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CCSA Study System Introduction


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John J.
            McKeever
CCSA and CRMA
 
John McKeever, the author is the President of Contemporary Business Concepts of Florida, LLC.  He has compiled in the "McKeever CCCA Study System" and "McKeever CCSA Practice Test" unique interactive study systems to help those serious about passing the IIA CCSA Exam. 

Tthe "McKeever CCSA Study System" has sold over 2000 copies in over 100 countries.

You can use any of this material in any sequence and as much time as you like.

This first time we suggest you study in this sequence:
  • Scroll through this material for an overview
  • Course Overview
  • Domain Sections
  • Application Questions
  • Practice Test
As you use the material click on any words that are underlined like the wording Domain 1 - CSA Fundamentals to go to that particular information.

In each module of the workbook you will find a description of the domain covered in that module.  You will also find sample questions with answers and explanations. 

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When you see the red stop sign like above you will be asked to answer a question or questions to test your understanding of what you read.  When you decide on each answer click the link provided to check the accuracy of your answer.  When your review is complete click the BACK button of your browser to return to the module you were studying.

This material is licensed to one individual "as is" unless a specific group licensing arrangement.  That individual can make several copies of downloaded material as long as that material is used by only that individual.

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McKeever CCSA Study System


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Course Overview

The Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) is a specialty certification program offered by The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA). It is designed for all practitioners of Control Self-Assessment (CSA) – not only internal auditors.  Gaining the required knowledge of areas such as risk and control models - often considered the realm of auditors only - exposes CSA practitioners from all backgrounds to the concepts that are vital in effectively using CSA to help clients achieve their objectives. 

At the end of this module, the participant will:

•    understand about the IIA CCSA Exam

•    understand about McKeever CCSA Study System

•    learn how to Study for the CCSA Exam

•    be more comfortable addressing the CCSA exam questions

Domain 1 - CSA Fundamentals

The objective of this module is to better prepare the participant to pass the Certification in Control Self-Assessment examination by discussing and analyzing the technical dimensions of this domain and discussing techniques to best manage multiple-choice questions about CSA Fundamentals.

At the end of this module, the participant will understand about CSA and:

•    Code of Ethics

•    Ownership and accountability for control

•    Reliance on operational expertise

•    Comparison to traditional techniques of risk and control evaluation

•    Control awareness and education

•    Cooperation, participation, and partnership

Domain 2 - CSA Program Integration

The objective of this module is to better prepare the participant to pass the Certification in Control Self-Assessment examination by discussing and analyzing the technical dimensions of this domain and discussing techniques to best manage multiple choice-questions about CSA Program Integration.

At the end of this module, the participant will understand about CSA and:

•    Alternative approaches to CSA

•    Cost/benefit analysis for implementation of the CSA process

•    Strategic CSA program planning methodologies or techniques, including resource allocation

•    Organizational theory and behavior

•    Change management and business process reengineering

•    Presentation techniques for successful integration

•    Client feedback mechanisms (e.g. interviews, surveys)

Domain 3 - Elements of the CSA Process

The objective of this module is to better prepare the participant to pass the Certification in Control Self-Assessment examination by discussing and analyzing the technical dimensions of this domain and discussing techniques to best manage multiple choice-questions about Elements of the CSA Process. 

At the end of this module, the participant will understand about CSA and:

•    Management's priorities and concerns

•    Project and logistics management

•    Business objectives, processes, challenges, and threats for the area under review

•    Resource identification and allocation of participants and CSA team

•    Culture of area under review

•    Question development techniques

•    Technology supporting the CSA process

•    Facilitation techniques and tools

•    Group dynamics

•    Fraud awareness

•    Evaluation / analytical tools and techniques

•    Formulating recommendations or actions plans

•    Nature of evidence

•    Reporting techniques and considerations

•    Motivational techniques

•    Monitoring, tracking, and follow-up techniques

•    Awareness of legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations

Domain 4:  Business Objectives & Organizational Performance

The objective of this module is to better prepare the participant to pass the Certification in Control Self-Assessment examination by discussing and analyzing the technical dimensions of this domain and discussing techniques to best manage multiple choice-questions about Business Objectives & Organizational Performance. 

