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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-23152-4
624 pages
March 2008
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Prepare for CISA certification and improve your job skills with the training you'll receive in this valuable book. Covering the very latest version of the exam, it's packed with instruction on all exam content areas, including the most up-to-date regulations, IS auditing best practices, and compliances. You'll find practical exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios—just what you need for the CISA exam, and beyond.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Secrets of a Successful IS Auditor.

Chapter 2: Audit Process.

Chapter 3: IT Governance.

Chapter 4: Networking Technology.

Chapter 5: Life Cycle Management.

Chapter 6: IT Service Delivery.

Chapter 7: Information Asset Protection.

Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

Appendix A: About the Companion CD.



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Author Information

David L. Cannon, CISA, CCSP, is President and founder of CertTest Training Center, a leading CISA training provider. David has over 15 years of IT training and consulting experience in such industries as IT operations, security, system administration, and management. He teaches CISA preparation courses across the country and wrote the first edition of this book, which received high praise from CISA candidates.
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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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Due to a printing error, a small batch of books had pages 1-44 printed twice, and are missing pages 45-92. If you purchased one of these books, please go to sybex.custhelp.com to request a new copy.
5/2/08 1st
2 62 Error in graphic
In the graphic, under "Executive management," both circles say "CEO." One of the circles should say "CFO."
2 77 Text correction
2nd paragraph, second sentence, "...four easy-to-remember points:" should read:

"...three easy-to-remember points:"
2 108 Error in Review Question 2.
Question 2: "What term best describes the difference between the sample and the population in the sampling process?" should read:

"What term best describes the difference between the audit sample and the total population in the sampling process?"
2 114 Revised explanation for answer to Review Question 2.
The correct answer is A., as given. Replace the text of the explanation with the following:
"The compliance test uses precision to describe the expected error rate of the sample compared to total population. Precision is usually expressed as a percentage. Depending on the consequence of error, higher rates above 5% may indicate the auditor needs to increase sampling and test more evidence."
4 249 Incorrect answer given to Review Question 6.
The correct answer to Review Question 6. is C., not B. as given.

The suggested mnemonic device given in the explanation is inapplicable.
5 298-9 Format error
The last paragraph on p.298, continuing on p.299, should be included in the "Note" at the end of p.298.
5 319 Format error and missing explanation for answer to Review Question 8.
Explanation for Answer to Review Question 8.:
"Referential intergrity means a valid link exists between data in different tables. When you follow the link from one table for 'first_name' it matches the data we expect to find in the next table like 'Samantha' rather than '1109 Mian Ave'. An error indicates a lack of integrity."

The answer and explanation for 9. should appear on a separate line.
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