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The ABC’s of Information Technology and More!

The ABC’s of Information Technology and More!

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Socrates


As an internal audit professional to you really understand how information technology works?


Information technology (IT) is an integral part of every organization. To remain relevant in your career, all auditors must have an understanding of IT theories and concepts. But becoming fluent in IT can be intimidating, especially for non IT auditors. The goal of this session is to help non IT and IT Auditors work better together by arming NON IT auditors with the knowledge to collaborate with the techies on the team. You will come to understand that all of information technology is very simple:


  • Input - The processing of input data to support a business objective
  • Process - The logic to take the input and validate it and accomplish a business objective
  • Output - The storing of data to support later use.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and describe basic IT concepts.
  • Describe IT infrastructure
  • Understand and test application controls
  • Identify areas appropriate for integrated audits
  • Perform integrated audits


This session is designed to arm auditors with the tools necessary to understand and work with the information technology used on a day-to-day basis in any organization.


This timely, two hour CPE training event is designed for the internal auditor and others who wish to improve their auditing tradecraft skills.


Each attendee will receive two CPEs (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered every six weeks on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time in two CPE-Credit event.

    We can schedule private events on your timetable for two or more attendees.

  • CPE Event Highlights

    The seminar reviews and answers the following questions:

    • How does internal controls for IT fit into the COSO Internal Control Framework?

    • What is IPO?

    • What is included in an IT Risk Assessment?

    • What are IT General Controls?

    • What is the COBIT Framework?

  • Learning Objectives

    Improving the effectiveness of internal audit by:

    • Identifying the components of an information system
    • Understanding how computer systems operate, process, and store data
    • Recognizing the factors of an IT Risk Assessment
    • Knowing the areas of IT general controls and methods of testing
    • Learning the application system controls and methods of testing
    • Identifying the value of integrated audits
  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    • Introduction and Internal Control Concepts
    • Computer Processing: Hardware, Software, Databases, and Networks
    • Assessing Information Technology Risk
    • IT Audits and IT General Control (ITGC) Reviews
    • Testing the ITGC's
    • IT Application Control (ITAC) Reviews
    • Testing the ITACs
    • Integrated Auditing and Seminar Wrap-up
  • NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic

    Prerequisites: None

    Advance Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing

    CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    This CPE event "The ABC’s of Information Technology and More!" promises to provide attendees with a comprehensive dive into essential knowledge that auditors should possess regarding information technology (IT).

    This event details outlined on this webpage underscores the critical importance of understanding fundamental IT concepts and their impact on auditing processes. Participants can expect to explore key IT principles, cybersecurity considerations, data analytics applications, and digital transformation trends shaping the audit landscape.

    This event aims to equip auditors with the foundational insights necessary to navigate the intersection of IT and audit practices effectively.

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