At the end of this module, the participant will understand about CSA and:

•    Strategic and operational planning processes

•    Objective setting, including alignment to the organization's mission and values

•    Performance measures

•    Performance management

•    Data collection and validation techniques

Domain 5 – Risk Identification & Assessment

The objective of this module is to better prepare the participant to pass the Certification in Control Self-Assessment examination by discussing and analyzing the technical dimensions of this domain and discussing techniques to best manage multiple choice-questions about Risk Identification & Assessment. 

At the end of this module, the participant will understand about CSA and:

•    Risk Theory

•    Risk models/frameworks

•    Risk management techniques/cost-benefit analysis

•    Using CSA in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Domain 6 - Control Theory and Application

The objective of this module is to better prepare the participant to pass the Certification in Control Self-Assessment examination by discussing and analyzing the technical dimensions of this domain and discussing techniques to best manage multiple choice-questions about Control Theory and Application.

At the end of this module, the participant will understand about CSA and:

•    Corporate governance, control theory, and models

•    Methods for judging and communicating the overall effectiveness of the system of internal control

•    Relationship between informal and formal controls

•    Techniques for evaluating formal controls

•    Techniques for evaluating informal controls and control environments

•    Control documentation techniques

•    Control design and application

•    Techniques for determining control history for the organization

Suggested References

Appendix

Application Questions

Application Questions, Answers & Explanations

CCSA Workbook

2016 CCSA Supplement

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McKeever CCSA Practice Test



CCSA Practice Test (suggest use after studying the information in the domains and using the Application Questions)

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McKeever CCSA Additional Review Material



David McNamee is an international known audit director, writer and consultant.

He has written a number of publications that should prove useful in both passing the CCSA Exam and in applying CSA in your work environment.

To review or download a copy of these resources click any of the below links. 

David McNamee - Control Self Asessment

  • 135 pages of CSA definitions, examples, case studies, feedback questions, and bibliography
  • Sample agenda useful as a guideline in conducting a CSA session
  • How to incorporate techniques to use self assessment tools to improve business processes
  • Use of a CSA Template as a powerful improvement to the scribing process
  • Types of questions normally discussed in a CSA workshop
  • Simplified version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test to help you facilitate CSA meetings
  • Set of actual questionnaires provides a basis for performing CSA in Accounts Payable, Budget Process, Electronic Data Interchange – EDI, Project Management Risk, and SAP General Ledger
David McNamee - Risk Management and Risk Assessment

  • CSA – An Approach, Not a Method
  • Why use CSA
  • COSO, CoCo, Cadbury
  • Self-review practices
  • CSA and risk assessment
  • Risk and the Six Methods of Control Self-Assessment

David McNamee - Achieving Auditor Excellence


  • Practical suggestions and thoughts to develop better consulting skills
  • Marketing the Audit Department’s valuable services including CSA capabilities
  • Becoming able facilitators who understand people and use that knowledge
  • Using Collaborative Risk Assessment as a tool
  • Actual questions with example answers with spaces to apply the Delphi tool
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McKeever CCSA Professional Version BONUS


This Bonus review material includes the actual PowerPoint Presentation with speaker notes John McKeever uses to deliver on-site training with cross-referencing to pages in the McKeever CCSA Study System.  It can serve as a way to begin studying for the CCSA Exam.
  

To review or download a copy of these resources click any of the below links.   


  • John McKeever's PowerPoint presentation used for on-site training
  • John McKeever's notes used for on-site training
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Thank You for Your Review


Thank you for reviewing the McKeever CCSA Study System to help you pass the IIA CCSA Exam and to use as a reference for applying Control Self Assessment principles.

We sincerely appreciate your feedback, however please do not send specific questions on the CCSA Exam as they are confidential. 

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We wish you the very best success passing the CCSA Exam!

Joseph R Pleier
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Pleier Corporation
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