ISACA Certifications

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CISA Certification

CISA Certification Overview

The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) is ISACA®’s cornerstone certification. The CISA® certification has been earned by more than 60,000 professionals since inception and is for the IS audit, control, assurance and/or security professionals who wish to set themselves apart from their peers. Since 1978, the CISA® certification has been renowned as the globally recognized achievement for those who control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.

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The mark of excellence for a professional certification program is the value and recognition it bestows on the individual who achieves it. Since 1978, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) program, sponsored by ISACA®, has been the globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems (IS) audit, control and security professionals.

The technical skills and practices that CISA® promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CISA® designation demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession. With a growing demand for professionals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA® has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world. CISA® certification signifies commitment to serving an organization and the IS audit, control and security industry with distinction. In addition, it presents a number of professional and personal benefits.

Worldwide Recognition

Although certification may not be mandatory for you at this time, a growing number of organizations are recommending that employees become certified. To help ensure success in the global marketplace, it is vital to select a certification program based on universally accepted technical practices. CISA® delivers such a program. CISA® is recognized worldwide, by all industries, as the preferred designation for IS audit, control and security professionals.

More than 90,000 professionals have earned the CISA® since inception, so clearly many people agree: earning the CISA® is a good career move.

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CISM Certification

CISM Certification Overview

The Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification is a unique management focused certification that has been earned by over 10,000 professionals since its introduction in 2003. Unlike other security certifications, CISM® is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security program. CISM® defines the core competencies and international performance standards that those who have information security management responsibilities must master.

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The Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification program is developed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. The CISM® certification is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and/or assesses an enterprise’s information security (IS). The CISM® certification promotes international practices and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and knowledge to provide effective security management and consulting services. Individuals earning the CISM® certification become part of an elite peer network, attaining a one-of-a-kind credential. The CISM® job practice also defines a global job description for the information security manager and a method to measure existing staff or compare prospective new hires.

Worldwide Recognition

Although certification may not be mandatory for you at this time, a growing number of organizations are requiring or recommending that employees become certified. To help ensure success in the global marketplace, it is vital to select a certification program based on universally accepted information security management practices. CISM® delivers such a program.

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Certified Information Security Manager® and CISM® are registered trademarks of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

CGEIT Certofiacation

CGEIT Certification Overview

The IT Governance certification is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of IT governance principles and practices. Many CGEIT® certificates have been awarded. It is designed for professionals who have management, advisory, or assurance responsibilities as defined by a “job practice” consisting of IT governance related tasks and knowledge. Earning this designation will enable professionals to respond to the growing business demand for a comprehensive IT governance program that defines responsibility and accountability across the entire enterprise.

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Boards and executive management have long understood the need for enterprise and corporate governance. As information technology (IT) has become more important to the achievement of enterprise goals and delivery of benefits, there has been an increasing realization that governance must be extended to IT as well. IT governance is an integral part of enterprise governance and consists of the leadership and organizational structures and processes that ensure that the organization’s IT sustains and extends the organization’s strategies and objectives.

ISACA® recognized this shift in emphasis in 1998, and formed the IT Governance Institute® (ITGI®) to focus on original research, publications, resources and symposia on IT governance and related topics. To support and promote this significant body of work, ISACA® and the ITGI® are proud to offer a certification program for professionals charged with satisfying the IT governance needs of an enterprise.

Taking a lead role in the establishment and management of information technology infrastructure and processes, individuals playing a role in IT governance provide significant support to the Board of Directors and executive management. The certification program recognizes those who have the necessary level of professional knowledge, personal skills, and business experience to maximize the contribution made by information technology to an enterprise’s success while managing and mitigating risks posed by IT.

This certification will benefit the individual, through recognition of their professional knowledge and competencies; skill-sets; abilities and experiences, and will enhance their professional standing. It will also add value to the enterprises they support through the demonstration of a visible commitment to excellence in IT governance practices.

The certification process has been specifically developed for professionals who have a significant management, advisory, or assurance role relating to the governance of IT. The certification promotes the advancement of professionals who wish to be recognized for their IT governance-related experience and knowledge.

The certification is also intended to:

  • Support the growing business demands related to IT governance
  • Increase the awareness and importance of IT governance good practices and issues
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the professionals performing IT governance work

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CGEIT® is a registered trademark of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

CRISC Certification

CRISC Certification Overview

The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification (CRISC, pronounced “see-risk”) is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge of enterprise risk and their ability to design, implement, monitor, and maintain IS controls to mitigate such risk. It is particularly designed for IT professionals who have hands-on experience with risk identification, assessment, and evaluation; risk response; risk monitoring; IS control design and implementation; and IS control monitoring and maintenance.

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The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification (CRISC, pronounced “see-risk”) is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge of enterprise risk and their ability to design, implement, monitor, and maintain IS controls to mitigate such risk. It is particularly designed for IT professionals who have hands-on experience with risk identification, assessment, and evaluation; risk response; risk monitoring; IS control design and implementation; and IS control monitoring and maintenance.

The CRISC™ designation will not only certify professionals who have knowledge and experience identifying and evaluating entity-specific risk, but also aid them in helping enterprises accomplish business objectives by designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining risk-based, efficient and effective IS controls.

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Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control and CRISC are registered trademarks of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.