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IDEA Data Analysis – Intro to IDEA – August 4 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Aug 4, 2021 10:00 am
 

Introduction to IDEA is a half-day, hands-on workshop that will provide an in-depth overview of the data analysis functionality within the platform including: indexing, summarizing, joining, and filtering. Attendees will first import and perform data verification as well as basic analysis of a general ledger file. Then, an accounts receivable file will be aged and assessed against an AR credit limit file. IDEA’s navigation, visualization capabilities and arsenal of online resources will also be covered to ensure your individual success following this course. We encourage you to complete the “Getting Started with IDEA” webinar prior to attending this course, as you will need to be familiar with IDEA’s basic features and functions.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

    • Create and set up projects
    • Navigate the IDEA File Explorer and Library
    • Import Excel files with multiple sheets
    • Use field statistics to verify and reconcile data
    • Summarize and Join Databases
    • Filter data and create extractions
    • Create new fields and basic equations
    • Age and Gap Detection
    • Simple duplicate detection and exclusion
    • Utilize Discover for data visualization
    • File documentation and history using Project overview
    • Resources available to IDEA customers

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

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English

Aug 4, 2021 - Aug 4, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

IDEAScript for Data Analysts Level 2 – August 9-10 – Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Aug 9, 2021 8:30 am
IDEAScript for Data Analysts Level 2 is a virtual, hands-on, advanced applications course that guides you through the creation of applications using a custom interface. This course integrates the fundamental knowledge from the Introduction to IDEAScript to create applications that allow you to interface with the user. You will be introduced to the use of Arrays to obtain data from users or from an IDEA Database as well as error handling and validation to make your application a stronger solution. Hands-on training will ensure you obtain the skills required to create powerful IDEAScript applications. You will also utilize the IDEAScript Editor to create a wide range applications to help streamline your daily workflow. This training is instructor-led within a virtual desktop environment to guide you through various examples of different integrations and provides you the ability to ask questions and test your knowledge.

 

 

After completing this training, participants will understand:
  • Introduction to Arrays
  • Introduction to Custom Dialogs
  • Error Validation
  • Application Development
  • Good Programming Practices

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 10, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Data Cleansing Using IDEA - August 12 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Aug 12, 2021 10:00 am
Data analytic tools help auditors scale their audit tests over the entire data population with minimal or no increase in time and cost, generating analyses and evidence with laser precision. However, the output is only as good as the input. Data preparation is a critical step in the analysis process, one that can be time-consuming without proper know-how. Our expert instructor will walk you through the steps to import, cleanse, format and profile data to extract maximum value and deliver meaningful insights. Attendees will return to work with a better understanding of how to improve data quality in IDEA.

 

 

Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:

 

 

  • Understand why data quality is integral for professionals applying data analytics in their engagements
  • Learn techniques such as cleansing, formatting and profiling data to extract maximum value
  • Validate the data to ensure high levels of accuracy
  • Test data correctness, timeliness, relevance and completeness

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Aug 12, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 - August 17-18 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Aug 12, 2021 8:30 am
IDEA® Data Analysis Level 1 is a hands-on, two-day,comprehensive introductory course that will acquaint new users with the IDEA platform’s functionality and wide range of
tools to simplify your daily workflow and deliver greater insights. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the software through a range exercises using sample data
and will receive personalized support from the instructor – promoting improved competency of the content. Topics include, but are not limited to adding and manipulating fields, building equations, importing data, using multiple databases, reconciling data, identifying irregularities, isolating specific records, and sampling. Relevant real-world case studies
will also be shared.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand the basic features and functionality of the IDEA platform
  • Determine what data is required, and how to obtain and import various types
  • Effectively manage and use multiple databases(append and join 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
  • Build equations to add virtual fields, filter, sort,and match data, automate repeatable processes

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Aug 12, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis

Level 1

LIVE, Online
Aug 17, 2021 9:00 am

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. Topics include manipulating and adding fields, building equations, importing data, using multiple databases, reconciling data, isolating specific records, identifying irregularities, sampling, and more.

Additional Notes:

You will be working within a virtual computer lab; you do not need IDEA installed in order to attend.
The use of two monitor screens is strongly recommended during your training course.
This is a live, instructor-led course, and attendance is required throughout the session.
Your trainer will send your login information one week prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy

CaseWare IDEA Inc. requires notice of cancellation no later than 10 business days before the training start date. If less than 10 business days’ notice is given, 50% of the training fee will be refunded up to three business days before the training start date. No refund is possible if notice of cancellation is received less than three business days before the training start date.

Please contact ideatraining@caseware.com with any questions.

