ISACA’s CISA Exam Updated to Reflect Innovations and Evolving Technologies Impacting IT Audit

ISACA’s CISA Exam Updated to Reflect Innovations and Evolving Technologies Impacting IT Audit

Bangalore, India, 3rd May 2024—ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®) certification is being updated to reflect the most current industry trends impacting the IT audit profession. The job practice update considers innovations and evolving technologies related to the current role of an IT audit professional. The updated exam will be available on 1 August 2024 and the new CISA exam preparation materials will be available starting 1 May 2024.

The five domains, representing the major areas of focus for IT auditors, are similar to the last exam content outline. However, the updated exam content outline requires testing of risk, security, and controls related to disruptive technologies and emerging IT audit practices.

The breakdown for the five domains will be:

Domain 1: Information System Auditing Process (18 percent)
Domain 2: Governance and Management of IT (18 percent)
Domain 3: Information SystemsAcquisition, Development and Implementation (12 percent)
Domain 4: Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience (26 percent)
Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets (26 percent)

CISA has been the gold standard for IS/IT audit certification for more than 45 years, attesting that IT auditors can meet current and future challenges. More than 207,000 professionals have earned the CISA certification since its inception in 1978. Leveraging the collective expertise of ISACA’s global community of digital trust professionals, the CISA exam is continuously updated to reflect the current tasks and responsibilities of today’s IS/IT auditors.

“The CISA credential has empowered professionals to gain wide recognition and credibility by demonstrating their knowledge and experience in IS/IT audit,” says Kim Cohen, Vice President of Credentialing at ISACA. “This year’s content update ensures CISA continues evolving to best serve practitioners and their enterprises.”

Those preparing for the CISA exam have a range of study options and can select from print, online, self-paced or instructor-led updated exam preparation resources, including the CISA Review Manual, 28th Edition; CISA Online Review Course 2024; and CISA Questions, Answers & Explanations (QAE) Database 2024. Several of the exam preparatory materials will also be available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.