CISA Review Manual 2010 by Isaca

By Isaca

The CISA overview guide 2010 is a entire reference consultant designed to help contributors in getting ready for the CISA examination and people who desire to comprehend the jobs and obligations of a knowledge structures auditor. The guide has advanced over the last variants and now represents the most up-tp-date, entire, globally peer-reviewed details safeguard administration source available.

The CISA overview handbook 2010 includes a new layout. all the six chapters has been divided into sections for centred learn. the 1st portion of every one bankruptcy includes the definitions and pursuits for the six components, with the corresponding initiatives played by way of details structures (IS) auditors and information statements (required to devise, deal with and practice IS audits) which are verified at the exam.

part One is an outline that gives:

  • Definitions for the six areas
  • Objectives for every area
  • Descriptions of the tasks
  • A map of the connection of every job to the data statements
  • A reference advisor for the data statements, together with the suitable innovations and explanations
  • References to express content material in part for every wisdom statement
  • Sample perform questions and motives of the answers
  • Suggested assets for additional study

Section comprises reference fabric and content material that helps the information statements. fabric integrated is pertinent for CISA applicants wisdom and/or figuring out while getting ready for the CISA certification examination. additionally, the CISA evaluation guide 2010,includes short bankruptcy summaries curious about the most subject matters and case stories to aid applicants in figuring out present practices. additionally integrated are definitions of phrases most ordinarily chanced on at the exam.

This handbook can be utilized as a stand-alone rfile for person learn or as a advisor or reference for learn teams and chapters carrying out neighborhood overview courses.

The 2010 variation has been built and is geared up to help applicants in knowing crucial ideas and learning the subsequent task perform parts:

  • IS audit process
  • IT governance
  • Systems and infrastructure lifestyles cycle management
  • IT carrier supply and support
  • Protection of data assets
  • Business continuity and catastrophe recovery

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IfIS audit services are provided by an external firm, the scope and objectives of these services should be documented in a formal contract or statement of work between the contracting organization and the service provider. In either case, the internal audit function should be independent and report to an audit committee, if one exists, or to the highest management level such as the board of directors. 2 IS AUDIT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IS technology is constantly changing. Therefore, it is important that IS auditors maintain their competency through updates of existing skills and obtain training directed toward new audit techniques and technological areas.

Determine adherence to established procedures that address these requirements. • Determine if there are procedures in place to ensure contracts or agreements with external IT services providers reflect any legal requirements related to responsibilities. It is expected that the organization would have a legal compliance function on which the IS control practitioner could rely. Note: A CISA candidate will not be asked about any specific laws or regulations, but may be questioned about how one would audit for compliance with laws and regulations.

Test controls embedded in programs. B. test unauthorized access to data. C. extract data of relevance to the audit. D. reduce the need for transaction vouching. 1-7 A. Observing key organizational facilities B. Assessing the IS environment C. Understanding the business process and environment applicable to the review D. Reviewing prior IS audit reports 1-2 An IS auditor performing a review of an application's controls finds a weakness in system software that could materially impact the application.

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