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ACC 624
Information Technology Auditing
Spring, 2013
Ram Engira
Office: BENT Hall 364
Hours: By appointment ONLY
Telephone: Cell (917)597-9523
e-Mail: Currently engirar@stjohns.edu or rengira@gmail.com

The Course:
This course provides an overview of controls relating to IT governance, databases and their structures, networks, client servers systems, IT service delivery, business continuity, disaster recovery, IS security, cryptography, firewalls, IDS, IPS, backups, recovery, and distributed systems.

Text:

Required:
ISACA, CISA Review Manual- 2013, ISACA publication, Code# CRM11- Required
Note: You can buy any edition of the aforementioned text. 2008,2009, 2010, and 2011 editions are all good, and are much cheaper from various sources

“CISA Q/A CD-ROM in English”- 2011-
Recommended not Required, Code # CDB11

CISA Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations- 2011
Recommended not Required, Code # CDB11W

CISA Review Questions (Supplement) - 2011
Recommended not Required, Code # QAE11ES

(Note: If you buy CDB11, you don’t have to buy CDB11W and QAE11ES)

Grading:

Mid-Term …………………………………………..…...………………… ….35% Term Paper ……………………………………………….. …………..…….. 20% Final Exam ………………..………………………………………………... ..35% Class Participation ……………..…………………………………………..…10%

Please note
• With the exception of documented medical emergencies, there will be no make-ups for any test. • More than three (3) non-excused absences are considered as an automatic withdrawal from the course. (Please let me know, IN ADVANCE, if you cannot attend a class because of a legitimate emergency).

Note: Power Point Slides and Class Handouts will be available on professor’s disk (STJ’s S: Drive). There is no off campus access to this drive, therefore, you should copy these files into a diskette for your own use at home. Professor may also decide to use other electronic means to send the handouts to the students.

Ranges for Grades:

A = 93.1 to 100
A- = 90.1 to 93.0
B+ = 87.1 to 90.0
B = 84.1 to 87.0
B- = 80.1 to 84.0
C+ = 77.1 to 80.0
C = 74.1 to 77.0
C- = 70.1 to 74.0
D+ = 67.1 to 70.0 (Undergrads only)
D = 64.1 to 67.0 (Undergrads only)
D- = 60.1 to 64.0 (Undergrads only)
F = below 60.0
WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULES:
Note: There is a strong possibility that sequence of coverage of chapters might change.

|Week |CHAPTER |DESCRIPTION | |1,2 |Instructor Handouts (PP |Financial Auditing, Operational Auditing, IT Auditing, Forensics auditing, role of IIA, ISACA, | | |decks) |certifications of CIA and CISA | | | |IT technical refresher | | | |Introduction to IT Auditing | | | |Theory and Practice of “Controls” | |3 |CRM Domain 1 |IS Audit Process | |4 |CRM Domain 1 |IS Audit Process | |5 |CRM Domain 2 |IT Governance | |6 |CRM Domain 2 |IT Governance | |7 |CRM Domain 3...
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