CISA All-In-One Exam Guide published

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The CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-In-One Exam Guide, published by Osborne McGraw-Hill, is now available in bookstores and from online merchants.

CoverFront200xWritten by Peter H. Gregory, this book is largest and most complete study guide available for the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) professional certification.  Prior to Osborne McGraw-Hill’s decision to publish this book, the other study guides that were available are shorter and contain less detail. This difference is key for IT professionals who are studying for the CISA certification, which places high demands on the exam taker to be able to recall many details and specifications about information technology, key business processes, and IT auditing.

Despite its title, CISA Certified Information Systems Audit All-In-One Exam Guide is structured and designed to also be a desk reference for early- and mid-career security auditors and security specialists who need a reliable, easily-consumed reference guide for key information technologies and IT auditing practices.  The book contains two chapters that go beyond the CISA study material and include lengthy discussions of professional IT auditing and security and governance frameworks.

“The availability of this study guide represents a big step forward for IT professionals who are studying for the CISA exam and those who have IT security and audit responsibilities,” states Peter H. Gregory. “The IT industry has waited a long time for an All-In-One guide for this popular certification,” he adds, citing the enormous popularity of the CISSP All-In-One Study Guide that is written by Shon Harris and considered the best CISSP guide available.

About Peter H. Gregory

Peter Gregory, CISA, CISSP, DRCE is the author of twenty books on security and technology and has been a technical editor for twenty additional books on security and technology. He has over 25 years of experience in virtually every role in Business IT departments, including work in government, banking, non-profit, telecommunications and on-demand financial software businesses.

Gregory is on the board of advisors and the lead instructor for the University of Washington certificate program in information security, and a lecturer at the NSA-certified University of Washington Certificate Program in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Evergreen State Chapter of InfraGard, and the Executive Steering Board for the SecureWorld Expo Conference in Seattle. A founding member of the Pacific CISO Forum, Mr. Gregory is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy and active in the FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association.

About ISACA®

With more than 86,000 constituents in more than 160 countries, ISACA® ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems assurance and security, enterprise governance of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the ISACA® Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. It also administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) designations.

ISACA developed and continually updates the COBIT®, Val IT™ and Risk IT frameworks, which help IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance responsibilities and deliver value to the business.

CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-In-One Study Guide by Peter H. Gregory; McGraw-Hill; October 2009; Hardback; $79.99; 10: 0071487557; 13: 978-0071487559

“All-in-One is All You Need.”

5 thoughts on “CISA All-In-One Exam Guide published

  1. Jean-Francois

    Mr Gregory,

    Congratulations for the publication of your new book. As there aren’t any reviews for it yet, here is a direct question for you please :

    How is your book comparing to David L. Cannon’s book “CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Study Guide V2” ? In other words, which offers the clearest preparations for my December CISA exam and why ?

    Understanding well the difficulty of my question, I look forward to read your most objective answer (as soon as possible for being resident in Italy, precious study days will already be wasted for one of the books to reach me…)

    Thank you very much !


    Jean-Francois Burguet
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  2. peterhgregory Post author

    Mr Burguet –

    It is difficult to answer your question. Objectively, either book may meet your needs. When you say, which book offers “clearest” preparations, to some degree, my writing style vs David’s writing style is the question. Mine or his may be better for you.

    This may help: a reader who purchased one of my CISSP books had this to say: “I am studying for my CISSP cert and bought your book “CISSP GUIDE TO SECURITY ESSENTIALS”. Great book! Easy to read and understand. It is also clear and concise. Many books take a whole page to state the same thing you state in 2 sentences.” You may find this comment on my site here:

    I hope this helps, and good luck on your exam,


  3. peterhgregory Post author

    This is the same book. Some sites are not listing the book properly, and it may take some time for it to be corrected everywhere. It is listed correctly on Amazon (or at least it was last week!).

  4. Jean-Francois Burguet

    Mr. Gregory,

    Thank you for your book which I bought and read just in time for my CISA exam this past Saturday. I found it well written and it definetely helped me out. Thank you.

    Now let’s wait for the results from ISACA… 😉

    Season’s greetings !

    Jean-Francois Burguet
    Milan, Italy


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