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Information systems (IS) are important assets to business organizations and are ubiquitous in our daily lives.
With the latest IS technologies emerging, such as Big Data, FinTech, Virtual Banks, there are more concerns from the public on how organizations maintain systems’ integrity, such as data privacy, information security, the compliance to the government regulations. Management in organizations also need to be assured that systems work the way they expected. IS auditors play a crucial role in handling these issues.

In the course “Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance”, you will explore risks of information systems, and how to mitigate the risks by proper IS Controls. You will also get familiar with the IS Audit procedures and how they are applied during the IS development throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
Finally, you will get to observe how we can make the system changes more manageable using formal IS Management practices, such as Change Management Controls and Emergency Changes. The conversations between the course instructor - Sean Obi will give you a concrete idea on how IS auditors perform their duties, the qualities to become IS auditors and future prospects of IS auditing industry.

This course is suitable for students and graduates from business and IT fields and related fields who are interested to get into the IS auditing field. It is also a good starting point for learners who would like to pursue further studies for IS audit certifications – such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Overview of Auditing, Concepts and Terminologies

The sole objective of this course is to give you a ground understanding of the basics, what Auditing is all about, the objectives, benefits and concept. We plan to turn beginners in Internal Auditing to masters. Anyone with a keen interest on how to conduct an Internal Audit would benefit from this course.

Introduction to IT Auditing, Concepts and Controls

This course helps you understand the basics of auditing. You’ll learn how to prepare, perform, report, and close an audit. It is ideal for new auditors, those preparing to be on an audit team, and people who will soon be audited and want to understand the auditing process.

Structures & Common IT Audit Observations

This course helps you understand how most firms are set up and where IT Auditing plays its roles. Different firms will have different defence & protection levels. Also you will see some common compliance issues and exception identified.


Understanding this course help you have an idea on how the audit assessment is performed and where the focus lies. General controls take a large percentage of the entire Audit function and should be paid adequate attention during the session.

Data Gathering | Review Process| Findings
Best Practices & Recommendation

This is the practical & hand-on session of this course, where live material will be used to show you how the audit or testiong of controls are performed in the real world.

Recap | Resume Clinic | Interview FAQs
Jobs Boards

Getting you ready to present you skills. You will have mock preparations, understand what we have learnt and have one-on-one session to ensure you are ready to achieve your goals


“Sean has 9 years of experience in delivering diverse IT projects and managing IT audits as both auditee and auditor. Sean is Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), (CDPSE) Certified Data Protection Security Engineer, (PMP) Project Management Professional and has completed other related certified trainings. He has experience in implementing ISO27001 standards, executing ITGC's, PCI DSS and good knowledge of Information Systems inline with COSO & COBIT frameworks. He has managed several security tools, Access Management Review Cycle, Policies & Procedures, Audit & other integrated projects. Sean is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association and has completed his Bachelor’s in Management Sciences from Nigeria and currently embarking on his Master’s program at LSU. At work, his great passion is to drive process improvement, and off work he enjoys playing chess, comedy shows and spending quality time with family and friends .”