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CI101: IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 | Houston, TX

Event Start Date: 10/24/2017 Event End Date: 10/25/2017

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Cost per place: $800.00

IDEA Basics to Get You Started

We make it easy to get started using CaseWare IDEA. This introductory course will help you navigate through IDEA's features and functions to gain a deeper understanding of how data analytics can be applied in your everyday work. In just two days, you will learn how and where to apply IDEA, plus build your skills through hands-on instruction using case studies and sample data.

Instructor
Course Level Basic
Length Two days (16 CPE)
Delivery Method Group Live Event
Event Time 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Prerequisites Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows® desktop environment and Microsoft Office® applications
Location

Audimation Services Inc.
1250 Wood Branch Park Dr, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77079

Bring a laptop with IDEA Version 9 or 10 already installed, if you need assistance contact the HelpDesk@audimation.com.

Note: Payment is due before the course. Parking expenses are not included. Occasionally it is necessary for Audimation Services to cancel a scheduled course. If a course is cancelled, the prepaid tuition can be: 1) refunded; 2) applied to another course for the same or a substituted colleague.

  • Courses led by certified IDEA instructors
  • Earn up to 16 hours of NASBA CPE (8 hours per day)
  • Course materials provide comprehensive, step-by-step instruction for reference including IDEA screen shots, tips and exercises to keep you skills sharp
  • Public training courses help you work towards CaseWare Analytics IDEA Certification (CIDA)
  • Gain skills and confidence using data analytics to conduct more efficient and effective audits
  • Network with fellow IDEA users to share best practices and grow your professional network
  • Information about resources and additional products designed to save time and effort

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and use the basic features and functions IDEA offers, including navigating the IDEA Ribbon to quickly access audit-specific commands
  • Determine what data is required, and how to obtain and import different data types into IDEA
  • Effectively manage and use multiple databases
  • Reconcile and examine data to search for outliers and potential fraud
  • Isolate specific records for further investigation
  • Profile data using stratification and summarization
  • Identify irregularities including duplicate key and gap detection
  • Apply commonly-used sampling techniques: systematic, random and stratified random
  • Audit a general ledger file using a case study example
  • Manipulate and add fields
  • Use IDEA @Functions and build equations to add virtual fields, filter, sort and match data
  • Work with multiple databases: appending and joining databases
  • Basics for building equations to automate repeatable processes
  • Document, report and share your findings

NASBA CPE LogoAudimation Services, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of the continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: nasbaregistry.org

CPAs may contact us by email at info@audimation.com to receive promotional materials containing details on the required elements of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

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Hands down, IDEA is easier to use than other analytics tools. To fully maximize your use of IDEA and for faster implementation, we recommend new and experienced users take advantage of our many training opportunities. Our courses are offered throughout the U.S. and online for all levels of users (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). Many will even earn NASBA CPE credit and help you work toward CaseWare Analytics IDEA Certification.

The best thing about our training - our first-class instructors. We've been working with IDEA for over 20 years - we know the product inside and out. Our instructors are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) and Certified IDEA Data Analysts (CIDA) with experience working in the trenches of accounting, audit and finance. Plus, they make learning fun…now that’s worth signing up for!

Solutions Development Testimonial Quotation Marks

I learned A TON! I am very excited to start applying the new concepts I learned to projects at the office and to also share my knowledge with co-workers.