How much time did you spend studying for CISA to pass?

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1 month. Do the official test bank questions until memorize all the answers . The real exam will be the same questions with slightly different wording

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I’ve met people who just take it and pass first try. No study time required. I heard it’s really not that hard of an exam. If your bad at tests a couple weeks should be fine

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I barely passed but also barely studied, few hours a week max and memorized the ISACA practice questions

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Take PTO. 2 weeks. 8 hours a day. Do the practice questions. Exam is memorization than it is thinking/analyzing stuff.

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Four months while working full time.

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Intended to study a whole semester of my senior year of school. That turned into panic buying the test bank the night before and doing practice questions for 4 hours. Got a 550ish score (passing is 450, scale is 200-800 like the SAT). I am a great test taker though so take that with a grain of salt. I do think it's a little easier in school because the answers don't exactly correlate to real life solutions so experience might not really help. Its all multiple choice, I'd say a similar amount of IT questions and audit questions.

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I studied for about 10 hours total. Took the exam after 6 months of SOC work and was able to leverage my experience and the test bank questions. I’d say this is a very easy exam (at least in my experience). Don’t forget to apply for your company bonus after you pass!

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I want to know too.

My friend would say two weeks of full time studying... but he’s also very good at test taking

8 hours the day before and 2-3 hours before the exam

What did you use to study?

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