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CIPS Program

Why a Career in CIPS?
The information technology (IT) audit career is growing at a faster rate nowadays because most businesses in the world are automating their business processes and systems to remain competitive and sustainable. Due to the huge risk exposure arising from the advancement in IT, the demand for IT Auditors in all business sectors becomes very high. IT Auditors are required to conduct proper examination of management controls within IT
infrastructure by obtaining evidence to ascertain if an organisation’s information systems are:
 safeguarding assets;
 maintaining data integrity;
 operating effectively to achieve institutional goals;
using resources efficiently;
 complying with policies and best practice.
    Considering a career in IT audit is one of the best options someone with an IT or computer science major could choose. There are enormous growth prospects in this field as you could work in any sector of your choice and anywhere within the globe. In addition, with strong IT audit background, you could become self-reliant by creating and managing your own company.

Become a Qualified Information System Auditor

It is an exciting and rewarding journey to become a qualified IT auditor.You simply need passion, foresight, a smart plan and determination to progress in your IT audit career. The starting point is to have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent either in computer information systems or in computer information technology. In addition, in order to enhance your chances of getting employment or securing career advancement quickly, you need to obtain relevant certifications. Internationally recognized, respected and approved certifications by many companies globally open doors to enormous career opportunities. The most renowned certifications are Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)issued by ISAACA in USA. CISA certification is foundational to a successful IT career. If you are an entry-level to mid-career professional, CISA can showcase your expertise and assert your ability to apply a risk-based approach to planning, executing and reporting on audit engagements. Gain instant credibility in your interactions with internal stakeholders, regulators, external auditors and customers.


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ISACA now goes by its acronym only. However, it was previously known as Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  ISACA is an independent, non-profit global association that sets the pace in developing, adopting and using global accepted information system (IS) knowledge and practices.

Through ISACA and your employers, you will become a well-equipped professional with knowledge, skills and experience that together will advance your career and assist in mitigating the IT risk exposures of your organization.


CISA is designed for IT/IS auditors, control, and assurance and information security professionals.
In a world full of auditors, be a CISA and benefit from the excitement and rewards that accompany it.
A world-renowned certification that validates your IT expertise in auditing, controlling, monitoring and assessing an organization’s information technology and business systems.

CISA certification is foundational to a successful IT career.

CISA opens doors to incredible opportunities as you can work in any sector be it private, public or non-governmental organisations (NGO).
CISA proves your expertise in these work-related fields:
information systems auditing process;
governance and management of IT;
information systems acquisition, development and implementation;
information systems operations and business resilience;
protection of information assets.


Founded in 1969, ISACA

Leverages the expertise of
professionals in 188 countries,
Has more than
chapters worldwide
CISA certification holders since 1978,
Has accredited CISA
with an ISO certification

Why Study CISA At YIBS?

Choosing to study CISA at the Yaoundé International Business School (YIBS) is the best decision a smart and an aspiring information system audit professional will take. Below are some of the reasons to study for CISA with us.

The Yaoundé International Business School has a longstanding and verifiable experience in training professionals including the CISA certification for  IT professional since 2011. YIBS is one of the leaders in Cameroon that provides CISA tuition and supports the students to become qualified IT Auditors.

The Yaoundé International Business School has the best CISA training team who are passionate in providing lectures and supporting the students throughout their CISA qualification process.

YIBS is conscious of its environment and the financial situation of its stakeholders,hence, we offer quality CISA training at affordable cost. We encourage our students to take this advantage to own a recognized qualification at a moderate cost. Further details about our fees (Link)

YIBS provides live online classes in its quest to increase flexibility in the dispensing of lessons to its students mindful of their sometimes very busy schedules. Students who cannot attend the live lectures can participate by listening to recorded lectures online and downloading the notes.

Our classrooms are comfortable with a well-equipped library where students have full access to available learning resources. At YIBS, students have full access to internet 24/7 to carry out further research and to browse during leisure hours.

YIBS provides incredible capacity development services to students at little or no cost. We provide regular training seminars and orientation sessions to our students to develop and enhance their soft skills. With these softs kills, our students are ready to overcome the challenges in the job market after completing their CISA.



Five (5) or more years of experience in IS/IT audit, control, assurance, or security
Experience waivers are available for a maximum of three (3) years.
Completion of exams


– IT Auditor (Supervisor, Manager, Director)
– IT Risk and Control Specialist
– IT Security Auditor
– Lead IT Internal Auditor
– IT Analyst


The exam can be taken in any of the following languages.
– Chinese
– English
– French
– Spanish


  • CISA certification exams are computer-based and administered at authorized PSI testing centers globally.
  • Exam registration is continuous, meaning; candidates can register at any time with no restrictions.
  • Candidates can schedule a testing appointment as early as 48 hours after payment of exam registration fees.
  • Upon registration, exam candidates have a twelve (12) month eligibility period to take their exam. This means that from the date you register, you have 12 months (365 days) to take your exam.
  • Exam registration fee must be paid in full before you can schedule and take an


Contact YIBS now or visit https://yibs.org/students/admission/


– CISA certification exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that cover the exam content outline created from the most recent exam content analysis.
– Candidates have up to 4 hours (240 minutes) to complete the exam.


– YIBS has qualified professionals to assist you prepare well for your CISA exams with high assurance of succeeding first time.
– We make available resources you need to prepare for the exams and succeed


Average Duration 12months


There are five fields to study and validate the CISA exams:
– Field 1: Information System Auditing Process (21%)
– Field 2: Governance and Management of IT (17%)
– Field 3: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and implementation (12%)
– Field 4: Information Systems Operation and Business Resilience (23%)
– Field 5: Protection of Information Assets (27%)


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