Build real-world IT Audit assurance skills
Preparing for your Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation is a huge step toward your new career as an in-demand IT auditor. But knowledge alone isn’t enough to get hired.
To get the best jobs, you need to know how to fully execute an IT audit, with skill and confidence.
Created in collaboration with industry leaders, the 3 course Certificate in IT Audit Execution covers the 5 domains of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) body of knowledge. In addition, the innovative study format also gives you the opportunity to work on real-world case studies in collaboration with your peers. You’ll have the chance to practice the core job skills top employers demand when hiring IT auditors, like problem solving, negotiation and analytical thinking. You’ll also build meaningful relationships with course instructors and peers over the course of the program, creating a supportive learning environment.
You’ll gain in-depth IT audit knowledge and use current industry tools to:
- Recognize and apply appropriate IT audit best practices;
- Recognize and review compliance with appropriate laws and regulations;
- Implement the full IT audit lifecycle;
- Apply the CISA domains to an audit;
- Identify and assess risk;
- Apply auditing and assurance concepts;
- Assess ethical predicaments relevant to an audit;
- Develop effective relationships with stakeholders; and
- Apply innovative and critical approaches to audit challenges.
These learning outcomes, paired with your hands-on experience in IT Audit assurance, put you ahead of the pack for your next job by proving your applied expertise to potential employers. This program is a one-of-a-kind learning experience, designed to enhance your career with deep learning and position you for success in a field that’s sure to see continued growth.
CSIA1000 Planning the IT Audit
Learn the differences between various types of IT Audits and gain an understanding of the complete IT Audit lifecycle. Review the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA’s) CISA certification’s five (5) domains, risk-based audit planning, scoping the IT Audit engagements process, and IT Audit Standards, Guidelines, and Codes of Ethics. Develop an IT Audit Plan that includes scope, procedure, evidence required, and timeline. Learn about business processes, IT processes, internal controls, and their interconnectedness. This course will also examine detailed steps like audit evidence collection techniques, audit sampling methodology, and tests of internal controls in the context of the audit lifecycle. Discuss specialized topics like data analytics, continuous control monitoring, robotics in IT audit, specialized audits, and third-party attestation.
CSIA1010 Executing the IT Audit
Learn to confidently execute an IT Audit engagement. Develop a comprehensive list of IT Audit requirements, test the in-scope IT general controls, and create and maintain a status report which identifies the current status of the IT Audit process.
CSIA1020 Reporting on the IT Audit
Learn to clearly communicate results of an IT Audit, supporting the findings with appropriate evidence and using structured writing techniques that maximize acceptance of the audit viewpoint. The course will tackle ISACA’s recommended guidelines and standards to communicate the results upon completion of the engagement, ensuring that findings are supported by adequate evidence, and that management has planned/taken appropriate, timely action to address reported findings. Gain hands-on experience with identifying intended recipients, writing audit findings, and working with management to recommend and evaluate action plans. Apply thinking and writing strategies to maximize conciseness, precision and clarity while improving the value outcome of an IT Audit.
Given the experiential and practical nature of the courses and the application of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to York University, The School of Continuing Studies works to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will limit the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information (including proper name, address, etc.) is omitted from all written documents in order to protect personal privacy and confidentiality. Instructors should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class or allow students to do so.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:
- Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
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We will not accept telephone requests to change a name or address.
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Students must contact the Program Manager for permission to transfer to another session. Please note that there is a $150 administrative fee for transferring from one session to the other.
When necessary, the School of Continuing Studies may alter, postpone or cancel classes. In these instances, students will be notified by email, based on the information provided at the time of registration.
Cancellations or changes will also be posted on the School of Continuing Studies Twitter account.
The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs/courses. Should a course or program be withdrawn or cancelled, the School will issue a full refund of fees paid.
Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy, collegiality and mutual respect, and to refrain from actions that would be disruptive to such a relationship;
It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom, and the responsibility of the student to cooperate in that endeavour; and,
The instructor is the best person to decide, in first instance, whether such an atmosphere is present in the class, and may, at their discretion, take steps that they feel are appropriate to resolve an issue or dispute.
In any case where a student feels that this policy has been violated, they are urged to notify the instructor of the course/program as soon as possible. Students may be asked to provide a detailed written description of their complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the Program Manager for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/
Students registered in certificate programs will be evaluated using the following categories of achievement:
|A+||90 – 100%||Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques, and exceptional skill or great originality in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.|
|A||80 – 89%|
|B+||75 – 79%||Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.|
|B||70 – 74%|
|C+||65 – 69%||Good level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.|
|C||60 – 64%|
|D+||55 – 59%|
|D||50 – 54%|
|F||Below 50%||Insufficient knowledge of concepts and/or techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.|
|PASS||Pass is awarded as a grade only to courses that have an experiential component. A student that has received a Pass has met the requirements of the course.|
|FAIL||Fail is awarded as a grade only to courses that have an experiential component. A student that has received a Fail has not met the requirements of the course.|
|EXEMPT||Exempt is awarded to those that have completed a comparable course elsewhere and have met all of the requirements for completion of that course.|
|DNA||Did Not Attend – The student did not attend, did not withdraw, and did not submit course work.|
|DNC||Did Not Complete – The student did not complete the course.|
Students may, with sufficient grounds, request a reappraisal of any “tangible” work required for a course/program. Tangible work may include written, graphic, digitized, modelled, video recording or audio recording formats. Students seeking a grade reappraisal must complete and submit the attached form, along with the original work and instructions for the assignment, to the Program Manager within 2 weeks of the date of issue of the letter of grade.
Students and instructors will be informed in writing of the reappraisal result and the reappraiser’s comments. The School of Continuing Studies will ensure the anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser.
You may submit a financial petition if you experience a serious documented medical illness or a death of an immediate family member that causes you to drop courses. Financial petitions may be granted at the discretion of the University, and will be considered for a period of one year after the occurrence of the illness or death.
The Financial Petition form is located here: http://sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/petitions/
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