For CISA certification, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) requires professional and academic criteria for candidates who have an interest in IT Security.
Moreover, the candidates should have a minimum of 4,000 actual hours of work experience in information systems, security experience, and controls. As an alternative, candidates can also have a maximum of 1-year auditing, security, and control experience with one year of full-time experience in information systems.
And, for university instructors, it is required to have one year of auditing, security, and control experience which can also be substituted with two years of full educator experience.
The CISA Exam Requirements are:
Firstly, the candidate must have five (5) or more years of experience in IS/IT audit, control, assurance, or security.
Socndly, the experience waivers are available for a maximum of three (3) years.
CISA Exam Format
The CISA exam is a 4 hours (240 minutes) exam. This exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions, covering job practice areas from the most recent job practice analysis. Further, the exam is available in only 10 languages. The CISA Exam Questions are avialable in Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Turkish languages.