Courses offered by the Committee

The Committee on Information Technology has been constituted by the Council of the Institute as a non-standing Committee in the year 2000 to identify the emerging Information Technology challenges and convert them into gainful professional opportunities members through courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, technical guides, e-Learning modules. This section of the Committee Portal provides relevant details of the courses offered by the Committee for the benefit of members...........

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Detection

The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, recognizing the need for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection, in the emerging economic scenario, has decided to launch the “Certificate Course on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection”. Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection specialization is in increasing demand considering increasing incidents of cyber crimes and frauds detection. It is the practice of utilizing accounting, auditing, CAATs/ Data Mining Tools, and investigative skills to detect fraud/ mistakes..............

CPE Courses on CAAT

Businesses are making increasing use of computers/ information technology to process & manage their operations, particularly those related to accounts & finance. While physical records are fast disappearing, the volume and variety of transactions are increasing in increasing proportion. In the times to come, accountants and auditors have to increasingly make use of the computers for financial analysis and reporting for accounting, auditing.....

ERP Courses

The Committee on Information Technology has identified IT Enabled Services (ITES), particularly ERP, as the next area for development for the profession, after the Post Qualification Course (PQC) on Information Systems Audit (ISA). As a part of this ERP Initiative, the Committee is organizing ERP Courses through leading ERP Vendors in the country .......

Practical Workshops

Considering increasing demand from members to provide practical exposure to use of computers as an audit tool – GAS/ CAAT, IS Audit of Banks, Systems Audit, the Committee on Information Technology has started organizing practical workshops on so many topics. Many Practical Workshops have been organized in different parts of the country and have been very well received by members participating in them .......

Computer Awareness Programme for Members

The Committee on Information Technology and Continuing Professional Education Committee of ICAI have jointly started offering "Computer Awareness Programme for Members" as a part of the Institute initiative to ensure that the profession is IT Savvy. This course aims to provide the necessary hands-on practical training on use of computers to mundane activities - Word Processing using MS-Word, Analysis & Charting using MS-Excel, Accessing Mails using Outlook Express and searching the internet for useful information, apart from providing introduction to computers and associated terms .......

Information Systems Audit (ISA)

Technology plays a major role in facilitating all functions of business in this era, not just in transaction capturing and processing but even in lesser known areas like Corporate Governance and Risk Management. There is no doubt that Chartered Accountants with ISA qualification will play a major role in Information Systems Audit (ISA) in the coming years. The technology revolution in the 20th century, particularly last 10 years, is a re-enactment of the Industrial Revolution that happened 150 years ago- with lessons that are valid even today. The Industrial Revolution was propelled by innovations but now the rules are being rewritten, powered by silicon chips and Internet bandwidth. With changing paradigms, knowledge and experience in technology are not merely desirable, but basic requirements for growth and even survival in the evolving global village. With the new challenges threatening the traditional domain, the council of the Institute - by commissioning ISA course - is not just coping with the demands of IT dynamics. It also seeks to leverage technology to enhance the professional skills of its members. This course prepares members to offer value added services of Information Systems Audit, which are in increasing demand.

Course Scheme
  • Course Registration:Apply for registration with course fees.
  • ISA Professional Training (PT):Complete 100 hours of ISA PT course generally scheduled for six weekends (Saturday and Sunday) covering 12 days training. Minimum attendance required to successfully complete ISA PT is 90% (10 Days out of 12).
  • Self Study:Course envisages 200 hours of self-study by candidates to qualify ISA examination (ET/AT).
  • ISA Eligibility Test (ISA ET): Candidates who successfully complete their ISA Professional Training can appear for ISA Eligibility Test (ET) currently organized on a half yearly basis in May and November with a qualifying requirement of 60%.
  • ISA Assessment Test (AT): After qualifying ISA ET, one has to appear for ISA AT. Currently it is organized on a half-yearly basis in the month of June & December with a qualifying requirement of 75% scaled marks.
  • Course Duration: It takes about six months to complete the course in case candidates regis: Candidates who successfully complete their ISA Professional Training can appear for ISA Eligibility Test (ET) currently organized on a half yearly basis in May and November with a qualifying requirement of 60%.
Members of the ICAI interested in taking the ISA Course have to apply for registration to the ISA Course using the Registration Form available with the ISA Prospectus or by filling the online form available at along with the requisite course fee, two copies of recent passport sized photographs and proof of ICAI membership.
Fee Structure
Prospectus Fee- Rs. 150/--, Course Fee: Rs.17, 500/-, ISA AT Fee: Rs. 1,000/- and ISA AT Form Fee Rs. 100/-. ISA Prospectus includes softcopy of ISA Background Materials. ISA Course Fee includes 12 Days ISA PT, ISA ET Fee (First Attempt only), Background Materials for the Course, Course Book and ROSM/ OLPT facility
Course Curriculum

The course curriculum for the ISA course is divided into seven modules as under:

  • Primer on Information Technology IS Infrastructure & Emerging Technologies
  • Information Systems Assurance Services
  • Governance & Management of Enterprise Information Technology, Risk Management and Compliance Reviews
  • Protection of Information Systems Infrastructure and Information Assets
  • Systems Development: Acquisition, Maintenance and Implementation
  • Business Applications Software Audit
  • Business Continuity Management
The Institute has signed a License Agreement with M/s. ISACA to get their IS Auditing Standards, IS Auditing Guidelines, IS Auditing Procedures and related content. Under this license, ISA Members can use these contents to benchmark their IS Audit work to the well researched standards, guidelines and procedures established by ISACA officially.
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