Information technology (IT) is a major business enabler in today’s society, but it also brings with it a myriad of significant business risks. Internal auditors must be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively assess IT controls to ensure that those risks are minimized and documented. This course is targeted to both operational and IT auditors to provide a solid foundational IT audit toolset and a stepping stone to further career development.
Through a thoughtful blend of lectures, discussions, and case studies, this course will introduce: the role of IT auditing, the fundamentals of IT controls and IT auditing, important risk and compliance drivers unique to the IT environment, industry best practices and frameworks for IT auditing, and the relationship of IT auditing to integrated and operational auditing. A one week “immersion” will provide the attendee with a holistic approach to IT auditing with appropriate exercises to reinforce the learning experience.
In conjunction with providing an understandable framework of major contemporary and legacy IT building blocks and related controls, we will place special emphasis on providing an IT Auditor’s “Rosetta Stone” to help overcome the avalanche of common but important IT buzzwords and jargon.
An introduction to IT audit project definition and scoping will be presented including: application system reviews, IT governance and infrastructure control audits, new application systems development controls consulting and assessment, and specialized and technical topic projects.
You will be exposed to the fundamental tools and techniques necessary to: identify operational and control objectives for IT application systems and supporting IT infrastructure, apply methods for gathering and assessing IT audit evidence, identify and quantify important risks and control weaknesses, and recommend prudent controls and safeguards.
In addition to the course workbook, students will receive valuable work programs, checklists, and “IT Audit & Security Swiss Army Knife” – an IT glossary and hundreds of references to printed material and online resources.
- Familiarization with the IT Audit process and associated best practices
- Understanding of IT infrastructure and application terminology, architecture, operation, risks, and controls
- Learn fundamental IT audit “tools of the trade” and how to apply them in a variety of IT and integrated audit projects
- Provide foundation knowledge relevant to IT Audit professional certification
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