GCCC vs CISA

ErtazErtaz Posts: 907Member ■■■■■□□□□□
Is the GCCC a good prep to take the CISA? I'm considering this before June.

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  • jg372jg372 Posts: 22Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I haven't taken CISA (yet) but GCCC was good, I enjoyed it. Thought it covered a bit on auditing. I am going to assume it's a bit more technical than CISA though.
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 907Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    jg372 wrote: »
    I haven't taken CISA (yet) but GCCC was good, I enjoyed it. Thought it covered a bit on auditing. I am going to assume it's a bit more technical than CISA though.

    Holy crap. Can't believe I didn't see this reply. Thank you for taking the time to reply. What did you think of the class?
  • pgupta101pgupta101 Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have done GCCC and looking at CISA material and sample questions, GCCC seems much simpler and technical security related only. CISA is much wider subject. i think GCCC can help, but not much.
  • scascscasc Posts: 177Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    CISA goes into auditing from perspective of business processes/strategy/governance/technology/risk etc etc and covers a lot of core audit ground (methodology, sampling, testing controls, deviances from baseline etc etc).

    GCCC - covers specifically security controls of SANS top 20 - testing, finding gaps etc - this is limited to this world where as the CISA covers a much broader spectrum.

    In industry CISA rules in the auditing world - GCCC is a nice one to have for knowledge if anything so you can apply such knowledge in your audits but its not a deal breaker if you get me.

    Dont need GCCC prior to CISA - but would be nice to have just so you can drill down deeper into those security controls when you perform your audits.
    MSc, BSc (Hons), AWS CSA, C-CISO, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GSNA, CEH, CHFI, TOGAF, CISMP
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