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This course provides a continuation of the intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing in society begun in Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing. It focuses on a conceptual framework that is applied by audit professionals to assess, evaluate, and manage audit risks and evidence.

Syllabus

  • About the Course
    • In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course.
  • Module 1: Strategic Analysis of a Client and Its Business Processes
    • In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of strategic systems auditing (SSA). First, you will learn about the SSA approach and how it impact the audit. Then, you will learn about strategic analysis and strategic business risks.
  • Module 2: Audit Evidence and Triangulation
    • In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of triangulation, which looks at three fundamental sources of audit evidence. First you will learn about the three sources of evidence, which are entity business states, management information intermediaries, and management business representations. Next, you will learn how evidence triangulation can be applied to the WorldCom scandal.
  • Module 3: Strategic Systems Auditing and Internal Controls
    • In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of internal controls. First, you will learn about different components of internal controls and how they impact the audit. Next, you will learn about different audit strategies around controls: Substantive strategy vs reliance strategy. Lastly, you will learn about the categories of internal control weaknesses.
  • Module 4: Interpreting Evidence and Significant Business Processes
  • Module 5: Verification of Management Assertions I: Attribute Sampling
    • In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of sampling. We will cover non-statistical and statistical sampling, but we will emphasize a form of statistical sampling called attribute sampling. You will learn about sampling risk as well as about three important determinants of sample size: risk of incorrect acceptance, tolerable error, and expected error. You will learn that population size actually has a small effect on sample size, contrary to lay theories the position population size as one of the most important determinants of needed sample sizes. You will also learn about key steps involved in planning and performing attribute sampling, the critical role of professional judgement during many of these steps, and you will learn about some specific audit procedures for verifying management’s assertions related to their controls.
  • Module 6: Verification of Management Assertions II: Unit Sampling
    • In this module, you will continue to learn about verifying management’s assertions. First, you will learn about unit sampling, which is one of the most common statistical sampling approaches. Then you will learn about the differences between unit sampling and non-statistical sampling. Next, you will learn about planning, picking, and evaluating the results of the sample. You will also learn about different types of sample selections: probabilistic and non-probabilistic. Lastly, you will reinforce your conceptual understanding by working through a unit sampling example.
  • Module 7: Fraud Risk Assessment
    • In this module, you will learn about fraud risk assessment, which is one of the most critical portions of the audit. First, you will learn about wise thinking and why it is important to have professional skepticism when it comes to fraud. You will learn about wise thinking from several recent studies. You will first learn about a study that highlights the importance of wise thinking in auditing. Then you will learn about two additional studies that show the factors that influence auditors’ judgement and management’s behavior. Lastly, you will learn about a study that shows how auditors’ strategic thinking influences their selected audit procedures.
  • Module 8: Completing the Attest Engagement

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Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance (Coursera)

Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance (Coursera)

Information systems (IS) are important assets to business organizations and are ubiquitous in our daily lives. With the latest IS technologies emerging, such as Big Data, FinTech, Virtual Banks, there are more concerns from the public on how organizations maintain systems’ integrity, such as data privacy, information security, the […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10No votes yetInformation SystemsAuditingAssuranceInformation SecurityINFOSECRisk ManagementInformation TechnologyAuditSecurityMaintenanceChange ManagementCoursera PlusView more details Jan 31st 2022 Course AuditingCourseraThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – HKUSTCS: Information & TechnologyCS: Systems, Security & NetworkingBeginner4 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 42.00 EUREnglishArabicFrenchPortugueseItalianVietnameseGermanRussianEnglishSpanish

Planning, Auditing and Maintaining Enterprise Systems (Coursera)

Planning, Auditing and Maintaining Enterprise Systems (Coursera)

Good system management not only requires managing the systems themselves, but requires careful planning to make systems interact with each other, auditing of the systems once the systems are built, and proactive maintenance of all systems. Organizations also rely on organizational policies, such as Acceptable Use Policies to bolster […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Average: 10 (4 votes)Computer Security and Systems Management SpecializationAuditingPlanningSystem ManagementEnterprise SystemsSecurityComputer SecurityCoursera PlusView more details Jan 31st 2022 Course AuditingCourseraUniversity of Colorado SystemCS: Systems, Security & NetworkingIntermediate5-12 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 32.00 EUR/monthEnglishTurkishSpanishRussianPortugueseKoreanItalianGermanFrenchEnglishChineseArabicVietnamese

Auditing II: The Practice of Auditing (Coursera)

Auditing II: The Practice of Auditing (Coursera)

This course provides a continuation of the intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing in society begun in Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing. It focuses on a conceptual framework that is applied by audit professionals to assess, evaluate, and manage audit risks and […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10No votes yetAuditingBusiness ProcessesStrategic AnalysisStrategic Systems AuditingSSASamplingRisk AssessmentCoursera PlusView more details Jan 24th 2022 Course AuditingCourseraUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignBusinessMixed5-12 Weeks1-4 Hours/Week 133.00 EUREnglishArabicFrenchPortugueseItalianVietnameseGermanRussianEnglishSpanish

Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing (Coursera)

Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing (Coursera)

This course provides an intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing in society. It focuses on concepts and applications related to financial-statement auditors’ professional responsibilities as well as major facets of the audit process including risk assessment and audit reporting. In the U.S. financial-statement audits and related services generally […]Select ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10Cancel ratingCancel ratingGive it 1/10Give it 2/10Give it 3/10Give it 4/10Give it 5/10Give it 6/10Give it 7/10Give it 8/10Give it 9/10Give it 10/10No votes yetAuditAuditingRisk AssessmentBusinessAssuranceFinancial StatementsCoursera PlusView more details 

Here’s how to take online colleges courses without paying a cent

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Summertime can be about more than just sun and fun. It can also be a time to improve your knowledge.

And it doesn’t have to cost you a thing.

There are thousands of online college courses available for free if you audit them — or listen in — according to Class Central, an online education clearinghouse.

You may have to pay to earn a certificate. However, if you have been laid off from your job, you may  be able to earn course certificates for free on Coursera, which ranks No. 4 on CNBC’s 2020 Disruptor 50 list.

“Any national, state or local government can offer our partners’ courses at no cost to unemployed people impacted by Covid through the end of the year,” Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda recently told CNBC.

“It really is 3,800 courses in computer science, data science, job-skilling [and] career search courses that are available to help people get re-skilled during this down time.”

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Even if you haven’t lost your job, taking time for personal development could help you once the pandemic has eased.

There’s a huge wealth of information available, said Class Central CEO Dhawal Shah.  

More than 900 universities, including 450 Ivy League schools, offer the option to audit classes for free through online learning platforms like Coursera and edX. Class Central serves as a search engine to wade through the options. 

While a certificate may look nice on your resume, auditing a class will help you gain invaluable knowledge that can help you advance in your career — and even help you ace an interview, Shah says.

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Some classes are even taught by world-renowned experts, such as Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller, who teaches a financial markets course at Yale.

While you can sharpen your knowledge, you can also have a little fun at the same time. EdX said its most popular courses include The Science of BeerMusic for Wellness and Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science.

If you are new to online learning, Shah suggests first taking Learning How to Learn from the University of California, San Diego.

To sharpen your financial literacy skills, there are personal finance classes available, such as:

Here are a few other examples of the courses available:

You can check out all the free online courses available at Class Central.

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