Our Courses

Governance for Enterprise IT — Delivering Value and Managing Risk

Course Description: 

Sound Information Technology (IT) governance is critical to the modern organization.  It impacts both strategic goals and day-to-day activities across the enterprise, directly affecting the ability to obtain value from IT, as well as manage its risk to the business.  An increasing reliance on IT to deliver services, combined with the growth in laws and regulations requiring compliance, makes effective enterprise IT governance even more crucial.

This session provides the steps and approach to placing enterprise IT Governance at the head of the table.  Following ISACA's highly-regarded designation, "Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT" (CGEIT), we'll cover a recognized framework for delivering IT governance.  The session will enable information systems professionals to ensure their organizations manage business and IT risk, while extracting full value from their IT investment.

Course Length: 
2.0 Days
CPE Credits: 
14 Hours

CISA Overview

Course Description: 

The “Certified Information Systems Auditor” (CISA) designation is the long-established and highly-regarded professional credential from ISACA.  It is an internationally recognized standard for individuals practicing as Information Systems Auditors, as well as those generally involved in designing and implementing information system controls and security.  The CISA examination is a comprehensive assessment of each candidate’s ability to function in these roles, and is currently offered three times per year, in June, September, and December, at exam locations throughout the world. 

Many internal auditors who want to become Information Systems Auditors find the CISA the best vehicle to acquire key knowledge and demonstrate their abilities.

This session will help you understand what's required for the CISA exam, and if it's the right designation for you.

Course Length: 
1.0 Day
CPE Credits: 
7 Hours

CISA Preparation Review Course

Course Description: 

The purpose of the course is to help participants prepare for the exam leading to the “Certified Information Systems Auditor” (CISA), professional designation, the long-established and highly-regarded credential from ISACA.  The CISA designation is an internationally recognized standard for individuals practicing as Information Systems Auditors, as well as those generally involved in designing and implementing information system controls and security.  

To help prepare for the CISA exam, course participants will be lead through core reference material in the form of the “CISA Review Manual” (published by ISACA). 

Course Length: 
4.0 Days
CPE Credits: 
28 Hours

Auditing Information Systems Applications

Course Description: 

One of the most important activities an IS Auditor can provide for their clients is the review of information systems applications.  Traditional financial systems – General Ledger, Sales and Receivables, Purchases and Payables, Payroll – must each be evaluated to ensure information completeness, accuracy, and validity, otherwise management may base its decisions on unreliable information.  Other types of systems can also benefit from an application control review, whether they track manufacturing data, patient care details, or Internet-based sales and account information accessed directly by customers.

This seminar is designed to give you the skills you need to understand and evaluate controls within information systems applications and provide effective recommendations to deal with any deficiencies found.

Course Length: 
1.0 Day
CPE Credits: 
7 Hours

Information Technology for the IS Auditor

Course Description: 

The Information System Auditor can be at their most frustrated and uncomfortable when dealing with information technology issues.  Whether dealing with system administrators, network staff, programmers or systems analysts, the flood of technical terms and acronyms can overwhelm and mystify even an experienced IS auditor.  Technical misunderstandings can seriously impact the quality of your audit, the conclusions you reach, and the recommendations you make.

This session will help you to better understand and deal with computer and network technology.

 

Course Length: 
1.0 Day
CPE Credits: 
7 Hours

CRISC Overview

Course Description: 

Risk evaluation and management is an important part of any internal audit. From understanding key risk concepts, to assessing IT management's handling of risk, to identifying and responding to our own audit challenges and risks, the internal auditor typically must have strong risk management skills.

That's why ISACA's newest designation, "Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control" (CRISC), has a great deal of appeal to internal auditors who are looking to expand their career horizons and credentials.  There is a natural and broad intersection between the skills required for internal audits and those for risk assessment and response.  As a result, many internal auditors may find the CRISC a desirable and ideal target for their next professional designation.

During this one-day session, we'll work through all of the CRISC's five domains, helping you understand what's involved with getting your CRISC, and if it's the right designation for you.

Course Length: 
1.0 Day
CPE Credits: 
7 Hours

The PCI DSS -- Meeting the Challenges

Course Description: 

Any organization involved in processing credit card transactions has undoubtedly been made aware of the "Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard" (PCI DSS).  Published by the PCI Security Standards Council, the PCI DSS stipulates numerous, and some say quite onerous, requirements for the secure processing and storage of Primary Account Number (PAN) data.  These apply to any "system component" used within the cardholder data environment, including file servers, applications, and network components ranging from web and database servers, to mail, network time protocol, and even domain name servers.  As one expert assessor was heard to comment, "just because you're secure doesn't mean you're PCI-compliant".

During this three-day session, we'll examine the 12 DSS requirements as they are published in both version 2.0 of the Standard, as well as all the changes in the latest version 3.0.

 

Course Length: 
3.0 Days
CPE Credits: 
21 Hours

COBIT 5 Foundation

Course Description: 

COBIT 5 is a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. Launched in April 2012, COBIT 5 helps maximize the value of information by incorporating the latest thinking in enterprise governance and management techniques, and provides globally accepted principles, practices, analytical tools and models to help increase the trust in, and value from, information systems.

Course Length: 
3.0 Days
CPE Credits: 
21 Hours

Controlling and Auditing Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs)

Course Description: 

Organizations of all types are making increasing use of Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs).  Whether it’s to pay employees, vendors or the government, to manage funds within / between financial institutions, or to accept card payments from consumers or other businesses, the prevalence of EFT is soaring.

Course Length: 
2.0 Days
CPE Credits: 
14 Hours

Advanced IT Audit Practices

Course Description: 

Geared to the needs of more experienced IT audit practitioners, this two-day seminar examines key control issues, audit approaches, and testing techniques within major IT functions.  The emphasis is on responding to the difficult challenges faced by the seasoned IT auditor through the use of practical methods designed to meet your audit objectives.

Course Length: 
2.0 Days
CPE Credits: 
14 Hours

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