2017 CRISC Spring Exam Review Course

2017 Spring Exam Review Course


Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Examination

Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)

May 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 13, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 20, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
June 3, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT

Note: There is no class on May 27 due to the holiday weekend. The final class will take place on June 3rd

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Facilities provided by

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Program Objectives

This program is to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) examination. Candidates for ISACA’s highly respected CRISC 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 CRISC exam registration.

More Test Dates

In 2017, CBT for the CRISC 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 CRISC 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:

Thomas Phelps IV at crisc@isacala.org

International Examination Registration

15 November 2016 Registration Opens
15 February 2017 Scheduling Opens
28 February 2017 Early Registration Deadline
23 June 2017 Final Registration Deadline

For an application to the exam call or write to:

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

CRISC applications are located at www.isaca.org/criscapp

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



Thomas Phelps IV, 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:

CRISC 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 04/21


After 04/21

ISACA LA Member $150 $200
Non-Member $185 $280
Students $55 $80


Calendar of Topics

May 6 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (4 Hours)
IT Risk Identification
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 13 – 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (4 Hours)
IT Risk Assessment
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 20 – 8:30 AM
Domain Three: (4 Hours)
Risk Response and Mitigation
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

June 3– 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains


Meet Our Instructors


Domain 1 – John Kronick CISA, CRISC, CISM – John Kronick has over 25 years of professional experience in providing strategic and tactical privacy, security, risk management, transformation and forensics assurance services to healthcare, governmental and commercial entities, including CISO roles at Gartner, Citibank, Purdue Pharma and Estee Lauder, 3 years of significant expertise in public / private law enforcement liaison activities, 4 years in a “Big 4” public auditing firm (Deloitte), 8 years SOX, PCI and security compliance management, as well as 15 years of global security operations.

John is presently Vice President – Coalfire Systems, one of the leading Governance, Risk and Compliance Firms in the United States. He is responsible for all Cyber Risk, Payments, Healthcare and ISO Delivery Services for the West Region. Prior to joining Coalfire in 2014, John was Senior Manager at Accenture, where he was responsible for delivery of healthcare security services to many large commercial and government clients for the past 4 years. Along with his ISACA certifications, John’s education and certifications include MBA, CPA, QSA, PMP, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CIPP, CPISM / A, Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL V3 Foundations, SABSA Foundations, and COBIT Foundations.

Domain 2 – S. Hasnain Rizvi, CISA, CISM, CRISC, PhD, has a breadth of formal project, program, portfolio management and IT governance experience. He has managed IT audits, conducted project management maturity assessment and managed mission critical complex IT projects for Global 2000 clients. Hasnain is CIO & Principal Agile Coach at AAA Institute. He is currently conducting research in agile project methodologies at SKEMA Business School in France.

Hasnain is an adjunct instructor with several North American universities. He is an acclaimed author, professional speaker and judge for the annual International Business Excellence Awards in Dubai, as well as The American Society for Quality. Along with leadership mentoring, Hasnain provides certification track training.

Domain 3 – Evan Wheeler,  CRISC, is an expert in information security and operational risk management for organizations in many critical infrastructure sectors. Evan is presently an Executive Director in the Operational Risk Management function for a systemically important financial market utility. He is a specialist in building and running risk programs for organizations in highly-regulated environments. He has been a course author and lecturer for graduate programs at Clark University, Northeastern University and the SANS Institute. He also published a book, Security Risk Management: Building an Information Security Risk Management Program from the Ground Up.

Domain 4 – Wayne Socha, CRISC, CISA. CBCP, and CIA. The “IT Risk Whisperer”. Extensive financial services management experience. Led a global team of IT Audit professionals covering IT infrastructure, shared services/ applications, cloud, regulatory coverage, and cybersecurity. Proficient at industry monitoring and team communication via social media. Overseeing current and recent audits involving security incident management and data loss prevention, vulnerability management, IT asset management, access controls, disaster recovery, and data archiving. Experienced in managing through acquisition and divestment cycles and the dramatic swings in risks and threats. Previous experience in managing multi-million dollar enterprise programs for regulatory compliance (Basel II) and technology change (Year 2000).

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Ernst & Young
725 S Figueroa St,  (7th and Fig), 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

From San Fernando Valley:
Get on CA-170 S/Hollywood Fwy. Drive along US-101 S. Take exit 22B from CA-110. Follow W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd to S Figueroa St.

From Orange County:
Get on CA-55 N/State Rte 55 N from Valencia Ave and Newport Ave. Take I-5 N to W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd in Los Angeles. Take the 6th St/9th St exit from CA-110 N. Drive to S Figueroa St.

From South Bay locations:
Get on I-405 N in Hawthorne from N Aviation Blvd. Take I-105 E and I-110 N to W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd in Los Angeles. Take the 6th St/9th St exit from CA-110. Drive to S Figueroa St.

From San Gabriel Valley locations:
Get on I-10 W. Continue on I-10 W to Los Angeles. Take exit 22B from CA-110. Follow W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd to S Figueroa St.

Parking and Class Room access: Parking is will be reimbursed to all participants and instructors. Hold on to all your parking receipts and a reimbursement form will be provided at the end of the last session. There is a parking structure in the Ernst & Young Plaza, address is: 777 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Once you arrive, go to the security guard where they 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 on the 3rd floor.
Meals: Breakfast, break refreshments and lunch will be provided. Classrooms will be marked for the review course.

Recommended Study Materials

The 2017 CRISC 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.