Introduced in 2007,more than 200 CGEIT certificates have been awarded. The CGEIT designation is designed for professionals who manage, provide advisory and/or assurance services, and/or who otherwise support the governance of an enterprise’s IT and wish to be recognized for their IT governance-related experience and knowledge, CGEIT is based on ISACA’s and the IT Governance Institute’s (ITGI’s) intellectual property and the input of subject matter experts around the world. CGEIT recognizes a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of enterprise IT governance principles and practices.
The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification promotes the advancement of professionals who wish to be recognized for their IT governance-related experience and knowledge.
CGEIT is specifically developed for IT and business professionals who have a significant management, advisory, or assurance role relating to the governance of enterprise IT and for those and who have experience in the following areas:
Boards and executive management expect IT to deliver business value. IT governance is a key component of enterprise governance and success. A CGEIT designation demonstrates that you have proven experience and knowledge in the governance of enterprise IT.
The CGEIT certification provides those who earn it with the credibility needed to address critical issues with key executives and boards. CGEIT combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work, management and educational experience, providing greater recognition in the marketplace and influence at the executive level.
Boards and executive management have long understood the need for enterprise and corporate governance. As information technology (IT) has become more important to the achievement of enterprise goals and delivery of benefits, there has been an increasing realization that governance must be extended to IT as well. IT governance is an integral part of enterprise governance and consists of the leadership and organizational structures and processes that ensure that the organization's IT sustains and extends the organization's strategies and objectives. ISACA recognized this shift in emphasis in 1998, and formed the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) to focus on original research, publications, resources and symposia on IT governance and related topics. To support and promote this significant body of work, ISACA and the ITGI are proud to offer a certification program for professionals charged with satisfying the IT governance needs of an enterprise. Taking a lead role in the establishment and management of information technology infrastructure and processes, individuals playing a role in IT governance provide significant support to the Board of Directors and executive management. The certification program recognizes those who have the necessary level of professional knowledge, personal skills, and business experience to maximize the contribution made by information technology to an enterprise's success while managing and mitigating risks posed by IT. This certification will benefit the individual, through recognition of their professional knowledge and competencies; skill-sets; abilities and experiences, and will enhance their professional standing. It will also add value to the enterprises they support through the demonstration of a visible commitment to excellence in IT governance practices. The certification process has been specifically developed for professionals who have a significant management, advisory, or assurance role relating to the governance of IT. The certification promotes the advancement of professionals who wish to be recognized for their IT governance-related experience and knowledge.
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 To know more about CGEIT certification, go to Certification section of http://www.ISACA.org.