# Outline


The following practice areas were translated directly from the Isaca Website (opens new window). The effective date of these objectives is 2019.

Domains Weight
1 - Information System Auditing Process (opens new window) 21%
2 - Governance and Management of IT (opens new window) 17%
3 - Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation (opens new window) 12%
4 - Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience (opens new window) 23%
5 - Protection of Information Assets (opens new window) 27%

# Domain 1

Providing audit services in accordance with standards to assist organizations in protecting and controlling information systems. Domain 1 affirms your credibility to offer conclusions on the state of an organization’s IS/IT security, risk and control solutions.

# A. Planning

  1. IS Audit Standards, Guidelines, and Codes of Ethics
  2. Business Processes
  3. Types of Controls
  4. Risk-Based Audit Planning
  5. Types of Audits and Assessments

# B. Execution

  1. Audit Project Management
  2. Sampling Methodology
  3. Audit Evidence Collection Techniques
  4. Data Analytics
  5. Reporting and Communication Techniques

# Domain 2

Domain 2 confirms to stakeholders your abilities to identify critical issues and recommend enterprise-specific practices to support and safeguard the governance of information and related technologies.

# A. IT Governance

  1. IT Governance and IT Strategy
  2. IT-Related Frameworks
  3. IT Standards, Policies, and Procedures
  4. Organizational Structure
  5. Enterprise Architecture
  6. Enterprise Risk Management
  7. Maturity Models
  8. Laws, Regulations, and Industry Standards Affecting the Organization

# B. IT Management

  1. IT Resource Management
  2. IT Service Provider Acquisition and Management
  3. IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting
  4. Quality Assurance and Quality Management of IT

# Domain 3

Domains 3 and 4 offer proof not only of your competency in IT controls, but also your understanding of how IT relates to business.

# A. Information Systems Acquisition and Development

  1. Project Governance and Management
  2. Business Case and Feasibility Analysis
  3. System Development Methodologies
  4. Control Identification and Design

# B. Information Systems Implementation

  1. Testing Methodologies
  2. Configuration and Release Management
  3. System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment, and Data Conversion
  4. Post-implementation Review

# Domain 4

Domains 3 and 4 offer proof not only of your competency in IT controls, but also your understanding of how IT relates to business.

# A. Information Systems Operations

  1. Common Technology Components
  2. IT Asset Management
  3. Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation
  4. System Interfaces
  5. End-User Computing
  6. Data Governance
  7. Systems Performance Management
  8. Problem and Incident Management
  9. Change, Configuration, Release, and Patch Management
  10. IT Service Level Management
  11. Database Management

# B. Business Resilience

  1. Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  2. System Resiliency
  3. Data Backup, Storage, and Restoration
  4. Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  5. Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)

# Domain 5

Cybersecurity now touches virtually every information systems role, and understanding its principles, best practices and pitfalls is a major focus within Domain 5.

# A. Information Asset Security and Control

  1. Information Asset Security Frameworks, Standards, and Guidelines
  2. Privacy Principles
  3. Physical Access and Environmental Controls
  4. Identity and Access Management
  5. Network and End-Point Security
  6. Data Classification
  7. Data Encryption and Encryption-Related Techniques
  8. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  9. Web-Based Communication Technologies
  10. Virtualized Environments
  11. Mobile, Wireless, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Devices

# B. Security Event Management

  1. Security Awareness Training and Programs
  2. Information System Attack Methods and Techniques
  3. Security Testing Tools and Techniques
  4. Security Monitoring Tools and Techniques
  5. Incident Response Management
  6. Evidence Collection and Forensics
Last Updated: 3/8/2021, 3:50:46 AM