Certified Information Systems Auditors

Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA) is offered as a CERTIFICATE course examined by ISACA. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

KCSE Grade C- and above OR,A relevant degree diploma or certificate in field of Accounting finance engineering or Technology

Duration: 8 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Full Course Fees
Registration Fee KES 1,000.00 ($ 10.00)
Certification Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Administration Fee KES 5,000.00 ($ 50.00)
Internal Exam Fee KES 10,000.00 ($ 100.00)
External Exam Fee KES 76,500.00 ($ 765.00)
Examining Body Membership Fee * KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Tuition Fee KES 67,500.00 ($ 675.00)
Fees Totals KES 160,000.00 ($ 1,600.00)
* Examining Body Membership Fee may be payable through us or directly to the Examining Body

All Fees are payable in lumpusm or in installments, for details see below.
Breakdown per semester,

Trimester Total Per Trimester
Trimester 1KES 80,000.00 ($ 800.00)
Trimester 2KES 80,000.00 ($ 800.00)
TotalKES 160,000.00 ($ 1,600.00)

NB: Fees are payable in 3 installments as detailed below:

The trimester fees of KES 80,000.00 ($ 800.00) is payable in 3 installments of KES 26,666.67 ($ 266.67)

Course Requirements

All Fees are payable in installements, for details check FAQs

Practical Requirements (where applicable)

For courses that require practicals, a separate fee is chargable (not included in fee structure above) as follows:

  • Short courses - KES 5,000
  • Certificate courses - KES 7,500
  • Diploma courses - KES 10,000

Course Units/Overview

The CISA exam is four hours long and consists of 150 multiple choice questions set around five job practice domains:

  • CISA001: The process of auditing information systems.
  • CISA002: Governance and management of IT.
  • CISA003: Information systems acquisition development and Implementation
  • CISA004: Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management 
  • CISA005: Protection of Information Assets

Unit IDUnit Name
CISA001Process Of Auditing Information Systems
CISA002Governance And Management IT
CISA003Information Systems Acquisition, Development And Implementation
CISA004Information Systems Operations, Maintenance And Service Management
CISA005Protection Of Information Assets

Course Description


Course description

The certificate in information systems auditors (CISA) offered at FINSTOCK EVARSITY COLLEGE is an 8 months online program examined by ISACA. A certificate of completion is offered upon completion of the course.

The CISA Certified Information Security Auditor is a globally recognized certification designation for audit, assurance, and security professionals. Being CISA certified highlights your knowledge, skills, and experience as an auditor, and demonstrates that you can assess vulnerabilities, report compliance, and implement controls within the organization.

The Certified Information Systems Auditor or CISA certification course provides you the skills required to govern and control enterprise IT and perform an effective security audit. Aligned with the latest edition of the CISA exam it upskills you to protect information systems.

This CISA course helps you gain expertise in the acquisition, development, testing, and implementation of information systems (IS) and learn the guidelines, standards, and best practices of protecting them. The online CISA training course enhances your understanding of the information system audit process and how to adequately protect it.

This course covers the following papers:

Paper 1: process of auditing information systems

Paper 2: governance and management IT

Paper 3: information systems acquisition, development and implementation

Paper 4: information systems operation, maintenance and service management

Paper 5: protection of information assets 

What is the minimum grade required to do a certificate information systems auditors?

In order to enroll and study in certificate information systems auditors, a student should have a minimum of C- in their KCSE exams OR a relevant degree, diploma or certificate in field of accounting finance engineering or technology.

Mode of Delivery

Home and/or office-based media employing a variety of self-instructional electronic and online self-study materials, such as; written self-instructional study modules, online interactive devices and self-tests, cloud-based content, videos of lectures mediated technical learning materials e.g., audiovisual and e-learning materials

Program goals

After completion a student should be able to:

  • Implementing an audit strategy for information systems (IS) that is based on risk management.

  • Planning audits that can be used to determine whether or not IT assets are protected, managed and valuable.

  • Executing the audits in compliance with the organization's set standards and objectives.

  • Sharing audit results and providing recommendations to management based on the results.

  • Performing reexaminations of the audits to ensure the recommended actions have been performed by management.

Career opportunities

Because the CISA program certifies individuals who demonstrate proficiency in todays most sought-after skills, employers prefer to hire and retain those who achieve and maintain the designation. Whether looking to enhance on-the-job performance or secure a promotion or new position, becoming a CISA sets one apart from other candidates and provides a competitive advantage. Earning the CISA designation distinguishes individuals as qualified IS audit, control and security professionals. CISAs have the proven ability to perform reviews in accordance with globally accepted standards and guidelines to ensure that an enterprise’s IT and business systems are adequately controlled, monitored and assessed. The CISA designation ensures employers that their staff have met the current education and experience criteria necessary for successful on-the-job performance.

Some of the careers you can pursue are

  • Information Systems Auditing Process

  • Governance and Management of IT

  • Information System Acquisition, Development and Implementation

  • Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience

  • Protection of Information Assets

Reasons to study course

With the CISA designation comes many professional and personal benefits, including:

  • Worldwide recognition for professional experience

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills

  • Career advancement

  • A competitive advantage in the job market and with job growth.

  • Increased value of the individual within the organization.

  • Increased credibility in the workplace. This is due to the combination of the achievement of passing the exam and the recognition of work and educational experience.

  • Assistance meeting high professional standards with ISACA's requirements and Continuing Professional Education program.

  • Confirmation of an individual's knowledge, experience and expertise in the field. Demonstration of their ability to successfully meet challenges that may arise.

What we offer

Finstock Evarsity College offers a wide range of courses that are geared towards job creation as well as employment. Our courses and product offerings are categorized as online college based, degree programs, freemium courses and premium resources

Both freemium and premium online courses come with certificates of completion and you can register instantly and begin studying at your convenience.

Enroll and study in one of the best online IT schools in the world. Listen to the advice of the best. Participate in training sessions with industry experts to learn more about your career options. Take classes with students from all over the world. Join us at Finstock Evarsity College for the best learning experience.


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Earning the CISA designation distinguishes individuals as qualified IS audit, control and security professionals. CISAs have the proven ability to perform reviews in accordance with globally accepted standards and guidelines to ensure that an enterprise’s IT and business systems are adequately controlled, monitored and assessed. The CISA designation ensures employers that their staff have met the current education and experience criteria necessary for successful on-the-job performance.

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Examining Body



Q1. How many intakes are there?

There are three intakes in a year as follows:



Term Period


Registration Window

January Intake

Trimester 1

Jan 1 — Apr 30



May Intake

Trimester 2

May 1 — Aug 31



September Intake

Trimester 3

Sep 1 — Dec 31



Q2. In how many installments can I pay the fees?

Payments can be done in 3 installments as specified in the fee structure.

Q3. When can I sit for the exams?

  1. Internal exams are activated for students individually.
  2. External exams (where applicable) are booked one month after you complete the course.

Refer to the external examining body for more details and requirements before seating for their exams.

Q4: Is this college accredited/approved?

Yes. The college is approved under the ministry of education, through TVETA, and also through National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

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