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Classroom Training

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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

IIn-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support

Sarbanes-Oxley Training

Sarbanes-Oxley Training Courses

Sarbanes-Oxley Training Information


The Sarbanes- Oxley Act (SOX) was enacted in July 2002, largely in response to large public failures of corporate governance. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rulings is that SOX Internal Controls must assure the secure, stable, and reliable performance of computer hardware, software, and SOX personnel connected to financial systems.


There are no pre-requisites.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for:

  • C – Level Executives
  • Information Security Directors, Managers and Professionals
  • Chief Risk and Compliance Officers
  • IT and Security Process Owners
  • Network, System and Security Administrators
  • Auditors
  • Security and Management Consultants
  • This course is highly recommended for professionals from Supervisory Agencies, Central Banks, Financial Institutions, Commercial Banks, Investment Banks, Insurance Companies, Multinational Corporations.

What will you learn?

  • This course will help individuals understand both the spirit and practicality of the ACT.
  • Challenges will be highlighted and delegates will be taught the best practices that must be implemented to make their organisation compliant to the Law.

Course Outline

The Sarbanes Oxley Act

  • The Need
  • US federal legislation: Financial reporting or corporate governance?
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: Key Sections
  • The Act and its interpretation by SEC and PCAOB
  • PCAOB Auditing Standards: What we need to know
  • Management’s Testing
  • Management’s Documentation
  • Reports used to Validate SOX Compliant IT
  • Infrastructure
  • Documentation Issues
  • Sections 302, 404, 906 and the three certifications
  • Sections 302, 404, 906: Examples and case studies
  • Management’s Responsibilities
  • Committees and Teams
  • Project Team – Section 404: Reports to Steering
  • Committee
  • Steering Committee – Section 404: Reports to
  • Certifying Officers and cooperates with Disclosure
  • Committee
  • Disclosure Committee: Reports to Certifying
  • Officers and cooperates with Audit Committee
  • Certifying Officers and Audit Committee: Report to the Board of Directors
  • Control Deficiency
  • Deficiency in Design
  • Deficiency in Operation
  • Significant Deficiency
  • Material Weakness
  • Is it a Deficiency, or a Material Weakness?
  • Reporting Weaknesses and Deficiencies


  • Case Studies
  • Public Disclosure Requirements
  • Real Time Disclosures on a rapid and current basis?
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Rulemaking process
  • Companies Affected
  • International companies
  • Foreign Private Issuers (FPIs)
  • American Depository Receipts (ADRs)
  • Types of ADR programs
  • Employees Affected
  • Effective Dates

Internal Controls - COSO

  • The Internal Control — Integrated Framework by the COSO committee
  • Using the COSO framework effectively
  • The Control Environment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control Activities
  • Information and Communication
  • Monitoring
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency of Operations
  • Reliability of Financial Reporting
  • Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • IT Controls
  • IT Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Act Relevance
  • Program Development and Program Change
  • Deterrent, Preventive, Detective, Corrective,
  • Recovery, Compensating, Monitoring and Disclosure
  • Controls
  • Layers of overlapping controls

COSO Enterprise Risk Management

  • (ERM) Framework
  • Is COSO ERM needed for compliance?
  • Internal Environment
  • Objective Setting
  • Event Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Response
  • Control Activities
  • Information and Communication
  • Monitoring
  • The two cubes
  • Objectives: Strategic, Operations, Reporting,
  • Compliance
  • ERM – Application Techniques
  • Core team preparedness
  • Implementation plan
  • Likelihood Risk Ranking
  • Impact Risk Ranking
Please arrive at the venue for 8.30am
The course starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm
There are no pre-requisites.
The Knowledge Academy provides you with materials, an experienced instructor and refreshments.
All of our instructors have over ten years of experience.
No, there are no hidden costs.
There is no exam.

Reasons to choose
Sarbanes-Oxley Training

  • Understand the practicality of the Sarbanes-Oxley ACT
  • Learn the best practices that must be implemented to comply with the law
  • Gain an understanding on internal controls
  • Training in luxury nationwide venues
  • Courses delivered by world class training instructors
  • Training course includes materials and certificate
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