CISA certification topping the information security salary charts 2014 – a synopsis

CISA_Blog  ISACA offers CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification which is an internationally recognized standard of achievement. This credential mainly is meant for those who audit, control, monitor and assess information technology and business systems. Since the organizations these days are more concerned about the security and scrutiny issues over their IT processes and controls, this job-role has become mandate in companies and the demands have increased. CISA certification holders have become pertinent in any organization as they improve their overall position to take risk.

ISACA’s CISA certification

ISACA is a non-profit organization that provides professionals with CISA credentials that stands as a global standard of achievement for those who audit, monitor, control and assess information technology and business systems. CISA certification besides identifying your professional experience, credential and knowledge in this domain, also displays your expertise in managing vulnerabilities, institute control and ensure compliance within production.

Eligibility criteria

CISA exam requires strict professional and academic criteria for those who want to pursue this credential and wish to appear for the exam. CISA require you to get experience of at least 4000 actual hours of information systems, security and controls. One year of control and security experience can be substituted with one year of full time experience in information systems or auditing. For those who are instructors working in university this experience can be increased to two years of full educator experience.

CISA training and certification holder’s pay scale

CISA credential has been recognized for giving global acknowledgment to 106,000 certified professionals. In 2014 CISA certification was given an accolade of being the “Best Professional Certification Program” by SC magazine.

It has been observed that:

  • CISA is ranked as one of the top paying certification of 2013 (ITSCPI survey)
  • Upon certification professionals earn between $83,677 and $107,342 every year (PayScale survey)
  • IS Auditors earn between $59,647 and $82,159 every year
  • Security consultants earn between $67,860 and $106,407
  • Median salary range of CISA certified is $94,105 (US Federal Department)
  • Wages in private companies strike the average of $85,668.

CISA Training –How and where?

Being high in demand in the market, CISA certified professionals are recognized experts, those who have international standards of IT auditing and security management. Attaining CISA credentials is of course not a cakewalk; one is required to go through a details preparation before finally appearing for the exam.

Mercury Solutions Limited is an Authorized Learning Partner and provides world-class, high quality CISA training courses. We also utilize multiple ways to impart training programs. The popular methods are CISA Bootcamp training, CISA classroom training and other innovative methods. These trainings are customized short-term, result-oriented official training programs.

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