Superb course, the instructor lecture and material is precise and concise. A worthwhile for any current and future IS auditor. Pity that I can only give 5 stars as the course deserve 10 stars rating!
This is my first completed course on Coursera. By far has been really insightful, though a bit more skewed to SDLC rather than IT Infrastructure which is my field.\n\nI enjoyed it. Thumbs up to Prof
par Reena M•
Personally, this course was great if you want some basics of IS Auditing. Of course, you are not a professional after this course. You will need to take additional more detailed courses. But, this is a great start!
par Anthony G•
Professor Dias is a very good instructor who is enthusiastic about IS systems and who teaches you very valuable information on the field of IS auditing. Very good to show to employers.
par Prasant K P•
The course content lacked the essentials of IS/IT risk management/assessment and mitigation strategies or methods. The course looks more for the students of IT than any professional auditor or IT professional. There was not a single illustration of practical risk-control environment with case studies of internal control lapses to enrich the skill of the participants. The most annoying thing is that the post course survey/feedback is open for all options against each question rather than having only option to select one i.e. whether I agree or Disagree, which is vague and it did not let the course finish until I gave positive remarks to all 15 questions. That is ridiculous!
par Pavel S•
Decent overview of the profession and good use of the slides. Material presents somewhat outdated view of the industry or very specific to financial domain. Certain examples and quiz questions were ambiguous or convoluted which resulted in seemingly correct answers being marked as wrong. No replies from the professor in discussion forums.
par Yaki M•
This course is VERY basic. It explains the very basics of audit but does not provide any real-life examples or experience.
An OK place to start, if you know nothing about IS auditing.
par Gyana R R•
This is excellent course I will recommend to the professionals working in the field of Fraud investigation , forensic investigation and Audit to learn this course.
It will help them to sharpen their knowledge and built them industry ready for investigating the new age digital frauds, Payment Bank frauds, E- banking System frauds, Virtual banking Frauds, AI systems frauds . It also help to analysis's and identifying the potential risks in the information system of the organization. The IS Auditor also advice the senior management to put preventive and adaptive controls in the information systems of the organizations.
Gyana Ranjan Rath- FAFE & IS Auditor
12+ year experience in the filed of Fraud investigation & reporting
par Tanmayee P•
Thank you Mr. Dias for the thorough and interesting lectures on IS auditing and controls. I gained knowledge in the areas of IS change management controls, SDLC and IS Risk management controls. I loved the instructor's enthusiasm and interest to teach the students almost every important aspect of IS audit. I wish the course had few case studies so as to see how is an audit report prepared and some more material on "Incident reporting". "Business Continuity Management", "Disaster Recovery Management" etc. However, I felt the course is designed really well. I didn't lose interest or grasp. The examples provided by Mr. Dias were very appropriate and accurate.
par Sean R M•
This is the first course that I have taken in Coursera. As an internal auditing student, I would say that this course helped me a lot to gain more knowledge when it comes to information systems. The lessons/topics on the first week of the course are already very familiar to me as we already tackled them in my actual course (internal auditing). The following weeks/topics are very new to me, and I spend so much time understanding them very well. I chose to take this course because it will help me gain knowledge when I take the CISA examination someday. I also want to use my time wisely during this time of the pandemic so I decided to enroll to this course.
par Tong S c•
Extremely useful to revise and being reinforced on the salient IS audit, control and assurance elements and focus areas. The section covering future trends and insights on disruptive trends (already happening and pervasive) are well summarised and remind us on the ever changing landscapes and its associated risks and threat landscapes which the IT/IS audit profession have to catch up with the automated tools, and updating frameworks, standards, guidelines and industry best practices. A well taught course worth recommending. Thank you!
par Tuyishime B•
The course was very helpful, easy to learn but requires to give enough time,
It was a perfect match with my background education, it was just like unbelievable to be with Prof. Dias, good ideas, well prepared explanation and the last part about fintech was absolutely fantastic.
