CISA Exam Preparation Workshop in Singapore

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Five days training conducted by Risalat Consultants International on Certified Information Systems Auditor. The program was held during 14 – 18 October 2019 in Singapore. The participants of the training were experienced internal auditors from Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana. The sessions were held for 5 consecutive days from 14 – 18 Oct 2019. Each day the program started from 10am – 5pm.

Training Methodology Applied

In order to make the workshop more interactive and efficient, we used various approaches towards the delivery of the materials, including the theoretical explanation, presentation, ISACA questions/answers database tool, open group discussion, practical exercises, case study, and real-world application.

Training Methodology Applied

Key Areas Covered During the Program

Domain 1—Information Systems Auditing Process

  • IS Audit Standards, Guidelines, and Codes of Ethics
  • Business Processes
  • Types of Controls
  • Risk-Based Audit Planning
  • Types of Audits and Assessment
  • Audit Project Management
  • Sampling Methodology
  • Audit Evidence Collection Techniques
  • Data Analytics
  • Reporting and Communication Techniques

Domain 2— Governance and Management of IT

  • IT Governance and IT Strategy
  • IT-Related Frameworks
  • IT Standards, Policies, and Procedures
  • Organizational Structure
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Maturity Models
  • Laws, Regulations, and Industry Standards affecting the Organization
  • IT Resource Management
  • IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management
  • IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Management of IT

Domain 3—Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation

  • Project Governance and Management
  • Business Case and Feasibility Analysis
  • System Development Methodologies
  • Control Identification and Design
  • Testing Methodologies
  • Configuration and Release Management
  • System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment, and Data Conversion
  • Post-implementation Review

Domain 4—Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience

  • Common Technology Components
  • IT Asset Management
  • Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation
  • System Interfaces
  • End-User Computing
  • Data Governance
  • Systems Performance Management
  • Problem and Incident Management
  • Change, Configuration, Release, and Patch Management
  • IT Service Level Management
  • Database Management
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • System Resiliency
  • Data Backup, Storage, and Restoration
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)

Domain 5—Protection of Information Assets

  • Information Asset Security Frameworks, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Privacy Principles
  • Physical Access and Environmental Controls
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Network and End-Point Security
  • Data Classification
  • Data Encryption and Encryption-Related Techniques
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Web-Based Communication Techniques
  • Virtualized Environments
  • Mobile, Wireless, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Devices
  • Security Awareness Training and Programs
  • Information System Attack Methods and Techniques
  • Security Testing Tools and Techniques
  • Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques
  • Incident Response Management
  • Evidence Collection and Forensics.

Workshop Impact

The pre-assessment shows that the participants have a good foundation of general audit concepts and IT governance framework, and some project management methodologies. However, the participants do lack technical skills in managing IT projects, IT operations, and information security management in general. The result of the training shows that they have improved their knowledge significantly in their weak areas. The bigger impact for them would be when they have achieved the CISA certification, which has been considered globally as a gold standard among IT audit professionals. In the future, they will definitely be able to take-charge of IT audit engagements and better secure the information assets in organizations they serve.

Project Details
Date 20 Oct 2019 Categories Technical Program Author Risalat Consultants Int. Skills CISA Client Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana