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Review Course for CISA Fall 2019 Exam (Multi-Day Event)

November 2, 2019 - November 23, 2019

GWDC Member $450, Other Chapter Member $850, Non Member $900


The GWDC is sponsoring an intensive 4-day review course for the Certified Information System Auditor® (CISA) Exam. The CISA® review course will provide practical advice on preparing for the CISA exam and specific instruction regarding the job practice areas addressed by CISA as defined by ISACA® International.

The dates of this course are: November 2, 9, 16, & 23; 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Four Saturday Classes)

Course Location: GMU Arlington, Van Metre Hall - Room 310.


This event is intended for anyone sitting for the CISA Exam window. Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.


The CISA exam will be offered via Computer-Based Testing (CBT) during 3 testing windows per year. 

Registration for the CISA exam is administered by ISACA®, not the GWDC. Registering for this review course does not register you for the exam.

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Re-take Discount

Students who take this GWDC review class and do not pass the corresponding Exam are eligible for a one-time 50% discount on the next review class offered by the GWDC for the exam. Please read the full policy for discount details.

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Day 1

Module 1 - The Process of Auditing Information Systems

Module 2 - Governance and Management of IT

Day 2

Module 3 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation

Day 3

Module 4 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support

Day 4

Module 5 - Protection of Information Assets


Spring Review Course for CISA 2020 Exam

Tyler Harding


Mr. Harding is a Principal with Kearney & Company, P.C. (Kearney) with more than 20 years of professional experience serving CIOs, CFOs, and Inspector Generals in the federal government. Mr. Harding’s expertise is in information security, with a special emphasis on Federal security requirements for civilian and Intelligence agencies. He has led engagement teams to perform Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) assessments, privacy reviews, Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 engagements, IT general control reviews, application control reviews, compliance evaluations of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) implementations, and network security penetration tests (ethical hacking). Mr. Harding also has supported numerous Federal Financial Statement Audits (FSAs) and conducted Information Technology (IT) controls testing in accordance with the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM). Prior to Kearney, Mr. Harding held leadership roles at KPMG, IBM, Corio, and PwC. In addition to his responsibilities at Kearney, Mr. Harding is actively involved in the information security field. He has taught a CISA Review Class twice a year for the past 16 years on behalf of the Washington, D.C., Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Chapter, as well as a review course for the Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) exam. Mr. Harding also is actively involved with the Federal IT Security Institute, teaching an IT auditor review course for the FITSP:A certification. For both ISACA and FITSI, Mr. Harding has developed teaching materials and courseware to aid participants in passing the CISA and FITSP:A exams.



Materials Provided During the Course

Participants receive a Study Guide to help them prepare for the CISA exam. The Study Guide contains a presentation, a case study, and 20 quiz questions for each domain in the official CISA Review Manual. The Study Guide contains additional material such as suggested study approach, exam taking tips, list of "must know" vocabulary terms, and other suggested readings to aid participants in their exam preparation.

Study Materials

The instructors highly recommend that students purchase the CISA Review Manual and the CISA Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations Database - 12 Month. Below are the study materials available for purchase from the ISACA Bookstore:

  • CISA Review Manual
  • CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual
  • CISA Review Questions, Answers & Explanation Database - 12 month subscription

**It is highly recommended to order these at the earliest opportunity to avoid any possible delays in their availability for the start of the program.


Additional Study Resources

Candidates should review the Exam Candidate Guide as part of their study program. We've included additional resources for exam candidates on our Certifications page, including links to ISACA resources and Knowledge Center study groups.

Special Instructions 

ISACA® Members from Other Chapters: You will need to bring your ISACA® Membership Card to the event to verify your ISACA® Membership.

Requests for Assistance: If you require assistance for an audio, visual, or other disability, please contact the Certifications Director, Clifton Persaud,  the event planner to discuss your needs as soon as possible.  We need as much advance notice as possible to determine whether requests can be accommodated. Thank You.



Earn up to 28 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in the area of Specialized Knowledge. The ISACA® GWDC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present the full four days to receive full CPE credit.

CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.
  • Program Knowledge Level: None
  • Delivery Method: In Person




GWDC Members: $450 (Special 45th Anniversary Discount)

Other ISACA Members: $850

Non-Members: $900

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To register, click the green "Click to Register" button in the "Details" section below.



If you are unable to attend an event, you can cancel your registration. Cancellations must be received by October 31, 2019. A $15 cancellation fee is charged.

To cancel, log into the My Registration page linked in your confirmation e-mail and click the UNREGISTER link.


November 2, 2019
November 23, 2019
GWDC Member $450, Other Chapter Member $850, Non Member $900
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