CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor

Training Courses and Certification Exam Preparation

IS governance, audit, control and security

CISA is the only globally recognized certification in the fields of IS governance, audit, control and security. It has earned a great reputation internationally for many years, as it sets a high and consistent standard worldwide.

The CISA Job Practice Area consists of five “domains”, 38 “tasks” and 80 “knowledge statements”. Because the different tasks refer to the relevant COBIT processes, COBIT is an integral part of the CISA training and certification.

This training is organized by ACTAGIS in collaboration with Swiss Chapter of ISACA (

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Official CISA ISACA Training

ACTAGIS, as the exclusive partner of ISACA for Switzerland, proposes learning and preparation classes for CISA certifications.

We guarantee your exam success

We will support you until you pass the exam of the course in which you enrol (some conditions apply). We offer the official mock exams to help you prepare.

Real life project experience

Our trainers have extensive practical experience in implementing audit & governance frameworks and programs in large organizations and are certified CISA and COBIT5.

Hands-on exercises

Hands-on exercises

The training is a combination of directly applicable theory, hands-on exercises, feedback from experience and class interaction.

Small classes

Small classes

The exchange of experience being crucial, our classes include a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 participants.

English and French

English and French

The course is available in English and in French.

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Modular approach

The course is presented in two modules:

  • Module 1 is a detailed 10 day course covering all CISA material
  • Module 2 is a 4 day exam preparation session

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Module 1

A detailed 10 day course

In this module, we will go through all CISA themes, in a detailed manner. This module contains:

  • Theoretical and conceptual sections
  • Case studies
  • Tests by theme
  • Group work
  • Interactive sessions

Module 1 is mostly aimed at the following profiles :

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • IT Auditors
  • IT project manager

Module 1 of this course is subdivided into 8 chapters, covering all CISA Job Practice Areas in details, by going through the following chapters:

  • Introduction (1 day): ISACA, CISA Job Practice Areas, course concept, learning technique, personal study
  • Basics (2 days): IT risk management & ICS (Internal Control System), IT governance
  • Application lifecycle (1 day): Project management, software development, integration, security, user controls
  • IT audit (2 days): IT audit standards and methods, test plan and execution, reporting
  • Organisational security (1 day): Economic & IT criminality, risk analysis, cultural aspects of security, awareness-training
  • Technical security (1 day): Physical security, IT protection against fire, telecommunication security, encryption
  • Incident management (1 day): Incident management, IT Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • Operations and service management (1 day): Operational IT organization, ITIL & Service Management, ISO20000


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Module 2

A 4 day exam preparation session

Building on pre-course preparation work, we will go through all the CISA domains and conclude the course with a realistic test examination followed by an evaluation and discussions. With the appropriate level of personal preparation, you will acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to pass the CISA exam. Our aim is to optimally prepare you for this challenging test, by going through the Job Practice Area and by offering a realistic test exam.

This training is intended to professionals who have already had IT experience. It is recommended for the participants to have a detailed knowledge of the CISA Job Practice Area and having read through the CISA Review Manual prior to taking the course and, ideally, to have several years of professional experience in different areas of IT. The CISA exam preparation course is aimed at all persons who deal with the governance, audit or security of information systems, such as:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • IT Auditors
  • IT project manager

Our instructors are all certified professionals, who bring with them over 20 years of field experience in the domain of IT security. Our course can be given in English and in French, and includes a realistic exam simulation, as well as two complete exams with personal detailed analysis, in English. This is an intensive 5-days course for advanced participants who have already gone through the CISA Job Practice Area and the CISA Review Manual.

The first three days of the course consist of an intensive and systematic review of all tasks within the CISA Job Practice Area. Here the aspects which are important from the examination perspective are presented, without going into the details of each task, which is why some level of expertise is required. Those who would like to study all CISA tasks in detail should join our advanced course. Following the first three days, a realistic test examination is organized (in English). After this four-hour test exam we will provide you with a personal evaluation of the 200 multiple choice questions and discuss the results during the following course day. You will also be provided with a second test, which you can perform on your own time. We will then correct it and send you back your results. The domains covered by this certification are:

  1. The Process of Auditing Information Systems (14%)
  2. Governance and Management of IT (14%)
  3. Life Cycle of Applications and Infrastructure (19%)
  4. Delivery and Support of IT Services (23%)
  5. Protection of Information Value (30%)
  • CISA tasks: all
  • CISM tasks: –
  • CGEIT tasks: –
  • CRISC tasks: –
  • COBIT5 processes: (all)

In order to become CISA-certified, and in addition to passing the CISA exam, the candidate must have a minimum of five years of professional IS audit, control, assurance or security work experience. Substitution and waivers for professional experience include for example some university semester credit hours, a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or teaching experience in a related field. For more information please read the detailed course description at

The examination fees start at USD 450 for ISACA members and USD 635 for non-members (depending on how early you register).


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Exam pass rate

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The “Actagis Guarantee” means that we will support you until you pass the exam of the course in which you enrol. Some limitations apply. See conditions.

You will be well prepared for the exam. Counting all our students, 98.3% have been successful.

All our courses are up to date. They have been adapted to the latest changes of the different exams. We are in constant contact with each certification organisation.

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