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    Default CISA June 2013

    I really want to thank everyone for their posts on this site, they have been very helpful. I would like if we can all reflect on how the exam went and what we would do better next time (I mean those that sat for the CISA or CRISC exams in june). As for me, I think the exam was not that bad even though I had a lot of disturbing questions. What I would do next time will be to read widely and not limit my studies to auditing and security. A lot of project management questions were visited as well as ITIL questions. Cover these areas as well as CISA manual and database questions and you should be fine.


    NOTE: I haven't gotten my result yet but I am hopeful.

    Wish you all the best.


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    I think the exam presumes at least some level of traditional audit knowledge (i.e. not information systems auditing) - though I could be wrong.

    There was one question in particular on the exam which asked about a specific kind of statistical analysis method that was most definitely not mentioned in either the CRM or the other materials I read in preparing for the exam. I recently bought a few used copies of auditing textbooks and ran across that particular method - although I'm still not sure if I answered the question correctly. One of the books has also helped fill-in some holes in my knowledge - particularly about the mechanics and protocols of EDI and also EFT.

    I'm not sure if I passed either. I was pretty sick when I took the test, but no excuses; it was a good (tough) exam. If I didn't make the cut, I'll definitely work much harder for December.

    And here's to getting our results on Friday - not sure if I can handle anymore waiting.
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    I'm still waiting to hear from ISACA on my June CISM results. I was very confident going into the exam room but not so much confidence afterwards.

    Has anybody heard anything yet?
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    Default Confidence

    I wouldn't say I went in with so much confidence but I can say I went in prepared but at the same time still expecting to see some confusing questions. However, the did has been done and we just have to wait. Omg, this wait is even harder the exam.
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    The wait is painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andhow View Post
    I'm concerned I visit ISACA's website so often to check my status that they'll accuse me of performing a particularly ineffective DOS attack.

    "Back away from the F5 key, Andhow... back away."
    LOL - Def can use some humor like this. I am having sleepless nights thinking about the results.

    In terms of profession experience (requirement of CISA), does anyone know what type of work field would be constituted as "professional experience"? I have a 4 year Bachelor of Commerce Degree (2 year waiver) and a little over 1 year of experience at one of the big 4's (1 year waiver), which leaves me with 2 more years of experience. I was planning on accepting a job in Controls/Compliance field, not particularly related to Information Systems. Does anyone know if that would qualify as experience?
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    Does anybody when the june results will be out? is this week, friday?
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    I hope I passed as well... I too am waiting on the June results... I'm assuming it's this week or next?
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    They said 5 weeks from the exam date - so 5 weeks from June 8th would put us at July 12th (this Friday) or the next working day, July 15th (next Monday).
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    ISACA is very particular on the result timings. The result should be out on Friday (July 12, 2013)
    Good Luck to everyone waiting for the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul78 View Post
    ROFLOL - if it's helpful to know, you will get an email way before it will be listed on the website.
    Right, this way it's just my email provider that gets the low grade DDOS, check mail... not there, check mail... not there, check mail.... still not there... wait fifteen seconds instead of five... check mail.... still not there!
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    Default Just Remember on Future Exams

    If one of the answers is baby back ribs, it's probably the correct answer. I thought there was a 1 percent chance In passed the exam. I am now more optimistic. I now put it at 1.5 percent. - sometimes as high as 5 percent after 3-4 Samual Adams.

    P. S. remember if you do select baby back ribs as an answer for one question, you have to consistently answer baby back ribs. Points will be deducted if you rotate between ribs and bald eagle. It's like the AT&T commercials they will deduct infinity x infinity.

    KUDOS on the DDOS MESSAGE ... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by TunYau View Post
    Thursday Midnite GMT time zone next we i guess....
    Waiting eagerly for CISA June 2013 Results (from GMT +8, Singapore)
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    Default Result release

    I have this feeling that ISACA board members are sitting over the release of the result right now. They are probably contemplating on releasing the result tonight. Anyone having the same feeling???
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    Default CISA exam results

    I am also awaiting my CISA exam results, hoping they will be available soon. But I have no idea if I pass or not, I am guessing my results are borderline, at least that was what they were when I was doing the mock tests.

