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Put you and your organization in the lead with ISACA’s Certified Information Systems AuditorTM (CISA®) and Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certifications.




Retaining CISAs Benefits Your Organization


For more than 25 years, organizations have turned to professionals who have earned a CISA designation. CISAs have the proven ability to perform reviews in accordance with globally accepted standards and guidelines to ensure that the organization’s information technology and business systems are adequately controlled, monitored and assessed.


Hire or Encourage Staff Members to Become CISAs


Attaining a CISA designation is a strong indicator that existing and newly hired employees possess the experience and knowledge required to control, monitor and assess IT and business systems. By including a requirement or preference for the CISA designation in your staff recruitment efforts, you ensure that candidates have the type of experience and knowledge you are seeking.


When developing staff internally, encourage employees to strive for the CISA designation. Their professional development will pay dividends well into the future as they demonstrate and apply their skills and knowledge.




The CISM designation focuses on the management of information security. The CISM certification ensures that information security professionals, and specifically information security managers, have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide effective


management and consulting services. CISM defines the core competencies and international performance standards that those who have information security management responsibilities are expected to master.


Hire or Encourage Staff Members to Become CISMs


More and more organizations are recognizing the value of certifications like CISA and CISM and recommending or requiring that their employees be certified. In August 2004, the US Department of Defense (DoD) put into effect Directive 8570.1, which mandates that information security personnel be certified with a commercial accreditation approved by the DoD, CISA and CISM are both identified as approved accreditations, signifying the DoD’s confidence in ISACA’s credentials.


CISA and CISM Exams in June and December


The CISA and CISM exams are offered twice every year, in June and December, in more than 70 testing centers in the US and more than 150 sites internationally. To meet the needs of large enterprises, ISACA is also able to establish new exam centers virtually anywhere in the world where there is an interest.


Important exam dates in 2007:


June 2007 Exam Dates
14 February–Early Registration
11 April–Final Registration
9 June– Exam
December 2007 Exam Dates
15 August–Early Registration
26 September–Final Registration
8 December–Exam


For More Information


For more information on how the CISA and CISM programs can help your organization, please visit, email the ISACA certification department at or call +1.847.253.1545, extension 474, 403 or 471.

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