Information Systems Auditing, Certificate

Program Code: ALISTA_UCT

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Information Systems Auditing, a minimum of 12 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
ACCTG 211Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4
ACCTG 403Auditing3
or ACCTG 403W Auditing
ACCTG 432Accounting Information Systems3
ACCTG 471Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCTG 472Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACCTG 483Forensic Accounting3
CMPSC 101Introduction to Programming Keystone/General Education Course3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
IST 454Computer and Cyber Forensics3
IST 456Information Security Management3
SRA 111Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis Keystone/General Education Course3
SRA 221Overview of Information Security3

Prerequisites Required.

Certificate Learning Objectives

After completing courses in the ISA certificate program students will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of IT auditing and assurance including ethical and reporting dimensions and assist established professionals in planning and executing such engagements.
  2. Describe and discuss the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and apply the process of IT auditing and assurance to it in order to assist in providing assurance that the (1) practices for the acquisition, development, testing and implementation of information systems, (2) processes for information systems operations, maintenance and service management, and (3) necessary leadership and organizational structures and processes are in place to meet the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  3. Analyze risks to Information Systems (IS) at all stages of the SDLC and apply appropriate controls to reduce the risks in order to assist in providing assurance that the organization’s policies, standards, procedures and controls ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets.
  4. Apply financial accounting standards to financial transaction processing and reporting in order to identify where there may be errors and irregularities in the information system and be able to communicate those findings to others who may aid in investigations.

Academic Advising

Altoona

William G. Engelbret
Associate Professor of Accounting
Aaron Building 219
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5274
w7e@psu.edu

Career Paths

Career Services supports and serves students and alumni, faculty and staff, families, and employers in all areas related to career development and preparation. We can assist in any of the following:

  • Major and Career Exploration
  • Career Decision-Making Preparation of Employment Documents
  • Internship and Job Search Strategies
  • Interview Preparation
  • Preparing for Graduate School
  • Developing your Professional Online Brand
  • Presentations and Workshops

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITING

Contact

Altoona

DIVISION OF BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5239
businessaltoona@psu.edu

http://altoona.psu.edu/academics/bachelors-degrees/business/program-options/accounting-option-information-systems-auditing-certificate