Introduction to IT General Controls: Logical Security Testing

This course is for those that are new to IT Audit but understand the general concepts around IT controls and testing. This course is also valuable for those looking to refresh their basic knowledge about IT Audits, specifically Logical Security Testing.

This course is for those that are interested in a career in IT Audit, Compliance, Governance, Risk and Controls (GRC), or Cybersecurity. 

Course Details


This course teaches the practical aspects of conducting testing for Logical Security controls and is not focused on the CISA certification. CISA aspirants can still benefit from taking this course because they will learn and better understand basic IT Audit concepts in preparation for the exam.


The focus of the course is to teach concepts around testing Logical Security controls and does not focus on technologies or platforms. The reason is because the foundational principles are what new auditors really need. When you understand the auditing concepts, you can apply them to any technology or platform that is being audited.


Instructional Goal
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify several Logical Security controls and perform testing for IT audits by properly evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of each control. This course also teaches students how to identify and perform testing for Physical Security controls.


Performance Objectives
During IT audit projects based on selected Logical Security controls, the IT auditor (course student) should be able to:
1. Identify Logical Security controls to test,
2. Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of Logical Security controls by identifying and performing adequate testing procedures, and
3. Evaluate the need for compensating controls, if applicable.


Learning Objective Activities
The 10 learning objective activities covered in this course reinforce the concepts presented in the course and link them to real activities that occur when performing IT audits.


Realistic Assessments
The course quizzes and assessments are based on real-world IT Audit control testing activities.

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Example Curriculum

  Introduction and Course Overview
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  Introduction to IT General Controls
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  Logical Security
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  Learning Objective Activities
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  Bonus: Physical Security
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  Resources and References
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  Thank You
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About the Course Instructor


Hello there!
My name is Peju and I have worked in the IT field for over 15 years.


I have experience in the IT Audit and Compliance field including working for KPMG for over 10 years.


I also own the site www.youritcareer.com where I cover topics on how to transition to an IT career.


I taught several IT Audit courses for Big4 consultants across the United States with a focus on training new employees that needed to understand the basics of IT Auditing.


I have also trained several students that successfully switched to an IT Audit career after the training.


My IT certifications include CISA, CISM, CFE, PMP, ITIL, RSA Archer Administrator


I’m on a mission to create practical, informative, and high-quality courses for IT Audit and Governance, Risk and Controls courses that you can use to quickly scale up your IT career.


My goal is to present information in a logical, informative and practical way without boring you with long lectures and unnecessary details.


I include plenty of quizzes, course activities and assignments to help you understand the course material well enough to apply the knowledge immediately.
If you want to learn and apply information quickly, then I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Let’s work together! 


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