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Governance of Enterprise IT

Course Description

​The governance of enterprise IT plays a critical role in the effectiveness of IT operations. Without strong governance, IT management may not have the necessary direction to achieve their stated objective. It is important for organizations to take a strategic approach to implementing IT governance. Effective IT governance contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of controls, and allows organizations to realize the value and benefits that IT investments can provide.

Internal auditors need a basic understanding of information technology governance. Without this knowledge, internal auditors may not fully comprehend IT objectives and the associated risks, and may lack the ability to assess or audit the design or effectiveness of controls related to those risks.

This course delivers an introduction to IT governance concepts, and emphasizes the significant role that IT operations perform to enable organizational success. Further, this course guides internal auditors in building proficiencies for IT governance-related assurance services by describing the general IT competencies needed by today’s internal auditors.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe the importance of IT governance.
  • Identify the relationship between organizational governance and IT governance.
  • Explore the five areas of a sample IT governance framework.
  • Discuss the desired outcomes and challenges of implementing an IT governance framework.
  • Identify internal audit's role in IT governance.
  • Recognize the components of IT governance.
Course Duration: 0.14 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1.4
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Information Technology
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study