My CISA and CISSP designations


On June 10th, 2000 I took the CISA exam and on August 8th, 2000 I received the letter telling me that I passed the exam with a total scaled score of 85, which is among the highest. I immediately applied for the CISA title.

CISA stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor. The CISA certificate is awarded to professionals who have passed the CISA exam, have a minimum of 5 years experience in the fields of Information Systems Auditing and who abide to the Professional Ethics of ISACA. To keep the title a CISA needs to follow a continuous education program.

The CISA textbooks cover the following domains:
ISACA is the only worldwide organization for EDP auditors. Together with the growing worldwide interest in certification of professionals, CISA stands a fair chance to become the minimum required level for EDP auditing.

From the ISACA website:

"The mark of excellence for a professional certification program is the value and recognition it bestows on the individual who achieves it. Since 1978, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) program, sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA™), has been the globally accepted standard of achievement among IS audit, control and security professionals."


On April 8th, 2006 I took the CISSP exam in Amsterdam and passed.

(CISSP = Certified Information Systems Security Professional).

See here for more information.

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