Security

Holding an IT Security Certification means that you have necessary skills and knowledge to assess vulnerabilities of corporate IT systems and offer solutions and mitigation plans for possible hacker attacks and IT security breaches.

There are various IT certification paths that can be pursued depending on the area of your specialization. Here are the list of the most common ones with recommended IT security courses.

To find the cybersecurity course right for you, download this Learning Path to map out your route of required courses and certifications.

CDFE - Certified Digital Forensics Examiner Certification

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account.

The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 100 Questions derived from a larger pool of questions. These questions are randomly selected and every test is different.

Passing/Duration

  • 70%  – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Other Resources

For more information go to Certified Digital Forensics Examiner

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (CDFE)

CDRE - Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer Certification

The Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer Certification Exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year after date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 32 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (CDRE)

CIHE - Certified Incident Handling Engineer Certification

The GIAC Certified Incident Handler exam is another certification for incident handling professionals that this course has more than prepared you to pass. We strongly recommend the more advanced C)IHE exam by Mile2. Please consult your instructor if you have any further questions. The exam is available for purchase through giac.org

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Notes

  • This exam also covers GIAC®s Certified Incident Handler exam objectives.
  • Once you purchase this exam, the exam will be in your mymile2 user account

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Security Incident Handler (CIHE)

CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification

As the first credential accredited by ANSI to ISO Standard 17024:2003 in the field of information security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence but a globally recognized standard of achievement. The CISSP credential demonstrates competence in the 10 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP® CBK®.

Why Certify?
Technological solutions alone cannot protect an organization’s critical information assets. Employers demanding qualified information security staff give their organizations a leading edge by providing the highest standard of security for their customers’, employees’, stakeholders’ and organizational information assets. (ISC)², the only not-for-profit body charged with maintaining, administering and certifying information security professionals via the compendium of industry best practices, the (ISC)² CBK®, is the premier resource for information security professionals worldwide.

How to Certify?
To become a CISSP®, a candidate must successfully complete two separate processes: Examination and Certification. The eligibility requirements to sit for the CISSP examination are completely separate from the eligibility requirements necessary to be certified.

Examination Preparation
The CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals) Exam Preparation Boot Camp is designed to fully prepare you to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Examination
To sit for the CISSP examination, a candidate must:

  • Submit the examination
  • Assert that he or she possesses a minimum of four years of professional experience in the information security field or three years plus a college degree. Additionally, a Master’s Degree in Information Security from a National
  • Center of Excellence can substitute for one year toward the four-year requirement.  If you don’t have this experience see below to learn about the Associate CISSP.
  • Complete the Candidate Agreement, attesting to the truth of his or her assertions regarding professional experience and legally commit to adhere to the CISSP Code of Ethics.
  • Successfully answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background.

Certification
To be issued a certificate, a candidate must:

  • Pass the CISSP exam with a scaled score of 700 points or greater.
  • Submit a properly completed and executed Endorsement Form.
  • Successfully pass an audit of their assertions regarding professional experience, if the candidate is selected for audit.

Endorsement
Once a candidate has been notified they have successfully passed the CISSP examination, he or she will be required to have his or her application endorsed by a CISSP before the credential can be awarded. If a CISSP is not available, another qualified professional with knowledge of information systems or an officer of the candidate’s corporation can validate the candidate’s professional experience.

The endorser attests that the candidate’s assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of their knowledge, and that the candidate is in good standing within the information security industry.

Audit
A percentage of the candidates who pass the CISSP examination and submit endorsements will be randomly subjected to audit and required to submit a resume for formal review and investigation.

Associate CISSP
You don’t have to wait until you’ve spent years in the field to demonstrate your competence in information security. Become an Associate of (ISC)² and earn recognition from employers and peers for the industry knowledge you’ve already gained.

Participation Requirements
Associate of (ISC)² status is available to those who have gained competence in key areas of industry knowledge and information security concepts and can pass the CISSP® or examination, but lack the years of practical work experience required for full accreditation. Associates of (ISC)² must also subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics and maintain their status in good standing with (ISC)².

Candidates who do not meet the CISSP® professional experience requirements may become Associates of (ISC)². To become an Associate of (ISC)², you will need to complete and submit the examination form and successfully pass either exam.
After taking the CISSP examination, you will receive an email from (ISC)² indicating whether you have passed the exam. Upon successfully passing the exam, you become an Associate of (ISC)². The (ISC)² Associate for CISSP designation is valid for a period of five (5) years from the date the “pass” email is issued; the (ISC)² Associate has a maximum of five (5) years to obtain the required experience and submit the required endorsement form for certification as a CISSP.

