Planning & Performing Integrated Audits

MIS Training Institute (MISTI)

Course description

Planning & Performing Integrated Audits

For many decades it has been the objective of audit departments to implement audit objectives that fully integrate IT risks with enterprise risks. The execution of integrated audits has proven to be an elusive goal due to a lack of adequate planning and scoping.

This webinar will teach you to:

  • Review an integrated auditing methodology that involves risk-based scoping and staffing considerations to ensure the successful implementation of your integrated audits.
  • Apply application systems audit and testing techniques that can be applied to integrated audits using a top-down, risk-based approach to auditing application system transactions.
  • Cover the key risks addressed during an integrated audit, including application controls, change management, user access and business continuity planning. 

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for: 

  • IT Auditors
  • Financial and Operational Auditors
  • Audit Management
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance Management​

Training Content

Course content

Integrating IT Risks into the Internal Audit Process

• integrated auditing resources
• control ownership
• defining integrated auditing
• integrated audit risk focus
• using COSO
• IT control categories
• integrated auditing best practices

Auditing Business Application Systems
• application audit objectives
• what is a transaction?
• transaction life cycle

Top-Down, Risk-Based Planning
• planning the application audit
• defining the business environment
• determining the application’s technical environment
• performing a business information risk assessment
• identifying key transactions
• developing a key transaction process flow
• evaluating application controls

Auditing Application Controls
• embedded vs. configurable application controls
• completeness and accuracy of input
• completeness and accuracy of processing
• completeness and accuracy of output  
• end-user computing

User Access Controls
• information classification
• access control components
• authentication
• authorizations
• conflict matrix
• social engineering

Change Management
• change management risks
• change requests
• testing changes
• program migration

Business Continuity Planning
• BCP scope considerations
• Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
• Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
• Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
• off-site data storage
• BCP testing

Testing Effectiveness of Controls
• testing automated and manual controls
• testing alternatives
• determining sample size
• computer assisted audit tools
• data analysis


The cost of this course is $295 per participant. Request information to learn more!

Certification / Credits

Completion of this course is worth 3 CPE Credits

Continuing Studies




MIS Training Institute (MISTI)

With offices in London and Boston, MISTI is the global leader in IT audit, audit and information security training. Founded in 1978, MISTI has gained experience through training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.  MISTI has made it their...

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