Walsh College

Compliance, Governance, and Audit Certificate

The Compliance, Governance, and Audit Certificate will build on previously obtained knowledge, and prepare you to develop and support an incident response program for an organization. This certificate will give you the ability to assist organizations with their digital forensics and investigative needs, while acquiring knowledge that will prepare you to take the CISA certification exam. 

Admissions Criteria
Available to individuals holding a bachelor's or master's degree. Applicant must possess a bachelor's or master's degree in a computer-related field or provide documented competency in the area of computer security. A minimum of one of the following is required:

  • Security+ Certification
  • CIW Security Certification
  • Network+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certification (MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS)
  • Novell Certification (CNA, CNE, MCNE)
  • CISCO Certifications (CCNA, CCNE, CCIE)
  • Security Certifications (CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, SSCP, CPP, CRISC)


Two years of verifiable professional-level, full-time work experience in network design/development/administration or information assurance.


Successfully complete with a grade of "C" (2.000) or better:

  • BIT 501  Information Systems Methodology
  • BIT 502  Program Design and Development 
  • BIT 525  Fundamentals of Networks and Telecommunications

Foundation Courses

BIT 546    Information Systems Security
BIT 572    Information Security Safeguards
BIT 573    Information Systems Threat Assessment
BIT 574    Cryptography

 Required Courses

IA 540      Intrusion Techniques and Defenses
IA 561      Introduction to Developing an Auditing and Governance Plan
IA 562      Compliance Audit and Tools
IA 563      Using Risk Assessment & Informatics for Effective IT Audit
IA 564      Practicum - Conducting an IT Audit

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