At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for an undergraduate certificate may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the certificate.
The worlds of accounting and digital information systems, particularly in the area of information security, have become intertwined. Penn State Altoona has created a certificate program to help IT and accounting professionals acquire the skills they need for maintaining and auditing digital information systems. This Information Systems Auditing Certificate, for students enrolled in accounting, business with an accounting option, information sciences and technology, security risk analysis or other related majors integrates critical areas of knowledge of IT and accounting.
Students who complete the certificate program will develop skills useful in obtaining other professional credentials, such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credentials.
What is Information Systems Auditing Certificate?
A certificate program that integrates critical areas of knowledge of Information Technology (IT) and accounting principles.
You Might Like This Program If...
- You want to acquire the skills necessary for maintaining and auditing digital information systems.
- You want to develop skills useful in obtaining other professional credentials, such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credentials.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in Information Systems Auditing, a minimum of 12 credits is required.
|ACCTG 211||Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making||4|
|or ACCTG 403W||Auditing|
|ACCTG 432||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCTG 471||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3|
|ACCTG 472||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3|
|ACCTG 483||Forensic Accounting||3|
|CMPSC 101||Introduction to Programming||3|
|IST 220||Networking and Telecommunications||3|
|IST 454||Computer and Cyber Forensics||3|
|IST 456||Information Security Management||3|
|SRA 111||Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis||3|
|SRA 221||Overview of Information Security||3|
Certificate Learning Objectives
After completing courses in the ISA certificate program students will be able to:
- Describe the process of IT auditing and assurance including ethical and reporting dimensions and assist established professionals in planning and executing such engagements.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
William G. Engelbret
Associate Professor of Accounting
Aaron Building 219
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
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DIVISION OF BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
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Altoona, PA 16601