CITP Supplemental Podcasts 


The IMTA section has developed a series of podcasts, available for free download, that CITP candidates are recommended to use in preparation for the CITP exam.  The podcasts center around those subject matter areas in the revised CSO that were either not included or covered in less depth in the prior CSO, that will be introduced for the first time in the June 2017 CITP Exam.

Topics Description 

Data Analysis & Reporting Infrastructures/Platforms


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In this podcast, Maria Pollieri & Adam Chaikin provide insight on data analysis & reporting infrastructures and platforms. The podcast covers the following 5 subject matter areas from the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO): 
  • Types of Infrastructure/Platforms typically employed
  • Data Preparation & Manipulation
  • Data Analysis:  Functions, Tools and Approaches, including Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Information Traceability (Source & Transformation)
  • Information Quality

Information Lifecycle Management 


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In this podcast, Lauren Kovar & David Kovar discuss Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), focusing on the following ILM subject matter areas from the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO):
  • Goals, policies & governance of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
  • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Steps:  
    • Identify 
    • Capture 
    • Manage
    • Utilize 
    • Archive 
    • Retention Policy
    • Destruction

Data Backup & Recovery



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In this podcast, Chris Fraser & Kevin Martin weigh in on the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO) topics of data backup & recovery. The podcast covers the following subject matter, pertaining to data backup & recovery:
  • Data backup policies and procedures
  • Frequency of data backups - best practices
  • Types of data storage
  • Offsite data storage - best practices
  • Use of RAIDS (Redundant arrays of independent disks)     
  • Recovery Testing - best practices
  • Control over backup data

Service Organization Controls (SOC)


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In this podcast, Alex Thorne discusses subject matter from the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO) in the surrounding area of Service Organization Controls (SOC). The podcast covers the following SOC related subject matter: 
  • Considerations in determining the need for SOC Reports
  • SOC 1 - Relevant users, purpose/use, controls addressed, standard under which the engagement is performed, report content
  • SOC 2 - Relevant users, purpose/use, controls addressed, standard under which the engagement is performed, report content
  • SOC 3 - Relevant users, purpose/use, controls addressed, standard under which the engagement is performed, report content

Regulatory Compliance: HIPAA

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In this podcast, Brian Thomas covers subject matter from the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO) in the area of regulatory compliance, specifically as it relates to Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Internal Audit


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In this podcast, Terry Campbell covers the Internal Audit function, focusing on the following internal audit subject matter areas from the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO):
  • Audit universe
  • Specific audit programs (standardized vs. custom)
  • Assessment of IT risk
  • Work paper documentation
  • Nature/substance of an audit report
  • Board reporting

COSO Framework


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In this podcast, Virginia Collins & Al Chen discuss the COSO Framework, a subject matter area of importance within the CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO). COSO topics covered in this podcast include:
  • 2013 COSO Model Framework vs. previous model
  • The 3 Categories of Objectives
  • The 5 Integrated Components of Internal Control
  • Relationship of the Objectives & Components

SOC 2® Privacy Principles


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Jeff Cook covers CITP Content Specification Outline (CSO) subject matter in the surrounding areas of both Information Privacy and Service Organization Controls, in this informative podcast on the SOC 2® Privacy Principle. This podcast focuses on the changes to the privacy principle and the corresponding effect of those changes SOC 2® reporting.
 




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