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  Take your career to an international level and get hired fast. At Challydoff Limited, we know that attaining a professional certification like CISA is a difficult challenge. That's why we are here to bridge that gap for you and be your success partners. Our team of Facilitators/Instructors, who are very experienced, practicing CISA certified IT Auditors and U.S.A trained, will provide you with the exact training, skills and knowledge you require and ought to have, to earn you a guaranteed pass with your CISA exams. This training you get at the lowest tuition fees ever. Give us a call or visit our office today, to join our ongoing CISA training class. Come take advantage of our excellent educational services and be on your road map to success as we look forward to welcoming you.

  How recognised is CISA ?

CISA program is the only certification program in the world devoted exclusively to IT Audit, IT Security and control. It is highly prized, respected globally and the most sought after certification in the world. Listed below are organisation that currently endorse CISA.

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited. Certificate #0694 under ISO/IEC 17024.
  • US Department of Defense (DoD) approved CISA certification and made it mandatory for all its IT staffs.
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approves CISA certification for all Chartered Accountants (CAs) and its IT staffs.

  What is an IT Audit ?

Information Technology audit (IT Audit), or Information Systems audit (IS Audit), is the examination of controls within an Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure. IT audit is the process of collecting and evaluating evidence of an organization's information systems, practices, and operations. The evaluation of obtained evidence determines if the information systems, business practices / IT operations and controls are safeguarding assets, maintaining data integrity, and operating effectively and efficiently to achieve the organization's goals or objectives. These reviews may be performed in conjunction with a financial statement audit, internal audit, or other form of attestation engagement. IT audits are also known as automated data processing (ADP) audits and computer audits. They were formerly called electronic data processing (EDP) audits.

  What is the purpose of an IT Audit ?

IT audit focuses on determining risks that are relevant to information assets, and in assessing controls in order to reduce or mitigate these risk. An IT audit should not be confused with a financial statement audit. While there may be some abstract similarities, a financial audit's primary purpose is to evaluate whether an organization is adhering to standard accounting practices. The primary function of an IT audit is to evaluate the system's efficacy and security protocols. More importantly, to evaluate the organization's ability to protect its information assets and ascertain that it properly dispense information to authorized parties.
The IT audit's agenda may be summarized by the following questions:

  • Will the organization's computer systems be available for the business at all times when required? (Availability)
  • Will the information in the systems be disclosed only to authorized users? (Confidentiality)
  • Will the information provided by the system always be accurate, reliable, and timely? (Integrity)

  What is the nature of CISA exams ?

The CISA exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions to be attempted in four hours. Practical knowledge of IS Audit would be required to be able to successfully analyze the questions. If you have little or No IT Audit experience, you will require at least at a minimum, some IT background to be successful. On the other hand, if you are 100% new to this field, you will require some diligent study and hard-work to be successful with the exams. We are here to help you do just that.

  Who is eligible to write CISA exams ?

Anyone who is interested in choosing a career in information systems auditing can write the exams. There are no pre-requisite qualifications or experience requirements to writing the exams.

  Are the exams conducted in Nigeria ?

Yes, there are three exam centers here in Nigeria. They are Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja. Contact certification@isaca.org for any enquiries on test centers of the CISA exams.

  What is the cost of writing CISA exams and what is the mode of payment ?

Click here for the current fees. Payments can be made directly to ISACA or we could help you remit the fees.

  When are the exams conducted ?

Exams are held twice yearly in June and December.

  What is the level of the exam questions and what is the passmark ?

The exam questions are considered to be an above average level examination. For anyone with average intelligence they will require an aggressive study to improve.A candidate must recieve a score of 450 or higher to pass the exam.Please visit www.isaca.org for more information.

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