Although not large in numbers (7,000 and counting), folks who have achieved the Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification hold senior-level positions in their organizations. The CGEIT is designed for professionals who are deeply entrenched in enterprise governance and assurance. They know how to align business with IT, follow best practices and standards for IT operations and governance, manage IT investments, and foster environments that continuously improve on processes and policies.
The CGEIT exam has five domains that cover:
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%)
To achieve CGEIT certification, you must pass a 150-question exam, then provide proof of work experience (a minimum of five years of professional-level enterprise management, or serving in an advisory or governance support role) and complete the application.
The work experience requirement for the CGEIT is more specific than for other ISACA certifications. One year of experience must be related to enterprise IT governance frameworks, and the other years must be related to strategic management, benefits realization, risk optimization or resource optimization (pick two). College instructors who teach IT governance-related subjects can count two full-time years toward every one year of the CGEIT work requirement.
Who is it for?
Practicing and Prospective Accountants, Auditors, Internal Control officers, IS Security Officers, IT professionals, Bankers, Quality assurance Officers, Business Administrators, Risk managers.