Instructor for this course

This is the second of a multi-part course series following the structure of my book Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing which follows the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Certified Information Systems Auditor qualification syllabus.

The whole series takes the aspiring IT auditor from the basics all the way through to advanced concepts and techniques for conducting professional IT audits.

Both the book and the courses have proven of major assistance to auditors for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam as well as Part 1 of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Part 2 of the series covers the risks within today’s information systems and the fundamental audit concepts together with the Standards and Guidelines for IT auditing. It also introduces auditors to Internal Control Concepts.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

5 CoursesAuditor's Guide to IT Auditing

  1. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part I: Technology Underlying Modern Computer Systems and the Role of IT Audit
  2. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 2: Risks Within Today's IT Systems and Fundamental Audit Concepts
  3. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 3: Primary Audit Controls and Roles
  4. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 4
  5. Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 5

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the major risks inherent within today’s IT environment
  • Identify the essential auditing concepts within IT
  • Identify the recognized Standards and Guidelines for IT auditing
  • Identify the Internal Control concepts essential to effective use of IT



Last updated/reviewed: September 18, 2018

14 Reviews (41 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
The flow of information presented in this course was not as cohesive as in part 1. I felt that the material could have been better organized to emphasize the role of management/board versus the role of internal audit. However, the content was all relevant to today's business and audit environment and the presenter was easy to undrstand (if a bit monotonous).
Member's Profile
A very informative course where it stated the standards and guidelines available and what to focus on those standards given. There are rooms for improvement to make the slides and course more interesting whereby instructor may include some real-life examples.
Member's Profile
The course spends a lot of time on the values assigned to risk ratings. Also, one of the final exam questions is wrong.
Anonymous Author
It's the continuation of the first part. Very concise. and provides the basic knowledge an auditor will need.
Member's Profile
Some of what was presented was wrong in my opinion. This has been the weakest class I’ve taken to date.
Member's Profile
Great informative course. The content was relevant and organized, Would definitely recommend
Member's Profile
The final exam questions that were not fully or well discussed in the presentation.
Member's Profile
This is a great course with a huge impact for a further research of internal audit.
Member's Profile
The full test of the presentation should be made available for review.
Member's Profile
Great course. Good instructor. Would definitely recommend.
Anonymous Author
The topics are well presented. A good refresher course.
Member's Profile
Content not related to test!!!
Member's Profile
Relevant information.
Anonymous Author
Very concise.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course, but completion of the other courses in this series will be helpful.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 2
  15:01IS Risk and Fundamental Auditing Concepts
  7:42Standards and Guidelines for IT Auditing
  6:41Internal Control Concepts
  10:47IT Risk Management
  13:37Audit Management
  55:23Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 2
  PDFSlides: Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 2
  PDFAuditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 2 Glossary/Index