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Course Overview

This track is led by subject-matter experts for a high-value learning experience.


Fundamentals of IS Audit and Assurance

Course description

The Fundamentals of IS Audit and Assurance Course will introduce the essential components and steps needed to perform an information system (IS) audit, and gain a basic understanding of audit objectives and controls. To address the evolving role of the IS auditor within an enterprise and how it integrates into the audit function, the course will approach an audit from a business perspective, focusing on organizational risks that occur from the use of IT and how to mitigate them to provide assurance. This foundational-level course will also provide an overview of some IT audit tools and techniques used to plan, perform, and manage an IS audit.

Course Outline

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Learning objectives:

  • Learn basic IS audit and assurance concepts and the elements of the engagement
  • Understand IT Risk and related controls, and how they impact an enterprise and its information assets
  • Understand how IS audit and assurance ties into the overall governance process
  • Apply IS audit and assurance standards, guidelines, tools and techniques
  • Perform a risk-based IS audit:
    • Plan IS audit activities
    • Prepare, test and document results
    • Report results and communicate with stakeholders
    • Perform follow up and close activities
  • Understand the impact and considerations for local, state, country, international and industry regulations in determining the audit approach

Target audience:

  • Internal and external, IS and non-IS auditors
  • Assurance, risk and compliance professionals who need to understand technology related controls
  • IT Managers and Business Managers responsible for audit coordination and support
  • Any IT Professional who coordinates, supports, or is involved in assurance activities


Course Duration: 4 days
CPE: up to 32
Course hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5pm
Registration hours: Sunday, 3:00PM-7:00PM; Monday, 7:30AM-12:00PM

Attendance at this ISACA Training Week Course includes:

  • Guest access to the North America CACS 2015 Conference reception, opening keynote session, and social and networking events
  • The ability to network and share ideas with experienced IS/IT professionals and global thought leaders at North America’s most prestigious audit, control and security conference

Attendance at all ISACA Training Week Courses include the following:

  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • Course materials
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Lunches daily


Dinners, travel, hotel and parking accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee and are not included in the cost of the course registration.

Go Green

32 Hours
Earn up to 32 CPE Hours!



After 22 January 2015*

ISACA Member
Non-member (not a member?)

US $2295
US $2495

Onsite Registration
Register and/or pay after 12 March 2015

ISACA Member
Non-member (not a member?)

US $2524.50
US $2744.50

Cancellation Deadline

2 February 2015

*All registration fees must be paid in full by 12:00 noon CDT on 12 March 2015 or onsite registration rates will apply.

ISACA offers discounts to organizations sending 4 or more employees to a single conference. Please contact the ISACA Conference department for more details at +1.847.660.5543 or

Registration Form


Registration Methods

Choose one of these easy ways to register

  1. Fax your completed registration form to +1.847.253.1443
  2. Mail your completed registration form to:
    ISACA, 1055 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 USA
  3. Bank Wires—send electronic payments in US dollars to:
    Bank of America, 135 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603
    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
    S.W.I.F.T. code BOFAUS3N
    [Please include attendee’s name and ISACA Training Week on the Advice of Transfer.]

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you won’t be able to attend this course, contact us by phone, fax or e-mail to cancel your registration. All cancellations must be received by the cancellation deadline to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $150 will be subtracted from refunds. No refunds can be given after the cancellation deadline. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference.

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, course fees must be received by the published deadline.It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. If, for any reason, ISACA must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ISACA is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. Course materials are not guaranteed to those who register on site or fail to submit payment prior to the event. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact the ISACA Training & Education department at

Continuing Professional Education Credits

To maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a 3-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 32 CPE credits by attending the four-day ISACA Training Week Course. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

ISACA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

National Registry of CPE Sponsors
150 Fourth Ave North
Suite 700
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-2417

Disclaimer Policy

ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: Unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.

Not a member of ISACA? Join today!

When you register for the conference as a nonmember, the difference between member and nonmember conference fees can be applied towards ISACA membership. This means you can become a member at the international and chapter level for little to no additional cost; it just depends on your local chapter dues. To take advantage of this great offer, click on the "Click here to join now" link in your conference registration shopping cart. For more information about ISACA membership, visit the web site at or contact the membership department at

NOTE: This offer expires 30 days after completion of the event. Nonmembers pay the nonmember conference fee when registering.

Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.


Business casual is appropriate for all training events.


Obtaining a VISA is solely the responsibility of the registrant. Please contact the local government of the host country for details. Once a paid registration is received, a letter of invitation will be provided by ISACA, on request.

Course location

Please call the Hyatt directly to make your reservation.

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: +1.407.284.1234

Hotel Cut-off Date: Thursday, 19 February 2015
***Limited number of rooms available! Make your reservation today!***

Government Rate is sold out.

All guest reservations are guaranteed by payment of first night’s room plus resort fee and tax. Cancellations with full refund will be allowed up until 48 hours prior to reservation date.


Please Contact ISACA's Training & Education Department:
Fax: +1.847.253.1443