ISACA's New Online Communities Helps Certification Exam Registrants Prepare

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA - ISACA, a nonprofit association of more than 110,000 IT security, assurance and governance professionals in 180 countries, now offers online exam study communities as an extra preparation resource for exam registrants. ISACA's rigorous certification exams reflect the evolving role of IT professionals and the current knowledge required to be effective in their positions.  

The exam study communities in ISACA's Knowledge Center are available for ISACA's Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification exams. The ISACA study communities were developed for those who have registered for an exam and are looking to successfully prepare by sharing ideas, experiences, questions and resources with like-minded professionals. Through the use of the exam communities, registrants will have the ability to:

  • Ask questions to topic leaders and community participants
  • Respond to questions asked by other community members
  • Gain and share valuable study tips and resources
  • Learn from those who have successfully passed previous certification exams
  • Learn what to expect the day of the exam

Participants must be registered for an exam to access an exam study community. Each study group is led by the top scorers from previous exams.

"I joined the ISACA CRISC exam community to serve as a topic leader and facilitate discussions to help those studying for the CRISC exam  find new techniques and overcome any challenges," said Rebecca Gail Hodgkins, CISA, CRISC, senior auditor and advisor with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and CRISC exam study group topic leader.

All exam registrants are provided access to their respective exam study community regardless of membership status. Chapter certification coordinators are also eligible to participate. Communities will not be available during the duration of the exam times. Exams are held three times per year (June, September and December) for CISA and CISM certifications and twice per year (June and December) for CGEIT and CRISC.

"From certification review manuals and online courses to chapter review courses for certification exams, ISACA provides a number of ways to support certification exam takers," said Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), ACA, CISSP, chair of ISACA's Credentialing and Career Management Board. "These new Knowledge Center communities connect thousands of members worldwide and provide valuable resources that will help them succeed on the path to achieving their credentials and adding value to their enterprise."

For more information on ISACA's new study communities and more than 80 other Knowledge Center communities, including COBIT, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, visit For more information on ISACA's certifications, visit


With more than 110,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA® ( helps business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to information and technology. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA is an advocate for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. These professionals rely on ISACA as the trusted source for information and technology knowledge, community, standards and certification. The association, which has 200 chapters worldwide, advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. ISACA also developed and continually updates COBIT®, a business framework that helps enterprises in all industries and geographies govern and manage their information and technology.

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