Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT

Why should you attend?

CGEIT provides you the credibility to discuss critical issues around governance and strategic alignment, and the traction to consider a move to the C-suite, if you aren’t already there.

CGEIT recognizes a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of enterprise IT governance principles and practices. As a CGEIT certified professional, you demonstrate that you are capable of bringing IT governance into an organization—that you grasp the complex subject holistically, and therefore, enhance value to the enterprise.

Who should attend?

CGEIT was designed for IT and business professionals with significant management, advisory or assurance roles relating to the governance of IT, including risk management.

Learning Objectives

Candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification:

  • Framework for the Governance of Enterprise
  • Strategic Management + Value Delivery
  • Risk Management / Benefit Realization
  • Risk and Resource Optimization

Pre-requisites

None

Examination

These statements and domains were the result of extensive research and feedback from IT governance subject matter experts from around the world. Numerous reference sources were also utilized including COBIT 5.

These statements are intended to depict the tasks performed by individuals who have a significant management, advisory, or assurance role relating to the governance of IT and the knowledge required to perform these tasks. They are also intended to serve as a definition of the roles and responsibilities of the professionals performing IT governance work.

For purposes of these statements, the terms “enterprise” and “organization” or “organizational” are considered synonymous.

The job practice domains and task and knowledge statements are as follows:

Domain 1: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT (25%)

Domain 2: Strategic Management (20%)

Domain 3: Benefits Realization (16%)

Domain 4: Risk Optimization (24%)

Domain 5: Resource Optimization (15%)

Successfully Pass the CGEIT Exam

Five (5) or more years of experience managing, serving in an advisory or oversight role, and/or otherwise supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise is required to apply for certification. This experience is defined specifically by the domains and task statements described in the CGEIT Job Practice.

Specifically:

A minimum of one year of experience relating to the definition, establishment and management of a Framework for the Governance of IT is required. The type and extent of experience accepted is described in CGEIT domain 1.

Additional broad experience directly related to any two or more of the remaining CGEIT domains is required. The type and extent of experience accepted is described in CGEIT domains 2 through 5. These domains are:

  • Strategic Management
  • Benefits Realization
  • Risk Optimization
  • Resource Optimization

Individuals can take the CGEIT exam prior to earning the above work experience. There are no waivers or substitutions for CGEIT experience.

Exception: Two years as a full-time university instructor teaching IT governance related subjects at an accredited university can be substituted for every one year of IT governance experience.

It is important to note that individuals may choose to take the CGEIT exam prior to meeting the experience requirements. This practice is acceptable and encouraged, although the CGEIT designation will not be awarded until all requirements are met.

Work Experience

Submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within 5 years from the date of originally passing the exam.

Experience Substitutions

The following security-related certifications and information systems management experience can be used to satisfy the indicated amount of information security work experience.

Two Years:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in good standing
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing
  • Post-graduate degree in information security or a related field (e.g., business administration, information systems, information assurance)

One Year:

  • One full year of information systems management experience
  • One full year of general security management experience
  • Skill-based security certifications (e.g., SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), CompTIA Security +, Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), ESL IT Security Manager)
  • Completion of an information security management program at an institution aligned with the Model Curriculum

The experience substitutions will not satisfy any portion of the 3-year information security management work experience requirement.

Exception: Two years as a full-time university instructor teaching the management of information security can be substituted for every 1 year of information security experience.

CGEIT Certification

When an enterprise employs a CGEIT, they ensure good governance, which provides for an environment of no or few “surprises” and the ability to have an agile response to any that arise.

CGEIT is considered by many companies and governmental agencies as a prerequisite for employees involved with enterprise IT governance.

Benefits of CGEIT

  • A global and prestigious, lifelong symbol of knowledge and expertise.
  • Competitive advantage that will distinguish you from your peers.
  • Higher earnings and greater career growth.
  • The benefits of becoming part of an elite peer network.
  • The ability to leverage the tools and resources of a global community of industry experts.

CGEIT enhances credibility, influence and recognition. CGEIT combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work, management and educational experience, providing greater recognition in the marketplace and influence at the executive level.

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