Once you have achieved the professional experience requirements for CISSP certification, you must notify (ISC)² Services to convert your status from Associate of (ISC)² to CISSP status.

Recommended Course

MIle2: Exam Preparation Boot Camp (CISSP)

CNFE - Certified Network Forensics Examiner Certification

The Certified Network Forensics Examiner certification exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store from Mile2.com

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 80% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year after date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Notes

  • Once you purchase this exam, the exam will be in your mymile2 user account

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Network Forensics Examiner (CNFE)

CPEH - Certified Professional Ethical Hacker Certification

The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The CPEH exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com.

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Notes

  • This exam also covers the CEH® exam objectives.

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)

CPTC - Certified Penetration Testing Consultant Certification

The Certified Penetration Testing Consultant exam is a 6 hour practical in which you will be conducting both a Vulnerability Assessment and a Full Penetration Test on two IP’s. You will then be given 60 days to turn in a written Penetration Test report that will be analyzed by our team of experts. You are required to find at least 80% of the vulnerabilities and then manually test to see if they are legitimate.

The report will need to be professionally written, grammatically correct and accurate.
This exam is a Pass or Fail.

The C)PTC exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The cost is $600 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com
Passing, Duration

  • Pass or Fail, 6 hours

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • Directly with Mile2® through remote lab credentials.

Notes

  • The CPTC exam is a 6 hour practical in which you will be conducting both a Vulnerability Assessment and a Full Penetration Test on two IP’s. You will then be given 60 days to turn in a written Pen Test report that will be evaluated by our team of experts. You are required to find all known Vulnerabilities and then manually test to see if they are accurate or false positives. The report will need to be professionally written, grammatically correct and completely accurate. This exam is a Pass or Fail.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 32 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Penetration Testing Consultant (CPTC)

CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer Certification

The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Courses

Mile2: Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (AKA Ethical Hacking) – CPTE

CSLO - Certified Security Leadership Officer Certification

The Certified Security Leadership Officer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing/Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duratiion.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Notes

  • This exam covers SANS® exam objectives for GIAC® Management 512 and GIAC®s Security Leadership Course.

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Security Leadership Officer (CSLO)

CSS - Certified Security Sentinel Certification

The Certified Security Sentinel exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account.

The exam will take 1 hour and consist of 25 multiple choice questions. The cost is $150 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 25 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 80% – 60 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year after date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or Online through Mile2®’s MACs.

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 16 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Security Sentinel (CSS)

CSWAE - Certified Secure Web Application Engineer Certification

The Certified Wireless Security Engineer Certification Exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 68 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or On-line through Mile2®’s MACs

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 32 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Secure Web Application Engineer (CSWAE)

CVA - Certified Vulnerability Assessor Certification

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or On-line through Mile2®’s MACs

Other Resources

  • For more information go to [[CVA]]

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 16 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

Recommended Course

Mile2: Certified Vulnerability Assessor (CVA)

CWSE - Certified Wireless Security Engineer Certification

The Certified Wireless Security Engineer Certification Exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $300 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2® ATC or On-line through Mile2®’s MACs.

Other Resources

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 32 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate that we provide

ISSO - Certified Information Systems Security Officer Certification

The Certified Information Systems Security Officer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits:

  • All Mile2 courses can be submitted to (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS and other professional organizations that require CPE credits
  • 40 CPE credits are obtained by submitting a copy of your course completion certificate

Questions

  • 100 multiple choice questions

Passing, Duration

  • 70% – 120 minute duration.

Expiration

  • 1 Year from date of purchase.

Taken

  • At any Mile2 ATC or On-line through Mile2’s MACs.

Notes

  • This exam also covers ISC2 CISSP® exam objectives.
  • Once you purchase this exam, the exam will be in your mymile2 user account.

Recommended Course

For more information go to Mile2: Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)

CISM - Certified Information Security Manager Certification

The Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification program is developed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. The CISM certification is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and/or assesses an enterprise’s information security (IS). The CISM certification promotes international practices and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and knowledge to provide effective security management and consulting services. Individuals earning the CISM certification become part of an elite peer network, attaining a one-of-a-kind credential. The CISM job practice also defines a global job description for the information security manager and a method to measure existing staff or compare prospective new hires.

Exam Preparation

Take the CISM Certification 5-day Boot Camp course.

Certification Requirements

1. Successfully Pass the CISM Exam

Score a passing grade on the CISM exam. A passing score on the CISM examination, without completing the required work experience as outlined below, will only be valid for five years. If the applicant does not meet the CISM certification requirements within the five-year period, the passing score will be voided.

