1) Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
a. Membership information
There are three kinds of memberships in the ISACA: professional, student, and academic. The professional membership costs between $67.50 and $135, not including the chapter dues. This membership offers discounts on certifications, as well as free continuing professional education. The other benefits of this membership are free online courses, free access to the Career Centre, and discounts on conferences, training, bookstore, and COBIT online. Discounts and free download information are also available. Networking, leadership and chapter benefits are also part of this membership. The student membership costs about $51, but the member must be either considered a full-time student by the college/university, be enrolled in at least twelve credit hours as an undergraduate, or nine hours as a graduate student. The student membership benefits are the networking opportunities. Students have the ability to meet with professionals and mentors in their fields to get an idea of what actually happens in the real world. They also have access to chapter meetings and on-campus meetings. Students also receive similar benefits as the professional membership, including access to certifications, education beyond the classroom, and the Career Centre. The last membership offered by the ISACA is the academic membership. This is a complimentary membership to teachers teaching courses in accounting, auditing, enterprise government (including IT/MS), executive masters programs in business, and specialist finance degree programs. As a member, the teachers will have access to the eLibrary, ISACA journal, the use of COBIT, Val IT, and support as well as learning tools. Teachers would also have access to the local chapter meetings.
b. Certifications and requirements
i. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)-
To be certified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor or CISA, there are a few...