Introduced in 2007, the CGEIT credential is for professionals who manage, provide advisory and/or assurance services related to, and/or otherwise support 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. More than 5,800 professionals have earned the CGEIT credential to date. CGEIT retention is more than 95 percent.
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CGEIT Focus Areas
- Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT
- Strategic Management
- Benefits Realization
- Risk Optimization
- Resource Optimization
To earn the CGEIT designation, candidates are required to:
- Prove at least five years of experience supporting the governance of an enterprise’s information technology. This experience can be achieved entirely through IT governance experience, or through a combination of IT governance experience and management experience.
- Pass the CGEIT exam (offered worldwide every June and December)
- Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
- Agree to comply with the CGEIT Continuing Education Policy
CGEIT in the Workplace
- More than 1,200 are IT directors, managers, consultants and related staff.
- More than 900 are audit directors, managers or consultants and related staff.
- More than 600 are employed in managerial, consulting or related positions in IT operations or compliance.
- More than 600 are security directors, managers or consultants and related staff.
- More than 500 are CIOs, CISOs, or chief compliance, risk or privacy officers.
- More than 400 CGEITs serve as CEOs, CFOs or equivalent executives.
- Nearly 200 serve as chief audit executives, audit partners or audit heads.
- CGEIT gained 10% in salary value for the quarter ending 1 July 2013 and was among the highest-paying certifications, according to Foote Partners’ IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index™ (ITSCPI) for 1 July 2013 - 1 October 2013.
- CGEIT has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. This accreditation is a benchmark for global organizations that certify individuals worldwide.
- SC Magazine selected CGEIT as a finalist of the 2011 “Best Professional Certification Program” in the Professional Awards category.
- The DRII Institute for Continuity Management recognizes DRII certification applicants who hold CGEIT in good standing. CGEITs qualify for the Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA) and get a bypass for references.
CGEIT In the News
- Business Insider ~ “15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary” includes CGEIT, CRISC and COBIT on the list of high earners.
- Tom’s IT Pro ~ “Best IT Governance Certifications for 2014” includes CGEIT and states, “ISACA’s work experience requirements for CGEIT qualification are stringent.” 2013
- PR Inside ~ “Every company can contribute to the Government’s call for ‘more skilled cyber-crime fighters’, says IT” states, “At present, qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, CGEIT and ISO27001 certified training are increasingly sought after.” 2013
- IT Director ~ “The Enemy Within” (in German) states that certifications like CISA, CISM, CGEIT, show a commitment to a code of conduct. 2013
- IT Knowledge Exchange ~ “Another ’soft skills’ cert hits the radar: ISACA CGEIT” states, “For those who plan to work in IT over the long haul, particularly for those inclined to climb either a technical or a management job ladder in IT, the CGEIT…is an excellent ‘soft skills’ credential that can augment and extend a person’s knowledge and skills outside inherently technical, or platform or technology-specific domains. August 2011
- The Guardian ~ “IT governance certification helps boost profit, efficiency” states, "…CGEIT certification enables holders demonstrate ability to understand and relate with executive management and board in corporate vision and strategy."
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