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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 Busayo O A

Jul 1, 2023

Great time learning. This will surely drive my interest in IS Auditing. The video was clear and concise on every topic discussed. Thanks Prof. Percy DIAS

By Warawara H

Mar 15, 2023

I liked every bit of the course. It has a practical view with practical examples. Working in the field, I appreciated all the examples and their relevance

By Aniagyei G

Jun 7, 2023

I really enjoyed the course, it was taught in the basic and simplest form yet provided me with in-depth knowledge on the topic. I am glad I started here

By Kim K

Jan 8, 2022

I really enjoyed this course. It was a great introduction to IS Auditing and this courses deepened my interest into maybe looking into that career path.

By Adedamola A H

Jul 5, 2020

I would advise fellow colleagues to enroll for the course has it gives a broad view to the existence of disruptive technology in the financial industry.

By Adedoyin O

Oct 11, 2023

The course was interesting to learn. It provides adequate insight to Information System Auditing, Controls and Assurance. I am glad i took this course.

By Concepcion M

Apr 29, 2021

I learned a lot from this course and gained knowledge on how helpful and important IS Audits to companies. Thank you Prof Dias for explaining it well.

By Anand K R

Apr 18, 2021

Excellent learning , very insightful, The presenter's teaching process was very effective and i found it most classic so far I have atteded the courses


Jul 26, 2022

As an IT engineer Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance course improved my knowledge and to have  about system auditing and controls.

By Frances A L B

Jul 29, 2021

The content was direct and immediately relevant. As a consultant working across multiple industries, the information was relatable across the board.

By Obaid U

Mar 15, 2020

It was an amazing opportunity for me to have that certification from Coursera. Up to date contents and totally related to the objectives of career.

By Akmal A

Sep 1, 2021

A very short and simple course provided by the university. Professor Percy Dias was also a very cheerful lecturer. Thank you for the course Prof.

By Joshua G

Apr 16, 2022

The lecture was very ineteractive and concise. Real life scenarios were also cited to enhance understanding of the subject matter. Kudos to Prof

By Daniel A T

May 3, 2020

This is my first completed course on coursera and i must say i have really enjoyed every aspect of it. Thank you Prof. Dias. Thank you coursera.

By Alex E

Dec 26, 2023

The course is very nice and informative. Its very detailed and equips one be effective in Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance

By Renald R

Oct 31, 2022

it is a great course that I have learned a lot of things and new skills from Coursera. I recommended a lot of people to with this platform.

By Sagda M

Jun 3, 2023

Very usfel for me and learn alot , also the explaining topics method is perfect by give examples to each point , thanks alot for your efforts


May 8, 2020

It was quite a wonderful learning. I enjoyed this course and learned a lot. Hopefully this learning will add value in my professional career.

By Anish P

May 17, 2021

Great course. Provided introductory information to IS auditing. Establishes a foundation for those looking to earn IS auditing certificates.

By Laimontas S

Oct 6, 2020

The course length has been just right. The content has provided general knowledge on IS audit and importance of secure systems utilization.

By Sindi B

Sep 11, 2022

It was a nice experience having this course online and take much information. If it possible I would like to get the certificate for it

By Reinhard L

Feb 15, 2022

Very good insight and understanding in Information Systems Auditing, System Maintenance Best Practices , Change management and controls.

By Iavor A

Apr 3, 2020

A good starting point for beginners in IS Audit to understand the nature of such audits and some clarifications on controls and assurance

By Hammerton M

Feb 14, 2021

The course is informative and easy to follow through. The lecturer is also very knowledgeable on the subject and invokes your thinking.


Oct 28, 2020

Excelente curso, muestra cada una de las etapas que un auditor Ti debe considerar en la implementación o mantenimientos de desarrollos.