The December 2012 exam for ISACA’s Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) designation is the last to be based on the current job practice. The current CGEIT job practice is available on the ISACA website to help candidates prepare for the December 2012 exam. An updated job practice will be used beginning with the June 2013 CGEIT exam.
ISACA, a nonprofit association of more than 100,000 IT professionals worldwide, conducts an international job practice analysis at least every five years, and this forms the basis of the CGEIT exam. Since its introduction in 2007, the CGEIT credential has become recognized worldwide as a symbol of excellence in IT governance, and has been earned by more than 4,800 professionals.
Among other honors, the CGEIT designation was selected as a finalist of SC Magazine’s 2011 “Best Professional Certification Program” and the DRII Institute for Continuity Management recognizes DRII certification applicants who hold a CGEIT certification in good standing.
The CGEIT credential, which has received accreditation under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), currently focuses on:
* IT governance frameworks
* Strategic alignment
* Value delivery
* Risk management
* Resource management
* Performance measurement
“The roles of those involved in the governance and management of IT are evolving rapidly and we are taking steps to ensure the CGEIT credential assesses the most relevant and valuable skills,” said Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CA(SA), chair of ISACA’s Credentialing Board. “We normally conduct a job practice analysis every five years, but we accelerated this process by a year, starting in 2011, to accurately reflect the tasks and responsibilities of today’s IT governance professionals. Diligent attention to the job practice adds value to all CGEIT certification holders. I encourage all those who have been studying the current job practice to take the CGEIT exam this December.”
The upcoming new CGEIT job practice will align with COBIT 5, ISACA’s framework for governance and management of enterprise IT. Major changes to the CGEIT job practice will include combining two of the domains, resulting in five domains, rather than the previous six. The Value Delivery and Performance Management domains have been combined into one domain: Benefits Realization.