The CISA syllabus is changed every few years to reflect the constant changing business environment of IT auditors.
In the latest round of changes, a team comprising CISA task force members, independent reviewers and 1,500+ practicing IS audit professionals participated in a review process that spanned over nine months.
In August 2015, the new syllabus was announced, changing the weighting of the 5 domains:
|1. The process of auditing information systems||14%||21%|
|2. Governance and management of IT||14%||16%|
|3. Information systems acquisition, development, and implementation||19%||18%|
|4. Information systems operations, maintenance and support||23%||20%|
|5. Protection of information assets||30%||25%|
The number of exam questions is reduced from 200 to 150. The duration remains to be 4 hours.
This means that candidates can now spend, on average, 1.6 minutes on each question instead of 1.2 minutes previously. I wonder if this implies the exam questions are becoming more complex…
There is no further information on the details of the changes. We’ll find out in the upcoming June exam.
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