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Certificate in Information Security Audit

Certificate in Information Security Audit

Develop the expertise to manage the full Information Security Audit life cycle

Next Enrolment

September 23rd, January 27th




Prepare for a host of career opportunities with a certificate program designed to help you develop the skills and experience needed to confidently execute an Information Security Audit from end-to-end.

What you will learn

In this part-time Certificate in Information Security Audit, you will cover all aspects of information security audit cycles, preparing you to optimize your organization’s IT network performance. This program will prepare you to:

  • Recognize and review compliance with appropriate laws and regulations
  • Use current industry tools to recognize and apply appropriate information security audit best practices
  • Implement Information Security Audit lifecycle from planning, executing and reporting to management
  • Apply auditing and assurance concepts to real-world case studies
  • Assess various ethical predicaments as they pertain to the Information Security Audit profession
  • Develop effective internal and external relationships using influencing, communication, and consultative skills

Program Benefits

  • Covers the five domains of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) body of knowledge
  • Gain access to the official CISA® Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Database for the CISA Examination
  • Curriculum developed in collaboration with Information Security Audit experts
  • Develop your skills through experiential assignments and projects
  • Advance through the program with the same peer cohort and build your professional network
  • Complete the program in only six months

Format: Part-time, blended
Delivery: Online coursework + required live-online sessions
Live Session Schedule: Monday evening classes every other week
Program Length: 6 months
Term Starts: Fall


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Career Potential

In our digital world, data and IT system integrity is at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. We know that the opportunities in this field are immense, with 75% of senior leaders struggling to find skilled IT auditors who can execute the thorough examinations they require to protect their business.

The learning outcomes you gain in this program, paired with your hands-on experience in IT Audit assurance, will put you ahead of the pack for your next job by proving your applied expertise to potential employers.

Professional Associations

Within the IT Auditing field, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association – ISACA® is one of the leading professional organizations. ISACA®’s Certified Information Systems Auditor® CISA® certification validates your skills and expertise in auditing, control and information security.

In order to earn the CISA designation, ISACA has additional requirements regarding application, admission, accreditation and membership. It is the responsibility of students to comply with all the requirements of ISACA for the CISA Designation. Students should contact ISACA directly for more information.

Get Hired for Jobs Like:
  • IT Internal Auditor
  • IT Audit Specialist
  • IT Audit Portfolio Manager
Gain These Cross-Functional Skills:
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Ethics and Decision Making
  • Logic and Problem Solving

Who should take this program?

The Certificate in Information Security Audit is ideal for:
  • Professionals working in IT Operations or as an Internal or External Auditor
  • Professionals with experience in IT Operations, cyber security, finance, auditing, consulting and other fields

“The Certificate in Information Security Audit prepares students to not only pass their CISA exam, but to execute a full IT audit with confidence, in just 6 months. I wish a program like this existed when I was starting out in my career.”

Arif Hameed – Senior Director, Client Security, Equifax (Advisory Council Member)

“Technology is impacting society like never before and job opportunities related to IT Audit are growing exponentially. This program will help develop competencies that match employer expectations, align with high-demand skills and maximize salary and growth potential.”

Baskaran Rajamani – Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte (Advisory Council Member)

“IT Audit is an evolving and growing field. The Information Security Audit program is designed to address this challenge, and train professionals on emerging technology risks that matter, along with the real-world job skills needed to succeed in the workplace.”

Asif Mohammed – VP Risk, Performance and Technology, Richter; ISACA Toronto Chapter President; and Advisory Council Member

Enrolment Requirements

The Certificate in Information Security Audit is a direct registration program. No application process is required; simply enrol in the session of your choice to get started.

Delivery Format

Part-Time – Blended

  • Courses combine a blend of live instruction via Zoom plus online learning. The online learning component is asynchronous.
  • Students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course each week for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, and assignments.


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.

4 Classes

36 Hours

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.

4 Classes

36 Hours

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.

4 Classes

36 Hours


Eric Anastacio Cloud Computing Instructor

Eric Anastacio


Zain Haq

Advisory Council

Nina Chow IT Audit Advisory Council

Nina Chow

Gerard Francis IT Audit Advisory Council

Gerard Francis

Arif Hameed IT Audit Advisory Council

Arif Hameed


Sean C. Higgins

Gaurav Kumar Cybersecurity Fundamentals Instructor

Gaurav Kumar

Ran Lewin IT Audit Advisory Council

Ran Lewin

Asif Mohammed IT Audit Advisory Council

Asif Mohammed

Kartikeya Pandit IT Audit Advisory Council

Kartikeya Pandit

Baskaran Rajamani IT Audit Advisory Council

Baskaran Rajamani

Certificate in IT Audit Execution

Fall 2024

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Winter 2025

(Online + Live Online Classes)

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Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Courses

Please review the technology and software requirements you will need to access our courses remotely.

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