Top it auditor skills needed to get the job.

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What are the top 3 traits or skills every it auditor must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your it auditor expertise?

jlazzie in Manila, Philippines

63 months ago

* IT Auditing, per se
* Computer Assisted-Audit techniques such as ACL, Idea
* IT Infrastructure review

Exposure to various types of IT audit engagements help a lot in developing ones career in this field.

Sri in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

62 months ago

From my 5 yrs in the industry, In my view the following are the biggest Skills / requirements for an IT auditor !

1. Certification - CISA/CISSP
2. Understand Technology and Talk the Techie Jargon
3. Communication Skills

The ISACA and IIA Mags. are a great way to keep up to date with technology.


Phillyfan45 in Mesa, Arizona

44 months ago

Techinical Experience with systems being audited

Experienced understanding in different IT Audit methodologies and understanding the role of the auditor during the audit

Once enough expereience is obtained, getting a CISSP, CISA, CISM certification (any or all)

If you're bouncing back from financial to IT Audit work, IIA CIA certification may help as well (not necessary if it's strictly IT)

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