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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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About the Course

The course is awarded The Best Free Online Courses of All Time, and Best Online Courses of the Year (2021 Edition) by Class Central ( --- Information systems (IS) are important assets to business organizations and are ubiquitous in our daily lives. With the latest IS technologies emerging, such as Big Data, FinTech, Virtual Banks, there are more concerns from the public on how organizations maintain systems’ integrity, such as data privacy, information security, the compliance to the government regulations. Management in organizations also need to be assured that systems work the way they expected. IS auditors play a crucial role in handling these issues. In the course “Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance”, you will explore risks of information systems, and how to mitigate the risks by proper IS Controls. You will also get familiar with the IS Audit procedures and how they are applied during the IS development throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Finally, you will get to observe how we can make the system changes more manageable using formal IS Management practices, such as Change Management Controls and Emergency Changes. The conversations between the course instructor - Prof. Percy Dias, and the IS auditing practitioner will give you a concrete idea on how IS auditors perform their duties, the qualities to become IS auditors and future prospects of IS auditing industry. This course is suitable for students and graduates from Information Systems, Information Technology and Computer Science, and IT practitioners who are interested to get into the IS auditing field. It is also a good starting point for learners who would like to pursue further studies for IS audit certifications – such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)....

Top reviews


Feb 10, 2023

This course really helped me gain knowledge regarding IS audits, controls and assurance. Professors explanation was good and easily understandable. Guest interview made me acquire practical knowledge.


Jul 24, 2022

Pro. Diaz has taught and enlightened me about system audit a lot, most of this information was very new to me. I felt fortunate to have a mentor like him, and like to enroll in more courses with him.

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By Israel M G

Feb 7, 2022

A perfect course if you are just starting your career as an IS or IT auditor in a Big Four Company. The course covers the basics of IT or IS controls present in an audit engagement and also the software development life cycle from the perspective of an external or internal auditor.

By Ngọc T N

Jul 20, 2022

The course content is unique and concise, suitable for those who are new to auditing. The only downside of the course is the instructor's voice. but that doesn't detract from the quality of the course. as you can see the description below each video. I highly recommend this course

By Andrews S K

Apr 2, 2022

Much to learn from Professor. The course content is very good. You would learn IS auditing skills, lots of controls to implement. The interaction with industry mentor on the programme was informative. I had practically lessons of what IS auditor do and their future scope. Thanks

By Minh T P T

Jun 8, 2023

The course is really helpful for beginer like me. It provide basic information about IS AUDITING, CONTROLS AND assurance. Additionally, it will help you know more the trend of job. Moreove i think you can be interesting when you learn it. Thanks lectures and coursera so much

By Criz C

Jun 6, 2022

Excelente curso, material muy bien elaborado, los conceptos sobre auditoría en sistemas de información fueron claros y precisos. La chica que fue entrevistada dio una vista general sobre los ambientes que puede desempeñarse una persona interesada en auditorías informáticas.

By Zia u

Feb 20, 2021

I love the course very much. It is really improve my knowledge & skills. I love prof Dias. He explained everything clearly in a good structure. if I have enough money I will take an other course from him. once again thank you very much for you dedication to online course.

By Ravindu Y

Dec 21, 2022

“Good to be updated on the changes that have taken place. Top marks for the instructor.” “Overall the course is going to be very useful in my day to day job.” “Really well done; made a dry subject really interesting, and clearly has a passion for audit that shone through!

By Olga Z

Aug 19, 2022

I want to thank the creators of this course, because it helped me to systematize my knowledge and get a solid theoretical foundation. Passing this course gave me a vector of development and gave me an idea about the audit, the lecturer's explanations were brief and clear.

By Kealeboga G

Feb 7, 2022

This course is fascinating and I have enjoyed all the modules, content is well presented and explained to my satisfaction. To Prof Diaz, and Gloria, you guys made it so enjoyable all the way. Thank you Coursera and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

By Adnan A K N

Nov 20, 2023

The course is well-structured and easy to follow. The instructor is knowledgeable and engaging, and the course materials are well-organized. The course also includes a number of hands-on exercises and assignments that help students to apply what they have learned.

By Ruchi S

Jun 13, 2023

This is the first course which I have done via Coursera. This course has setup high standards for other courses which I am going to enroll. This course is very well articulated and easy to understand. Thanks Professor Garvin Percy Dias for your time and efforts.

By Vinoj K S

Jul 18, 2020

An Excellent IS Auditing course covering Risk Assessment Mitigation and having controls in place. Also covering procedures, case studies and various scenarios. Thanks to Prof. DIAS for explaining the concepts in easy to understand manner and with good examples.

By Wai Y

May 9, 2020

Very perfect course for those who want to learn industrial applied IS audit best practices in real world. Thanks to our beloved mentor for his easy to learn and understanding styles of teaching and effective scenarios and practice questions for each module.

By Isa A

May 30, 2024

Great course! It filled in a lot of my knowledge gaps. I wouldn't have known what to look for, I just happened to stumble up on this course based on a job announcement which led me to search the topic on Coursera. Wish I had known about this course sooner.


May 7, 2020

the course very important for better future in auditing and it is made easy which new people can understand and learn from this course and gives deep dive in risk management, compliance, assurance, and control. overall it is good to learn from good teacher

By reza a s

Mar 31, 2023

I like the explanation from the professor, so clear and I have a new view about IS auditors,

I like how the case study in the current situation at the banking industrial added in course material, so i can implement it in my client'assessmen. Thanks A lot

By tayaaam

Aug 14, 2021

it is very informative course that clarify many things about IS risk assessment, internal control types and IS auditor role in reviewing SDLC. in addition to perfect simplification for the different types of system maintenances , test environments, etc.

By Haoliang H

Jan 6, 2023

Overall, I love this course! This course was very informative and I learned a lot about IT auditing. However, I think more content can be discussed, especially topics covered in the CISA exam. There can also be more homework or projects for practice.

By Irene A

Sep 2, 2022

This course is very good! The concepts are well explained.

It has opened my mind to more opportunities in ICT industry. It has expanded my understanding of information systems and given me more confidence in executing my duties.

Thank you Prof. Dias

By damilola s

Sep 18, 2021

I really enjoyed the wealth of knowledge Prof Percy had to share and this has significantly made me a far more knowledgeable auditor than when i commenced. I would recommend this for anyone with a passion for learning about IS Auditing and Controls.

By Stephen F

May 1, 2023

i went into this course blind & curious of its contents. It did not disappoint. I found it very engaging and the information was plentiful. If you’re looking for experience or a great refresher in the auditory process this is the course for you.

By André L N

Aug 23, 2023

I found this course very helpful for me to "assure" I am getting the right path through my journey into QA. Thank you mister Diaz for your dedication in delivering us nice classes! I felt really engaged to your teaching way! Thanks! Congrats!

By Muyiringire P

Mar 16, 2023

This course was very helpful for getting overall understanding of Information Systems auditing, controls and assurance. Especially for the person who want to develop a career in IS audit, it is a good course you can recommend to him or her.

By Giorgio N

Jul 30, 2020

Prof. Dias is nice and his teaching style is pleasant. I liked the interviews with the IS Auditor practicioner as well as the readings. What the course is maybe missing is a case-study or a practical step-by-step example of an IS Audit

By Mugabekazi C

Oct 16, 2021

Thank You Mr. Garvin Percy of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for taking me through my First certification in my career. i please wish I can get the certificate freely because I'm a Ugandan Student that isn't employed