CPE Self-Study
Complete Guide to the CITP Body of Knowledge - CITP Exam Review Course
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An in-depth and comprehensive review of the topics covered on the CITP exam.

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Enhance your knowledge base in today's marketplace.

Who Will Benefit?

  • CITP credential candidates (professionals and students)
  • Auditors
  • Accounting professionals
  • Technology employees
  • Leaders and executives
  • Technology managers
  • Anyone with responsibilities in finance
  • Policy administrators
  • IT staff

Key Topics

  • Information security governance
  • Cybersecurity risk management
  • SOC for cybersecurity
  • Data management
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Business intelligence management
  • IT governance and strategy
  • IT risks, process and controls
  • System and organization controls reporting

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key areas of information security, including strategy, policies and procedures, control environments and business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Determine the major threat vectors for systems, including cyber adversaries, the cybercrime economy and various types of attacks.
  • Differentiate the various types of data analytics, the tools and procedures to perform an analysis and the methods of reporting and performance indicators.
  • Differentiate the various forms of technology disruptors, including cloud technology, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.
  • Recognize the objectives, strategic planning, implementation, and management of the IT function within an organization as well as mitigation of risk.
  • Differentiate various IT frameworks, including COSO and COBIT, and apply the integration of frameworks with IT assessments.
  • Determine key control areas for IT assessments, including IT general controls, application, business process and change management controls.
  • Identify the purposes for SOC reporting, the users of SOC reports and the responsibilities of user auditors.

How will this product help you with the work on your desk?

  • This course will assist CITP credential candidates in preparation for the CITP exam.

Are you looking for tools to help you prepare for the CITP Exam? Fully updated to align with the new CITP Body of Knowledge, this self-study CPE course offers an in-depth and comprehensive review that is closely aligned with the outline of topics covered on the CITP exam.

The only CITP exam review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of accounting professionals associated with the AICPA, this course captures their specific skills, proficiency and experience in the following areas:

  • Information security and cyber risks
  • Business intelligence, data management and analytics
  • IT governance, risks and controls

Featuring illustrative examples and explanations that make abstract concepts come to life for both accounting professionals and students, this course will ultimately help you understand and successfully navigate today's technology-driven marketplace.

Note: Passing this self-study course does not guarantee the candidate of successfully passing the CITP exam. This course addresses most of the subjects on the CITP Content Specification Outline and is not meant to teach topics to the candidate for the first time. A significant amount of independent reading and study will be necessary to prepare for the exam, regardless of whether the candidate completes this self-study course or not.

CITP Exam Content: Visit the CITP credential page for information on CITP Exam content, format, and study material.

Ratings and reviews

Jim Bourke


Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Jim is a Partner, Member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee at WithumSmith+Brown, is Director of Firm Technology and Managing Director of Advisory Services. Jim has been a frequent speaker around the globe to many Accounting Societies and International Accounting and Trade Associations, the AICPA, Industry Technology Organizations, Incubators, Accelerators, and others on topics specifically related to various accounting, technology, practice management, and advisory services topics. In Jim’s role as Managing Director of Advisory Services, Jim heads-up the Firm’s cloud solutions, business advisory, cyber, data analytics, info-security, and transactional services initiatives for the firm.

Jim is Past President for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and past Board and Council Member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been continually named by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting profession and has been named by The CPA Technology Advisor as a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting Technology year after year. At HLB International, Jim is currently the organization’s Technology Advisory Group leader and is a frequent presenter at many of our HLB global events. In addition, Jim frequently meets with our regional technology leaders around the globe to share best practices and to help ensure consistency in technology advisory offerings by our member firms.

Tommie Singleton


As Partner & Director of Consulting Services at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Tommie is responsible for engagements that encompass IT audits, forensic accounting, business valuations, and service organization control (SOC) audits − including SSAE No. 18 audits (formerly SAS 70 and SSAE No.16). Tommie served as editor of the ISACA's "IT Audit Basics" column, which is published six times annually. He also served on the Information Technology Executive Committee (ITEC) for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), he was the coordinator of the AICPA's two national IT Audit Schools, and he served on the AICPA's National Accreditation Commission (NAC).

He has also been active in various roles with the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Tommie is the co-author of the fourth edition of Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, and he continues to pursue his passion for education by teaching many CRI CPE classes, as well as authoring articles and thought leadership for the firm. He is also an active leader on the Board for Anchored in Truth Ministries.

Troy Fine


Troy joined Schneider Downs in 2011 and is currently responsible for managing the execution of information security and cybersecurity attestation engagements. As an information security professional and auditor, he helps clients manage their security program within the context of their overall risk environment. Troy's area of expertise include cybersecurity assessments (NIST Cybersecurity Framework and SOC for Cybersecurity), SOC 1 examinations, SOC 2 examinations, SOC 2 + examinations, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, HITRUST assessments, HIPAA assessments, ISO 27001 assessments and third-party risk management assessments. He has experience in a variety of industries including banking, cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS), higher education, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and not−for−profit sectors.

Troy works directly with the AICPA as a member of the CITP Credential Committee to develop and maintain qualification and exam requirements to help support the credential pathway and credential holder's expertise in the field of information management and technology assurance.

Prior to joining Schneider Downs, Troy was a business intelligence consultant. As a business intelligence consultant, he helped companies adopt and implement appropriate extract, transform and load (ETL) strategies in order to integrate data from multiple sources into one. Additionally, he performed data analysis to help companies make efficient business decisions to improve their bottom line.


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CPE credits
: 8.0
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Moderate amount of Information Technology knowledge
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