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SOC for Service Organizations Virtual School

A deep dive into key aspects of planning, executing and reporting on SOC for service organizations.

$1,195 - $1,595
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Dec 01 - Dec 02, 2022


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The September 29-30 SOC School has sold out.

Outsourcing has become a trend along with expanded use of technology driving the need for reporting on system and organization controls (SOC). User entities are looking to service organizations to provide reliable reports on their systems of internal control. Join us for our SOC for Service Organizations Virtual School. This must-attend event features instructor guided group discussions and application exercises covering complex SOC for Service Organizations-related topics to prepare service auditors for their next engagement.

Dive into key aspects of attestation standards and guidance, planning, executing and reporting on SOC for service organizations, hear challenges and best practices from class participants, and interact with instructors with significant SOC reporting experience as they share their knowledge to support you in performing your SOC examinations.

The virtual school structure

Attend the virtual sessions featuring instructor-guided discussions along with other professionals experienced in SOC examinations through Zoom. During the 2-day virtual live sessions, you can expect:

  • Instructors who are experienced SOC for Service Organizations practitioners
  • Knowledge-sharing through guided discussions and exercises
  • Realistic case studies from a manager or senior leader’s point of view
  • Updated materials to cover common peer review findings and other challenges

Accessing the live sessions: Your Zoom link will be emailed to you approximately 3 days prior to the start of the event.

For best results, please ensure your video and audio are operating properly. Zoom system requirements.

Key topics

  • Overview of SOC services, attestation standards and guidance
  • Types of SOC for service organizations engagements
  • Sections of the report, including the service auditor’s opinion and testing, and management’s description and assertion.
  • Consideration of subservice organizations, complementary user entity controls, and use of internal audit and specialists
  • Planning considerations related to engagement acceptance and continuance, scoping, risk assessment, and materiality
  • Assessment and documentation of design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Types of opinions and concluding activities
  • Other topics of interest, such as SOC 2+ reports, SOC 3 reports, and blockchain implications.
  • Advanced SOC for Service Organizations Certificate Examination overview

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify extant and pending guidance that affects system and organization controls (SOC) for service organizations engagements.
  • Determine how to avoid common SOC for service organizations pitfalls based on peer review findings.
  • Assess the needs of a service organization to determine the appropriate SOC for service organizations engagement and suitability of criteria.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills in planning, executing, and reporting on a SOC for service organizations examination.

This school is developed for:

  • Managers, senior managers, and partners responsible for performing and managing their firms’ SOC for Service Organizations engagements
  • Senior staff of firms specializing in SOC for Service Organizations engagements

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Included with your registration:

Access to both SOC 1® and SOC 2® e-book guides. Note that these two e-books will be automatically added to your cart.

Complete Your SOC Learning with a Certificate

Register for the SOC School + Certificate Exam.

Developed by leading subject matter experts, this Certificate Exam tests your knowledge and skills related to conducting both SOC 1® and SOC 2® engagements. You’ll prove your ability to plan, perform and report on the engagements through this timed online exam that consists of 75 multiple-choice questions.

To pass the exam, you must be able to evaluate and analyze the core concepts related to SOC for Service Organizations engagements. Then you’ll be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge that you can display anywhere online.

PCPS members save an additional $100:

Login here to obtain the discount code to enter for this event. Not sure your firm is a member? Send an email and we’ll get right back to you! Or, learn more about PCPS membership!

Credit Info
CPE Credits
Online - Dec. 1-2, 2022
NASBA Field of Study
Substantial experience performing and managing staff on SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3 engagements and mastery of SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 engagement fundamentals
For more information, please refer to CPE requirements and NASBA sponsorship information
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Online - Dec. 1-2, 2022
Dec 1, 2022-Dec 2, 2022
$1,195.00 - $1,595.00
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