CISA Exam Day: What to Bring and Expect

CISA exam day

So what does it feel like to take your CISA exam on the day? We’ll try to give you as much color as we can.

What to Bring on your CISA Exam Day

The first thing you may notice is that the CISA exam remains to be a pencil-and-paper exam. I don’t have an answer to this, but I have read some statements from ISACA quoting high costs in computerized administration. It is possible that ISACA does not have enough candidates to justify a switch to a computerized exam.

Other than that, what you need to bring is more or less the same as other accounting and audit exams.

You must bring:

  • Identification (with photo and signature, such as a passport). Make sure in advance that it is not unsigned or expired.
  • Exam ticket that you can print from the “My ISACA” page.
  • 2B pencils and a soft eraser.

What to Expect at the Testing Center

ISACA runs a series of exams, and these candidates take the exams on the same day, at the same testing center.

For example, you may expect to have a CISM exam taker next to you. Or if your center is bigger, takers of the different exams may be assigned in different rooms.

Like any other exams you may have taken at school, the proctor reads the instructions, hands out the exam books, and you may start.

What’s Next?

You will get the results and score report about 5 weeks after the exam. It will be delivered first by email, and then your results will be listed on your profile page on the ISACA website.

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