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CIO Certifications To Advance Your Career

Today's IT leaders need business skills, including management, governance, and strategy, plus tech know-how. Here are six types of certifications that can help advance your organization and your career.
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Governance

Corporate governance helps organizations define standards for customs, policies, and rules for employees from the highest to the lowest levels. With solid governance skills, a CIO can increase accountability, transparency, and trust in an organization and prevent or control many problems.

Certified In The Governance Of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
Gives candidates the knowledge to discuss critical issues around governance and strategic alignment needed to serve as a C-suite IT executive. To apply for certification a candidate must have five or more years of experience in management, advisory, and/or assurance responsibilities relating to the governance of IT in an enterprise, including:

- At least one year of experience relating to the definition, establishment, and management of a framework for the governance of IT.

- Broad experience in areas such as strategic management, benefits realization, risk optimization, and resource optimization.

- Two full-time years of teaching IT governance-related topics at a recognized university can substitute for each year of required IT governance experience.

The candidate must also pass the CGEIT exam and agree to comply with the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics and the CGEIT Continuing Education Policy.

Certified In Risk And Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Designed for candidates who have an interest in business and technology risk management, as well as the development and execution of information systems (IS) controls.
 
Candidates must have at least three years of combined experience in professional-level risk management and control, with experience performing at least three of the following roles:

- Risk identification, assessment, and evaluation

- Risk response

- Risk monitoring

- Information systems control design and implementation

- IS control, monitoring, and maintenance

Governance

Corporate governance helps organizations define standards for customs, policies, and rules for employees from the highest to the lowest levels. With solid governance skills, a CIO can increase accountability, transparency, and trust in an organization and prevent or control many problems.

Certified In The Governance Of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
Gives candidates the knowledge to discuss critical issues around governance and strategic alignment needed to serve as a C-suite IT executive. To apply for certification a candidate must have five or more years of experience in management, advisory, and/or assurance responsibilities relating to the governance of IT in an enterprise, including:

  • At least one year of experience relating to the definition, establishment, and management of a framework for the governance of IT.
  • Broad experience in areas such as strategic management, benefits realization, risk optimization, and resource optimization.
  • Two full-time years of teaching IT governance-related topics at a recognized university can substitute for each year of required IT governance experience.

The candidate must also pass the CGEIT exam and agree to comply with the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics and the CGEIT Continuing Education Policy.

Certified In Risk And Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Designed for candidates who have an interest in business and technology risk management, as well as the development and execution of information systems (IS) controls.

Candidates must have at least three years of combined experience in professional-level risk management and control, with experience performing at least three of the following roles:

  • Risk identification, assessment, and evaluation
  • Risk response
  • Risk monitoring
  • Information systems control design and implementation
  • IS control, monitoring, and maintenance

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