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    Training CURRICULUM

    • REMOTE BARNOWL ADMINISTRATION (1/2 DAY)

      1. Brief Introduction to Server Management Console.
      2. Licence Information
      3. Managing Users:
        • Adding, Editing and Deleting Users
        • Adding, Editing and Deleting User groups
      4. Security and Permissions
        • Setting Permissions
        • Setting Unit Security
        • Setting Field level permissions
        • Password Setup
      5. Action Plans
        • Reassignment
      6. Moderation Mode
      7. Categories and Subcategories
      8. Parameters
      9. LDAP and the Active directory
      10. Help
        • Online guides

    • REMOTE BARNOWL RISK MANAGEMENT SESSION 1 (1/2 DAY)

      1. Brief Introduction to BarnOwl.
      2. Organizational Structure:
        • Understanding the Org Structure
        • Adding, Deleting and Moving Units
      3. Standard BarnOwl Functions – Adding an Item:
        • Adding objectives
        • Adding Risks
        • Adding Contributing Factors
        • Adding Consequences
        • Adding Controls
        • Adding Action Plans
        • Adding Risk Incidents
      4. Help
        • Online guides

    • REMOTE BARNOWL RISK MANAGEMENT SESSION 2 (1/2 DAY)

      1. Registers:
        • Accessing Registers
        • Different Registers (Flat, Global, Standard)
        • Customizing a register
        • Grouping and Filters
        • Exporting registers
        • Favorite Views
      2. Reports:
        • Creating Reports
        • Viewing Reports
        • Creating Heat Maps
        • Scorecards
        • Favorite reports
      3. Voting
        • CSA’s (control Self-Assessment)
          • Capturing a Vote Template / CSA’s (control Self-Assessment)
          • Replying to a Vote Template / CSA
          • Tracking a Vote Template / CSA
          • Viewing Vote Template / CSA results
        • Surveys
          • Capturing Surveys
          • Replying to a Survey
          • Tracking a Survey
          • Viewing Survey results
        • Questionnaires
          • Capturing Questionnaires
          • Replying to a Questionnaire
          • Tracking a Questionnaire
          • Viewing Questionnaire results
      4. Help
        • Online guides

    • REMOTE BARNOWL LITE (1/2 DAY):

      1. Brief Introduction to BarnOwl
      2. Organizational Structure
        • Understanding the Org Structure
      3. Standard BarnOwl Functions – Adding an Item:
        • Adding objectives
        • Adding Risks
        • Adding Contributing Factors
        • Adding Consequences
        • Adding Controls
        • Adding Action Plans
        • Adding Risk Incidents
      4. Registers:
        • Accessing Registers
        • Different Registers (Flat, Global, Standard)
        • Favorite Views
        • Exporting registers
      5. Voting
        • CSA’s (control Self-Assessment)
          • Replying to a CSA
        • Surveys
          • Replying to a Survey
        • Questionnaires
          • Replying to a Questionnaire
      6. Help
        • Online guides

    • REMOTE BARNOWL COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT (1/2 DAY)

      1. Introduction of the BarnOwl system
      2. Compliance Risk Management Process
        • Compliance Risk Identification
        • Compliance Risk Assessment
        • Compliance Risk Management
        • Compliance Risk Monitoring
      3. Working in the Regulatory Universe
      4. Compliance Risk Identification
        • Importing Regulatory Content into BarnOwl
        • Capturing Compliance Content Manually
        • Editing an Existing Regulatory Requirement
        • Updating an Existing Regulatory Requirement Via Import
      5. Compliance Risk Assessment
        • Rating a Regulatory Risk
        • Viewing the Regulatory Rating Rainbow
        • Applying Regulatory Requirements to Business Units
        • Setting Compliance Risk Ratings at Applied Units
      6. Compliance Risk Management
        • Capturing a Compliance Control
        • Setting Compliance Risk Ratings per Provision
      7. Compliance Risk Monitoring
        • Conducting a Control Effectiveness Voting Template
        • Updating Control Effectiveness Values from BarnOwl Lite
        • Creating, assigning and monitoring Action Plans
        • Creating Compliance Surveys
        • Completing a Survey using the BarnOwl Lite Web interface
      8. Compliance Reporting
        • Exporting a Register
        • Generating the Compliance Dashboard Report

    • REMOTE BARNOWL INTERNAL AUDIT PLANNING SESSION 1 (1/2 DAY)

