ISACA Certifications & Exam Resources
ISACA has a wealth of resources available for those sitting for Certification Exams and those preparing certification submissions. This article summarizes ISACA's certifications and links to the resources available.
ISACA certifications are globally accepted and recognized. They combine the achievement of passing an exam with credit for your work and educational experience, giving you the credibility you need to move ahead in your career. Certification proves to employers that you have what it takes to add value to their enterprise. In fact, many organizations and governmental agencies around the world require or recognize ISACA’s certifications.
If you have any questions about ISACA Certifications, please contact Clifton Persaud, GWDC Certifications Director.
The CISA® designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA-certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.
Enhance your career by earning CISA—world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess information technology and business systems.
Demonstrate your information security management expertise. The uniquely management-focused CISM® certification promotes international security practices and recognizes the individual who manages designs, and oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security.
CISM means higher earning potential and career advancement. Recent independent studies consistently rank CISM as one of the highest paying and sought after IT certifications.
CGEIT® recognizes a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of enterprise IT governance principles and practices. As a CGEIT certified professional, you demonstrate that you are capable of bringing IT governance into an organization—that you grasp the complex subject holistically, and therefore, enhance value to the enterprise.
CGEIT provides you the credibility to discuss critical issues around governance and strategic alignment, and the traction to consider a move to the C-suite, if you aren't already there.
CRISC™ is the only certification that prepares and enables IT professionals for the unique challenges of IT and enterprise risk management, and positions them to become strategic partners to the enterprise.
Propel your career with CRISC certification, and build greater understanding of the impact of IT risk and how it relates to your organization. Become a CRISC and defend, protect and future-proof your enterprise.
Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX)
As the entry point to our cyber security program, our Cybersecurity Fundamentals program offers a knowledge-based certificate in the introductory concepts that frame and define the standards, guidelines and practices of the industry.
For college students, recent graduates, those new to cyber security, as well as those looking to change careers.
The CSX Practitioner designation is a globally-offered certification for cyber security professionals. This certification allows you to professionally serve as a first responder who is an expert at following established procedures, using defined processes, and working mostly with known problems on a single system.
An entry-level certification for professionals who want to demonstrate technical skills and abilities in cyber security.
After completing the Practitioner level, you qualify for a CSX Specialist certification, designating you as a specialist in one or more of five areas aligned to existing global cyber security frameworks: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover — Five separate certifications are available.
For professionals who want to demonstrate deeper, intermediate technical skills in a specialty area within cyber security.
Exams not yet available for CSX-S.
A CSX Expert certification designates you as an expert level cybersecurity professional who can identify, analyze, respond to, and mitigate complex cyber security incidents.
For professionals with master-level technical skills who serve as the authoritative source for all cyber security matters within an organization.
Exam not yet available for CSX-E.