Instructor for this course

This is the third 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 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 3 of the series covers the Risk Management of the Audit Process, Audit Management, Managing the Information Systems (IS) Relationship, Gathering Evidence, and Audit use of Statistics.

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 controls over the Audit Process and recognize an appropriate structure for the Information Technology (IT) Audit function
  • Identify potential roles for the IT audit specialist
  • Identify Evidence sources
  • Explore the fundamentals of Statistical Sampling
Last updated/reviewed: November 16, 2019

13 Reviews (54 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Very informative lesson on sampling techniques and the role of statistics in auditing. This course was more technical in nature than the others in the series, and required close attention to the material. Excellent information on sampling and relevant to more than just IT audting.
Anonymous Author
Good course but got a little to technical when explaining statistical sampling...not sure if I'll be able to apply this part of the course in a practical and efficient manner.
Member's Profile
A little long-winded course but yet very informative. The course also highlights the importance of why you need calculus back in the school days.
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
Course provided more focus on sampling techniques. More information on other IT audit techniques could be useful.
Anonymous Author
The course is very informative and structured. It is a good refresher to audit sampling methods.
Member's Profile
Exam questions only distantly correspond to material presented in training.
Anonymous Author
Good IT refreshers for auditors. Would recommend before completing IT audit.
Anonymous Author
Excellent course and in-depth coverage on many topics, like sampling.
Anonymous Author
This course was better than the first two. Thanks.
Anonymous Author
Good review on audit sampling.
Member's Profile
Good refresh on sampling.
Member's Profile
Clear and concise.


Course Complexity: Advanced

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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
  1:38Introduction to Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 3
Systems and Software
  15:11Computer Systems Exposures
  14:20Evidence and Statistical Sampling Advantages
  9:03Statistical Sampling Disadvantages
  12:44Sample Design
  9:49Sample Sizing and Selection
  8:51Tolerable Error
  7:47Size, Application, Regression Analysis
Continuous Play
  1:32:28Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 3
  PDFSlides: Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 3
  PDFAuditor’s Guide to IT Auditing – Part 3 Glossary/Index