Frequently Asked Questions

ISACA Bangalore Chapter established 26 years ago (6th Jan - 1996) and has become one of the most active and successful chapters. With a huge base of active members, it has been one of the most successful chapters by consistently hosting regular seminars, free CPE meets, conducting review classes for the certifications, helping and empowering the IT professionals.

Please sign in using your ISACA account here and select Certification/Application as the case type/reason on the web form. Please be aware that with the current backlog, application reviews are taking longer than usual.

Yes, ISACA BC regularly conducts in-person and online Intro seminars by Industry veterans and experienced professionals from various Industries. Dates of intro sessions are published in ISACA portal and social media channels.

Our primary instructors are APMG-accredited instructors, and they will be taking classes for the chapter's review sessions for all certifications. ISACA BC is the only chapter in India with APMG-accredited instructors as chapter sponsors, and they will have the support of an additional 10-15 instructors with more than 20 years of industry experience.

You might have issues with those transactions due to the exceptionally heavy traffic on our site as many members and certification holders attempt to submit their renewals. If you do, just wait a short while before trying again.

A huge number of members will all make payments at once during the ISACA renewal period, especially in the hours after the receipt of the renewal invoice by email. Payments made simultaneously for certification and membership may post separately and at various times over the course of a 24 to 48 hour period during these periods of high transaction traffic. This time, kindly give the system time to properly update and display the correct payment that was made on your account.

First, log in to and select the "My ISACA" option to report CPE. Select "Certifications & CPE Management," and then "Add CPE." Please provide the necessary CPE activity data for your first activity there. If you have more, select "Save & Add More." To report a single activity, select "Save & Close."

If ISACA Bangalore Chapter upload the CPE for all attendees this will be announced during the session.

We want to make it simple for you to retain your certification since we understand how essential it is to you. You can obtain CPEs through ISACA in a variety of methods, including by participating in volunteer work and mentorship programmes or by attending webinars, conferences, or training sessions.

Please check the links below to examine the Qualifying Professional Educational Activities for your certification. All four certificates are valid with ISACA CPEs.





The new Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) credential from ISACA tackles technical privacy controls, including how to build and integrate them into an organization's infrastructure, in addition to privacy governance. The goal of this certification is to close the communication gap between an organization's technical and legal departments.

Every quarter, CDPSE certification review classes will be held, and special batch starts can be requested.

Yes, remote proctored exams are open to all candidates for below exams.

Certification Exams:

  • CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
  • CGEIT - Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • CSX-P - Cybersecurity Practitioner Certification
  • CDPSE- Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer
  • ITCA- Information Technology Certified Associate
  • CET- Certified in Emerging Technology


Certificate Exams:

  • CSX Nexus Cybersecurity Certificates
  • Cybersecurity Audit Certificate Program
  • COBIT 2019 Foundation
  • COBIT 2019 Design and Implementation
  • COBIT 5 Certificate Exams
  • IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate
  • Certificate in Cloud Computing Knowledge

Students may also take exams in PSI-approved testing centres, although the choice of exam medium is entirely up to the test-taker. There is strong oversight in both modes.

No, exam registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, however, doing all that ISACA accommodate to change the exam date as per your convenience as per the policy. Candidates can avail remote proctoring in 365-days and almost all business and non-business days

ISACA BC provides the ISACA approved study materials and test exam for the registered students.

If you're unsure about where to begin your trip, you can start with CISM. This URL has comprehensive matrices for easy reference.

To earn the above credential, you need five years of relevant information security & Privacy related work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the ten-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of originally passing the exam.

There are exceptions and substitutions allowed for the 5-year. For more information you can touch with our certification coordinator or chapter manager. Chapter will easily help to guide you on this without much complication.

ISACA uses a 200–800-point scale with 450 as the passing mark for the exams. A scaled score is a conversion of the raw score on an exam to a common scale. It is important to note that the exam score is not based on an arithmetic or percent average. For example, the scaled score of 800 represents a perfect score with all 150 questions answered correctly; a scaled score of 200 is the lowest score possible and signifies that only a small number of questions were answered correctly.

A candidate must receive a scaled score of 450 or higher to pass the exam. A score of 450 represents a minimum consistent standard of knowledge as established for the exam by the respective ISACA Certification Committee. The passing score of 450 represents the minimum number of questions that must be answered correctly by the candidate in order to demonstrate practical application of the job task and knowledge statements. A candidate receiving a passing score may then apply for certification if all other requirements are met.

You can qualify for all ISACA’s exam on the first attempt by following certain tips like reading the ISACA's candidate information guide, following a schedule, joining study groups assisted by our chapter faculty & certification coordinators, appearing for practice exams, and participating in a test preparation course conducted by ISACA Bangalore Chapter.

If an organization has a specific position to advertise on the job announcement board, then it can be submitted to ISACA BC for sourcing qualified professionals within ISACA BC. There is a nominal charge involved and the job requirements will be posted in our portal and all our social media.

To become a Bangalore Chapter volunteer, contact our chapter. For more information, visit the Volunteer page of ISACA HQ.

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