Regression Analysis: See the Forest from the Trees


Internal audit (I.A.) shops routinely face the challenge of a plethora of constantly changing and complex quantitative information. I.A. uses analytical procedures to absorb and use this information efficiently and effectively. Over time, I.A. has discovered that spreadsheets (such as Excel) can yield positive results to help them evaluate transactions and determine high-risk areas in a given population. I.A. can effectively analyze decision alternatives using spreadsheet models before choosing a specific implementation plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of linear regression
  • Understand the R square computation
  • Understand how an internal auditor can use linear regression as an analytical tool.

About the Interactive, Self-Paced Courses

Duration: 1 hour
CPEs Available: 1
Knowledge Level: Basic
Category: Data Analytics
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None


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You will receive a certificate of completion that complies with IIA, ISACA, and ACFE CPE requirements for any certifications held by those associations (CIA, CISA, CRMA, CFE, etc.). Auditopia does not offer NASBA certificates for CPA CPE requirements at this time, this is something we will look into in the future.

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