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IDEA Data Analysis – Intro to IDEA – November 9 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 9, 2022 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

Nov 9, 2022 - Nov 9, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Analyzing Travel and Expense Fraud in IDEA -November 10 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 10, 2022 10:00 am

Analyzing Travel & Expense Fraud in IDEA® is a half-day, hands-on workshop that will cover the entire process of T&E from start to finish, including how to work with key stakeholders,
creating recovery processes, modeling fraud behaviors, and executing testing procedures. Travel & Entertainment expenses are a critical focus of proactive fraud audits and it can result
in large recoveries and identification of potential losses. From fraud and abuse to clerical errors and loss prevention, this course will take you from novice to expert using IDEA to analyze T&E Expenses.
 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Determine scope and create information requests
  • Create essential relationships with accounting, legal, and corporate security
  • Understand real fraud examples and model data for them
  • Perform reasonableness checks on merchant data
  • Identify duplicates and questionable items
  • Identify explicit businesses
  • Perform risk-based exception testing
  • Create effective audit reports

 
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

Nov 10, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 - November 15 - 16 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 15, 2022 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

Nov 15, 2022 - Nov 16, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Building Complex Equations- November 17 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 17, 2022 10:00 am
This 4 CPE course will teach the practice of using IDEA @functions and embedded equations to solve complex testing procedures.

 

 
After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply @functions to properly convert date information from character type
  • Differentiate between Boolean data type values when building equations
  • Apply @functions to extract quarterly information from a date field
  • Apply @functions function to filter information from a database
  • Identify and apply @functions that can be used to cleanse and normalize data
  • Select and apply @functions that can parse and filter specific date components in a date field
  • Identify and apply IDEA @functions that are used to perform field searches
  • Recognize the proper syntax for applying @functions for searching within a field
  • Recognize the @functions used in parsing data within character fields
  • Identify and apply @functions that can be used to find information through pattern matching
  • Identify and apply the proper syntax for building equations to match a pattern within a field

 

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

Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

CIDA Exam Preparation – November 18 – Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Nov 18, 2022 8:30 am

Stand Out with the CIDA Certification

 

The IDEA® Data Analysis CIDA Exam Prep is a one-day course that will prepare you to take the Certified IDEA Data Analyst (CIDA) exam. A real world case study is utilized to simulate the style and content that is incorporated in the exam. We will review the core components of IDEA, such as importing, data profiling, testing for irregularities, creating new fields, and working with multiple files and large data sets. Additional tests and functions, and modern approaches, not covered in previous courses, will also be showcased.

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

    • Import and reconcile project data
    • Profile and isolate payment data
    • Identify irregularities using Field Manipulation
    • Summarize and work with multiple files
    • Review of the Equation Editor and @Functions

 

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

Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Detecting Corruption - November 18 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 18, 2022 8:30 am

This course reviews the analysis and investigation of bribery, corruption, self-dealing. Learn how officials and purchasing personnel employ and conceal corrupt activities, how psychological powers of authority suppress inquiries, and how organizations can overcome challenges. Through case studies and exercises, we will examine how government organizations successfully defend against corrupt behavior.

 

Through hands-on instruction, taught at an optimal learning pace, attendees will learn how to:

 

  • Overcome mindsets that prevent people from detecting corruption
  • Apply a consistent methodology for problem detection
  • Identify what can go wrong: side deals, kickbacks, conflicts of interest, and pay-to-play
  • Recognize common symptoms of corruption
  • Look for problems in books and records
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Recognize abuse of authority and the power of gifts & entertainment
  • Apply techniques successfully used by other organizations to defend against corruption
  • Apply lessons from case studies to your own environment

 

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

Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 2 - November 29 - 30 - Online

Level 2

Live, Online
Nov 29, 2022 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

Nov 29, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis – Intro to IDEA – November 30 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Nov 30, 2022 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

Nov 30, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Analyzing Inventory in IDEA - December 8 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 8, 2022 10:00 am

Analyzing Inventory in IDEA® is a half-day, instructor-led training that walks students through a case study where they are hired to perform an Inventory Review at Bright IDEAs, Inc. The auditor evaluates business and audit risks associated with Inventory and then reviews potential tests that can be used to address those risks. This case study includes audit testing to agree total inventory values, check adequacy and accuracy of inventory, assess the re-ordering system, and analyze profit margins and pricing. We will also utilize a portion of the IDEA Data Analysis Workbook for your reference.

 

 

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Import ASCII delimited files using field statistics and control totals to verify accuracy of import
  • Use equations to extract obsolete inventory items and negative quantities
  • Calculate usage ratios and months of inventory
  • Stratify inventory into bands
  • Calculate total provisions counts and value by location
  • Test accuracy of the reordering system
  • Analyze selling prices and inventory movements
  • Analyze profit margins

 

 

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.

 

Register

English

Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 8, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 - December 13 - 14 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Dec 13, 2022 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

Dec 13, 2022 - Dec 14, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

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