The CISSP is typically considered the more burdensome certification to obtain out of the two. Since the CISSP exam is more technical than the CISA, it is harder to pass. Due to this, the CISA exam is also challenging, with just 50% of test takers passing. For people taking their first test, this figure is significantly smaller.
The CISA test is open to anyone interested in IS auditing, control, and security. The four-hour exam includes one hundred fifty multiple-choice questions covering five job-practice domains—information systems auditing process, government, and IT management. Information security professionals who have job experience must get CISA certification.
You can apply for the CCISO and CISM certifications after earning the CISSP.
Yes. Only three years are allowed for certification to be valid.
The CISA exam is a single, four-hour test further broken down into five areas.