The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification program has been designed specifically for those professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills related to the application of enterprise IT governance principles as well as practices. This program will prepare you to handle assurance, advisory, and management responsibilities related to governance of IT.

Whether you’re an auditor looking to capitalize on the knowledge of audit IT governance, or a senior IT manager wanting to understand more about the theory and implementation of IT governance, the CGEIT provides the perfect platform and coursework.

Why CGEIT is so popular

The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) program is a detailed course that will not only introduce you to the framework for the governance of enterprise IT but also ensures you’re able to demonstrate the necessary capabilities required to bring IT governance into an enterprise. The program is going to help you grasp the subject holistically, enhancing your overall value to an enterprise. This is one of the primary reasons for its popularity. Organizations hire CGEIT certified professionals because they can ensure the efficient running and optimum effectiveness of IT and business systems in enterprises, which creates greater trust and added value of information systems.

Average Pay after CGEIT Certification

Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) is considered as one of the most lucrative areas of specialization and offers an average annual salary of $95,000. Although there has been a fairly low period in the national salary trend around July 2013, the trend has picked up again and peaked in May 2014 as can be seen from the following graph:

Job titles for CGEIT certified professionals

The entry level job titles for Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) professionals in the industry are Risk Management Officer, IT Risk Leader, Assistant IT Controller, and Assistant IT Controller among others. The mid and senior level designations for CGEIT certified professionals include Security Manager, Senior Information Assurance Manager, Manager-Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), and Advisory Services IT Risk & Assurance Senior.

What sets CGEIT certification apart from other IT governance certifications?

The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) program has been created to impart necessary knowledge and expertise that is necessary for professionals to support as well as help advance enterprise IT governance. Some of the salient highlights of this program include:

a)      The CGEIT certification program has been accredited by The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2003, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons.

b)      The CGEIT program focuses on the following 5 important domains of IT governance:

  • Framework for the governance of enterprise IT in accordance with the vision, mission, and values of an enterprise
  • Strategic Management, which includes integration and implementation of IT strategic plans with enterprise strategic plans
  • Benefits Realization helps in better management of IT-enabled investments for delivering optimized business benefits
  • Risk Optimization that helps in identifying, analyzing, mitigating, managing, monitoring, and communicating IT related business risk
  • Resource Optimization for optimization of various IT resources like services, information, applications, infrastructure, and people for supporting the fulfilment of enterprise objectives

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