This program is to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination. Candidates for ISACA’s highly respected CISA designation can now take the exam using computer-based testing (CBT). CBT allows for in-person testing on a computer at an approved testing center. These are scheduled through ISACA International at the time of the CISA exam registration.
Last opportunity to test in 2019 (current) CISA job practice
|1 February – 24 May 2019 Testing Window|
|20 May 2019||Registration and Scheduling Opens|
|22 May 2019||Final Registration Deadline|
International Examination Registration
Continuous Testing Exam Registration
|Start of testing on 2019 CISA Job Practice|
|2 April 2019||Registration Opens|
|17 June 2019||Scheduling Opens|
For an application to the exam call or write to:
CISA Examination Registrar
CISA applications are located at www.isaca.org/cisaapp
ISACA LA Certification Courses
The ISACA LA Chapter provides four Saturday (total 24 hours) sessions for the exam preparation but they are not intended to be basic teaching sessions. The candidates should have a proper educational background in all of the subject areas. The sessions are designed to review the five domains that comprise the CISA examination 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.
Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)
May 25, 2019 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PT
Calendar of Topics
May 26 – 8:30 AM
Domain Five: (6 Hours)
Protection of Information Assets
June 1 – 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (6 Hours)
Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support
June 8 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (3 Hours)
The Process of Auditing Information Systems
June 8 – 12:30 PM
Domain Two: (3 Hours)
Governance and Management of IT
June 15 – 8:30 AM
Domain Three: (3 Hours)
Information Systems Acquisition, Development & Implementation
June 15 – 12:30 PM
Practice Questions: (3 Hours) All Domains
Meet Our Instructors
Domain 1 – 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 2 – Thomas Phelps IV, CISA, is Vice President of Corporate Strategy and CIO of Laserfiche, a global enterprise content management software company based in California. He is currently responsible for corporate strategy, vertical marketing, analyst relations, corporate training, and enterprise IT governance. Previously, Thomas was the national PwC cybersecurity champion for IT security, privacy and risk services focused on the entertainment and media industry. Thomas is a board member and past-president of ISACA Los Angeles and has served on the ISACA International Membership Board. He has co-authored and contributed to several books and white papers on various topics including CRM, COBIT, HIPAA, telecom, and security. He has guest lectured at universities such as USC and Cal State Long Beach on marketing, data analytics, and security. He is a frequent speaker at conferences including the 5th Annual Harvard IT Summit in 2015.
Domain 3 – Janice Pearson, CISA, CISM is Vice President, Global Content Protection at Convergent. She is an Experienced Content Protection professional with 15 year’s experience working in the entertainment industry and a broad-based background in Content Security, IT Security, Feature and TV Production Security, Business Strategy, Risk Management, Compliance, Anti-Piracy and Consulting. Ms. Pearson was previously Director of Content Protection Strategy & Operations at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Domain 4 – Eric Read, CISA, CISM, CGEIT began his IT career in 1974 as a software developer. Mr. Read moved into network operations in 1992, and later, as a network and security architect, provided the IT design and project management for many of the world’s largest Hotel/Casinos. Mr. Read was recruited to provide IT audit services in 2002 and managed the 2004 Sarbanes-Oxley testing for a major pharmaceutical distribution company. In 2005, Eric moved to UnitedHealth Care where he spent the next 10 years as Associate Director of Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance. Mr. Read began teaching CISA and CISM classes in 2012 and was named the Certification Chair for ISACA Los Angeles from 2013 through 2014. During that time Mr. Read was also a member of the ISACA International CISM QAE Board, whose job it was to review and approve potential certification test questions. Eric currently works as a GRC lead at Honda North America in Torrance, CA, and is a member of the ISACA Los Angeles Board of Directors.
Domain 5 – Miguel (Mike) O. Villegas, CISA, CISSP, GSEC, CSX|F, PCI QSA, PA QSA, and ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer. Mr. Villegas is also Western Regional Senior Vice President for K3DES LLC. He has over 35 years of experience in IT Audit, Information Security and IT Risk Management. He has held positions of an IT Audit Director, Director of Information Security, Director of Professional Services, VP of IT Risk Management and a Big 4 Partner. He is a past president of the LA ISACA Chapter and the San Francisco Chapter of ISACA. He is also currently a contributing writer for SearchSecurity.com with over 150 articles.
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8125
From San Fernando Valley:
Take the 101 Freeway to the I-10 (San Bernardino) Freeway East. Exit the I-10 at Eastern Avenue. Continue onto Ramona Blvd. Turn left onto Campus Drive then right on Circle Drive. Park in Park in front of Arena Theater.
From Orange County:
Take the I-5 to the I-710 North. Exit at Ramona Blvd, go West then right on Circle Drive. Park in Park in front of Arena Theater.
From South Bay locations:
Take the 110 (Harbor) Freeway North to the I-10 East. Exit the I-10 at Eastern Avenue. Continue onto Ramona Blvd. Turn left onto Campus Drive then right on Circle Drive. Park in Park in front of Arena Theater.
Parking and Class Room access:
Parking is free to all participants and instructors. Once you arrive, park in Lot 8. We will reimburse your first Saturday and have parking stickers for subsequent Saturdays.
Conference Rooms: There will be signs for the conference rooms in Salazar Hall. You will be escorted to the conference training Rooms 236, 237, 239, and 264.
Meals: Breakfast, break refreshments and lunch will be provided. Classrooms will be marked for the review course.
Recommended Study Materials
The 2019 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.