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IT Essentials - Assessing Networks and Infrastructure

Course Description

​Technology is an integral part of every organization; it underpins almost every piece of data, and transactions, calculations, and processes command the attention of daily business activities. Information technology (IT) infrastructure comprises hardware, software, communications, applications, and protocols, and implementation of these components are within the organization’s physical space and structure. As such, internal audit must be prepared to assess the increased complexities of processes within business units that heavily rely on technology.

Internal auditors need a basic understanding of information technology (IT) concepts and operations. 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. It is imperative that internal auditors know exactly what risks business processes face due to the use of technology; and more importantly, how the technology is secured and monitored.

The self-study IT Essentials – Assessing Networks and Infrastructure course provides internal auditors an opportunity to develop new skillsets, including the ability to understand the language of IT, as well as the ability to evaluate technical controls. Further, this course guides internal auditors in building proficiencies for IT-related assurance services related to infrastructure risk and controls.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Recognize key infrastructure and network components.
  • Determine the appropriateness of devices in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).
  • Describe the required competencies of internal auditors performing infrastructure and networking audits.
  • Identify common infrastructure and network terminology.
  • Describe the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and the layers of defense in depth.
Course Duration: 0.02 day(s)
CPEs Available: 2
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Information Technology
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study