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The Committee on Information Technology has been constituted by the Council of the Institute as a non-standing Committee in the year 2000 to identify the emerging Information Technology challenges and convert them into gainful professional opportunities members through courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, technical guides, e-Learning modules. This section of the Committee Portal provides relevant details of the courses offered by the Committee for the benefit of members...........

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Detection using IT & CAATs

The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, recognizing the need for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection, in the emerging economic scenario, has decided to launch the “Certificate Course on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection using IT and CAATs”. Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection specialization is in increasing demand considering increasing incidents of cyber crimes and frauds detection. It is the practice of utilizing accounting, auditing, CAATs/ Data Mining Tools, and investigative skills to detect fraud/ mistakes..............

CPE Courses on CAAT

Businesses are making increasing use of computers/ information technology to process & manage their operations, particularly those related to accounts & finance. While physical records are fast disappearing, the volume and variety of transactions are increasing in increasing proportion. In the times to come, accountants and auditors have to increasingly make use of the computers for financial analysis and reporting for accounting, auditing.....

ERP Courses

The Committee on Information Technology has identified IT Enabled Services (ITES), particularly ERP, as the next area for development for the profession, after the Post Qualification Course (PQC) on Information Systems Audit (ISA). As a part of this ERP Initiative, the Committee is organizing ERP Courses through leading ERP Vendors in the country .......

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ISA Syllabus

The Committee on Information Technology is pleased to introduce the Revised Syllabus and thoroughly revised Background Materials for the Post Qualification Course on Information Systems Audit (ISA) for the ISA Professional Training Batches from April 2010. The following table lists the revised course modules, percentage of questions that would be set in the ISA ET & AT and their broad mapping with old syllabus:

Module Module Title % Q's Old Module
1 Information Technology Infrastructure & Communication/ Networking Technologies 30% 1 & 2
2 Protection of Information Assets 22% 3
3 Systems Development Life Cycle & Application Details 20% 4
4 Business Continuity Planning 10% 5
5 Information Systems Organization & Management 8% 6
6 Information Systems Control & Audit Process 10% 7

Hence the ISA Eligibility Test from November 2010 and the ISA Assessment Test from December 2010 would be organized with the revised syllabus and materials.

Notwithstanding launch of new syllabus, candidates of the ISA course who have completed the Professional Training are given the three attempts to take the examinations with the existing syllabus as follows:

Exam 1st Attempt 2nd Attempt 3rd Attempt
ISA Eligibility Test Nov-10 May-11 Nov-11
ISA Assessment Test Dec-10 Jun-11 Dec-11

Thereafter, candidates would have to take the ISA Eligibility Test and Assessment Test with the revised syllabus and materials. It may be incidentally mentioned that the revised syllabus incorporates renumbering of modules to reflect better course coverage, shifting of topics from one module to another to reflect current state of technology and incremental content of about 10% while the materials have been re-written to reflect the current technology trends and make it more relevant for the profession. Hence, it is advisable for candidates to shift to the revised syllabus, even though the above facility of taking the tests with existing syllabus has been extended.

The revised ISA Background Materials are available in the sale counters of the Institute and can also be ordered online through the official website of the Institute at www.icai.org.

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