Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CSOE) Distance Learning and Online Certification Program

Objectives:

The program has been designed to provide with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and to become a Certified Sarbanes Oxley Expert (CSOE).

Target Audience:

This course is highly recommended for:

  • Risk Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • IT Managers and Professionals
  • Process Owners
  • Network, System and Security Administrators
  • Consultants

For secure payment we work with PayPal, the faster and safer way to make online payments. With PayPal we minimize the cost of administration and compliance with many national and international laws, regulations and privacy rules and we can keep the cost of the program so low.

Only PayPal receives your credit card number and your financial information. We only receive your full name, your email and your mail address. According to the PayPal rules, you have the option to ask for a full refund up to 60 days after the payment. If you do not want the program for any reason, all you have to do is send us an email and we will refund the payment, no questions asked. You can try our programs risk-free.

When you click "Buy Now" below, you will be redirected to the PayPal web site. Your payment will be received by our strategic partner and service provider, Cyber Risk GmbH (Rebackerstrasse 7, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland, Handelsregister des Kantons Zürich, Firmennummer: CHE-244.099.341). Cyber Risk GmbH will also send certificates to all members that live outside the United States. Members living in the States well receive their certificates from out office in Washington DC.

The all-inclusive cost is $147.

 

What is included in this price:

A. The official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes (2,870 slides)

Updated: January 2015

The presentations include the Auditing Standards 8 to 16 that apply to Sarbanes Oxley audits, from the PCAOB (the Auditor’s Assessment of and Response to Risk and Related Amendments to PCAOB Standards).

Course Synopsis:
www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/CSOE_Course_Synopsis.htm

B. Up to 3 Online Exams

There is only one exam you need to pass, in order to become a Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CSOE). If you fail, you must study again the official presentations, but you do not need to spend money. Up to 3 exams are included in the price.

To learn more:

www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/Questions_About_The_Certification_And_The_Exams_1.pdf

www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/CSOE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

C. Personalized Certificate printed in full colour

Processing, printing, packing and posting to your office or home.

D. The Dodd Frank Act and the Sarbanes Oxley amendments

The US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is the most significant piece of legislation concerning the financial services industry in about 80 years. What does it mean for risk and compliance management professionals? It means new challenges, new jobs, new careers, new opportunities.

The bill establishes new risk management and corporate governance principles, sets up an early warning system to protect the economy from future threats, and brings more transparency and accountability. It also amends important sections of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. For example, it significantly expands whistleblower protections under the Sarbanes Oxley Act and creates additional anti-retaliation requirements.

THE DODD FRANK ACT PRESENTATION IS NOT NEEDED FOR THE EXAM - THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS BASED ON THESE SLIDES


STEPS - To become a Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CSOE).

Step 1. For secure payment we use PayPal. All major cards are accepted.
The all-inclusive cost is $147

 

Step 2. We will send you the official presentations via email in less than 48 hours.

Step 3. When you feel ready to sit for the exam, you may send an email to Lyn Spooner  at:  lyn@sarbanes-oxley-association.com

We will create your account, and we will send you a username and password for the online exam. You can sit for the exam any time, from your office or home. Your account never expires.

You can learn more at: www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/Questions_About_The_Certification_And_The_Exams_1.pdf

Certification Steps: www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/CSOE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

Step 4. If you pass the exam, congratulations. You will learn it immediately after the exam. You are a Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CSOE), and you are entitled to write about your certificate in your CV, resume, website etc. using the name and the logo of the association and the exam.

Step 5. We will send your signed and stamped certificate via standard mail. You will receive it up to 3 months after the day you passed the exam.

Step 6. If you do not pass the exam: Study the presentations again. Try to understand the details.

Step 7. You will have (at no extra cost) a second opportunity to sit for the exam. You can use the same Username, Password and Account information.

Step 8. If you do not pass, you have to study more. You will have (at no extra cost) a third opportunity to sit for the exam. You can use your Username, Password and Account information.

Step 9. If you do not pass, you will have (at no extra cost) a last opportunity to sit for the exam, but first you have to learn more. After one year, you can try again (for the 4th time).

