Saturday, 13 April 2013

ISCA - CA Final - May 2013 - Probable questions





Important questions for May 2013
Chapter 1 :
1.       Office automation systems classification of IS are less important. Remaining all imp. 

Chapter 2:
1.       6 Approaches followed for s/w development + Strength & weakness (Agile approach most imp – (A.  Jolie ;-)
2.       SDLC Phase 1 – Feasibility Study & its types .
3.       SDLC Phase 2 – Fact finding technique + Analysis of Present system ( Most imp) + SRS + Roles involved in SDLC
4.       SDLC Phase 3  - Designing System Output + Input + 4 Design Principles
5.       SDLC Phase 4  - 5 Methods of Validating Vendors Proposal
6.       SDLC Phase 5 – Whole Phase is most imp. ( Most likely to get a question from this phase – Regression Testing )
7.       SDLC Phase 6 : Conversion Procedure + Strategies
8.       SDLC Phase 7 : PIR + Maintenance & its types . 

Chapter 3:
1.       General concepts – Mt Pg. 99 to 116 ( Most imp – IS Audit questions )
2.       What is Audit Trial + Objectives ( Mt. Pg. 129)
3.       Controls – Compensatory control (Pg 120) + User Controls
4.       Data Security questions ( Cryptosystems + DES + PKI + Firewall & its types + IDS + Hacker & how do hackers hack + Virus …….) 

Chapter 4:
1.       Multiyear Testing plan
2.       Audit tools  ( Most imp)
3.       Advantages + Disadvantages of Continuous audit
4.       Hardware Review + LAN Review.

Chapter 5 :
1.       Definitions ( Risk + Vulnerability + Threat …….)
2.       Risk Management cycle
3.       Areas to be focussed in Risk Management
4.       5 Different ways to evaluate risk
5.       Risk Mitigation techniques + Measures
6.       4 strategies for Risk Management ( Pg. 89)
7.       Threats – computerised environment

Chapter 6 : ( Generally whole chapter is imp)
1.       BCP + Components
2.       Objectives + BC life cycle
3.       BPR + Business Modelling
4.       BIA ( 3rd  phase of BCP)
5.       Different types of Plans  ( Emergency + Backup + Test plan)
6.       SPF + Causes + Significance
7.       Threats & Risk Mangt.
8.       Backup Techniques
9.       5 factors to be considered by deciding type of storage media.
10.    Different types of Insurance ( Most imp)

Chapter 7: ERP -  Advise to study complete chapter 

Chapter 8 :  
1.       Sys & Web trust + SAS-70 + HIPPA + COCO+ CMM + COBIT

Chapter 9 : Advise to study complete chapter 

Chapter 10 : 
1.       Objectives of the act + Scope + Non applicability of the act .
2.       Section 3 to 43 .  ( Most imp : 3 , 4, 5,6,7,8,9, 11, 12, 13, 17,18 ,  22 , 23, 25 , 26 , 30 , 33 , 35 , 36, 37, 38 , 41 , 43 )
3.       Compounding ( section 63 read along with Section 77A)
4.       Section 87 – Powers of CG

 Note : These are just a probable questions . 
Page numbers referred above are from the book ISCA - Made easy ( Edition 2 ) by Praveen Jain  .

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