A practical hands-on approach to conducting Data Analytics has become a necessity since the spread of IT systems has made it a pre-requisite that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transaction in order to determine patterns and trends. In addition, the increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools.
While a variety of powerful tools are readily available today, the skills required to utilize such tools are not. Not only must the correct testing techniques be selected but the effective interpretation of outcomes presented by the software is essential in the drawing of appropriate conclusions based on the data analysis.
This means that the users of such tools must gain skills not only in the technical implementation of the software, but also in the understanding of structures and meanings of corporate data including the ability to determine the information requirements for the effective management of business.
- Internal Audit Professionals, Chief Audit Executives
- IT Management Professionals
- Risk Officers & strategic management members
- Internal control professionals