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Thread Title: CISA v. CFE
Created On Saturday January 23, 2010 7:11 PM
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HoosierSue


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Saturday January 23, 2010 7:11 PM

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I am currently hold the CIA & CFSA designations. I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on CISA vs. CFE... I want to obtain another designation this year. I currently do general auditing.

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element4


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Monday February 01, 2010 11:32 AM

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I would say pick the one that could benefit you the most at work.
For instance at my company we don't typically do much fraud and forensic work, however we play a huge role in testing our company's IT General Controls. So in my case the CISA would be the better option.


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roblarose


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Thursday February 04, 2010 6:15 PM

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CFE is fraud oriented. CISA is IT Audit oriented. I think the CISA designation is probably more marketable, and there is more CISA work out there than CFE work. But, CFE work is more fun, in my book.

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ROMAIN


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Monday February 22, 2010 7:06 AM

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I am a holder of both certifications. Before deciding to do the CISA, you should have in mind that ISACA requires 5 years of Information System (IS) auditing experience. There are, however, waivers as follows: (1) a BSc degree or higher (not related to IT) can suffice for two years of IS auditing experience, and (2) at least 1 year of auditing (internal or external) experience can suffice for 1 year of IS auditing experience. Therefore, at the minimum, you may need two years of relevant IS experience provided that you have the waivers.

I am not sure if your general auditing experience covers IS auditing, but you can check this out with ISACA. I didn't have such experience when I started to prepare for the CISA exam, however, I later changed job (accounting) and am now working for one of the big 4 firms, having already gained IS auditing experience. Probably you could traverse the same route if your present auditing experience is not in IS and you would really like to do the CISA exam.

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