Information Systems Auditor Courses
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
This course is being promoted by ISACA. It details the fundamental aspects in the principles on how information systems need to be audited. It is a very in-depth and intensive course, provided for a duration of 5 days. These include the precise critical technologies like understanding the auditing concepts and certain level of information systems operations need to be established.
However this course provides an excellent exposure for those who desire to become an Auditor in the information systems field including Financial Auditors. The audiences/participants can consider this new aspiration to become an IT Auditor.
At Nbiz, we regularly conduct this course in order to prepare the audiences/participants to handle the exams, as exams happens twice or thrice a year.
Auditing the IT using Cobit
Nbiz offers this course in an inimitable way because auditing the IT using Cobit is a very interesting subject. At Nbiz, we explain in detail this course based on Cobit as a standard. As everybody recognizes that Cobit is the standard which is evolving into a governance area.
The following can be studied using Cobit:
- The IT Professionals
- The Auditors
- The Governance Layer
- The Other Stakeholders
Hence auditing using Cobit as a standard is a unique way and it opens many pathways for improvements within the organization. There are many standards available for auditing at the international level that is promoted by different organizations for different levels. For example, IIA (The Institute of Internal Auditors) is an internal audit standard which is suitable for any kind of internal audit. However, when it comes to information systems audit, ISACA’s Standards are proven on visible learning and more progressive in the global level. It is being viewed like the standards for the auditors, IT professionals and the governance people.
Auditing the IT Infrastructure
In today’s digital world, the IT Managers considers the Infrastructure layer to be audited frequently. This will also include an independent report to his management and to meet the target, objectives and policies of the organization. The IT Infrastructure layers are working in the following levels
- Performance level
- Operational level
On auditing the IT infrastructure, it will lead the way to huge improvements because it will resolve the complexity, comprehensiveness and the tightly inter-connected multiple layers.
This course will prepare the auditors to use the right kind of techniques, tools and methodologies in order to audit the right infrastructure. This will enable the auditor to provide an independent report in a standard and suitable format. The same report can be provided to the concerned IT Team who will be responsible for taking further necessary actions.
Our course offers a unique combination for those auditors who requires to audit specifically the applications. Today, many applications are developed by the IT. The organizations are using certain standard applications such as ERP, SAP, etc. Apart from this the homegrown applications on the legacy applications which are designed by in-house developers.
This course instills and concludes a broader area for the organizations to know how their applications are positioned and also take appropriate action to address weaknesses or gaps in the applications. Similarly, web applications (with the Help of OWASP) can be audited and similar report can be provided.
However, many companies or organizations do not have an auditing/testing program to completely monitor these applications to test it thoroughly before they are available for deployment.
At Nbiz we have a very exceptional offering for the application auditing courses. Our application auditing courses allow the auditors to look into only the application layer and to focusing on the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) through which these applications are designed and delivered to the client’s final business unit.
Auditing using SOX
It is known that in the US and the western countries, SOX is the accountability standard that is being promoted and adopted in the various parts of the world. SOX has an exceptional way of accountability practices that is being enforced and enacted. Hence, many organizations need to abide by this.
Auditing using SOX fundamentally teaches the auditors on what are the SOX controls that need to be understood through an auditors’ aspects. At the end of the course, they should be able to identify and learn on the fundamental agreements. It will enable them to prepare a SOX compliance support for the particular organization. This course only focuses on the SOX aspects and is not related to any other standards or auditing practices, although as an add-on. Nbiz provides certain key information on the complimentary standards.
Business Application Auditing
This course is interrelated to the applications auditing course. However, its application is thoroughly focused on the business enabled application which are called as ERP – Oracle, SAP and CRM. The business applications have certain specific functionalities or features that are very broad.
This course overall prepares the audiences/participants to know the key aspects that needs to be covered in terms of these applications, enabling the organizations business and whether they are more closely aligned with the operations of the organization or not.
The business application auditing helps the audiences/participants to determine that the applications are enabled in terms of who has the access to what kind of information.
Business application auditing drives all the above aspects and facilitates the students to provide comprehensive reports on the complete analysis and the business applications as enabled in the organizations.