2. The Code of Professional Ethics

Members of ISACA and/or holders of the CISM designation agree to a Code of Professional Ethics to guide professional and personal conduct.

3. Continuing Education Policy

Continuing Education Program Objectives

The objectives of the continuing education program are to:

a Maintain an individual’s competency by requiring the update of existing knowledge and skills in the areas of information systems auditing, management, accounting and business areas related to specific industries (e.g., finance, insurance, business law, etc.)
b Provide a means to differentiate between qualified CISMs and those who have not met the requirements for continuation of their certification
c Provide a mechanism for monitoring information systems audit, control and security professionals’ maintenance of their competency
d Aid top management in developing sound information systems audit, control and security functions by providing criteria for personnel selection and development

Maintenance fees and a minimum of 20 contact hours of CPE are required annually. In addition, a minimum of 120 contact hours is required during a fixed 3-year period. Upon completing the requirements for initial certification, the CISM will be provided with the CPE policy booklet for detailed criteria to be used in developing a personal CPE program.

4. Work Experience

Submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the ten-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of originally passing the exam.

Experience Substitutions

The following security-related certifications and information systems management experience can be used to satisfy the indicated amount of information security work experience.

a Two Years:
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in good standing
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing
• Post-graduate degree in information security or a related field (e.g., business administration, information systems, information assurance)

b One Year:
• One full year of information systems management experience
• Skill-based security certifications (e.g., SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), CompTIA Security +, Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), ESL IT Security Manager)

The experience substitutions will not satisfy any portion of the three-year information security management work experience requirement.

5. Submit an Application for CISM Certification

Once a CISM candidate has passed the CISM certification exam and has met the work experience requirements, the final step is to complete the CISM Application for Certification.

There are three ways to obtain the CISM application:

The Exam

The CISA exam is offered annually during the months of June and December.

CISM Exam Results

Receiving Your Score Report

Please notify the certification department immediately if registration contact information changes. Approximately eight weeks after the test date, the official exam results will be mailed to candidates. Additionally with the candidates consent to item #25 on the registration form, an e-mail containing the candidates pass/fail status and score will be sent to paid candidates. This email notification will only be sent to the address listed in the candidates profile at the time of the initial release of the results. To ensure the confidentiality of scores, exam results will not be reported by telephone or fax. To prevent e-mail notification from being sent to spam folders, candidates should add certification@isaca.org to their address book, white-list or safe-senders list.

Reporting of Your Test Results

The CISM exam consists of 200 items. Candidate scores are reported as a scaled scored. A scaled score is a conversion of a candidate’s raw score on an exam to a common scale. ISACA uses and reports scores on a common scale from 200 to 800. A candidate must receive a score of 450 or higher to pass the exam. A score of 450 represents a minimum consistent standard of knowledge as established by ISACAs CISM Certification Board.

Types of Examination Questions

The exam questions were developed with the intent of measuring and testing practical knowledge and the application of general concepts and security standards. The questions are multiple-choice and are designed for one best answer. Candidates are given 4 hours to complete the 200 multiple-choice question exam.

The candidate is cautioned to read each question carefully and select the appropriate answer that is MOST likely or BEST.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I take the exam?

A: The CISM exam is offered annually during the months of June and December.

Q: How long is the exam?

A: A candidate is given 4 hours to complete a 200 multiple-choice question exam.

Q: What does the CISM exam cover?

A: The CISM exam covers five information security management areas, each of which is further defined and detailed through task and knowledge statements.

Q: How much does the exam cost?

A: CISM® Examination Fees: Non-Members USD 480
CISM® Examination Fees: ISACA Members USD 360

Q: What is the language used on the exam?

A: The CISM® examination is offered in English and French (other languages are available).

Other Resources

For further details visit – CISM Certification

CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor Certification

The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) program, sponsored by ISACA®, has been the globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems (IS) audit, control and security professionals.

 

The technical skills and practices that CISA promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CISA designation demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession. With a growing demand for professionals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world. CISA certification signifies commitment to serving an organization and the IS audit, control and security industry with distinction. In addition, it presents a number of professional and personal benefits.

 

Exam Preparation

 

The CISA Exam Preparation Boot Camp is specifically designed for Candidates and prospective Candidates for the CISA examination and those wishing to expand their knowledge in the field of Information Systems Auditing.

 

Certification Requirements?

 

1. Successful Completion of the Examination

 

The examination is open to all individuals who have an interest in information systems audit, control and security. All are encouraged to work toward and take the examination. Successful examination candidates will be sent all documents required to apply for certification with their notification of a passing score.

