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CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor

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1. An alternate processing center that contains no information processing equipment.

2. Framework for auditing and measuring IT Service Management Processes.

3. A maturity model that represents the aggregations of other maturity models.

4. The inventory of all in-scope business processes and systems

5. Delivery of packets from one station to another - on the same network or on different networks.

6. Risk Mitigation Risk Avoidance Risk Transfer Risk Acceptance

7. The delivery of messages from one station to another via one or more networks.. Routes packets between networks.

8. An audit of a third-party organization that provides services to other organizations.

9. A collection of two or more servers that is designed to appear as a single server.

10. ITIL term used to describe the SDLC.

11. The maximum period of downtime for a process or application

12. Deliver messages from one station to another on the same network or on different networks. Messaging at this layer is not guaranteed.

13. The probability that a sample selected does not represent the entire population. This is usually expressed as a percentage - the numeric inverse of the confidence coefficient

14. What type of testing is performed to verify the accuracy and integrity of transactions as they flow through a system?

15. An external IS auditor has discovered a _______________________ - The external auditor can only document the finding in the audit report. An external auditor is not in a position to implement controls.

16. 0. No process at all (1.) Process are ad hoc and disorganized (2.) Consistent processes (3.) Documented processes (4.) Measured and managed processes (5.) Processes are continuously improved

17. What three elements allow validation of business practices against acceptable measures of regulatory compliance - performance - and standard operational guidelines.

18. Critical Path Methodology helps a project manager determine which activities are on a project's critical list - ________________________.

19. The means by which management establishes and measures processes by which organizational objectives are achieved

20. Guide program execution through organization of resources and development of clear project objectives.

21. (1.) IP (2.) ICMP (3.) RRC (Radio Resource Control) (4.) AppleTalk

22. An organization is building a data center in an area frequented by power outages. The organization cannot tolerate power outages. The best _________________solution is an electric generator and an uninterruptible power supply. The UPS responds to the

23. (1.) Executive Summary (2.) Governance and control framework (3.) Control Objectives (4.) Management Guidelines (5.) Implementation Guide (6.) IT Assurance Guide

24. An IS auditor is auditing the change management process for a financial application. The auditor has two primary pieces of evidence: change logs and a written analysis of the change logs performed by a business analyst. The change log is best because

25. The probability that a sample selected actually represents the entire population. This is usually expressed as a percentage.

26. Used to translate or transform data from lower layers into formats that the application layer can work with.

27. A facility that is used to store and manage access to an organization's application source and object code. It consists of 5 parts: (1.) Access and authorization controls (2.) Program checkout (3.) Program Check-in (4.) Version Control (5.) Code Ana

28. The first major task in a disaster recovery or business continuity planning project.

29. A sampling technique where items are chosen at random; each item has a statistically equal probability of being chosen.

30. An auditor has detected potential fraud while testing a control objective - He should ___________________. Because Audit committee members are generally not involved in business operations - they will be sufficiently remove from the matter - and they

31. (1.) Avoidance (2.) Transfer (3.) Mitigation (4.) Acceptance

32. The result of strategic planning - process development - and systems development - which all contribute towards a launch of business operations to reach a set of business objectives.

33. (1.) Utility (DNS - SNMP - DHCP (2.) Messaging protocols (SMTP) (3.) Data Transfer protocols (NFS - FTP) (4.) Interactive protocols (Telnet)

34. What type of testing is performed to determine if control procedures have proper design and are operating properly?

35. Change Management includes a _____________ of six steps: (1.) Proposal or Request (2.) Review (3.) Approval (4.) Implementation (5.) Verification (6.) Post-change Review

36. An organization that has experienced a sudden increase in its long-distance charges has asked an auditor to investigate. The auditor is most likely to suspect that intruders have discovered a ______________________and is committing toll fraud.

37. A dynamically scalable and usually virtualized computing environment that is provided as a service. Clout computing services may be rented or leased so that an organization can have a scalable application without the need for supporting hardware.

38. The IS auditor should conduct a risk assessment first to determine which areas have highest risk. She should devote more testing resources to those high-risk areas.

39. A computation of the variance of sample values from the sample mean. This is a measurement of the spread of values in a sample

40. (1.) Authentication (2.) Authorization (3.) Change Management (4.) Completeness checks (5.) Validation checks (6.) Input controls (7.) Output controls (8.) Problem management (9.) Identification/access controls

41. The purpose of an auditor doing interviews - To observe personnel to better understand their discipline - as well as ______________.

42. An active - instance of a server operating system running on a machine that is designed to house two or more such virtual servers.

43. To measure organizational performance and effectiveness against strategic goals.

44. A quantitative risk analysis is __________________ because: It is difficult to get accurate figures on the frequency of specific threats. It is difficult to determine the probability that a threat will be realized. It is relatively easy to determine

45. The highest number of errors that can exist without a result being materially misstated.

46. An organization wants to reduce the number of user IDs and passwords that its employees need to remember. The best available solution to this - _______________. This provides a single authentication service (such as LDAP or AD) that many applications

47. Lowest layer. Delivers messages (frames) from one station to another vial local network.

48. An audit of an IS department's operations and systems.

49. 1.) Executive Support (2.) Well-defined roles and responsibilities.

50. External auditors are needed under these conditions: (1.) When the organization ________________________. (2.) Some regulations and standards require external - independent auditors