Everything you want to know about CGEIT exam?

Q. What is the CGEIT exam?
A. The CGEIT certification 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.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the CGEIT exam?
A. Five or more years of experience managing, serving in an advisory or oversight role, and/or otherwise supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise. This experience is defined specifically by the domains and task statements described in the CGEIT Job Practice.

Q. What are the benefits to becoming a CGEIT?
A. The benefits of becoming a CGEIT certified are as follows:

  • Recognition of attainment of advanced job skills as required for an information security professional
  • Worldwide recognition as an IT governance professional
  • Opportunity to build upon existing certifications/credentials already earned
  • Provides tangible evidence of career growth
  • Provides a business and technology orientation to risk management
  • Potential for a salary increase and/or promotion

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. It provides CGEIT certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt approximately 120 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. You are required to attempt all questions in 4 hours.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Linear

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 450 out of 800

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. A candidate receiving a score of less than 450 is not considered to be passed and can retake the exam during any future exam administration. To assist with future study, the result letter that each candidate receives will include a score analysis by content area. There are no limits to the number of times a candidate can take the exam.

Q. Is the CGEIT exam right for me?
A. The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) exam is for those professionals who are charged with satisfying the IT governance needs of an enterprise. CGEIT enhances credibility, influence, and recognition worldwide in the field of IT governance. 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.

Q. What to expect in the CGEIT exam?
A. An examinee should practice the following areas to pass the CGEIT certification:

  • IT Governance Framework
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Value Delivery
  • Risk Management
  • Resource Management
  • Performance Measurement

Q. What are the skills being measured for the CGEIT exam?
A. The skills measured for CGEIT exam are as follows:

  • Understanding IT Governance Framework
  • Estimating Strategic Alignment
  • Measuring Value Delivery
  • Understanding Risk Management
  • Planning Resource Management
  • Developing Performance Measurement

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