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IT Essentials - Introduction to IT

Course Description

Technology is an integral part of every organization and underpins almost every piece of data, and every transaction, calculation, and process or business activity. Internal audit activities must be prepared to assess the increased complexities within processes that heavily rely on technology. But where does the operational internal auditor begin?

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. 

The self-study IT Essentials – Introduction to IT course introduces basic and fundamental IT concepts. The course delivers an introduction to IT-related risks and controls and IT governance concepts, as well as emphasizes the significant role that IT operations perform to enable organizational success. Further, this fundamentals course guides internal auditors in building proficiencies for IT-related assurance services by describing the general IT competencies needed by today’s internal auditors.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe IT operations.
  • Identify risks and controls related to IT. 
  • Describe risks and controls related to IT. 
  • Recognize the purpose and applications of IT control frameworks and basic IT controls. 
  • Describe IT governance.  
  • Describe IT competencies for internal auditors. 
Course Duration: 1 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1.2
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Auditing
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study