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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 using IT & CAATs

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 .......

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

Fee for the Post Qualification Course on Information Systems Audit has been revised to Rs. 17500/- per candidate with effect from 1st July 2012

Information Systems Audit (ISA)
ISA Milestones

To complete the Post Qualification Course (PQC) on Information Systems Audit (ISA), a candidate has to cover the following milestones:

Course Registration for ISA PQC

Sending the duly filled in and signed form along with course fee (currently Rs.17,500/- payable by DD/ Pay Order drawn in favour of “The Secretary, ICAI” payable at Delhi/ New Delhi) and two copies of Pass Port Sized photographs is perhaps the first milestone that a candidate has to achieve, to start the journey. ISA Registration Form is available with the ISA Prospectus (Price Rs.150/-) which is available at the sale counters of the Institute. Institute members can alternatively fill the online ISA Registration Form which is available on the official website of the Institute at www.icai.org and on the CIT Portal at http://cit.icai.org In case you fill the online form, you have to add the prospectus fee of Rs.150/- and hence send a DD/ Pay Order of Rs.10,150/-).

Check ISA Registration Status

The registration for ISA PQC takes about 10 days. Candidates can check the status of their registration for the ISA PQC by clicking on the above noted link.

Self Study of 200 Hours

The PQC on ISA envisages 200 hours of self study to understand the course content and qualify the tests. A softcopy of the ISA Background Materials is available in the ISA Prospectus CD which is available along-with the ISA Prospectus to enable the candidates to develop a basic understanding about the course. This helps in better assimilation of the course coverage in the Professional Training of the Course. One set of ISA Background Materials (in two volumes and one CAAT Resources CD) and course book on Information Systems Audit & Control by Ron Weber is provided to candidates when they join the Professional Training for the Course. Further, an access code is provided electronically to access the ROSM & OLPT facility. These materials form essential reading for the course.

Please refer to ISA Prospectus for further details.

ISA Professional Training (PT)

ISA Professional Training (PT) is an essential and very important component of the Post Qualification Course (PQC) on Information System Audit (ISA) wherein classes are organized for 12 days (usually Sat/ Sun for six weeks) covering 100 hours of training/ mentoring. In these sessions, expert faculty members share their professional experiences, highlight concern areas, provide subject knowledge/ details, review typical situations/ questions, and in general provide the required level of mentoring and support to qualify the examinations and practice in this emerging area.

To successfully complete the Professional Training for the ISA course, a candidate is required to attend minimum 90% classes. That is, a candidate has to be present for twenty occasions out of 24 (12 days X 2 times attendance) for each professional training batch.

As a part of the ISA PQC, candidates have to compulsorily attend 100 hours of ISA PT organised through personal contact programmes at the Regional / Branch Offices of the Institute, considering formation of break even batches. These classes are generally organised for 12 days on weekend basis. Candidates are expected to attend minimum 90% classes to successfully complete their PT. Candidates are required to be in touch with their nearest Regional Office/ Branch to join a batch convenient to them.

Please refer to ISA Prospectus for further details.

 

Eligibility Test (ET) for ISA PQC

The ISA ET is the preliminary test designed to prepare candidates for the final examination – ISA Assessment Test. The following points provide further details:

  • The ISA ET is currently organised on a half-yearly basis on the second Saturday of May/ Nov every year.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed their ISA PT by participating in minimum 90% classes are eligible to take the ISA AT.
  • To take the ISA ET in May/ Nov, candidates have to fill the online ISA ET form between 15-30 of Apr/Oct respectively. A confirmatory mail/ message is auto-generated when a form is successfully filled by the candidate
  • For taking the ISA ET for the first time, NILL fees are payable. For second and subsequent appearance, ET Fee of Rs.500/- has to be submitted by the last date of previous month from the ET Attempt, payable vide DD/ Pay Order of Rs.500/- in favour of “The Secretary, ICAI” payable at Delhi/ New Delhi.
  • The ISA ET Results are declared by 6.00 p.m. of third Saturday/ following Saturday.
  • To successfully qualify ISA ET, a candidate has to secure minimum 50% marks.
  • A Performance Analysis Statement is available on the login of the candidates who have successfully qualified the ISA ET.

Please refer to ISA Prospectus for further details.

ISA Assessment Test (AT)

The ISA AT is the final examination that a candidate has to qualify. The following points provide the further details:

  • Members registered for the PQC on ISA who have qualified the ISA ET are eligible to take the ISA AT. The earlier restriction of four attempts in two years has since been withdrawn. Hence, a candidate who has qualified ISA ET can take any of the scheduled ISA AT.
  • The ISA AT is currently organised on a half-yearly basis in the months of June/ December.
  • A candidate has to secure minimum 75% scaled average marks to qualify.
  • ISA AT Result is generally declared in 4-5 weeks on the official website of the Institute at www.icai.org. The likely date of declaration of results is also announced on the Official Website of the Institute at www.icai.org around three weeks from the date of ISA AT.
  • A mark sheet giving marks secured by the candidate is generally issued within a fortnight of declaration of results. ISA AT certificate is generally issued within 3 months of results declaration by the Examination Department of the Institute.
Please click at the following links for further details:

Examination Department Notifications re ISA AT >>

Exam Helpline >>

Please refer to ISA Prospectus for further details.

D.I.S.A. (ICAI) Title

The Council, at its 281st Meeting held on October 3-5, 2008 noted that as per Schedule ‘F” to the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 members who qualify the Post Qualification Course in Information Systems Audit is entitled to use the title D.I.S.A. (ICA) after their names while the title is D.I.R.M. (ICAI) and D.I.T.L. (ICAI) for other Post Qualification Courses.

The Council, after due consideration, decided to change, under Regulation 205, the sub-title “(ICA)” to “(ICAI) for all Post Qualification Courses, including Post Qualification Course on Information Systems Audit, to bring uniformity across all post qualification courses.

In view of the above all ISA Qualified members are requested to use the title D.I.S.A. (ICAI), henceforth.

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