Testing IT General Computer Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley

MIS Training Institute (MISTI)
Training overview
2 days

Course description

Testing IT General Computer Controls for Sarbanes

These days, IT is key in the majority of, if not all, financial transactions. Because of this, the PCAOB and external audit have recognized the importance of general computer controls (GCC) and have learned a lot about selecting and testing them since Sarbanes-Oxley was implemented.

This two-day course will give participants a solid grounding in the whole methodology for testing general computer controls. The course includes documenting the GCC environment, identifying the top GCC for testing, developing and executing test plans, developing remediation plans, identifying control gaps, communicating testing results, and performing follow-up assessments. They will also review the 12 general computer control areas that have been identified by the Information Technology Governance Institute (ITGI) that are recognized as critical considerations for testing GCCs.

In addition, participants will examine the underlying details of how these objectives relate to typical IT situations and environments in order to give background to SOX compliance efforts. Working together with the instructor, participants will examine the necessary components for a SOX IT testing program including a method for determining the amount of work that needs to be performed, the relationship with business process auditors, as well as the IT organization where GCC’s reside.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for:

  • IT Auditors, Managers, and Directors
  • QA personnel
  • Information Security Managers and Analysts
  • External Auditors

Training Content

  • SOX GCC Requirements as Defined by ITGI
  • IT SOX Testing Methodology
  • GCC Documentation
  • GCC Testing
  • GCC Remediation
  • Automated Testing Techniques and Tools
  • IT Recommended Practices for SOX and Other Compliance Initiatives


The cost of this course is $1795 per participant. Request information to learn more!

Certification / Credits

Completion of this course is worth 16 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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Pamela, S, Dorman Products
Got some good tips to help with SOX testing
I would say this class is for the Internal IT Auditor who has to do a SOX Controls review as a smaller part of their larger audit plan.
Jana, M, FirstBank
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