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    Unhappy Difficulty reading for cisa

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    Please i am finding it difficult to read for my CISA certification.i do not have experience or knowledge about IT in general but i want to go into it because that is where money is. I am currently reading this book IT AUDITING: USING CONTROLS TO PROTECT INFORMATION ASSETS SECOND EDITION by Chris Davis and Mike Schiller with Kevin Wheeler. i don"t know if this is good book to start with but please i would really use anybody"s help as to what reading or training materials i can use to study. Thanks.
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    Wait, you're going for CISA with no previous IT or Security background?
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    Hmm... OK, I am curious to know how you are fulfilling the experience requirements.
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    For preparation all you need is ISACA's CISA Review Manual and Questions DB. But, like others asked how are you going to fulfill the experience requirements. you need to have 5 years of relevant IT/IT Sec experience to be CISA certified or something equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by ELIZABETH1990 View Post
    Hi,

    Please i am finding it difficult to read for my CISA certification.i do not have experience or knowledge about IT in general but i want to go into it because that is where money is. I am currently reading this book IT AUDITING: USING CONTROLS TO PROTECT INFORMATION ASSETS SECOND EDITION by Chris Davis and Mike Schiller with Kevin Wheeler. i don"t know if this is good book to start with but please i would really use anybody"s help as to what reading or training materials i can use to study. Thanks.
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    Since you have no IT knowledge or experience, I would STRONGLY suggest choosing another cert for numerous reasons but the main two reasons being 1) The CISA is not a cert for someone with no knowledge what so ever to attempt. 2) As others have mentioned, you don't meet the requirements based on what your above post says. I would suggest taking the A+ from CompTIA since you say you have no IT knowledge or experience.
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    ELIZABETH1990 - I suggestion that you don't do it because thats where the money is.

    I just did over 14 hours at work yesterday and came back before 8am. Yea, I get paid by the hour but I'd rather be studying for the CISSP....
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    Best thing to do is get a trainee/junior related IT audit role (e.g. Big 4) and get the exposure you need so you understand the concepts. Otherwise it won't make sense. After you have gone through a good number of end to end audits you will know if you like it and then start going through the official material.
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