To learn more:
www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/Questions_About_The_Certification_And_The_Exams_1.pdf

www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/CSOE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How comprehensive are the slides? Are they just bullet points?

Answer: The slides are not just bullet points, you can read them, understand and learn. These are the official slides we use in our instructor led classes.

2. Do I need to buy books to pass the exam?

Answer: No. If you study the slides carefully, you can pass the exam. If you fail the first time, you must study more. Print the slides and use Post-it to attach notes like "COSO" "Operational Risk" etc. to know where to find the answer of the material you do not remember.

3. Is it an open book exam? Why?

Answer: Yes, it is an open book exam. Risk and compliance management is not something you have to memorize, it is something you have to understand.

4. Do I have to sit for the exam soon after receiving the presentations?

Answer: No. You can sit for the exam from your office or home any time in the future. We will create an online account that never expires.

5. Do I have to spend more money in the future to remain certified? Does the certification lose its value after some time?

Answer: No. Your certificate never expires. It will be valid without the need to spend money or to sit for another exam in the future.

6. Ok, the certificate never expires, but things change.

Answer: If a university degree never expires, why should our certificates expire? Yes, things change, and this is the reason you need to become a member of the association. You will receive a monthly newsletter with updates, alerts and opportunities to stay current. There is no cost for that.

7. How many hours do I need to study in order to pass the exam?

Answer: It depends on your knowledge and experience. You must study the presentations carefully. You must go through the slides another time, and ensure you have learned the details. It can take 25 - 30 hours (average).

8. I want to learn more about the online exam.

Answer: You will be given 90 minutes to complete a 35 question multiple-choice exam. You must score 70% or higher.

To learn more:
www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/Questions_About_The_Certification_And_The_Exams_1.pdf

www.sarbanes-oxley-association.com/CSOE_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

9. Why should I get certified?

Answer: After the failures of so many organizations during the crisis and the risk that shareholders may sue senior management and the board of directors for gross negligence, firms hire "fit and proper" professionals that provide evidence that they are qualified.

Organizations need assurance that employees have the knowledge and skills needed to mitigate risks and to accept more responsibility. Supervisors and auditors ask for independent evidence that the process owners are qualified, and that the controls can operate as designed because the persons responsible for these controls have the necessary knowledge and experience.

The marketplace is clearly demanding qualified professionals in risk and compliance management. Certified professionals enjoy industry recognition, have more and better job opportunities, secure the best jobs, and make more money.

It is important to be certified and to belong to professional associations. You prove that you are somebody who cares, learns, and belongs to a global community of professionals.

10. Why should I choose your certification program?

Answer: It is always wise to investigate first. You may search for other Sarbanes Oxley training programs.

We strongly believe that our distance learning and online certification programs offer very good value for money:

1. You receive the training material (the official presentations of the instructor-led class).

2. You can pass the exam. There are 3 exams that are included in the price, so you do not have to spend money again if you fail.

3. No re-certification is required - You do not need to spend money in the future to remain certified. Your certificate never expires.

4. You become member to the association and you receive weekly updates, news and alerts.


Become a Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Expert (CSOE)

For secure payment we work with PayPal, the faster and safer way to make online payments. With PayPal we minimize the cost of administration and compliance with many national and international laws, regulations and privacy rules and we can keep the cost of the program so low.

Only PayPal receives your credit card number and your financial information. We only receive your full name, your email and your mail address. According to the PayPal rules, you have the option to ask for a full refund up to 60 days after the payment. If you do not want the program for any reason, all you have to do is send us an email and we will refund the payment, no questions asked. You can try our programs risk-free.

When you click "Buy Now" below, you will be redirected to the PayPal web site. Your payment will be received by our strategic partner and service provider, Cyber Risk GmbH (Rebackerstrasse 7, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland, Handelsregister des Kantons Zürich, Firmennummer: CHE-244.099.341). Cyber Risk GmbH will also send certificates to all members that live outside the United States. Members living in the States well receive their certificates from out office in Washington DC.

The all-inclusive cost is $147

 

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