Credit Info
  • NASBA Field of Study

  • Format

    On demand

  • Level

  • CPE Credit


  • Course acronym

  • Prerequisites

  • Course duration

    15.5 Hours

SOC for Service Organizations Deep Dive

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Prevent common missteps in SOC reporting, by:

Familiarizing yourself with authoritative and interpretive guidance applicable to SOC 1® and SOC 2® examinations.
Applying the guidance appropriately in planning, executing, and reporting on SOC for service organizations examinations
This CPE self-study course dives into key aspects of planning, executing, and reporting on SOC for service organizations examinations. It references applicable guidance and presents several thought−provoking and practical activities. Instructors with significant SOC reporting experience share their knowledge to enable you to perform examinations in compliance with the attestation standards
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Overview of SOC services and guidance
Types of SOC for service organizations engagements
Sections of the report, including the service auditor’s opinion and testing and management’s description and assertion
Consideration of subservice organizations, complementary user entity controls, and use of internal audit and specialists
Planning considerations related to engagement acceptance and continuance, scoping, risk assessment, and materiality
Assessment and documentation of design and operating effectiveness of controls
Types of opinions and concluding activities
Other topics of interest, such as SOC 2®+ reports, SOC 3® reports, and blockchain implications

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Identify guidance that affects system and organization controls (SOC) for service organizations engagements.
Determine how to avoid common SOC for service organizations pitfalls based on peer review findings.
Assess the needs of a service organization to determine the appropriate SOC for service organizations engagement and suitability of criteria.
Apply your knowledge and skills in planning, executing, and reporting on a SOC for service organizations examination.

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Managers, senior managers, and partners responsible for performing and managing their firms’ SOC for service organizations engagements.
Senior staff of firms specializing in SOC for service organizations engagements.