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Task Force for the Development of Model Curricula
The IS audit and control profession continues to evolve. ISACA’s COBIT 4.1 is an example of the IT control objectives confronting management, auditors, IS professionals and users. Universities and other educational institutions must understand the needs of the professional community to provide the market with graduates possessing the skills and knowledge that the profession needs. The ISACA Model Curriculum for IS Audit and Control, 3rd Edition provides universities with a streamlined approach for providing the education required to develop the skills needed to be employable in the IS audit and assurance profession.
In the information-based business environment, business professionals who are technically competent in IS, or IS specialists who understand accounting, commerce and financial operations, are in great demand for IS audit careers. The IS specialist and the IS auditor must continually receive training to upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities. Universities with the appropriate curriculum can generate employable candidates for the IS audit and control profession. A proactive university that sponsors an IS audit and control curriculum is very desirable to those professionals wishing to change their career path or upgrade their skills for job enhancement. The ISACA Model Curriculum for Information Systems Audit and Control 3rd Edition is a reasonably comprehensive set of topics for an ideal program for IS audit and control. It provides a goal for universities worldwide to strive toward in meeting the demand for educating future IS professionals.
In addition, the model can serve both those who are interested in obtaining an IS audit education and interested educational institutions worldwide that are developing a curriculum in IS audit and control.
To be considered for alignment with the Model Curriculum, schools should map their programs on the alignment grid and submit the mapping in English for evaluation. Graduates of programs found to be in alignment with the model qualify for one year work experience toward the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.