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IDEA Academic Program

Internal auditors are increasingly taking advantage of new skills and technologies to leverage the data in their organization for audits. However, possessing data is just the beginning of the journey. Auditors need to know how to analyze the information and drive insights that lead to sound decision-making.


The IDEA Academic Program gives post-secondary institutions free access to IDEA Data Analysis software, tools and resources to incorporate into their course curriculum. Students enrolled in the course are provided with their own copy of IDEA and teachers can utilize the Caseware Workbook with sample data to incorporate exercises, real world scenarios and quizzes into their analytics course.

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Support for Students

There are many ways for auditors and financial professionals to advance their qualifications and career. Caseware IDEA is committed to supporting any individual registered in an approved post-secondary course with the IDEA Data Analytics software. This may include IIA Grad Certificate Students, vocational students or even self-learning students.


Simply click the link below to contact us and a local IDEA Distributor will get in touch with you to confirm your eligibility. Up on approval, the distributor will provide you with access to IDEA and student resources.

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4 Reasons to Join the IDEA Academic Program

  1. Free educational IDEA software (with record limitations) that can be installed on multiple computers and allows students to analyze data with a variety of functions including Benford’s Law, Fuzzy Duplicate, Gap Detection, and Summarization, and more 
  2. Free IDEA Workbook and associated data files that contains accounts receivable, accounts payable, fraud investigation and inventory audit case studies to help guide instructors on how to teach students data analysis techniques
  3. Tutorials and Case Studies that offer step-by-step instructions to facilitate hands-on learning
  4. The online resource center that contains case studies with sample data files, assignments, tests, and other helpful resources. The portal can also be used to host customized resources that teachers have developed

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"Caseware courses are specifically designed to train data analytics professionals at all levels with tips and tricks, exercises, and case studies derived from real-life examples. I’ve developed extensive training material on a wide variety of topics and have experience instructing hundreds of auditors, and never before has my approach to training aligned so perfectly as with Caseware’s"

Sunder Gee, CMA and Caseware Certified Instructor

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