Hello, Looking for Senior Consultant/ Lead advisory role. Having 6+ experience in Information security. Certification in CISA, CISM and AWS CCP
Some brief background, I graduated with my Bachelor's in IS and accepted a position at PwC in risk assurance (IT audit). I hope to get the cisa this year. I was curious what my exit ops are. I know typically it's industry IT audit. But curious about other lines of service, either at PwC or another big4. Do I need a CPA to work in other lines of service and what should I focus on to transition as soon as possible? Thanks in advance
Looking for some part time IT, SOX, SOC, IA, or any other audit/year-testing work. Anyone need help or know who does? I’m a CISA and MBA with 10 yrs experience public and private.
Taking the CISA today! Wish me luck homies 😊
How many decide to give up on extra non-CPA credentials (e.g., CISA, CIA) they’ve earned because they are too lazy to complete the annual CPE reporting every 3 months period or pay the renewal fee? Is there a good way to reference lapsed credentials to get some kind of “credit” for getting them in the first place?
If you are taking the CISA remotely and need to go to the bathroom, do they allow that? Haha 4 hours is a long time!
Outside of the standard certifications you hear about here (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.), what would be a good up and coming certification? Would CISM or CISSP be applicable? I want something that can be transferable to industry if I decide to leave public in the next few years.
Hello, I am currently looking to leave EY. I have a side business which takes up all my free time. I have 7 years of experience, MBA, CISA, PMP and would like to move to a company where I’m strictly working 40hrs ( or less 🙃) so I can focus on my side business. Currently in the DC AREA so looking to make above $150k Any recommendations? (Great maternity benefits would be a plus!)
Is 80 hours enough study time to pass the CISA exam? I have 1 YOE doing IA, but I’m not familiar with IT at all. TIA
I plan to start studying for the CISA exam tomorrow. Any advice/tips on passing the exam? TIA
Anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to prepare for the CISA exam? There’s a lot of different courses so just want to hear what some people found to be most effective! Thank you :)
How did anyone find the CISM exam compared to the CISA? Think I’ll be ok with the ISACA questions bank?
"Department of Homeland Security calls election "the most secure in American history" https://www.axios.com/cisa-election-security-trump-a385868b-512a-4449-addd-4591829a4aef.html
“In particular, one person said, the White House was angry about a CISA post rejecting a conspiracy theory that falsely claims an intelligence agency supercomputer and program, purportedly named Hammer and Scorecard, could have flipped votes nationally. No such system exists, according to Krebs, election security experts and former U.S. officials.”
As an accounting major does it look bad to not have a cpa... really struggling. Mainly cause my heart just isn’t in it. I want to risk consulting or it assurance and potentially work towards my cisa. But since I have an accounting degree I feel as though it’s going be look down on if I don’t do my cpa.
Been trying to study for CISA while working long hours and after work I’ve no motivation left to study or retain any information. Anyone can share tips that worked for you while working FT and studying for a certification? Thanks in advance!
Failed the CIA part 2 exam. First time In my life I ever failed something I throughly prepared for. A good thing to remember for all of us studying for these exams CIA CPA CISA whatever. “ Do you know what they call a CIA(CPA) who had to take the tests multiple times” “A CIA(CPA)”
Thoughts on the CRISC? How technical of a certification is it compared to a CISA or CISM?
Is security+ a good entry cert to help transfer to cyber positions (vulnerability mgmt/threat intelligence)? I come from a IT governance and controls background. Been applying to cyber positions but no luck.. Also don't feel like studying for cissp right now. I got CISA and CISM
For those of you who took the CISA, how hard was it and how long did you study before taking the exam?
I’ve been doing IT audit work for the past 3 years and I have my CISA. Thinking of leaving the big 4 to some cyber roles. Anything I can do to look more attractive to companies with my background? I’m a little hesitant in taking CISSP though since I have an Accounting background and don’t have much knowledge about cyber security in general.
