IT Audit Execution

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Certificate in IT Audit Execution

Develop the expertise to manage the full IT Audit life cycle.

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In our digital world, data and IT system integrity is at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. Government regulations are driving organizations to invest more in their financial reporting controls and effectiveness than ever before. As a result, IT Audit jobs have recently grown 65%*, with 75% of senior leaders struggling to find skilled IT auditors who can execute the thorough examinations they require to protect their businesses. Now is the time to gain the IT Audit skills employers want.

Program Description

Created in collaboration with industry leaders, our 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
  • Apply innovative and critical approaches to audit challenges

Program Format

The Certificate in IT Audit Execution is delivered via blended learning on a part-time basis. Each certificate entails online coursework as well as six live-online sessions that take place over weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Our live online sessions allow you to engage and interact with industry-expert instructors and with fellow students, while the asynchronous coursework allows you to study part-time and balance family, work, and other commitments.

  • Format: Part-Time, blended
  • Delivery: Online coursework + required live online session
  • Live Session Schedule: 3 weekends total (Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
  • Program Length: 6 months
  • Term Starts: Fall (Sep)

Program Delivery

To make our programming even more accessible, and to ensure the safety of students and instructors, we are now offering the in-class course components for professional programs completely online.

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Who should take this certificate?

The Certificate in IT Audit Execution is ideal for anyone who currently works in IT Operations or as an Internal or External Auditor.
This program can enhance the careers of people with experience in:
  • IT Operations

  • Cyber Security

  • Finance

  • Auditing

  • Consulting

  • …and related fields

Program Courses

  • Planning the IT Audit

  • Executing the IT Audit

  • Reporting on the IT Audit

Learn while you prepare for the CISA

Enrolment in this program includes access to the official CISA® Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Database for the CISA Examination. You will receive a 12-month Subscription to a comprehensive, 1,000-question pool of resources that contains questions from the CISA® Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual.

Upcoming certificate dates

Certificate in IT Audit Execution (Online +Live Online Classes) (February 28 - April 24, 2022)

Why people choose York for Continuing Education

Codesigned and delivered by senior industry leaders within established and emerging professional disciplines, our programs take a pragmatic, hands-on approach that helps students unlock their potential and apply it in the world.

Cohort experience

Our students complete their programs in cohorts, encouraging peer-to-peer collaboration and growing the personal and professional networks of our students for years to come.

Specialized learning

Our programs go deep on specialized knowledge, setting students up to be experts in their field while also enhancing soft skills and cross-disciplinary know how.

Responsive program design

Our programs are responsive to student need and market demand in both form and content. Many of our programs are Canadian firsts.

Accelerated outcomes

Our accelerated formats can be completed in less than a year, part-time or full-time, and our programs can be taken online, onsite, or as blended offerings.

Industry collaborations

We develop our programs through collaborative relationships with industry and academic leaders to encourage career connections and a global perspective.

Customized training

The School offers customized training programs for a range of organizations that are looking to grow, upskill, and adapt to change.

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