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Inputs/ Suggestions Invited on Draft Revised Syllabus for the Post Qualification Course on Information Systems Audit formulated by Digital Accounting and Assurance Board of ICAI latest by 31st May, 2018.

Digital Accounting and Assurance Board (erstwhile Committee on Information Technology) conducts Post Qualification Course on Information Systems Audit for the Members of the ICAI. Presently, this course includes e-learning of 25 hours, 10 days of Professional Training (PT) classes, 3 Module Tests, Submission of Project Work, Eligibility Test and Final Assessment Test.

Digital Accounting and Assurance Board has taken up initiative to revamp of ISA Syllabus to make it more contemporary and practical oriented. Revised draft ISA course 3.0 has been prepared based on feedback from users, senior faculties, email updates and industry opinion framers over period of more than one year.

Revised Draft ISA 3.0 course combines technology, information assurance and information management expertise that enables an ISA to become trusted Information Technology advisor and provider of IS Assurance services. Proposed updated syllabus has taken into consideration the recent/emerging developments in the field of Information Technology and IS Auditing. Proposed ISA course 3.0 aspires to create systems auditors who can deliver value added services in the field of information systems to all entities irrespective of their size, nature and scope of business. Proposed objectives of the updated ISA course 3.0 is:

“To impart simple and easy to understand; practical knowledge, skills and competence for planning and performing various types of assurance or consulting assignments in the areas of Governance, Risk management, Security, Controls and Compliance in the domain of Information Systems, and in an Information Technology environment by using relevant standards, frameworks, guidelines and best practices. Create professionals capable of performing in this competitive world and delivering services at par with global certifications.”

Revised ISA Syllabus covers Project Work, Case Studies, Test, hands on Training, Classroom Training, Module, Power Point Presentation. The primary objective of the draft updated syllabus would be to ensure that the theoretical training is backed up with practical training to make the course more effective. This has been done by reducing coverage of technology concepts in class room lectures, and replaced with e-learning (online) and integrated with practical hands on training and project work.

With a view to endorse transparency, objectivity, independence and greater public participation in this process, draft Syllabus is being issued as exposure draft for public comments and is available as follows:

1. Draft Revised 3.0 ISA Syllabus

2. ISA 2.0 Current Syllabus

Comments can be submitted using one of the following methods, to be received not later than May 31, 2018.

1. Electronically: At the link (Preferred method)

2. Email: Comments can be sent to ;

You are requested to give your suggestions/ inputs on the Draft Syllabus latest by 31st May, 2018, your suggestions will help us in finalizing the Syllabus.

Looking forward for your valuable suggestions at the earliest.

With Regards,
Chairman, Digital Accounting and Assurance Board
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAI Bhawan
A-29, Sector-62
Noida - 201309, India
Tel (Direct): +91 120 3045961
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