      1. Audit Admin Setup
        • Audit Objective, Risk & Control Library / Process setup and applying to units
        • PFO (project file organiser) configuration for different types of projects
        • Audit resources
      2. Getting started with the BarnOwl Internal Audit module
        • Viewing the landing page
        • Project listing with all the favourite views
        • Audit universe / Process Tree
        • Organisation structure
        • Resource management
        • About the audit menus
      3. Capturing Internal Audit Plans
        • Creating annual audit plans (briefly cover this)
        • Assigning available resources
        • Capture an Admin Project time

    • REMOTE BARNOWL INTERNAL AUDIT EXECUTION SESSION 2 (1/2 DAY)

      1. Creating Internal Audit
        • Creating an audit project
        • Complete Project Details and Start Project
        • Capturing planned hours (ON PROJECT DETAIL EDIT)
        • Select Audit content (Risk and controls to Audit)
        • Capturing an audit objective against a process (if not already setup in in the process tree).
        • Capturing new risks in the audit project
        • Capturing new controls against a risk in the audit project
        • Capturing an audit procedure and audit tests against a control (if not already setup in the process tree)
        • Rating control adequacy against a control
      2. Assigning work (Check-out / Check in)
      3. Basics of offline synchronization

    • REMOTE BARNOWL INTERNAL AUDIT EXECUTION SESSION 3 (1/2 DAY)

      1. Opening Audit projects
      2. Execution of an engagement (By Preparer)
        • Risk and control gap analysis (Capturing newly identified risks and controls in a project)
        • Rate IA Control adequacy (if this hasn’t been done in planning already)
        • Capturing audit test samples
        • Capturing audit test results
        • Manual/Automatic Findings
        • Complete finding details
        • Rate IA Control effectiveness
        • Send findings for management comments
        • Import completed management comments
        • Capturing live Action Plans against findings
        • Prepare work for Review (P&R tab in audit objective)
        • Quick Prepare, Review and Sign off Register
        • Check-out work for review
      3. Reviewing
        • Review work and Raise review notes (where required)
        • Review inside an attached document (Word and Excel)
        • Review notes inside audit procedure test results
        • Working with Review Notes (Preparer and Reviewer)
        • Sign off review notes (Closing review notes – By Reviewer)
      4. Sign-off all items

    • REMOTE BARNOWL INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTING SESSION 4 (1/2 DAY)

      1. Timesheets (Capturing actual hours in a project and outside of a project and reports)
      2. Reporting
        • Word Reports
        • Standard Reports (In project)
        • Client Custom Reports
        • Registers (In project)
        • IA Dashboard Reports (generated outside project and reattached to the project
      3. Closing an audit project
      4. Audit Alignment back to Risk Management and applying back to process tree
      5. Monitoring Action Plans: Web interface
      6. Follow up audits (briefly cover this)
      7. Help

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    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    GRCReady is the official provider of risk management content for the BarnOwl GRC software solution. GRCReady provides extensive risk libraries and risk maturity checklists/surveys which are integrated with BarnOwl.

    GRCReady, based in Australia, offers a comprehensive and holistic library of products and associated services including templates, policies, procedures, guidelines, checklists etc.t to help owners and directors of SMEs, startups and corporates to satisfy their corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance needs.

    By integrating GRCReady's rich content libraries into BarnOwl's GRC software, we are able to offer our clients a state of the art, turnkey GRC solution.

    GRCReady provides, arguably, the most comprehensive risk and governance maturity assessment framework with detailed steps and artefacts. BarnOwl's survey and action plan portal provides a simple and effective way to monitor and report on your current state of risk maturity and suggest and drive remedial action plans to take you to your desired state of risk and governance and maturity.

    By integrating GRCReady's risk libraries with the BarnOwl GRC software, means that you don't have to start from scratch. In addition, ongoing updates and insights keep you informed and up-to-date on best practices.

    www.grcready.com

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    Season Rhyrhm is BarnOwl's preferred partner in Botswana assisting with BarnOwl implementations, support services and client relationship management.

