How important is previous real life audit experience

zangohzangoh Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello
I am planning on passing the CISA exam in December.
I have no previous IT audit experience.
Is this a real requirement for passing the exam or can I easily do without?

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,882 Mod
    Just remember that if you pass the exam without experience, you will not be awarded the CISA designation until you gain the required experience.
  • rob1234rob1234 Banned Posts: 151
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    Just remember that if you pass the exam without experience, you will not be awarded the CISA designation until you gain the required experience.

    I thought you were awarded the CISA depending on what you put on the form you sent to ISACA?
  • RMilitzerRMilitzer Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I started as an Auditor last February, after 20+ years in programming and easily passed the June exam. It can be done. I suggest you hit the questions database hard and pay extra attention to your lowest-scoring areas.
  • ilikeshellsilikeshells Member Posts: 59 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'd say that being an auditor prior to ISACA's exams can work against you. This is due to an individuals belief in a "certain way" of doing things, opposed to ISACA's way. Stick to what you've studied and leave personal anecdotes at the door. :)
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