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CRISC Fall Review 2021 Course

October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

GWDC Member $400, Other Chapter Member $550, Non Member $800


Come to our Work Securely Webinar 2020 on April 8th 2020 at 12:00pm

The ISACA GWDC is bringing back our CRISC Fall Review 2021 course, this year virtually! The CRISC Fall Review 2021 Course is an intensive 3-day review course for the ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls™ (CRISC) Exam. The CRISC Fall Review 2021 Course will provide practical advice on preparing for the CRISC exam as well as specific instruction regarding the job practice areas addressed by CRISC as defined by ISACA® Global. Don't miss out on our great CRISC Spring Review 2021 Course!

The CRISC Fall Review 2021 Course dates are: Three consecutive Saturdays October 16, 24, and 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm eastern.

Location: Virtual with the link provided after registration.


This event is intended for anyone sitting for the CRISC Exam window. Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.


The CRISC exam will be offered via Computer-Based Testing (CBT). 

Registration for the CRISC exam is administered by ISACA, not the GWDC. Registering for this review course does not register you for the exam. 

» Details on Exam Registration

Re-Take Discount

Students who take this GWDC review class and do not pass the corresponding Exam are eligible for a one-time 50% discount on the next review class offered by the GWDC for the exam. Please read the full policy for discount details.

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Day 1

  • Introduction
  • IT Risk Identification (Domain 1)

Day 2

  • IT Risk Assessment (Domain 2)
  • Risk Response and Mitigation (Domain 3)

Day 3

  • Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting (Domain 4)
  • Practice Tests


Jim Wiggins Instructor for the ISACA GWDC CRISC Spring Review 2020

Jim Wiggins


Jim has over 23 years direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 18 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients. 

Jim is the founder and executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501(c)6, non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 public charity that runs the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA).

Currently, as a contractor, Jim provides education and training support for the Federal Network Resilience Division at DHS and its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) named him "Educator of the Year" for the impact he continues to make in the federal workforce. In 2019, Federal Computer Week (FCW) Named Jim to the "Federal 100" for his work to tirelessly promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government.


Materials Provided During the Course

Participants receive a Study Guide to help them prepare for the CRISC exam. The Study Guide contains a presentation, a case study, and 20 quiz questions for each domain in the official CRISC Review Manual. The Study Guide contains additional material such as suggested study approach, exam taking tips, list of "must know" vocabulary terms, and other suggested readings to aid participants in their exam preparation.

Study Materials

The instructors highly recommend that students purchase the CRISC Review Manual and the CRISC Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations Database - 12 Month. Below are the study materials available for purchase from the ISACA Bookstore:

  • CRISC Review Manual
  • CRISC Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual
  • CRISC Review Questions, Answers & Explanation Database - 12 month subscription

**It is highly recommended to order these at the earliest opportunity to avoid any possible delays in their availability for the start of the program.

Additional Study Resources

Candidates should review the Exam Candidate Guide as part of their study program. We've included additional resources for exam candidates on our Certifications page, including links to ISACA resources and Knowledge Center study groups.

Special Instructions 

Requests for Assistance: If you require assistance for an audio, visual, or other disability, please contact the Certifications Director, Clifton Persaud,  the event planner to discuss your needs as soon as possible.  We need as much advance notice as possible to determine whether requests can be accommodated. Thank You.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.


Earn up to 24 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.NASBARegistry.org.

CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present the full day and respond to polling questions to receive full CPE credit.

CPE-Related Details:

  • Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based. Zoom link delivered with registration.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app in their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.
  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology - Technical

Complaint Policy:

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October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am EDT
October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT
GWDC Member $400, Other Chapter Member $550, Non Member $800
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