What should not do when preparing CISA exam
CISA Examination is one of the most recognize certification in area of information system audit. This examination consist of 200 questions multiple choice without any penalty, so in case of emergency you can still guessing. Its vendor neutral, so its easier to you not to remembering a lot of term and definition.
Out there, you can find a lot of reading material sample question answer and dump. But based on my experience those information is only make you confuse. I suggest you:
1. Don’t read a lot of resource, just focus on CISA Review Manual (CRM)
This book is must have book for everyone who want to pass the exam. The CRM book already cover whole basic concept of the exam. You must not read other book, unless you really understanding whole CRM concept. Don’t ever try because its only make you confuse.
2. Don’t analyze to deep over some confusing concept,
CISA has a lot of gray area that sometimes confusing to be understood. You don’t have to worry about how segregation duties matrix will affected to your exam. Just keep reading and gain understanding in easier area. CISA only need 75% of percentile to pass the test. Don’t spend to much energy in confusing concept.
3. Don’t expect the question will be the same,
Different then Microsoft or Cisco examination which has 90% probability same question with the dump already found in internet. You don’t have to expect the question will be the same. Means, if you face difficult question in your practicing time, just imagine the alternative question that will be presented in real exam.
Any other suggestion?