Instructor for this course

This is the fourth of a multi-part 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 Information Technology (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 preparing 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 4 of the series covers the audit use of computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs), the Audit Evidence Process and Audit Reporting and Follow-up

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 1: 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 primary computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs) types and their usage
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of differing types of CAATs
  • Identify appropriate application system evidence sources
  • Explore the fundamentals of effective report writing



Last updated/reviewed: November 27, 2020

15 Reviews (53 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
This course has some useful pieces, but would benefit from a refresh. Also, as is consistent with the courses in this series, the quiz at the end isn't focused on the most important information from the course.
Anonymous Author
The course is very informative and structured. The presenter discussed the theoretical aspects of CAATs and provided good examples on how to implement it.
Anonymous Author
Very structured and informative course...enjoyed the CAATs and Audit Reporting parts to this webinar. Instructor was very knowledgeable.
Member's Profile
I find the course very useful in a sense that we get to see what types of tools and techniques can be used for IT auditing.
Anonymous Author
This is a great course for those new to audit concepts, or for those who have forgotten what they learned in college.
Anonymous Author
A great course in the series for IT auditing. Basics of writing an audit report are very helpful.
Anonymous Author
Final test is not very well designed and needs to be re-written to fit the materials better.
Anonymous Author
Good course lots of instructional information. Learned a lot
Member's Profile
Lot of new information to absorb but was very informative .
Anonymous Author
Good course information. Was helpful to get a general idea
Anonymous Author
Exam questions is quite complex.
Member's Profile
Nice review on report writing
Anonymous Author
A good refresher course.
Member's Profile
Clear and interesting
Member's Profile
Questions are vague


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
  1:14Introduction Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 4
Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 4
  10:51Audit Software
  12:42Source Code Review
  9:06Snapshot Technique
  12:45Audit Reporting
  9:37Audit Reporting (Continued)
  6:41Report Distribution
Continuous Play
  1:14:42Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 4
  PDFSlides: Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 4
  PDFAuditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 4 Glossary Index