The is a recorded version of the live discussion between Lynn Fountain, creator of the Sarbanes-Oxley Certificate program, and certain certificate holders of the SOX certificate. The session was held in late April 2020 to obtain input and feedback about the issues companies are currently facing with SOX compliance.

The legislation originally created in 2002 is still effective and all concepts presented in the certificate program are still applicable. But it would be amiss to not recognize that it has been 20 years since the legislation has passed and many processes in the business world have changed. The economic environment has certainly changed, cybersecurity and information technology controls have changed, COSO implemented in 2013 framework since the initial years of compliance and companies are much more into outsourcing services.

In this session we discuss many of these concepts and outline some of the recent courses developed by this author on SOX - 20 years later. The presenter obtains live input and feedback from current certificate holders on their challenges with Sarbanes-Oxley in today’s environment.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover and overview the new courses created on SOX 20 years later.
  • Identify and obtain feedback from participants on their view of the certificate course.
  • Explore and obtain input on current issues and challenges facing companies in the current environment.
Last updated/reviewed: August 15, 2023
9 Reviews (37 ratings)


Anonymous Author
A nice review of how things has changed from the inception of Sarbanes Oxley to present day. The environmental changes are considered and gets you thinking outside the box on even remote working and how this will impact your processes and information technology security.

Anonymous Author
Wow! It is interesting how times flies. With the changing of times, technology, etc; I would have thought that certain revisions or updates would have been made to SOX 2002. Professor Lynn - thank you for taking me down the memory lane.

Anonymous Author
Hard to believe Sarbanes - Oxley was passed in 2002. The need for this legislation is still pertinent. The instructor mentioned that Fraud never disapears. This course is very relevant to accountants.

Anonymous Author
Very good discussion and presentation on the evolution of SOX in today's business environment.

Anonymous Author
Good entry for further study on Sarbanes Oxley. Real world discussion of current issues.

Anonymous Author
Great course. vey informative. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Good job.

Member's Profile
The course was informative, however it lacked documentation references.

Anonymous Author
useful, helpful, good reflection on legislative topic from 20 yrs ago

Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course, and I found it very informative.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
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Course Syllabus
  An Introduction2:20
  An Overview of Sarbanes Oxley Courses17:57
  Discussion-Part 116:17
  Discussion-Part 211:34
  Sarbanes-Oxley Update - 20 Years Later: Discussion with Lynn Fountain48:08
  Slides: Sarbanes-Oxley Update - 20 Years Later: Discussion with Lynn FountainPDF
  Sarbanes-Oxley Update - 20 Years Later: Discussion with Lynn Fountain Glossary/IndexPDF