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CISA Certification Overview
The Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®) is ISACA®’s cornerstone certification. Since 1978, the CISA® certification has been a globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems (IS) audit, control and security professionals. Nearly 130,000 professionals have earned the CISA designation since inception. The CISA certification is sought by those who audit, control, monitor and assess an enterprise’s information technology and business systems.
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.
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. CISA was named Best Professional Certification Program in the SC Awards 2017.
More than 130,000 professionals have earned the CISA® since inception, so clearly many people agree: earning the CISA® is a good career move.
- » Certification Requirements
- » CISA Frequently Asked Questions
- » CISA Exam Reference Materials
- » CISA Exam Registration Form
Certified Information Systems Auditor™ and CISA® are registered trademark of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
CISM Certification Overview
The Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification is a unique management focused certification that has been earned by over 34,000 professionals since its introduction in 2002. The CISM® certification is the globally accepted achievement for individuals who develop, build and manage enterprise information security programs. 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.
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. CISM® was selected as a finalist in the SC Awards 2017 for “Best Professional Certification Program” for the seventh year in a row.
- Certification Requirements
- CISM Frequently Asked Questions
- CISM Exam Reference Materials
- CISM Exam Registration Form
- CISM Continuing Education Requirement
Certified Information Security Manager® and CISM® are registered trademarks of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
CGEIT Certification Overview
Introduced in 2007, the CGEIT credential is for professionals who manage, support, provide advisory and/or assurance services related to the governance of an enterprise’s IT. CGEIT-certified professionals deliver on the focus areas of IT governance and approach it holistically, enhancing value to enterprises. 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. More than 7,000 professionals have earned the CGEIT credential to date.
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
- CGEIT Frequently Asked Questions
- CGEIT® Exam Reference Materials
- Information On How To Earn CGEIT®
- Maintain Your CGEIT
CGEIT® is a registered trademark of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
CRISC Certification Overview
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ certification (CRISC™, pronounced “see-risk”) was introduced in 2010. The certification is for IT and business professionals—including risk and compliance professionals, business analysts and project managers—who identify and manage risks through the development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate information systems (IS) controls. More than 20,000 professionals have earned the CRISC designation since inception.
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.
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ and CRISC™ are registered trademarks of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.