    Season Rhythm is an established and distinguished player in the ICT sector in Botswana, specialising in a range of cutting-edge solutions. Season Rhythm leverages BarnOwl to provide tailored GRC&A services to businesses in Botswana facilitating:

    • Governance: Enabling organisations to establish and uphold effective governance structures, ensuring transparency and accountability in decision making processes.
    • Risk Management: Equipping businesses with tools to identify, assess and mitigate risks, safeguarding against potential threats and ensuring continuity in a business environment.
    • Compliance: Ensuring adherence to regulatory frameworks and industry standards, protecting businesses from non-compliance penalties and fostering trust among stakeholders.
    • Audit: Streamling the audit process with comprehensive tools for planning, execution and reporting, driving efficiency and accuracy in internal audit and compliance assessments.
    • www.sr.co.bw/ict

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    BarnOwl works closely with NSA in the field of GRC and assurance.

    NSA is an education and risk & assurance advisory services provider, consisting of a team of professional consultants and facilitators who have been hand-picked on experience and expertise. NSA services include:

    • Strategic intervention: 30 expert consultants facilitating strategic planning, combined assurance, effective governance and risk management assignments.
    • Continuous professional development: CPD training for internal auditors, external auditors, accountants, risk managers, government officials, and psychologists.
    • Online learning: accredited training for the local government sector, including the Municipal Financial Management Program and Supply Chain Management.
    • Online skills development: skills in demand for 2030, including cybersecurity, Protection of Personal Information, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and programming.

    BarnOwl and NSA work closely with our clients to align and enable best practice GRC and assurance framework & methodologies within BarnOwl. NSA regularly presents online information sharing sessions together with BarOwl.

    www.nextstepac.com

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    Nico Technologies is BarnOwl's preferred partner in Malawi assisting with BarnOwl implementations, support services and client relationship management.

    Nico Technologies Limited is an established IT products and services provider in Malawi, specialising in managed IT services, IT infrastructure services, IT project management, digital solutions, digital transformation and IT advisory.

    Nico Technologies uses BarnOwl extensively within their own organisation to automate and manage their own risk and compliance functions.

    www.nicotechnologies.com

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    Morgan Solus is BarnOwl's preferred business continuity specialist consulting firm with its 'BCM toolkit' software. BarnOwl GRC together with the BCM toolkit, provides a comprehensive risk management and BCM software solution.

    Morgan Solus is a specialist consultancy firm focusing on risk, resilience and continuity. Morgan Solus's core services are centred on resilience, crisis management, business continuity (BCM), IT services continuity and disaster recovery (DRP) and training.

    The BCM toolkit ensures a consistent approach to implementing BCM and IT disaster recover and cuts down implementation timelines by 60% whilst driving up successful outcomes.

    BarnOwl's extensive GRC and assurance functionally coupled with Morgan Solus's BCM toolkit provide the ultimate risk management and BCM software solution.

    www.morgansolus.co.za

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    Arbutus Analytics is Barnowl's preferred data analytics software. BarnOwl GRC integrated with Arbutus Analytics, provides the ultimate in continuous risk monitoring.

    Arbutus Analyzer is a powerful data access and analysis solution specifically developed for auditors, business analysts, and fraud investigators. Its robust performance and user-friendly features offer you the ability to access and analyse data quickly and simply.

    BarnOwl GRC, integrated with the real-time metrics from Arbutus provides a strategic early warning system driving preventative and predictive capability facilitating effective business decision making business improvement.

    www.arbutussoftware.com with local sub-sahara African distributor www.betasoftware.co.za

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    Barnowl works closely with Pax Resilience in the field of GRC and sustainability.

    Pax Resilience offers solutions in risk, resilience and cyber security. Pax Resilience strive to create peace of mind by assisting you to build the resilience in your organisation so essential to survive and thrive in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we live in.

    Pax Resilience regularly presents online information sharing sessions together with Barnowl.

    www.paxresilience.io

    BARNOWL PARTNERS

    Paige Law is the official provider of compliance content for the Barnowl GRC software solution. Paige Law provides an extensive Library of South African acts including provisions [CRMPs] and checklists which are integrated with Barnowl.

    Paige Law specialises in compliance, Commercial Law, Legal process consultancy, managed legal services and POPIA/ GDPR.

    CONTACT US

    Registered Address

    75 Malibongwe Drive
    Linden Ext
    2194
    South Africa

    Postal Address

    PO BOX 3009
    Randburg
    2125

    Telephone

    +27 (0) 11 540 9100

    Email

    More Information: info@barnowl.co.za
    Product Support: support@barnowl.co.za

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    CONTACT SUPPORT

    If you need assistance with your BarnOwl software, there are three channels available to you:

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    support@barnowl.co.za

    You will be emailed a ticket number from our issue tracking system and your request will be managed in
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