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Sharpen Your Forensic Audit Skills - April 29 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Apr 29, 2022 8:30 am

The real game-changer of incorporating data analytics is its ability to uncover anomalies that would otherwise go undetected. This interactive course digs into actual fraud cases
to present the logic and techniques forensic investigators utilize to detect buried systems within fraud schemes. Attendees will work together to answer strategic questions on how
to approach an investigation and solve cases using IDEA. Increase your proficiency in using IDEA to identify vulnerabilities and become the white knight in your organization.

 

The Instructor will provide downloadable data for use in class. Don’t use IDEA? A virtual interactive platform of IDEA software will be provided to you. IDEA runs in Windows and is not compatible with the Mac operating system.

 

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

 

  • Apply a 5-step approach for detecting fraud and other unethical behavior
  • Master the essential techniques in IDEA for detecting anomalies in data sets
  • Reinforce your techniques by studying real-life frauds and apply investigative techniques

 

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

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

Detecting Corruption - May 27 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
Apr 29, 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

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

Introduction to Programming for Data Analysts– May 2-3 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
May 2, 2022 8:30 am

Introduction to Programming is a 2-day, virtual and hands-on course designed for those who have little to no knowledge of programming, and want to obtain the skills needed to develop complex applications. Students will be guided through key programming concepts including commenting, variables, user input, logic and design, loops, and functions. They will also join a live, instructor-led virtual desktop environment where they will individually be able to test their knowledge, and ask questions. This training will utilize the IDEAScript Editor to navigate through the fundamentals and provides a brief introduction to the integration of programming and IDEAScript.

 

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand Variables and Constants, and how to use them effectively
  • Create basic dialog boxes to request and accept information from the user
  • Create, modify and reuse functions
  • Use conditions and logical statements
  • Introduction to Branching and Loops

 

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

May 2, 2022 - May 3, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 - May 3-4 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
May 3, 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

May 3, 2022 - May 4, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

CIDA Exam Preparation – May 10 – Online

Level 2

Live, Online
May 10, 2022 10:00 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

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

IDEA Data Analysis – Intro to IDEA – May 11 – Online

Level 1

Live, Online
May 11, 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

May 11, 2022 - May 11, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Building Complex Equations- May 12 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
May 12, 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

May 12, 2022 - May 12, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis - May 13 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
May 13, 2022 8:30 am

In this hands-on session, you will learn the fundamentals of fraud detection by applying data analysis techniques to real-life scenarios. Employing a team approach, we will work with data derived from actual cases to learn how to identify and address problems. You will see fraud as we encounter it in the field!

Whether you are new to data analysis or an experienced user, a seasoned investigator or someone seeking a better understanding of what can go wrong in their organization, you will benefit from this program. Beginners will learn to effectively employ data analysis techniques in detecting common schemes, while advanced users and investigators will apply their knowledge in new and challenging ways to uncover buried symptoms of fraud.

 

 

Who should attend: Auditors, Investigators, Accounting Professionals.

 

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

 

  • Understand Our role in Fraud Detection:
    • Mindsets that keep people from detecting fraud
    • A five-step approach for detecting symptoms early
  • Recognize What Can Go Wrong in Major Processes:
    • Common symptoms of fraud and how to detect them
    • Pitfalls and traps to avoid
  • Apply Data Analysis Techniques to Case Studies:
    • Building logical extractions to target symptoms of problems; identifying curious patterns; practical analyses for detecting violations of statistical laws
    • Fraud cases worth knowing, and what we can learn from them
    • How to build an effective data analysis testing plan for your 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

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

IDEA Data Analysis Level 2 - May 17-18 - Online

Level 2

Live, Online
May 17, 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

May 17, 2022 - May 18, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Central US

Analyzing Accounts Payable in IDEA - May 19 - Online

Level 1

Live, Online
May 19, 2022 10:00 am

Analyzing Accounts Payable in IDEA® is a half-day, instructor-led case study that walks students through their role as an auditor hired to perform an Accounts Payable Audit and Fraud Investigation at Bright IDEAs, Inc. The auditor evaluates business and audit risks associated with AP and then reviews potential tests that can be used to address those risks. The case study includes a review of using IDEA to import data files, profile payments, extract unusual transactions, using Benford’s Law, join data files and much more. We will also utilize a portion of the IDEA Data Analysis Workbook for your reference.

 

 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Extract unusual transactions including rounded amounts, cash, and zero dollar payments
  • Identify payments made above authorized transaction levels
  • Identify missing checks and payments with unusual timing
  • Detect invoices paid in irregular time frames
  • Find “after-the-fact” invoices
  • Identify payments made to unauthorized suppliers

 

 

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

May 19, 2022 - May 19, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central US

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