 

The CISA examination is offered twice a year, in June and December. The Bulletin of Information (BOI) is published online when it becomes available for each exam. You may also request a BOI by completing the online Request for Information form or by emailing your complete mailing address to certification@isaca.org. You may register online or by completing the registration form within the BOI and faxing or mailing it to ISACA for processing.

 

2. Information Systems Auditing, Control or Security Experience

 

A minimum of five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience (as described in the CISA job practice areas) is required for certification. Substitutions and waivers of such experience may be obtained as follows:

 

  • A maximum of one year of information systems experience OR one year of financial or operational auditing experience can be substituted for one year of information systems auditing, control or security experience.

 

  • 60 to 120 completed college semester credit hours (the equivalent of an Associate or Bachelor degree) can be substituted for one or two years, respectively, of information systems auditing, control or security experience.

 

  • Two years as a full-time university instructor in a related field (e.g., computer science, accounting, information systems auditing) can be substituted for one year of information systems auditing, control or security experience.

 

Experience must have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of initially passing the examination. Retaking and passing the examination will be required if the application for certification is not submitted within five years from the passing date of the examination. All experience must be verified independently with employers.

 

3. The Code of Professional Ethics

 

Members of ISACA and/or holders of the CISA designation agree to a Code of Professional Ethics to guide professional and personal conduct.

 

4. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Policy

 

The objectives of the continuing education program are to:

  • Maintain an individual’s competency by requiring the update of existing knowledge and skills in the areas of information systems auditing, control or security.

 

  • Provide a means to differentiate between qualified CISAs and those who have not met the requirements for continuation of their certification
    Provide a mechanism for monitoring information systems audit, control and security professionals’ maintenance of their competency

 

  • Aid top management in developing sound information systems audit, control and security functions by providing criteria for personnel selection and development

 

  • Maintenance fees and a minimum of 20 contact hours of CPE are required annually. In addition, a minimum of 120 contact hours is required during a fixed 3-year period. Upon completing the requirements for initial certification, the CISA will be provided with the CPE policy booklet for detailed criteria to be used in developing a personal CPE program.

 

View the complete Continuing Professional Education Policy.

5. Information Systems Auditing Standards

Individuals holding the CISA designation agree to adhere to the Information Systems Auditing Standards as adopted by ISACA.

The Exam

The CISM exam is offered annually during the months of June and December.
The exam will take place on Saturday, December 8th 2007 or Saturday, June 14, 2008.

CISA Exam Results

Receiving Your Score Report:

Please notify the certification department immediately if registration contact information changes. Approximately eight weeks after the test date, the official exam results will be mailed to candidates. Additionally with the candidates consent to item #25 on the registration form, an e-mail containing the candidates pass/fail status and score will be sent to paid candidates. This email notification will only be sent to the address listed in the candidates profile at the time of the initial release of the results. To ensure the confidentiality of scores, exam results will not be reported by telephone or fax. To prevent e-mail notification from being sent to spam folders, candidates should add certification@isaca.org to their address book, white-list or safe-senders list.

Reporting of Your Test Results:

The CISA exam consists of 200 items. Candidate scores are reported as a scaled scored. A scaled score is a conversion of a candidate’s raw score on an exam to a common scale. ISACA uses and reports scores on a common scale from 200 to 800. A candidate must receive a score of 450 or higher to pass the exam. A score of 450 represents a minimum consistent standard of knowledge as established by ISACAs CISA Certification Board.

Types of Examination Questions

The exam questions were developed with the intent of measuring and testing practical knowledge and the application of general concepts and security standards. The questions are multiple-choice and are designed for one best answer. Candidates are given 4 hours to complete the 200 multiple-choice question exam.

The candidate is cautioned to read each question carefully and select the appropriate answer that is MOST likely or BEST.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I take the exam?

A: The CISA exam is offered annually during the months of June and December.

Q: How long is the exam?

A: A candidate is given 4 hours to complete a 200 multiple-choice question exam.

Q: What does the CISA exam cover?

A: The CISA exam will cover six IS audit, control or security areas, each of which is further defined and detailed through task and knowledge statements.

Q: How much does the exam cost?
A: CISA® Examination Fees: Non-Members USD 480
CISA® Examination Fees: ISACA Members USD 360

Other Resources

For further details visit – CISA Certification

IT Security Learning Path

IT Security Training pathWhether you are new or experienced to the field of cybersecurity, download this Learning Path to map out your route of required courses and certifications.