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English

Aug 17, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern US

$1150 CAD

IDEA Data Analysis – Intro to IDEA – August 18 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Aug 18, 2021 10:00 am
 

Introduction to IDEA is a half-day, hands-on workshop that will provide an in-depth overview of the data analysis functionality within the platform including: indexing, summarizing, joining, and filtering. Attendees will first import and perform data verification as well as basic analysis of a general ledger file. Then, an accounts receivable file will be aged and assessed against an AR credit limit file. IDEA’s navigation, visualization capabilities and arsenal of online resources will also be covered to ensure your individual success following this course. We encourage you to complete the “Getting Started with IDEA” webinar prior to attending this course, as you will need to be familiar with IDEA’s basic features and functions.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

    • Create and set up projects
    • Navigate the IDEA File Explorer and Library
    • Import Excel files with multiple sheets
    • Use field statistics to verify and reconcile data
    • Summarize and Join Databases
    • Filter data and create extractions
    • Create new fields and basic equations
    • Age and Gap Detection
    • Simple duplicate detection and exclusion
    • Utilize Discover for data visualization
    • File documentation and history using Project overview
    • Resources available to IDEA customers

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

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English

Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

CISE Advanced Prep Course - August 23 - Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Aug 23, 2021 8:30 am
The CISE – Advanced Prep Course is a virtual, instructor-led, one-day training that prepares you to take the Certified IDEA Scripting Expert (CISE) exam. Students will work through examples of scripting functionality that represent the content covered in both the multiple choice section of the exam and the required scripting submission. In addition, the we will provide students with tips and tricks, and other innovative approaches to help them advance their scripting development. Students will join a live virtual desktop environment with the ability to individually test their knowledge, and ask questions.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply Variables and Constants to scripts
  • Understand IDEA objects and how to use them in IDEAScript
  • Use Good programming practices
  • Create Custom dialog boxes
  • Understand the use of different logical statements

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Aug 23, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEAScript for Analysts

Level 1

LIVE, Online
Aug 24, 2021 9:00 am

This two-day course introduces experienced users to more advanced topics devoted to workflow automation with IDEAScript macros. IDEAScript, the IDEA programming language behind IDEAScript macros, is similar to and compatible with Visual Basic for Applications, the macro language used in Excel®, PowerPoint®, Word®, Access®, and other Microsoft Office® applications. Topics include recording a macro, IDEAScript environment, IDEAScript syntax, customizing macros, using the Language Browser, functions and subroutines, and more.

Prerequisite: Intermediate-level knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® desktop environment and Microsoft® Office® applications. Experience with CI101 course topics. Completion of CI101 and CI102 is recommended.

Additional Notes:

You will be working within a virtual computer lab; you do not need IDEA installed in order to attend.
The use of two monitor screens is strongly recommended during your training course.
This is a live, instructor-led course, and attendance is required throughout the session.
Your trainer will send your login information one week prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy

CaseWare IDEA Inc. requires notice of cancellation no later than 10 business days before the training start date. If less than 10 business days’ notice is given, 50% of the training fee will be refunded up to three business days before the training start date. No refund is possible if notice of cancellation is received less than three business days before the training start date.

Please contact ideatraining@caseware.com with any questions.

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English

Aug 24, 2021 - Aug 25, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern US

$1150 CAD

IDEA Data Analysis Level 2 – August 24-25 – Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Aug 24, 2021 8:30 am

Taking Your IDEA Skills to the Next Level

 

IDEA® Data Analysis Level 2 is a hands-on, two-day course, ideal for those who have completed the IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 training or already have a solid understanding of IDEA platform functionality. This training will cover more advanced principles, such as creating complex equations or criteria, automating tasks, and connecting databases. Topics include, but are not limited to, advanced imports, data profiling with Benford’s Law, advanced extractions, connecting multiple databases, advanced @functions, custom functions, and introduction to automation using IDEA.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

 

  • Handle difficult imports with greater confidence, speed and accuracy
  • Create advanced extractions and summarizations
  • Connect multiple databases to bring data together from different sources for analysis
  • Apply advanced @Functions to perform complex calculations and testing
  • Perform advanced data profiling using Benford’s Law
  • Automate processes/tasks by working with Visual Script and IDEAScripts
  • Access resources available from CaseWare for continued learning

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for a refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Aug 24, 2021 - Aug 25, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Advanced Sampling Techniques Using IDEA - August 26 - Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Aug 26, 2021 10:00 am

Advanced Sampling Techniques using IDEA® is a half-day, instructor-led training that walks students through case study where, as an analyst, you are hired to perform an independent evaluation of a company that intends to go public. In this case study style course, you will assess whether controls are working using statistical sampling including Monetary Unit Sampling (MUS), Attribute Sampling, and Classical Variable Sampling.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Concepts behind Monetary Unit Sampling (MUS) including planning, performing procedures and evaluating the sample results
  • Learn when MUS should be used and the factors affecting the size of a MUS sample
  • Understand the basic concepts behind Attribute Sampling including a discussion of deviation rates and confidence levels
  • Discussion of Beta and Alpha Risk
  • Statistical Sampling (Classical Variables Sampling) including confidence level, desired precision, and the expected proportion of errors
  • Walk through examples of each type of sampling using IDEA functionality

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule for another date for the same event or substitute a co-worker without penalty as long as the substitute has similar or more advanced CaseWare IDEA skills. Rescheduling must be for an event within 12 months of the original event date. Otherwise, the cancellation penalties below will apply. Cancellations with a request for refund must be made in writing before the event start date. Any written cancellation request received 30 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $50 processing fee. Cancellation requests received less than 14 days prior to the start of the event will be subject to a US $250 non-refundable service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 7 days of the event start date. All requests for refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

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English

Aug 26, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

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