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IT Audit Series - Fundamentals of IT Auditing

Learn the basic concepts of computing, primary types of computer systems, the risks and controls and audit usage of computers

This training covers basic concepts of computing, primary types of computer systems, the risks and controls and audit usage of computers. You will gain the confidence of understanding the jargon and knowing that questions you put to auditees are addressing the real issues. The attendee will also realize the difference between jargon answers and evasive answers.

On using the knowledge you have gained, you will discover a greater level of acceptance by Information Technology staff and users due to your increased comprehension. This can be immediately translated into more effective and efficient audits and a greater contribution to the organization.

By the end of this training the attendee will be able to:

  • Understand the jargon of the computer world
  • Differentiate between types of systems and their major risk elements
  • Understand how computer systems are constructed and how this can influence the eventual running in the business environment
  • Utilize this knowledge to gain a greater acceptance by computer-literate auditees
  • Identify the role of the IS audit specialist
  • Identify potential areas for the audit use of computerized technology


Training Contents

This two-hour training is designed to provide the participants with an in-depth knowledge and experience of:

  • Technology and audit
  • Control objectives and risks
  • Batch and on-line systems
  • Programming computers
  • Database systems
  • Computer risks and exposures
  • Computer security
  • Application systems and their development
  • Computer operations controls

This is a previously recorded 2-hour AuditNet® webinar with Jim Kaplan and Richard Cascarino


Your Instructor


Jim Kaplan CIA CFE
Jim Kaplan CIA CFE


AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.

As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology. http://www.auditnet.org/

Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.

As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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