IDEA Level 1 Course


IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 / 25%

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 (Two Days)

The purpose of this two-day introductory course is to acquaint new users with the bulk of IDEA’s basic functionality and breadth of tools. Training is immediately hands-on, so participants have the opportunity to quickly interact with the software by completing exercises and case studies using sample data.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and features of IDEA.
  • Consider business objectives to which IDEA can be applied.
  • Determine the data required and import the data.
  • Use IDEA in Audit, Finance, and other industries to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Improve governance and controls, and reduce risk in their organization.

Course Outline

  • Introducing IDEA
  • Managing Databases
  • Obtaining and Importing Data
  • Reconciling and Examining Data
  • Isolating Specific Records
  • Profiling the Data
  • Identifying Irregularities
  • Sampling

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® desktop environment
  • Microsoft® Office® applications.
  • Auditing a General Ledger File
  • Manipulating and Adding Fields
  • Building Equations
  • Using Multiple Databases
  • Working with Output
  • Recap Exercise
  • Documentation Standards
  • Other Products
  • Accessing Resources