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MSIA 684 IT Auditing

Learn reporting techniques that protect data sources.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Organizations depend on accurate auditing practices to keep their data secure. In MSIA 684, you’ll explore the auditing techniques, practices and government reporting regulations use to maintain the security of shared information within a company.

Throughout this course, case studies, discussions, debates and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with IT auditing.

What You'll Learn in MSIA 684

MSIA 684 combines accounting, regulation and IT security practices to illustrate how to protect organizational assets through the establishment of auditing best practices, current governmental reporting standards, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and secure management techniques.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to IT Auditing
  • IT Entity-Level Controls and Disaster Recovery
  • Auditing Hardware and Operating System
  • Auditing Application, Databases and Storage
  • Auditing Virtualized Environments, Devices and Applications
  • Auditing the Cloud and Company Projects
  • Standards and Regulations affecting IT Operations
  • Risk Management

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 684, you will be able to:

  • Apply Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) within the context of an IT case analysis.
  • Adopt the appropriate structure and policy mechanisms for effective IT governance and IT auditing.
  • Apply cyber security applications to achieve Enterprise Information Assurance objectives through protection and control.
  • Evaluate IT governance requirements of different frameworks including COSO, COBIT and ITIL.
  • Apply IT auditing best practices to satisfy the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and PCAOB Auditing Standard 5.
  • Resolve an IT auditing ethical dilemma through the appraisal of alternatives.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.