Am I spelling my name right? Formatting tips appreciated. PwC OP, B.S, M.S., CPA, CFA (level 1 candidate), CMA, CFE, CISA, GOD
Hey fam. Appreciate your inputs on this: I used to be a software developer and currently work as a tech risk consultant (CISA, CRISC certified). Have completed a couple of cyber courses but do not have prior cyber experience. Most cyber sec job postings require prior experience in cloud, aws, devops etc. Applied to a couple of roles but no avail. A) Can I start a career in cyber security without prior experience? B) Will CISSP or relevant cyber certifications help?
What methods, tactics, and resources did you use when studying for the CISSP exam? So far I've read both the 11th hour and ISC guide. Looking to sit for test around early December. Already passed the CISA and Security +.
I’m from Java Development background and have over 10y of experience. I want to switch my career to InfoSec or Cybersecurity. Already have Net+, Sec+ and CySA+ planning to do CISSP and CISA and I hope will be able to get full certifications as I have worked in few domains as part of development to secure the applications. I m expecting mid role in sec as I don’t want to sacrifice my current salary. Could you guys please share your experience and guide me to how to proceed with the path??
Any recommendations on passing the CISA? I’ve been studying the review questions manual. Will this be enough or are there additional resources I should use?
Does anyone know how many questions you have to get right out of 150 on the CISA exam to pass? I know you need a 450 out of 800 to pass but I am wondering how it is calculated by percentage
I am looking for some advice or opinions to apply for consulting jobs right now. I currently work at a mid-sized/regional firm, but plan move to a different city later this year. I have ~4 yr xp working on system implementations, IT policies/controls, and BPO, but my undergrad GPA wasn't the best (I did become a CPA and CISA though). Should I try to apply to big 3/big 4? Stay mid-sized? Get an MBA or Masters? Move and pray? Thanks in advanced for any comments!
Ladies who’ve taken CISA, I’ve registered for the exam on ISACA but how do I access the 1000 questions/study material for exam? Do I’ve to purchase that separately from the registration fee?
Currently studying for CISA for work, has anyone transitioned into cyber and have this cert carry any weight?
Anyone take CISM? Similar difficulty to CISA?
Risk/ IT Audit Opportunity at EY. DM me if your profile is a match and you are interested. JD as below: 1. Experience in System and Process Assurance, ITGC, ITAC, Third Party Assurance, SOC reviews 2. Knowledge of IT frameworks - ISO, NIST, COBIT is desired. 3. Pre and post implementation review of ERP like Oracle, SAP preferred 4. Candidates with certifications - CISA, ISO 27001 is preferred 5. Knowledge of DevOps and Cloud Security Assessments on Azure, AWS and Google cloud is preferred
Anyway to go around not getting my CISA certification revoked for not meeting CPE requirements in 2020? I got audited for it and to be honest, CPE training/requirements were the last thing in my mind last year.
Hey everyone! So I left RSM about a year ago to go into industry and I’m realizing that public is more for me and would like to come back to RSM in Risk Advisory. I have 4 years experience and most of it in a senior position, my CISA and MBA, and I’m likely to also get another cert. I’m realistically looking at Supervisor but need more help at what to ask/expect for compensation since I have prior RSM experience. I’m currently making mid-80s in a HCL city Northeast. Thanks!
For those in smaller high growth tech companies, where do you turn for resources on org development, engagement, trends, etc.? I’m moving from a large tech org to a a 150 person company. SHRM does not seem relevant at all. Podcasts, social media followings, etc?
Friend has JD/MBA and 130k in student loans and after 3 months of looking just accepted a job for 72k. That’s a nightmare right there. Really adjusting my desire to go get my MBA now.
To the folks who pivoted from tech consulting pre-MBA to IB post-graduation, how has your experience been? What would have been helpful for you to know prior to making the switch?
Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks
1 yr mgmt consult intern w/ big4 and finishing my engr deg now: 3.3 state school. Treated as FT analyst and have recd verbal to return w/promo. Good time to get my mba now? Hoping top 15.. chances?
Any gov consulting firms actively hiring in dc? I have a buddy who just graduated with his MBA but didn't go through consulting recruitment. Veteran + worked on the hill. Fishbowlburnerdallas@gmail.com
Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?
