2023 Cybersecurity Analyst Official Questions, Answers, & Explanations Database Item Writer

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Signup Deadline: 28 May, 2023
Starts: 05 Jun, 2023
Ends: 31 Aug, 2023


Cybersecurity Analyst Questions, Answers, & Explanations (QAE) Manual item writers will develop practice questions that will be included in Cybersecurity Analyst study materials, pending approval and review by the Cybersecurity Analyst Quality Assurance Team. Item writers will be asked to contribute approximately 30-40 items, distributed across assigned knowledge areas. Practice questions should follow ISACA Item Writing Guidelines. It is recommended that item writers review ISACA’s Item Writing Resources. The Staff Facilitator will reach out to eligible item writers closer to the item writing campaign start date with additional details. Item writers will be compensated for accepted items (see Volunteer Benefits for more information).

Item writers may also be asked to review items written by other item writers.

Anticipated Outcomes:

Cybersecurity Analyst QAE Item Writers will submit quality items for consideration for use in Cybersecurity Analyst study materials. Items should be relevant to the Cybersecurity Analyst exam candidate and suitable for a global audience.  

Volunteer Criteria:

  • Current CISM certification or equivalent industry cybersecurity credential
  • Fluency in English (written, verbal skills)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in performing the tasks of a Cybersecurity Analyst, SOC analyst, or a related field
  • Understanding of the job skills of a cybersecurity analyst, engineer or architect
  • Knowledge of the required roles, responsibilities, and knowledge base of the cybersecurity analyst
  • Must not have served as an item writer for the Cybersecurity Analyst exam or on the Cybersecurity Analyst EIDWG


  • CSX-P certification or relevant external certification
  • Cybersecurity management experience
  • Training and education experience
  • Geographic area distribution
  • Industry distribution

Volunteer Benefits:
This will be a compensated, contracted position. Details will be confirmed at the time of approval.

All volunteers must have an ISACA Participation Agreement on file.  To see if your agreement is active, visit your volunteer profile. Access all volunteer policies here.

Volunteers will also be asked to complete an item writer agreement. 



Volunteers Needed:

15 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience

Engagement Points:


Staff Facilitator:

Renee Herrmann

ISACA's Philosophy on Volunteer Engagement

ISACA encourages the active participation of our dedicated professional community in relevant, compelling and innovative activities at both the regional and international levels. With appreciation for the talent, expertise and experience each person contributes, volunteers and staff work collaboratively to fulfill ISACA's purpose and promise, while benefiting from incredible experiences and accomplishments that instill confidence in our professional and personal growth.