COA launches eLearning Course on IT Audit

Published: 26 September 2019
Participants of the eLearning course in action during the design writeshop held on 25-26 July, 1-2, 5-9 August 2019 at the Professional and Institutional Development Sector.

To enhance the knowledge and skills of auditors on basic Information Technology (IT) audit, the Commission on Audit (COA) Professional and Institutional Development Sector, through the Professional Development Office, and in collaboration with the Systems and Technical Services Sector, launched the first eLearning Course on IT Audit on 9 September 2019.

The eLearning course on IT Audit, which will run from 9 September to 25 October 2019, is part of the Commission’s initiative to leverage the use of technology for learning. The course introduces concepts in data analysis to enable COA auditors to understand and perform data analysis and provides insight on how to extract, transform, and analyze data using tools like Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Thirty-five COA auditors from the Corporate and National Government Sectors and the Internal Audit Office (IAO) participated. The participants are auditors in agencies that use IT audit systems including the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Government Service Insurance System, Social Security System, Department of Budget and Management, Bureau of the Treasury, and the Department of Justice, among others.

The participants in the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Capacity Development Program on “IT Audit” 2018-2019 and INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) Certification Programme for eLearning Specialists comprised the team of COA Course Designers who developed the eLearning modules for the course. A course dry run was conducted on 15 August 2019 where the course materials were improved based on the suggestions and comments of Directors Melanie R. Añonuevo and Marlon R. Marquina, overall Project Managers.