The only 5 people who have EVER asked me if I am a CFP... BTW I'm not... have been Millennials and gen-xers looking to start DCAing $250 a month into a Roth. Not 1 person of significant wealth. LOL
Hello please can I find Victoria’s boot camp I keep hearing about this being great to study for shrm exam but I can’t find it anywhere thank you
Anyone prepping for the SHRM-CP test? I’m taking a prep course this fall and would love tips or to know if there are any study groups out there!
What’s the deal with the CFE affidavit witness? Do I need to have one sign for it even tho I passed the exam while living by myself?
Thoughts on the CFP designation? Is it still worth considering or have stringent regulations muddied the waters? My goal is to have as many certifications under my belt as possible (to serve my clients the best I can) and I’m wondering which path I should pursue.
Anyone have a test bank for the Azure 900 cert or have any recommendations on how to pass it asap. Also looking into AWS cloud practitioner
Interested to hear how people learn project management. I have done PRINCE2 exam and read PMP materials, but I find these are too textbook theory based. Real life projects seem to be very different and a lot more complicated. I often do not know what needs to be done unless someone tells me. I believe you can learn these things on the job, but I am keen to expedite this with some books or courses. Are there any resources that are particularly helpful?
Heartwarming diversity on display at the DNC! From Republicans to Democrats, representation from all races - even Northern Marinara Islands got a shout out. Go Joe & Kamala!
How do you all handle stress at work? I’m on a though project and feeling sort of hung out to figure it all myself. My stomach is in knots and I’m waking up in the middle of the night thinking about the case.
Drinking seems to be built into big law atmosphere/ central to networking. Any tips or lessons learned?
Wild that conservatives think they're on the right side of history after supporting officials who let tens of thousands die needlessly and will now try to take away people's healthcare.
“This global pandemic is exactly what our industry needed.” Okay...now repeat this exact phrase to the hundreds already laid off and all the ones to come. 🤯 https://www.campaignlive.com/article/took-global-pandemic-draw-line-sand-adland-sorely-needed/1678340
Are there any married couples working at two different big 4 firms? How did you make sure your finances were compliant with both?
Lady 🐠 - need advice on recruiting. Been networking very heavily with a company over the last few months. Had an face to face interview with hiring manager a week ago...
Teacher Autonomy: Have you ever felt peer pressured by your colleagues to teach lessons a certain way? All year 1 teacher on my team made it seem like there was only her way to teach a topic.
I’m a 2nd year and effectively just ran a deal on my own with the partner. It ran smoothly, I got praise from the partner, and the partner said that they trust me to do most stuff without their sign off (so no need to check with them in future unless I’m really unsure). Generally there is one or two mid levels above me, and I find it way harder to do my job when they are managing me. They like to keep me on the bench, get me to do minor tasks and don’t let me take responsibility and ownership.
I made limited EQ partner in 2019 . This week I was told I’m getting moved to counsel effective Jan 1. My hours were negatively impacted in 2019 by an ill parent (only child) and in 2020 multiple clients said pencils down for half the year (& additional family illness & a death), + kids. I know nothing about the counsel role. What terms/arrangements have people negotiated? I don’t know what negotiation ability I’ll have, but wanted to be better informed.
Potentially have an offer from a local tech startup. I’m 24, currently make ~$95K base and ~$50K, with an additional ~$20K in profit sharing (so total comp around $160-170K). Offer would likely (cont)
Had a final round interview with B4 consulting on Monday and spoke with a partner for 10 min. When is it okay to follow up with them about a final decision? Currently staffed and they wanted me to start in March. So wanted to give my team maximum time to backfill my position.
Sick of paying for cable I don’t really use, minus live sports on the weekends, anyone have good experience with YouTube tv or PlayStation vue ?
Is wanting to receive my year end bonus from Deloitte a valid reason for pushing back start date for another job?
Is there any benefit to having chase sapphire preferred and Amex gold (already have preferred card)? The 4x dining for Amex is appealing, but they both seem like travel/airline cards
What do you do when you are unassigned for a week. I love 45 min away from the office (without traffic)? Can I just work from home?