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CISA Review Course 2021 (Multi-Day Event)
September 11, 2021 - October 2, 2021GWDC Member $400, Other Chapter Member $550, Non Member $800
The GWDC is sponsoring an intensive 4-day CISA Virtual Review Course 2021. This ISACA Certified Information System Auditor® (CISA) exam 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 ISACA CISA Virtual Review Course 2021 is hosted over four consecutive Saturdays.
The dates of this course are: four (4) consecutive Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2 from 8:30 am to 5 pm eastern.
Course Location: Online with link provided after registration.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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).
Registration for the CISA exam is administered by ISACA®, not the GWDC. Registering for this review course does not register you for the exam.
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.
Module 1 - The Process of Auditing Information Systems
Module 2 - Governance and Management of IT
Module 3 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation
Module 4 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance, and Support
Module 5 - Protection of Information Assets
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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS of the ISACA GWDC CISA Virtual Review 2021
CPA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CAP, CEH, FITSP-A, FITSP-M
Mr. Harding is a “recovering” IT auditor. After a career of 25 years leading IT audits for Big-4 accounting firms, Mr. Harding leads Amazon Web Services (AWS) Department of Defense (DoD) Security and Compliance program. In this role, his team supports the authorization of AWS cloud services for DoD Impact Levels 4, 5, and 6 and prepares AWS to be compliant with the new DoD security requirement, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Prior to AWS, Mr. Harding held various leadership roles with Kearney & Company, KPMG, IBM, and PWC and led security and control assessments for CIOs and Inspector Generals in the federal government. Mr. Harding’s has led engagement teams to perform Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) assessments, privacy reviews, Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18 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). In addition to his responsibilities at AWS, Mr. Harding is actively involved in the information security field. He has taught a CISA Review Class twice a year for the past 20 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.
CISSP, ISSEP, CISM, CISM, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M
Jim possesses over 17 years direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 13 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients. Additionally, Jim is the executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501(c)6, non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce.Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation. The FITSI Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity that is running the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA).In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators® Association (FISSEA) named him "Educator of the Year" for the impact he is making in the federal workforce.
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.
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.
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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.
If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.
Earn up to 32 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. 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: www.NASBARegistry.org.
CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey
CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present the full day and respond to polling questions to receive full CPE credit.
- Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based. Zoom link delivered with registration.
- Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app in their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
- Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
- ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.
- Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.
- Program Knowledge Level: Basic
- Field of Study: Information Technology - Technical
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