Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA

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DEFINITION of 'Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA'

A certification available for professionals who conduct audits of information systems. The CISA credential is sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and is the global standard for information systems audit, control and security professionals. Candidates must pass a rigorous board exam that covers 11 different topics relating to information systems.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA'

The 11 topics covered in the CISA coursework are:


1) Application Systems Controls


2) Data Integrity Review


3) Systems Development Life


4) Application Development Review


5) Maintenance Review


6) General Operational Procedures


7) Security Review


8) Systems Software Review


9) Acquisition Review


10) Data Processing Resource Management Review


11) Information Systems Audit

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