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IT AUDIT FUNDAMENTALS

DESCRIPTION
This Course aims to provide the participants an in-depth learning on the concepts and principles of IT Auditing. This will be reinforced by practical approaches in the control and auditing of IT-enabled business and operating environment. It helps the participant finally realized that IT Auditing is “not as hard you think it is”. Top-rate audit programs on key areas are provided in soft copy which serve as a precursor for the participant to relate the learning into his/her environment. this will lead to better understanding and more confidence when certain doubts and reservations are clarified during the workshop/Q&A. This course anticipates that the participant is deemed adequately equipped and effective at work from day one after the seminar.
COURSE CONTENT

This seminar will provide participants with a basic to advance understanding of the universe of IT auditing along with IT risks, control objectives, controls, audit procedures and reporting. It is for those professionals who already have prior knowledge of IT but would like to learn about IT auditing. Candidates are not required to have any prior audit experience for this seminar. However, attendees with less than 2 years of audit experience will also learn IT auditing in a methodical and organized way. The whole universe of auditing from A to Z will be covered. This seminar is highly recommended for those IT professionals who would like to make a transition from IT to IT Audit. The seminar will cover ISACA auditing standards, procedures, and guidelines, IT Governance principles and related audit programs.

  1. The IT Audit Process
  • Organization of the IS Audit Function
  • Audit Planning
  • IS Auditing Standards Framework
  • Internal Control and IS Control Objectives
  • Introduction to COBIT
  • General and IS Controls
  • Risk-Based Audit Methodology
  • Compliance vs. Substantive Testing
  • Introduction to Continuous Auditing
  1. IT Governance Principles & Auditing IT Governance
  • Definition
  • IT Governance Issues
  • Monitoring and Assurance Practices for Board and Executive Management
  • Information Systems Strategy
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Risk Management
  • IS Management Practices
  • IS Organizational Structure and Responsibilities
  • Auditing IT Governance Structure and Implementation
  1. Systems Development and Life Cycle Management
  • SDLC Methodologies
  • Project View of Deliverables
  • Audit View of risk, control and audit techniques
  1. Application Controls
  • Input Controls
  • Processing Controls
  • Output Controls
  1. General Controls
  • IS Hardware and Systems Software
  • IS Operations
  • IS Network Infrastructure
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Physical Security
  • Logical Security
  1. “Increased Audit Productivity”
  • Introduction to Computer Assisted Audit techniques (CAATs) /Continuous Auditing
  1. Disaster Recovery and Business

Contingency Plans

METHOD OF DELIVERY

  • Introduction to Continuous Auditing
  • IT Governance Principles & Auditing IT Governance
  • Definition
  • IT Governance Issues
  • Monitoring and Assurance Practices for Board and Executive Management
  • Information Systems Strategy
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Risk Management
  • IS Management Practices
  • IS Organizational Structure and Responsibilities
  • Processing Controls
  • Output Controls
  • •General Controls
  • IS Hardware and Systems Software
  • IS Operations
  • IS Network Infrastructure
  • Protection of Information Assets
  • Physical Security
  • Logical Security
  • “Increased Audit Productivity”
  • Introduction to Computer Assisted Audit techniques (CAATs) /Continuous Auditing On-site, Facilitator-led Course, Interactive

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • Content-rich handouts
  • Related ISACA Audit Programs
  • ISACA IT Audit and Assurance Standards, Guidelines, and Tools Techniques
  • ISACA IT Audit Framework (ITAF)