There are 2 main requirements for attaining the CISA certification from ISACA: Pass the exam and Submit valid work experience. On June 11, 2016 I went to the DoubleTree Hotel by SJC airport to sit for the exam.
Leading up to this moment, I had spent the last 3 months studying and preparing. I purchased both the official Review manual and the Question, Answer, Explanations database. I held off on taking any classes at the time. I spent days reading how others that passed the exam had prepared. I started with the question and answer database, which turned out to be a great self-study tool. The even let you set you test date and it will tell you how much time each day you need to spend to be ready.