IT Audit Series - Fundamentals of IT Auditing

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 2.0

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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

Field: Auditing
CPE: 2
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video





Your Instructor


Richard Cascarino
Richard Cascarino

Richard is a principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates LLC based in Colorado, USA with over 32 years of experience in audit training and consultancy. http://www.rcascarino.com/


He is a regular speaker to National and International conferences and has presented courses and webinars throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA.


He has assisted in the implementation and audit of IT and Operational systems as well as the training of Internal Auditors in the USA, UK, and Middle East and throughout Africa. He is a Past President of the IIA – South Africa and founded the African Region of the IIA Inc. He has also served as a member of the Board of Regents for Higher Education of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He developed the BComm Internal Audit for the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the Honors program in Governance and Risk at the same university.


He is a consultant and lecturer with experience in Large scale, Project Management, Risk, Audit, Governance, Forensic, Internal and IT auditing education and author of the books Internal Auditing-an Integrated Approach and Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing and Corporate Fraud and Internal Control: A Framework for Prevention published by Wiley in 2013. Data Analytics for Internal Auditors published in 2017 He is also a contributing author to the Governance section of all 4 editions of QFinance: The Ultimate Resource and is a frequent speaker at IIA, ACFE and ISACA workshops and conferences. His latest book, Complete Guide for CISA Exam Preparation came out in October 2020.


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