IT Auditing 201: IT Applications and Controls

Course Field: Information Technology
Delivery Method: Live/Internet-Based
Prerequisite: Basic Understanding of IT Auditing
Level: Basic
Advance Prepration:No
  • Seminar Overview

    A One Day Crash Course on the true basics of Internal Auditing


    As a follow-up to the IT Auditing for Non-IT Auditors course, IT Auditing 201 focuses not only on an overview of IT Auditing but a deeper dive of understanding testing and general compliance.

  • Who Should Attend
    Internal auditors looking to continue to understand IT Auditing and Application Controls
  • Learning Objective
    • Understanding of the basics of IT Auditing, including key terms and acronyms
    • Learn the importance of the IT risk assessment and integration with the audit risk assessment
    • Understand the difference between application controls and general controls and how to identify each.
    • Understand what to look for and how to test general and application controls
    • Applying critical thinking skills throughout all facets of the IT Audit process
  • Agenda
    I. Introduction and Background
       a. Background
       b. Topics to Cover
    II. IT Risk Assessment
        a. Heat Maps
    III. IT Audit Planning
         a. Determining Key Risks by Audit Type
         b. Critical Thinking throughout the Planning Process
    IV. General Computer Controls (GCC’s)
          a. Information Security
          b. Auditing Application System Approach
          c. Application Configuration
          d. Other Areas
    V. Pre and Post Implementation Audits
    VI. Auditing Application Systems
         a. General Areas of Risk
    VII. Testing General Computer Controls
          a. Ways to Test
          b. Testing by GCC Type
          b. IS Operations
          c. Application System and Maintenance
          d. Database Implementation and Support
          e. Network Support
          f. System Software Support
          g. Testing Security by System Type
    VIII. Auditing Security
    IX. Testing Applications Systems
         a. Way to Test
         b. Testing by Application Control and System Type
    X. Segregation of Duties
    XI. Spreadsheets

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