Behind every successful business, there is a strong IT Auditor/Advisor, stated by me @thx to Prof. Dias@Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance.
par Sharada N•
Very well explained on IS Audit by Prof. Dias. What I loved about the course is it has given me a better understanding about the purpose of undertaking IS Audit. Not only exams are aligned to real life scenarios, but they give insights about various concepts and terminologies for better understanding of all tasks done relating to IS audit. Be it different controls or change management.
Thank you, professor for all the insights.
par WAHIB H•
Well-run course. Allows you to understand the basic principles of IS auditing. Very useful. Very well put together, clear course. Relevant exercises. Good distribution of points. Interesting, on the other hand a little too much material. Very well presented, PowerPoint helps to assimilate the material. Before class I was not particularly motivated and I found myself really enjoying the course.
par Linda C•
The information System (IS) Auditing, Control and Assurance course has provided me a better understanding about the role of IS auditor. This short course equips me with basic knowledge on IS Audit: role of IS auditor, risks in IS, how to mitigate risks by proper IS control, how to maintain and improve system’s integrity, efficacy and effectiveness to achieve the organisation's goals.
par Jeorge R L•
This course serves as an appropriate primer to someone who wants to learn about IS audit. I have learned a lot from this course. The topics are well discussed by Prof. Dias, with detailed explanations and very good examples that even a person without an IT background can understand. I would to thank The Hongkong University for putting this one up. More power also to Prof Dias! =)
par Syed Z•
It's an excellent beginner level course. Looking forward to more advanced level course in IS auditing. It will be great to have a course with some case studies of a few industries, taking the students through the whole audit process from start to finish which includes the current technologies used in auditing, generating audit reports and recommendations, etc.
par Amanpreet S•
A really great course to kickstart your career in the field of IS/IT Auditing. Even for learning and just for the sake of up-skilling, this course is highly recommended. Request you to please put in Sarbanes Oxley Compliance with IS/IT Auditing to provide the learners gain better insights about the SOX Compliance and IS Auditing. Overall, a great experience.
par kamndalira I P•
It is one of its kind. Thanks to Professor Dias for elaborate examples and straight forward explanation of technical IS Audit jargon. As an Internal Auditor the course is very relevant to my career and profession. Thanks to Coursera for making it possible for some of us from the other globe to learn from world class professors like Garvin Percy DIAS.
par Vida N L P•
This course is concise and has effectively discussed important points in the basics of IS audit. The time I invested here has definitely improved my skills and gave me different perspectives in IS auditing and gave me new insights on how I can improve my current auditing practices in a financial institution. Thank you again Sir!
par Daniel K A A•
In my view, I think this course is a very good starting point for IS auditors. The modules that i have gone through will go a long way to equip me in undertaking some assurance audits on my company's information technology systems and softwares as well as recommend some critical controls to be implemented.
par Hemant K A•
it is a good course. it is very helpful for me. thank to coursera for the opportunity. i am a student with a good knowledge but i haven't degree or diploma and also i belongs to a middle class family so i dont have enough money to pay for such courses.. plz help me to get success in future .. thank you
Thank you very much for this course. I can able to understand learn the risk and controls that are involved in the Information System and also able to build the capability to check all the process as an IS Auditor. Now, I'm a beginner in IS Audit, Control and Assurance. Thank you Prof DIAS.
par Zia u•
I love the course very much. It is really improve my knowledge & skills. I love prof Dias. He explained everything clearly in a good structure. if I have enough money I will take an other course from him. once again thank you very much for you dedication to online course.
par Vinoj K S•
An Excellent IS Auditing course covering Risk Assessment Mitigation and having controls in place. Also covering procedures, case studies and various scenarios. Thanks to Prof. DIAS for explaining the concepts in easy to understand manner and with good examples.
par Wai Y•
Very perfect course for those who want to learn industrial applied IS audit best practices in real world. Thanks to our beloved mentor for his easy to learn and understanding styles of teaching and effective scenarios and practice questions for each module.
par KAPIL B B•
the course very important for better future in auditing and it is made easy which new people can understand and learn from this course and gives deep dive in risk management, compliance, assurance, and control. overall it is good to learn from good teacher