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CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide, 2nd Edition

CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide, 2nd Edition

David L. Cannon

ISBN: 978-0-470-59596-1

Oct 2009

624 pages

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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.


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.



ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
Defective Copies
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 to request a new copy.

262Error in graphic
In the graphic, under Executive management, both circles say CEO. One of the circles should say CFO.

277Text correction
2nd paragraph, second sentence, ...four easy-to-remember points: should read:

...three easy-to-remember points:

2108Error 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?

2114Revised 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.

4249Incorrect 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.

5298-9Format error
The last paragraph on p.298, continuing on p.299, should be included in the Note at the end of p.298.

5319Format 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.