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 certification is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor, and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems. The recent quarterly IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index (ITSCPI) from Foote Partners ranked CISA among the most sought-after and highest-paying IT certifications. This certification is a must-have for entry to mid-career IT professionals looking for leverage in career growth.
ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification indicates expertise in information security governance, program development and management, incident management and risk management. If you are a mid-career IT professional aspiring to senior management roles in IT security and control, CISM can get you the visibility you need.
ISACA's Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) is unique and framework agnostic. It is the only IT governance certification that can give you the mindset to assess, design, implement and manage enterprise IT governance systems aligned with overall business goals. Get visibility at the executive level with CGEIT!
ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ (CRISC®) certification indicates expertise in identifying and managing enterprise IT risk and implementing and maintaining information systems controls. Gain instant recognition and credibility with CRISC and boost your career! If you are a mid-career IT professional with a focus on IT and cyber risk and control, CRISC can get you the leverage you need to grow in your career.
Modern privacy laws and regulations require organizations to implement privacy by design and by default into IT systems, networks, and applications. To do so, privacy professionals must partner with software developers, system and network engineers, application and database administrators, and project managers to build data privacy and protection measures into new and existing technology environments.
Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX)
As the entry point to our cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity, as well as those looking to change careers.
Check out our resources page to help you study.
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.