to work on an IT audit do not have extensive familiarity with actual IT equipment and processes. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Protection of Information Assets, will help you to understand the functions, risks and security challenges related to auditing the various types of systems in use today. This module addresses cloud computing, encryption, physical security, disaster recovery and many other areas. By the end of this course, you'll be more prepared for the CISA examination than ever and you'll understand how to securely audit IT assets.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    2m 13s
  2. Overview
    1h 16m 52s
  3. Information Systems Essentials
    24m 49s
  4. Logical Access Controls
    1h 3m 33s
  5. Network and Internet Security
    1h 7m 34s
  6. Encryption
    51m 17s
  7. Auditing Information Security Management
    53m 47s
  8. Physical Security
    46m 3s

What you will learn

  • Fundamental audit, control and security skills
  • How to plan, conduct and report on information systems audits
  • How to evaluate organizational structures, policies, practices, and processes
  • How to evaluate and conduct reviews of the acquisition, development and implementation of information systems
  • The principles and practices of information systems operations, maintenance and service management
  • How to evaluate organizations’ policies, standards, procedures, and controls in order to protect information assets

Pre-requisites

CISA candidates are required to have a minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience, with certain exceptions. This series does not require any prior experience or knowledge, but a familiarity with IT equipment and controls as well as IT audit procedures is helpful.

Knowledge is power

A Professional or Enterprise Pluralsight account is required to access Transcender®* practice exams. Sign in below or sign up for a free team trial.