FAQ:
What is the nature of the CISA exams?
The CISA exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions to be attempted in four hours. Practical knowledge of IS Audit would be required to be able to successfully analyze the questions.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO WRITE THE CISA EXAMS?
Anyone who is interested in choosing a career in information systems auditing can write the exams. There are no pre-requisite qualifications or experience requirements to writing the exams.

ARE THE EXAMS CONDUCTED IN NIGERIA?
Yes, there are now 4 exam centers here in Nigeria. They are Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja and Ibadan.
Contact certification@isaca.org for any enquiries on test centers of the CISA exams.

WHAT IS THE COST OF WRITING THE CISA EXAMS AND THE MODE OF PAYMENT?
The fees for the CISA exams for the current year are as follows
ISACA Member Non-ISACA member
Early Registration $ 450 $ 635

Late Registration

$ 500 $ 685
The late registration attracts additional $50. There is however a concession for online registration. Visit www.isaca.org for more information.

The fee which is payable in US Dollars is to be directed to ISACA accounts in the United States as provided on the invoice generated upon registration.

WHEN ARE THE EXAMS CONDUCTED?
Exams are held 3 times in a year June, September and December. 

WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF THE EXAMS QUESTIONS LIKE AND WHAT IS THE PASSMARK?
The exam questions are considered to an above average level examination for anyone with average intelligence with aggressiveness to improve.
The minimum passing score is 75 percentile [Not percent]

CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL EXAM, DOES THAT INFLUENCE THE CHANCES OF PASSING HERE IN NIGERIA?
The fact that the exam is international does not influence the pass rate here in Nigeria.

DOES THE EXAM PROVIDE PAST QUESTION PAPERS?
No. The exam does not provide past questions. The membership body is independent of the examining body. The membership body is ISACA [Information Systems Audit and Control Association] while the examining body is PER [Professional Exams Services- New York]. However, the membership body provides sample questions which serves as a guide towards having an IDEA of what the real exam looks like.

WHICH TUITION HOUSES DO WE HAVE HERE IN NIGERIA AND WHAT ARE THE PASS RATE LIKE?
There are tuition houses right here in Nigeria. A.J Silicon is one of the leading tuition houses which arranges a weekend lecture programme for the exam on Saturdays 9am - 5pm. For more information, please call 08029296777, 07039273148 or e-mail info@ajsilicon.com

WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON BECOMING A CISA?
IS Audit is a recent profession which is rapidly gaining roots in Nigeria. CISA is presently recognized mostly in the banks, manufacturing and telecommunications sector. The multi-national firms and big audit firms also recruit CISAs for doing IS audit.

HOW ARE CANDIDATES NOTIFIED OF EXAM RESULTS?
Candidates will be notified of the results of the exams based on the information they have provided during the course of registering for the exams. Generally, exam results are sent via e-mail (where e-mail address has been provided), while the hard copy follows later.

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