    However, I think this exam was more a test of ability to see through the vagueness and foggy questions composed by ISACA. After finishing reading the curriculum two weeks before exam, I realized half the job of passing this exam was to learn to dissect the questions to find what ISACA was really asking. My opinion is that the CISA exam was just as much a language test (for non native english speakers) as a skill/knowledge test. I dont know, but is clear vision in a foggy world a requirement for an IS auditor?
    With that said, I really liked the curriculum and I learned a ton of new stuff doing this.

    Also, what was up with the rigid exam arrangements? I come from Scandinavia where exam regulations are pretty loose (I guess?). We werent even allowed to have drinks with us, which is kind of strickt when it is a 4 hour exam. A rule that resulted in 100% of the people participating having to get up and store their drinks in the back of the room... Something about the culture I guess

    Anyway, good luck on your results everyone!
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    Default I was born in the USA and have lived here all my life

    Trust me, the test appeared to be in Greek for me. I think the test is obscure for everyone.
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    Still waiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeysg View Post
    Still waiting...
    Yeah, same here.
    While we wait, what are your expectations from this certification? Is it e.g. higher salary, more attractive jobs, a career in IS auditing, etc...
    Besides from learning new skills, my expectations from a certification such as this is the ability to compete for better jobs. In my country a lot of the information security jobs asks for certifications such as CISA,CISM and CISSP as a requirement.
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    SecurityNinja what is the name of your country "in my country".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Security-Expert View Post
    SecurityNinja what is the name of your country "in my country".
    Norway.
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    SecurityNinja thanks for the reply , best of Luck with your exam result.
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    #47
    Most of you have probably already found this while scouring the ISACA site for 'where the hell are my scores' explanations but here is - at least - a peak behind the methodology ISACA follows when calcuating passing scores and final grading:

    2. Why does it take weeks to process the exam results?

    ISACA takes the processing of exam results very seriously. Best practice dictates that item performance be carefully reviewed after each exam administration to ensure that items performed in a fair and consistent manner. Also, ISACA’s policy is to release the results of all of our exams together, rather than individually as they are processed.


    ISACA works with its testing agency to administer our exams in over 250 locations worldwide. The first step in the grading process is the review of the preliminary statistical analysis which begins when a majority of answer sheets are returned. This usually occurs a week or two after the exam administration date. This preliminary analysis is conducted on each exam item in every language that the exam item is offered. Currently, ISACA offers 4 different exams, in up to 11 languages. This step is essential because it identifies items that did not perform well based on statistics. Items with poor statistics are reviewed by the members of the respective certification committee. If an error or inconsistency is discovered within an item, the answer key is adjusted to ensure candidates are not penalized for the error.


    Items with performance statistics on translated exams are also reviewed to determine if errors in translation occurred, impacting the candidate’s ability to answer an item correctly. This review is performed by multilingual ISACA members who hold the respective certifications.

    Once the answer keys are finalized, a passing point is determined and approved by the Certification Committee for each certification. At this point, the testing agency processes each of the exam candidate’s final grades by converted it into a score between 200 and 800.

    ISACA and our testing agency are dedicated to the efficient processing of exam results. We are also committed to performing the proper due diligence so that test results are reliable.
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    I have confession to make. I think I might have been responsible for the system failure over a Google yesterday. I might have done one too many "F5 WAIT 5secfault. I take no blame. It's all ISACA's fault.
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    hopefully tonite, we can get the results by tonight..
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    #50
    Hopefully they will release the scores today or tomorrow. The sooner the CISA and CISM results are out, the sooner they can get started correcting the CRISC and CGEIT. Or perhaps they might surprise us and also send out the CRISC results at the same time!
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