IT Controls are integral to ensuring the completeness, accuracy, integrity and privacy of data. IT Controls are comprised of tactics such as utilizing strong passwords, encrypting laptops and backing up files. In this course we review proper controls that should be implemented to protect corporate assets, sensitive data, company trade secrets, customer and employee identity and financial information. Additionally, we reflect on appropriate audit procedures to ensure the controls are in place and working as intended.

This course provides an overview of the IT general controls organizations should implement to ensure privacy, security, data integrity, system availability and to protect their brand and image. We delve into compliance requirements and review procedures to help ensure control effectiveness. Lastly, we discuss the importance of utilizing a control framework and implementing continuous monitoring techniques.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize IT General Control Components.
  • Identify appropriate IT Controls to mitigate specific risks.
  • Discover and discuss audit procedures to ensure effective controls are in place.
  • Explore and understand audit output.
Last updated/reviewed: August 24, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

10 CoursesInformation Technology Auditor Certification

  1. Understanding Information Technology Governance and the Application of NIST
  2. Performing a Security Risk Assessment
  3. Auditing Data Security IT Computer Controls
  4. Auditing Third Party Service Providers and Cloud Environments
  5. Auditing Automated Business and Financial Transaction Processes
  6. Auditing Logical Security and Logical Access Controls
  7. Auditing Change Management
  8. Auditing the Network
  9. The Importance of Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
  10. Information Technology Audit Summary
8 Reviews (24 ratings)


Anonymous Author
great topical course that introduces various essential audit security to IT areas. provides good topical background to ascertain if need to go to specialized course

Member's Profile
This was a nice summary of a lot of your other courses I have taken as part of the certification. This will definitely come in handy; thank you for this information!

Anonymous Author
This is a great course for those seeking an overview of the audit proceduress snd onjectives related to IT General controls.

Member's Profile
Good course - very informative, it would be helpful if there were more take-away notes on the different types of audits.

Anonymous Author
Excellent course for basics of a General IT Controls Audit. Very understandable.

Anonymous Author
Very good course. I recommend it to beginner level IT auditors and controllers.

Member's Profile
This course was presented well and covered the material in a basic manner.

Anonymous Author
It is a good course to understand the standard IT audit.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: 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 .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Information Technology Audit Summary1:54
  Logical Access7:16
  System Development Lifecycle10:02
  Backup Recovery and Business Continuity9:09
  Physical Access and Environment Security6:36
  Network Security6:40
  Third Party Risk4:42
  Auditing IT Overview6:44
  Information Technology Audit Summary1:01:47
  Slides: Information Technology Audit SummaryPDF
  Information Technology Audit Summary Glossary/ IndexPDF