New IT Audit Fundamentals Certificate from ISACA Helps Professionals Launch Careers

Schaumburg, Ill. (Aug. 9, 2022) — Those seeking a strong foundation in IT  audit knowledge and hands-on experience to set themselves apart as they seek  audit jobs can now earn the new ISACA IT Audit Fundamentals  Certificate from ISACA, the global professional association for digital trust  professionals.

ISACA’s IT Audit Fundamentals Certificate program  offers valuable knowledge and performance-based hybrid learning that will  empower early professionals  and those looking to change careers to IT audit to gain insight into the  principles of IT audit and the opportunity to build a foundation of knowledge  and skill to be a successful IT auditor.

“ISACA is a career partner for professionals at every level of their  careers, including those just getting started or those looking to switch  careers,” said Shannon Donahue, Senior Vice President of Publishing at ISACA.  “IT audit is truly a rewarding career field with incredible opportunity. But  there are currently few resources available that prepare rising professionals  or career changers for IT audit. The ISACA IT Audit Fundamentals Certificate  does not require any prior experience and fills this gap. The certificate is a  solid first step that sets early auditors apart in the talent search and puts  them on a path to a rewarding career.”

Per, entry-level auditor  salaries can range from $57,000 to $78,000 in the US, and nearly 14,000 jobs on currently include IT audit in the job descriptions or titles.

The IT Audit Fundamentals Certificate helps  prepare candidates for these career opportunities by demonstrating  foundational-level knowledge. The certificate’s content areas include  performing an audit, IT general controls, and specific audit areas such as  networking, operating systems, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and  the internet of things (IoT).

The IT Audit Fundamentals Certificate exam  can be taken online at a convenient time. Exam preparation materials include a study guide, available now,  and an online course, which is coming soon.

This new certificate joins an established  set of ISACA credentials, including the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification,  recognized worldwide as the gold standard for IT auditors.

For more information about ISACA’s IT Audit  Fundamentals Certificate, visit More details about ISACA’s other credentials can be found  at


ISACA® ( is a global community advancing individuals and  organizations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA  has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials,  education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their  organizations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the  expertise of its more than 165,000 members who work in digital trust fields  such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality.  It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through  its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for  underresourced and underrepresented populations.