This course contains an overview of the role of the auditor in reviewing the processes and procedures used in systems acquisition and application development. This is the third in a series of five courses helping you prepare for the CISA exam.
As an auditor, you must be familiar with various types of IT systems and their associated risks. This course, Information Systems Auditor: Acquisition and Development, will help you gain that understanding. You'll start with understanding the justification and tracking of IT investments, as well as the auditing of IT projects and programs. Next, you'll see a brief overview of the various types of information systems. Finally, you'll see how to audit the systems development process and application controls. When you're finished with this course, you'll be able to competently assess the procedures related to systems acquisition and the process of software development.
Kevin Henry is a passionate mentor and educator in the fields of information security and audit. Mixing experience with knowledge, Kevin delivers effective training programs for companies and individuals worldwide. A frequent speaker at prestigious conferences, Kevin is known for a clear understandable manner of imparting practical information and explaining difficult topics.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Kevin Henry, a certified information systems auditor and welcome to my course, Information Systems Auditor: Acquisition and Development. This is the third of five courses that will prepare you for ISACA's CISA, Certified Information Systems Auditor examination. I work as a security evangelist at Team Cymru. Auditing provides management with key insight into the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes and this course looks specifically at the audit of IT services, product acquisition, and development. You will benefit from learning the techniques and skills necessary to conduct an audit of the acquisitions and systems development processes of your organization and the various types of IT systems and technology in use today. Some of the major topics we will cover include: Business Case Development and Project Management, the Software Development Life Cycle, Threat Modeling, Virtualization and the Cloud. By the end of this course, you'll know the third domain addressed in the CISA examination and be familiar with the areas of IT audit necessary to be an effective IT auditor. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Pluralsight's first course on the CISA, Cert Information Systems Auditor, the Process of IT Audit, and the second course on then Governance and Management of IT. From here, you will then be comfortable diving into the new courses on Information Systems Auditor, Operations and Maintenance, and Protection of IT Assets. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about IT audit with the Information Systems Auditor, Governance and Management course at Pluralsight.