Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA (23 April 2009)—Established in late 2007, ISACA’s Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) credential has already been earned by 3,000 professionals.
The CGEIT certification is awarded to those who meet stringent requirements, which include passing the exam and providing proof of experience, or being accepted through the grandfathering provision, which ended in December. The first CGEIT exam was administered in December 2008, and the 2009 CGEIT exams will be held on 13 June and 12 December.
“ISACA has experienced overwhelming demand for the new CGEIT certification,” said Howard Nicholson, chair of the CGEIT Certification Board. “It is clear that governance of enterprise IT is a top-of-mind issue and that a credential indicating experience in that area is in great demand by professionals who want to further set themselves apart and provide valuable contributions to their businesses.”
ISACA, a nonprofit professional association serving more than 86,000 IT governance professionals worldwide, established the CGEIT certification to recognize those who have the professional knowledge, skills and business experience to maximize information technology’s (IT’s) contribution to an enterprise’s success, and manage and mitigate risks posed by IT.
The CGEIT certification helps:
• 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
The CGEIT designation is the third certification offered by ISACA. In 1978, ISACA established the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, which has been earned by more than 60,000 professionals since inception. In 2002, the CISM certification was introduced. It has since been earned by more than 10,000 professionals. Both designations are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2003 and are consistently rated among the highest-value certifications by independent consultancy Foote Partners LLC. Additional information on all three of the certifications is available at www.isaca.org/certification.
With more than 86,000 constituents in more than 160 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. It also administers the globally respected CISA, CISM and CGEIT certifications.