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Fundamentals Of Audit

Course Overview

The course is designed for professionals involved in compliance, auditing, and security assessments. It covers the key components of ISO standards, PCI DSS requirements, and NIST frameworks, providing practical insights and hands-on experience in conducting audits.

Description: This course is essential for individuals seeking to enhance their auditing skills and knowledge in ISO, PCI DSS, and NIST. It provides the necessary tools and methodologies to ensure compliance and improve organizational processes, security, and privacy controls.

Objective: This course aims to provide comprehensive training on ISO, PCI DSS, and NIST audits. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of the standards, auditing principles, procedures, and reporting practices. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to conduct and manage audits effectively across these frameworks.

Week 1: Introduction and ISO Audits Part 1
Introduction to the Course
Course objectives and structure
Importance of ISO, PCI DSS, and NIST audits
Introduction to ISO Standards
Overview of various ISO standards
Importance and benefits of ISO certification
Overview of ISO 9001:2015 Requirements
Key principles and clauses of ISO 9001:2015
Quality management system (QMS) requirements

Week 2: ISO Audits Part 2
Understanding the Auditing Principles and Practices
Auditing concepts and terminology
Principles of auditing (integrity, fair presentation, due professional care)
Audit Planning and Preparation
Developing an audit plan
Preparing audit checklists and documentation
Conducting ISO Audits
On-site audit activities
Interviewing techniques and evidence collection

Week 3: ISO Audits Part 3 and Wrap-up
Reporting and Follow-up
Writing audit reports
Addressing non-conformities and corrective actions
ISO Audit Case Study
Practical exercise on conducting an ISO audit
Group discussions and feedback

Week 4: PCI DSS Audits Part 1
Introduction to PCI DSS
Overview of PCI DSS and its importance
PCI DSS compliance requirements
Understanding the 12 Requirements of PCI DSS
Detailed review of each requirement
Best practices for implementation

Week 5: PCI DSS Audits Part 2
PCI DSS Assessment Procedures
Steps involved in PCI DSS assessments
Tools and techniques for assessing compliance
Conducting PCI DSS Assessments
Performing vulnerability scans and penetration tests
Evidence collection and validation
Validating Compliance and Generating Reports
Reporting requirements for PCI DSS
Submitting compliance reports to relevant authorities

Week 6: NIST Audits Part 1
Introduction to NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53
Overview of NIST SP 800-53
Importance of NIST frameworks in cybersecurity
Understanding the Security and Privacy Control Catalog
Review of security and privacy controls
Mapping controls to organizational requirements

Week 7: NIST Audits Part 2 and Wrap-up
NIST SP 800-53A Control Assessment Procedures
Procedures for assessing security and privacy controls
Tools and techniques for control assessment
Conducting NIST Audits
On-site audit activities
Collecting and analyzing audit evidence
Understanding and Applying SP 800-53B Control Baselines
Selecting and tailoring control baselines
Integrating control baselines into organizational practices
Course Wrap-up and Final Review
Summary of key concepts
Final Q&A session
Course feedback and evaluation


This 7-week course provides a structured approach to mastering ISO, PCI DSS, and NIST audits, ensuring participants are well-prepared to conduct thorough and effective audits in their respective organizations.


This course is specifically designed for school students who want to gain an Fundamentals Of Audit.

The course is tailored for school and college students. However, any enthusiastic learner interested in the subject is welcome to join.

All you need is a computer with internet access.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate. 

Enrollment is simple! Choose the course, and follow the enrollment instructions. If you encounter any issues, our support team is ready to assist you.

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