ISACA’s New CGEIT Credential Meets Business Demands for IT Govern

The need for compliance, business and IT alignment, a better return on IT investments, stronger security, privacy and risk management, and more successful project execution are all driving executives to place a high priority on IT governance.

IT involves huge costs and significant risks, but it also offers tremendous value to the business and is critical to an organization’s survival. Companies rely on IT for competitive advantage and are increasingly viewing IT governance as a key component of enterprise governance.

To support the growing business demands related to IT governance, promote good IT governance practices and recognize skilled IT governance professionals, ISACA has developed a new certification: Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT). The international nonprofit association serves more than 65,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals, and established the designation after realizing the need for a credential in the IT governance profession.

“IT has become vital to the achievement of enterprise goals and delivery of benefits, and executives have realized that enterprise governance must be extended to IT as well,” said Howard Nicholson, chair of the CGEIT Certification Board. “ISACA performed extensive research and determined that there is a sound business need for a certification that recognizes expertise in the field of IT governance and helps enterprises identify and hire professionals who have IT governance knowledge and experience.”

Supported by the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) and built on ITGI’s intellectual property and input from subject-matter experts from around the world, the CGEIT designation is designed for professionals…



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