Public Training
Auditor competence is essential to the maintenance and improvement of any management system whether they be Regulatory, Statutory Compliance, Risk Assessments, Quality or Integrated Management Systems.
Whether you are a budding auditor or a seasoned professional who is looking to sharpen your skill-set – targeting better career options – then PAG would be able to help you to prepare you towards achieving your career objectives.
As you would agree it is essential for you to acquire necessary knowledge and techniques in the audit arena to distinguish yourself from the rest. Class room approach is very interactive, technique intensive followed-up by real-time case studies and sample templates.
To be cost effective – we provide most of our public training through established local channels such as our Training Partners in the local geography. Please Contact us for additional information about availability of courses in your geography.
Our coursework are essential for the aspirants such as :
IT personnel with technical  / QA experience hoping to move-up the career into Internal Audit
IT Security personnel hoping to expand the career into the Audit
ITO / BPO managers who want to test the waters of the Process Audits
CA and ICWA, banking and Commerce professionals hoping to add value to their profile and seeking international projects or entry into Internal Audit with MNC / Big Audit firms.
Internal Audit Primer (General Track)
An introduction to audits
Different types of audits
Management system audits
Characteristics of an effective auditor
Hands on Approach for the for IA Process
 
Audit program/schedule
Planning and preparation
Performing an audit
Presenting audit findings
Follow-up activities

 
Sarbanes-Oxley and SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) Audit Track
Introduction to Sarbanes – Key Sections
Role of Auditors (Internal / External and Service Provider Auditors)
Frameworks – COSO / CoBIT/ GAIT
Risk Control Matrices ( RCMs)
Testing Methodologies / Sampling Techniques
Audit Findings / Aggregation Techniques
Presentation Scenarios

 
Information Technology Audits (IT Audit Track)
Introduction to Technology / EDP Audits
Role of IT Auditors (Internal / External and Service Provider Auditors)
Frameworks – CoBIT/ GAIT / ISO 20001
IT General Controls and Application Controls
Risk Control Matrices ( RCMs) – IT Specific
Testing Methodologies / Sampling Techniques
Audit Findings / Aggregation Techniques
Presentation Scenarios / conjunction with Financial Reporting

 
IT Security Audits
Introduction to Security Audits
Role of IT  Security Auditors (Internal / External and Service Provider Auditors)
Privacy Regulations and Security Audits
Security Audits as they are related ISO, VA & PT, PCI Audits, SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) and SOX