Certifications

Certification Training Courses Information (Free)

CISA/CISM/CGEIT Class of Spring 2021!

Let me take a moment to introduce myself – My name is Helen Zell and I am the ISACA Certifications coordinator. I am excited to invite you to partake in our free fall training programs for either the CISA, CISM, or CGEIT. These programs will consist of 6 sessions for the CISA, 5 sessions for the CISM, or 5 sessions for the CGEIT, and will be guided by some of the best mentors we have in Colorado! Each week different IT professionals, who have passed the CISA, CISM, and CGEIT exam, will teach a 4 hour long class via a virtual meeting.

There are also courses you can pay to take, via the web. The remainder of this section discusses the Free courses offered by the Denver Chapter.

1. Logistics

These sessions are now provided virtually via Zoom meetings. Upon receiving your RSVP to one of our classes, we will send out the meeting invite the week before the sessions begin.

2. Sessions 
A)  CISA Review Sessions

Domain

Date

Introduction & Domain 1: The Process of Auditing Information Systems

March 13th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 2 - Governance and Management of IT

March 20th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 3 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation

March 27th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 4 - Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support

April 3rd 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 5 - Protection of Information Assets

April 10th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 5 Continued and Exam Review
- Protection of Information Assets

April 17th, 2020 (9 AM -1 PM)


B) CISM Review Sessions

Domain

Date

Domain 1 - Information Security Governance

March 13th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 2 - Information Risk Management

March 20th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management

March 27th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 4 - Information Security Incident Management

April 3rd 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

CISM Exam Review

April 10th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)


C) CGEIT Review Sessions

Domain

Date

Domain 1 – Introduction and Governance of Enterprise IT

March 13th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 2 – IT Resources

March 20th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 3 – Benefits Realization

March 27th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

Domain 4 – Risk Optimization

April 3rd 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)

CGEIT Exam Review

April 10th 2021 (9 AM -1 PM)


3. Study Materials 

A) CISA: CISA Review Manual, 27th Edition (either the hard copy or the e-book) and the CISA Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations Database (12 month)

B) CISM: CISM Review Manual, 15th Edition (either the hard copy or the e-book) and the CISM Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations Database (12 month)

C) CGEIT: CGEIT Review Manual, 8th Edition (either the hard copy or the e-book) and the CGEIT Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations Database (12 month)

*Note: You can get a year or two older version of these manuals, but please note that approximate 10% of the content changes each year



4. Preparation

In preparation for every class please read the chapter we're planning to cover and have your questions ready. Our mentors will provide an in-depth discussion of each domain, but you will need to put the majority of your effort into studying outside the training program. In every class we will have a mentor covering a different domain and providing their own style of teaching. Some will focus on your questions, some on your test taking skills, some on Q&A from the CISA, CISM, or CGEIT databases - but all will do their best to provide you with guidance to pass your exam

5. Contact

Below are each of the prep session instructor's details. If you have any general exam questions, feel free to reach out to me at 314-707-7156.

CISA: Helen Zell, email: zealouszell@gmail.com, cell: 314-707-7156

CISM: Mike Pedrick, email: mikepedrick47@gmail.com, cell: 720-810-7602

CGEIT: Matt Morton, email: matt.morton@vantagetcg.com, cell: 402-708-2176

 6. Participation

Anyone can drop in in our courses, but we like to get a general headcount of students prior to the sessions, so please send us an email prior to Monday 3/1, if you are interested in taking our course. Upon registering, you are not required to come to every session, but it is highly recommended that you come to as many as you can. Our training program has a pass rate of over 90% for all three courses. 

2021 EXAM REGISTRATION DATES
Register at www.isaca.org. You can choose from a large window of dates and times to take your exam, but you will only be able to see these upon registering for your exam.

Good luck to all of you and looking forward to seeing some of you in our training courses!


*** Chapter members are welcome to attend group study sessions even if not registered for the next exam date. Please inform one of the Certification Coordinators of your interest.

Chapter Certification Coordinators are ready to assist all chapter members with any related certification questions. Their contact information is listed at the top of this page.

cisa-logo2.png   The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is ISACA's cornerstone certification. The CISA certification has been earned by more than 70,000 professionals since inception and is for the IS audit, control, assurance and/or security professionals who wish to set themselves apart from their peers. Since 1978, the CISA certification has been renowned as the globally recognized achievement for those who control, monitor and assess an organization's information technology and business systems. 
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cism-logo2.png   The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is a unique management focused certification that has been earned by over 10,000 professionals since its introduction in 2003. Unlike other security certifications, CISM is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and assesses an enterprise's information security program. CISM defines the core competencies and international performance standards that those who have information security management responsibilities must master. 
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cgeit-logo2.png   The IT Governance certification is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of IT governance principles and practices. Many CGEIT certificates have been awarded. It is designed for professionals who have management, advisory, or assurance responsibilities as defined by a "job practice" consisting of IT governance related tasks and knowledge. Earning this designation will enable professionals to respond to the growing business demand for a comprehensive IT governance program that defines responsibility and accountability across the entire enterprise. 
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crisc-logo2.png   The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ certification (CRISC™, pronounced "see-risk") is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge of enterprise risk and their ability to design, implement, monitor, and maintain IS controls to mitigate such risk. It is particularly designed for IT professionals who have hands-on experience with risk identification, assessment, and evaluation; risk response; risk monitoring; IS control design and implementation; and IS control monitoring and maintenance. The CRISC designation will not only certify professionals who have knowledge and experience identifying and evaluating entity-specific risk, but also aid them in helping enterprises accomplish business objectives by designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining risk-based, efficient and effective IS controls.

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