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Become a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
The ISACA Certified information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is the leading certification for IS audit control, assurance, and security professionals. This learning path maps to the five domains that make up the CISA exam objectives. Get the skills necessary to become certified, from auditing information systems to information asset protection.
Demonstrate your ability to assess vulnerabilities.
Learn how to report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.
Prepare for and pass the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam.
Get a high-level overview of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification exam.
20m 26s • COURSE
CISA Cert Prep: 1 Auditing Information Systems for IS Auditors with Michael Lester
Demonstrate your ability to audit, control, and monitor information systems to earn a CISA certification. Prepare for the Process of Auditing Information Systems part of the exam.
1h 36m • COURSE
CISA Cert Prep: 2 Information Technology Governance and Management for IS Auditors with Michael Lester
Learn how to conduct IT governance audits around documentation, risk management, business continuity, and disaster recovery, and study to pass the CISA certification exam.
2h • COURSE
CISA Cert Prep: 3 Information Technology Life Cycle for IS Auditors with Michael Lester
Prepare for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam. Study topics from domain three: the IT life cycle, covering acquisition, development, and implementation.
34m 52s • COURSE
CISA Cert Prep: 4 IT Operations, Maintenance, and Service Delivery for IS Auditors with Michael Lester
Prepare for the CISA exam. Study topics from domain four: IT operations, maintenance, and service delivery.
1h 45m • COURSE
CISA Cert Prep: 5 Information Asset Protection for IS Auditors with Michael Lester
Prepare for the CISA exam. Study topics from domain five: asset protection.
3h 10m • COURSE
You’ll learn information systems auditing skills with these experts.
Michael Lester is the CTO of WindTalker LLC, maker of a data-centric security encryption software.
Mike was the chief instructor for Shon Harris' Logical Security LLC, where he taught and developed courses on CISSP, hacking/pen testing, digital forensics/ediscovery, CISA, and others. As a consultant to Human Element, he continues to author technical content for classroom and web-based training courses.
Mike has over 20 years of experience in information security. He holds a master's degree in information systems security from Boston University—a National Security Agency (NSA) National Center of Excellence—as well as over 20 industry certifications including CISSP, CISA, CCE, Security+, MCSE: Security, CCSE+, and ITIL. Mike has written courseware and lectured on Microsoft security, penetration testing, Linux/Unix security, and infrastructure security. Microsoft employed Mike as a subject matter expert to create and edit the exams for the Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certifications.
In his consulting work, he has worked for organizations including Bridgestone/Firestone, Warner Bros., the Department of Defense, Northrop Grumman, Novo Nordisk, and the U.S. House of Representatives. For these clients, he has stood up entire security programs, regulatory compliance programs (OCC, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance programs, and performed similar audits. He has performed vulnerability assessments and penetration tests, and is sought after for his document writing work, including policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines.
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