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During this presentation, we will discuss the various types of SSAE SOC reports, as well as the corresponding types of audits. This course will help your organization identify critical processes, procedures, and controls that should be included in the scope of your assessment. We will discuss methodologies to implement and maintain an effective control environment compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404 or NIST. Lastly, participants will be educated in the following:

  • Identifying 3rd party processes being performed on behalf of clients.
  • Identifying SOC requirements based on those 3rd party processes.
  • Identifying the process, objectives, and control scope.
  • Creating documented policies, procedures, and controls, and
  • SSAE report formatting.


Course Key Concepts: SSAE, SOC, Compliance, Security, Audit, CISA.


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the differences SSAE 18 SOC I, SOC II, SOC III, and Type I and II.
  • Discover and discuss various audit objectives.
  • Explore and discuss policies, procedures, and control to determine the audit scope.
  • Identify and discuss the advantages of performing a readiness assessment.
Last updated/reviewed: May 24, 2022

5 Reviews (25 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Instructor provides a detailed presentation (and explanation) of the structure of SOC 1, 2 & 3 reports and frameworks utilized. It's an excellent refresher and training tool for individuals assessing third party reports.
Member's Profile
Great overall course. Good understanding of the various topics associated with an SSAE18 audit/report. Which there were more examples of the testing behind the audits, or examples of the audit but good course.
Anonymous Author
Amazing lecture. Great instructor. Nice and to the point. I'm glad I took this course. I got a better understanding of SSAE 18
Anonymous Author
I've used illumeo for years to complete my CPEs. I've never had a problem with the material or the exams.
Anonymous Author
Very indepth course about SOC. It has solidified my earlier knowledge on the subject matter


Course Complexity: Foundational

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
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Course Syllabus
  2:44Introduction to Preparing for a SSAE Audit
  11:01What is a SSAE 18?
  2:45Type 1 Vs Type 2
  9:56Identifying the Processes Objectives and Control Scope
  8:21Identifying the Processes Objectives and Control Scope Cont'd
  5:34Creating Documented Policies Procedures and Controls
  4:27The Advantages of Performing a Readiness Assessment
  5:12SSAE Report Formatting
  50:00Preparing for a SSAE SOC Assessment
  PDFSlides: Preparing for a SSAE SOC Assessment
  PDFPreparing for a SSAE SOC Assessment Glossary/ Index
  PDFSupporting Content - Preparing for a SSAE SOC Assessment
  XLXSSupporting Content - Preparing for a SSAE SOC Assessment