ISACA sponsors the exam Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). This exam is required to become a CISA. It is very informative. In four hours or less, you must answer 150 questions. The questions are short so you should only spend a minute and a half to answer each question. This is assuming that you can understand the meaning of the question quickly. It’s not that you will only have a minute and half to read a question. The problem is that you will only have a minute and half to find the correct answer. You think it sounds easy? Although ISACA does not publish information on the success rates of candidates, there is a rumor that only half of them pass the exam the first time.
What is it that makes this exam so daunting? There are many resources available to help you prepare for this exam. These include books, training courses, books, practice questions with answers, and thousands upon thousands of other questions. Some even have explanations. The entire Internet is full of relevant articles. This is one of those cases where more information doesn’t necessarily mean better. More information doesn’t make it more useful. It is impossible to read all the books and answer all the practice questions. You need to decide which books and questions are worth your time. How do you choose?
This exam requires very little knowledge of auditing and a lot of common sense. You must be open-minded and able to think logically in order to pass this exam. A basic knowledge of technical subjects will be helpful, including traditional IT and cloud computing basics, firewalls, TCP/IP networking and cybersecurity. You should be able to understand the basics of information systems (IS), but more important than knowing the facts and definitions is your ability apply that knowledge.
The majority of questions on the real exam ask you how to resolve a situation or how an IS auditor should behave under such circumstances. It is impossible to cover all possible scenarios and situations, even in relatively short questions. You will never be able to cover all possible scenarios, no matter how many “braindumps” that you study. Not to mention the fact that half of the “answers” are often incorrect. Even if you memorized every question, there would still be a lot of questions on the actual exam. It is possible to fail the exam. This is likely the main reason for the high failure rate on the first attempt.
It is not necessary to answer thousands upon thousands of questions. You only need to learn how to think like an IS auditor to get into the role. Boson’s CISA practice test product is here to help. It is not a “braindump” because the questions we provide are different to those on the actual exam. There are 450 questions in the product. Each question teaches you something you need to know to pass the exam. Our questions are designed to help you focus on the required knowledge and think logically as well as realistically. Here are some examples of important points to remember.
Pay attention to the main character in a scenario. Remember that auditors are not supposed do “regular work”. An auditor can assess, verify, review or determine, but not ensure, assign, configure or require. These actions are for non-audit employees and auditors can only recommend them.
An auditor should be thorough. An auditor should always investigate any problem that appears, except in obvious emergencies.