What is a CISA certification?
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognized certification for those who audit, monitor, control, and assess the IT and business systems of an organization. It is designed to showcase your expertise and ability to apply a risk-based approach to planning, execution, and reporting for audit engagements. This certification will show employers, stakeholders, and peers that you have mastered the ability to build and implement privacy solutions aligned with the needs and goals of an organization.
What are common job titles for CISA certified professionals?
The CISA certification will qualify you for several security related IT roles. Some CISA jobs include IT auditors, information security consultants, information security analysts, and risk managers. The CISA is a great option for IT professionals, and anyone interested in learning auditing skills and getting certified.
How much does a CISA Certification cost?
The CISA certification exam costs $760.
What kind of salary can I expect with a CISA Certification?
According to InfoSec Institute, the average salary range for CISA-certified professionals ranges from $52,459 to $122,326. The exact CISA certification salary you will earn depends largely on your job title, work experience, and location. It also may be helpful to look at the average salaries of specific job titles, as reported by Glassdoor in December 2022.
- IT auditor – $82,518
- Information Security Consultant – $105,238
- Information Security Analyst – $99,783
- Risk Manger – $127,532
What are the pre-requirements for taking the CISA?
To earn your CISA, you will need a minimum of five years of experience in professional information systems auditing, control, or security. However, up to three years can be waived if other requirements are met. You will have five years after passing the exam to gain the necessary work experience and apply for certification.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the ISACA CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor exam and receive a voucher for the exam with your enrollment. To sit for the exam, you must meet the following CISA requirements:
- A minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control, or security work experience is required for certification; however, up to three years can be waived if other requirements are met. After passing the exam, you have five years to gain the necessary work experience and apply for certification.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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