2017 CRISC Winter Exam Review Course

2017 Winter Exam Review Course


Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) 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 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

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:

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 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: (4 Hours)
IT Risk Identification
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

October 14 – 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (4 Hours)
IT Risk Assessment
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

October 21 – 8:30 AM
Domain Three: (4 Hours)
Risk Response and Mitigation
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

October 28– 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 and Domain 2 – 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 3 – Mikhael Felker, CISSP, CGEIT, CIPP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, ITIL, PMP.  Mikhael is Director of Information Security & Risk Management for Farmers Insurance.  In the past decade he has taken on various information roles including engineering, teaching, writing, research and management.  His sector experience includes insurance, defense, healthcare, nonprofit/education and technology/Internet, seeing first-hand the variance in information security culture and program maturity. Felker received his M.S. in information security policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. in computer science from UCLA.  He has over 50+ publications and has been a speaker for RSAC, CSA, ISSA, ISACA, ISC2 and OWASP events.

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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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 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.