IT Audit Fundamentals | Introduction to Controls

Learn foundational principles of IT audits and controls

This course is for beginners that are interested in a career in IT Audit, Compliance, Governance, Risk and Controls (GRC), or Cybersecurity.  This course teaches the foundational principles that are needed for a successful career in the IT Audit and Compliance field.

What you’ll learn

  • In this course, students will:.
  • Learn the purpose of IT audits and why they are conducted.
  • Learn about controls, the different types of controls, and the importance of controls.
  • Learn about the types of control testing and testing techniques.

Course Content

  • Introduction and Course Overview –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Introduction to IT Audit and Controls –> 4 lectures • 24min.
  • Controls Testing –> 4 lectures • 19min.
  • BONUS: Logical Security –> 1 lecture • 19min.
  • Thank You and More Information –> 1 lecture • 1min.

IT Audit Fundamentals | Introduction to Controls

Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. This is a course for beginners..

This course is for beginners that are interested in a career in IT Audit, Compliance, Governance, Risk and Controls (GRC), or Cybersecurity.  This course teaches the foundational principles that are needed for a successful career in the IT Audit and Compliance field.

This is a beginner level course for those that are new to IT Audit. However, the course is also valuable for those looking to refresh their basic knowledge about IT Audits. This course is not for those that do not need a foundational knowledge/refresher of IT Audits. See link in my profile for more information on other courses.

This course teaches the practical aspects of conducting IT audits and is not focused on the CISA certification. CISA aspirants can still benefit from taking this course because they will learn and better understand basic IT Audit concepts in preparation for the exam.

 

Instructional Goal

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand some basic principles around IT Audit and Controls Testing.

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Understand what an IT Audit is

2. Understand what controls are and their importance

3. Understand the key elements of controls

4. Understand the different types of controls (including IT General Controls and Application Controls)

5. Understand how to select the correct sample size to test controls

 

Quizzes

Quizzes to reinforce learning objectives are included

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