Cisa certification: Register now, NSS urges

JOHANNESBURG (01/20/2004) - NSS Consulting has added the Cobit Certified Information Systems Auditor (Cisa) examination review program to its portfolio of educational services.

Cisa, says NSS consulting director, Lynda Odendaal, is regarded as a global standard by the authoritative IS Audit and Control Association, and is aimed at information systems audit and security professionals.

Alfred Seala, who has for some years consulted to a large number of corporates on ICT governance, has been appointed by NSS to head the new initiative.

Stressing the need for professionals to register soon for the forthcoming Cisa review program, Seala says: "Possessing a Cisa designation underlines the holder's proficiency in this increasingly important facet of business.

It is the basis for measurement in the profession, which has a growing demand for people with IS audit, control and security skills."

Cisa, he adds, had become the internationally recognized certification program.

To earn a Cisa designation, candidates must complete examinations, adhere to the association's Code of Professional Ethics requirements, and submit five years' proof of experience as a professional IS auditing, control or ICT security practitioner.

In some cases, Seala says, substitution and waivers of experience can be obtained.

Seala urges candidates to register at www.isaca.org or visit www.nssconsulting.co.za for further information.

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