2015 Fall Exam Review Course
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Examination
Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)
October 31, 2015 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
November 7, 2015 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
November 14, 2015 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
November 21, 2015 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
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This program is to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination. The exam is given on December 12, 2015. This examination requires intensive study of the subject areas included in the common body of knowledge of information systems auditing. The candidate is expected to demonstrate their proficiency in all areas required for the certificate.
The four Saturday (total 24 hours) sessions are not intended to be basic teaching sessions. The candidates should have proper educational background in all of the subject areas. The sessions are designed to review the five domains that comprise information systems auditing and to clarify the more difficult material.
The sessions will include lectures and discussions with time for questions raised by the participants.
NOTE: This review course is intended to assist participants in their preparation for the exam. However, there is no guarantee that completion of the course will ensure passage of the examination.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:
Patrick Baba at [email protected]
International Examination Registration
Applications for the December 12, 2015 exam must be received in the international office by October 23, 2015. For an application to the exam call or write to:
CISA PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Patrick Baba, CISA, CRISC
The review course is limited to the first 50 students who register online and for whom payment is received. One can pay with credit card when registering online or indicate that a check will be mailed. Checks should be made out to “ISACA LA” and mailed to:
On-line registration is available by clicking on the Register button on this webpage.
Registrations for ISACA members and non-members have priority over student rate registrations. The postmark date for check payments will determine the order of acceptance. Credit card payments and personal checks received by the dates below will qualify for the stated rates. With prior arrangements,
Calendar of Topics
October 31 – 8:30 AM
October 31 – 12:30 PM
November 7 – 8:30 AM
November 14 – 8:30 AM
November 21 – 8:30 AM
November 21 – 12:30 PM
Meet Our Instructors
Domain 1 – Micah Manquen CISA, an IT Advisory Associate at KPMG, was an ISACA-LA CISA class attendee in 2012 and shares important knowledge of his recent exam experience with class attendees. It addition to his IT audit experience focusing in healthcare with KPMG, Micah also has deep technical experience with programming and system administration. In addition to his work as an instructor, Micah also has served on ISACA LA’s Volunteer Committee and Academic Relations Committee and is the chapter’s current Vice President.
Domain 2-Thomas Phelps IV, CISA, a Director in the Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a recognized authority in IT security and regulatory risk, having co-authored two books and several white papers. Thomas is a Past President and Director of ISACA LA. Also, Thomas serves on the Membership Board of ISACA International & the IT Governance Institute.
Domain 3 – Nelson Gibbs, CIA, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, is the Director and Senior Manager of IT Audit at Union Bank. Nelson has over twenty years of experience in information systems, network and systems planning and design. Nelson received his MBA from the University of California at Irvine with an emphasis in Information Technology. He is the author of “A New Auditor’s Guide to Planning, Performing, and Presenting IT Audits” and frequent speaker on business and technology security issues, both in the United States and internationally.
Domain 4 – Mike O. Villegas, CISA, CISSP, GSEC is Western Regional Vice President for K3DES LLC. He has over 30 years experience in IT Audit, Information Security and IT Risk Management. He is the current past president of the LA ISACA Chapter. He is also past president of the San Francisco Chapter of ISACA.
Domain 5 – Patrick Baba, CISA, CISSP, GSEC, CEH, CRISC is the Sr. Information Security Analyst for the County of Los Angeles. He has over 20 years of experience in IT Audit, Information Security and Security Awareness Training. He is the current certification vice chairman of the LA ISACA Chapter. He has also been a CISA instructor for ISACA Orange County.
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Recommended Study Materials
The 2015 CISA Review Technical Information Manual will not be provided at the review class and must be purchased directly from www.isaca.org Bookstore. Purchase is not mandatory but highly recommended. Class preparation will benefit from reading the domain (chapter) material prior to the class session. Instructors will hand out additional materials if deemed appropriate. Instructors will NOT provide hardcopy of handouts so bring your mini-pad or laptop. A softcopy of material will be provided before the class and during each session if download is not possible.