2017 CISA Winter Exam Review Course

2017 Winter Exam Review Course


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Examination

Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)

October 7, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
October 14, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
October 21, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
October 28, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT

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Program Objectives

This program is to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination. Candidates for ISACA’s highly respected CISA designation can now take the exam using computer-based testing (CBT). CBT allows for in-person testing on a computer at an approved testing center. These are scheduled through ISACA International at the time of the CISA exam registration.

More Test Dates

In 2017, CBT for the CISA certification will be offered during three testing windows of eight-week durations. The windows will be 1 May-30 June 2017, 1 August-30 September 2017 and 1 November-31 December 2017.

LA ISACA Certification Courses

The LA ISACA Chapter provides four Saturday (total 24 hours) sessions for the exam preparation but they are not intended to be basic teaching sessions.  The candidates should have proper educational background in all of the subject areas.  The sessions are designed to review the five domains that comprise the CISA examination and to clarify the more difficult material.The sessions will include lectures and discussions with time for questions raised by the participants.

NOTE:  This review course is intended to assist participants in their preparation for the exam.  However, there is no guarantee that completion of the course will ensure passage of the examination.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Mike O. Villegas at cisa@isacala.org

International Examination Registration

1 August 2017 Registration Opens
1 August –
31 December 2017
Testing Windows
20 December 2017 Final Registration Deadline

For an application to the exam call or write to:

CISA Examination Registrar
135 S. LaSalle, Dept. 1055
Chicago, IL 60674-1055 USA

CISA applications are located at www.isaca.org/cisaapp

(847) 253-1545
(847) 253-1443 (fax)



Mike O. Villegas, CISA



Class Registration

The review course is limited to the first 50 students who register online and for whom payment is received. One can pay with credit card when registering online or indicate that a check will be mailed. Checks should be made out to “ISACA LA” and mailed to:

CISA Review Course Registration
PO BOX 811067
Los Angeles, CA, 90081-0002

On-line registration is available by clicking on the Register button on this webpage.

Registrations for ISACA members and non-members have priority over student rate registrations. The postmark date for check payments will determine the order of acceptance. Credit card payments and personal checks received by the dates below will qualify for the stated rates. With prior arrangements, payments can be made at the first class session.


Early Bird

Pay by 09/29


After 09/29

ISACA LA Member $160 $210
Non-Member $190 $280
Students $55 $80


Calendar of Topics

October 7 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (3 Hours)
The Process of Auditing Information Systems

October 7 – 12:30 PM
Domain Three: (3 Hours)
Information Systems Acquisition, Development & Implementation

October 14 – 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (6 Hours)
Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support

October 21 – 8:30 AM
Domain Five: (6 Hours)
Protection of Information Assets

October 28- 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (3 Hours)
Governance and Management of IT

October 28 – 12:30 PM
Practice Questions: (3 Hours) All Domains

Meet Our Instructors


Domain 1 – Richard Biritwum PMP, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CNE, is an Adjunct Instructor at the Antelope Valley College and mentoring future young Information Security professionals. He is a seasoned Information Technology professional having held positions as an Information Security Engineer, Project Manager, and Program Manager. He has led projects and assignments that included auditing and compliance, cyber-security, forensics, digital and technical crime investigations with insider origination, and US Navy’s combat systems distance support infrastructure.

Domain 2-Thomas Phelps IV, CISA, is Vice President of Corporate Strategy and CIO of Laserfiche, a global enterprise content management software company based in California. He is currently responsible for corporate strategy, vertical marketing, analyst relations, corporate training and enterprise IT governance. Previously, Thomas was the national PwC cybersecurity champion for IT security, privacy and risk services focused on the entertainment and media industry. Thomas is a board member and past-president of ISACA Los Angeles, and has served on the ISACA International Membership Board. He has co-authored and contributed to several books and white papers on various topics including CRM, COBIT, HIPAA, telecom and security. He has guest lectured at universities such as USC and Cal State Long Beach on marketing, data analytics and security. He is a frequent speaker at conferences including the 5th Annual Harvard IT Summit in 2015.

Domain 3 – Nelson Gibbs,  CIA, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, is the Director and Senior Manager of IT Audit at Union Bank. Nelson has over twenty years of experience in information systems, network and systems planning and design. Nelson received his MBA from the University of California at Irvine with an emphasis in Information Technology. He is the author of “A New Auditor’s Guide to Planning, Performing, and Presenting IT Audits” and frequent speaker on business and technology security issues, both in the United States and internationally.

Domain 4 – Ed Hoy, Mr. Hoy has been in the Information Technology industry since 1967 with a career spanning from System Engineering to Sales and Management in IBM for 25 years. Following his retirement from IBM, he has been a Director of Operations for the Western Region for JBA, International, a Senior Practice Manager for Origin Technology, responsible for managing and implementing and maintaining Baan manufacturing ERP systems for the west coast, a Senior Manager for RSM McGladrey for IT Audit and improvement of IT Operations for clients, a Subject Matter Expert for IT SOX as a Senior Contract Consultant to The Walt Disney Company, American Honda Motors, Johnson & Johnson, an IT SOX compliance consultant and auditor for The Chicago Times, News Day in Long Island, The Los Angeles Times, The Sun Sentinel in Florida, and Kaiser Permanente in California. In total he has 49 years of experience in Information Systems Operations, Maintenance & Support with over 15,000 billed audit hours in SOX

Domain 5 – Miguel (Mike) O. Villegas, CISA, CISSP, GSEC, CSX|F, PCI QSA, PA QSA is Western Regional Senior Vice President for K3DES LLC. He has over 30 years experience in IT Audit, Information Security and IT Risk Management. He has held positions of an IT Audit Director, Director of Information Security, Director of Professional Services, VP of IT Risk Management and a Big 4 Partner. He is a past president of the LA ISACA Chapter and the San Francisco Chapter of ISACA. He is also currently a contributing writer for SearchSecurity.com with over 150 articles.

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Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue
Rosemead, California 91770

From San Fernando Valley:
Take the 101 Freeway to the I-10 (San Bernardino) Freeway East. Exit the I-10 at Walnut Grove. Turn left on Hellman, then right on Walnut Grove. SCE is ½ mile on the left.

From Orange County:
Take the I-5 to the 605 North to the 60 West. Exit at San Gabriel Blvd and take an immediate right onto Walnut Grove. SCE is ½ mile on the right.

From South Bay locations:
Take the 110 (Harbor) Freeway North to the I-10 East. Exit at Walnut Grove. Turn left on Hellman, then right on Walnut Grove. SCE is ½ mile on the left.

Parking and Class Room access:
Parking is free to all participants and instructors.  Once you arrive, turn into the visitor parking directly in front of the main entrance.  Go to the lower level entrance to the right of the main entrance.  The security guard will have your name on a roster.  Be prepared to provide a photo identification.

Conference Rooms: You will be escorted to the conference training rooms.

Meals: Breakfast, break refreshments and lunch will be provided. Classrooms will be marked for the review course.


Recommended Study Materials

The 2017 CISA Review Technical Information Manual will not be provided at the review class and must be purchased directly from www.isaca.org Bookstore. Purchase is not mandatory but highly recommended. Class preparation will benefit from reading the domain (chapter) material prior to the class session. Instructors will hand out additional materials if deemed appropriate.

Instructors will NOT provide hardcopy of handouts so bring your mini-pad or laptop. A softcopy of material will be provided before the class and during each session if download is not possible.