This four-day course is designed for financial, operational, business and new IT auditors to provide a solid introduction into the risks and controls necessary to audit information technologies and business application systems. We will cover the concepts of information technology as they relate to key risks in the IT environment, and explore such IT areas as operating systems, database management systems and networks. We will review IT audit concepts for auditing application systems and supporting IT general controls. Focusing on a top-down, risk-based approach to auditing application system transactions, you will learn techniques you can apply to all types of applications from batch, to on-line, to real-time systems. You will leave this intensive seminar with a solid foundation in the basics of information technology as they apply to IT risks, audit, information security and business application systems.