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ISACACertified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT)
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT)
is an advanced certification in IT Governance created in 2007 by ISACA


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 realisation that governance must be extended to IT as well. IT governance is an integral part of enterprise governance and consists of the leadership and organisational structures and processes that ensure that the organisation's IT sustains and extends the organisation's strategies and objectives. 


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.

CGEIT is designed for experienced professionals, who can demonstrate 5 or more years experience, serving in a managing or advisory role focused on the governance and control of IT at an enterprise level. It also requires passing a 4-hour test, designed to evaluate an applicant's understanding of enterprise IT management.


The professional experience and knowlegde requirements are grouped into 5 job practice domains:

  • Domain 1 — Framework for the Governance of Entreprise IT  (25%)
    Define, establish and maintain an IT governance framework (leadership, organizational structures and processes) to:
    • ensure alignment with enterprise governance;
    • control the business information and information technology environment through the implementation of good practices; and
    • assure compliance with external requirements.
  • Domain 2 — Strategic Management (20%)
    Ensure that IT enables and supports the achievement of business objectives through the integration of IT strategic plans with business strategic plans and the alignment of IT services with enterprise operations to optimize business processes.
  • Domain 3 — Benefits Realisation (16%)
    Ensure that IT-enabled investments are managed to deliver optimised business benefits and that benefit realisation outcome and performance measures are established, evaluated and progress is reported to stakeholders. Ensure IT-enabled business investments achieve the benefits as promised and deliver measurable business value both individually and collectively, that required capabilities (solutions and services) are delivered on-time and within budget, and that IT services and other IT assets continue to contribute to business value.
  • Domain 4 — Risk Optimisation (24%)
    Ensure that an IT risk management framework exist to identify, analyse, manage, monitor and communicate IT-related business risks, and that the framework for IT risk management is in alignment with the enterprise risk management (ERM) framework.
  • Domain 5 — Resource Optimisation (15%)
    Ensure the optimisation of IT resources including information, services, infrastructure and applications, and people, to support the achievement of enterprise objectives. Ensure that business-supporting IT goals/objectives and measures are established in collaboration with key stakeholders and that measurable targets are set, monitored and evaluated.

View the detailed CGEIT Job Practice.


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


This official ISACA CGEIT Exam Boot Camp covers the core sections and a series of sample exam questions that provides participants with a "feel" of the format and the types of questions encountered on the CGEIT exam.  More information on the ISACA website.



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