Complete resources to ensure you achieve and maintain CGEIT qualification

The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) qualification awarded by ISACA is designed to provide a premier certificate for professionals responsible for directing, managing or otherwise supporting the governance of IT in a large organisation.

IT Governance offers a complete range of products, including study guides and training courses, designed to help you pass the CGEIT examination at the first attempt.

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Study for the Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) examination

Our complete range of CGEIT study guides and training services:

What are the requirements for the CGEIT qualification?

The CGEIT certification is awarded to candidates with at least five years of relevant work experience who pass a rigorous written examination.

ISACA defines five CGEIT domains on which you will be examined:

  • Domain 1 - Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT (25% of exam)
  • Domain 2 - Strategic Management (20% of exam)
  • Domain 3 - Benefits Realization (16% of exam)
  • Domain 4 - Risk Optimization (24% of exam)
  • Domain 5 - Resource Optimization (15% of exam)

For more information, please see the official ISACA 'How to Become CGEIT Certified' web page.

How do you pass the CGEIT exam at the first attempt?

We recommend the following:

  1. Check that you have the relevant five years of work experience to qualify.
  2. Register and schedule your exam direct with ISACA.
  3. Purchase the official ISACA study guides and third-party textbooks.
  4. Plan a self-study programme that covers all of the CGEIT knowledge domains.
  5. Attend our CGEIT Exam Preparation Training Course a few days before you sit the exam.

How to register and schedule the CGEIT exam

Starting in 2017, the CGEIT exam will be offered via a computer-based testing (CBT) session, which is available during three testing windows per year. All candidates must first register online direct with ISACA and pay for the examination in advance. They will then receive email instructions on how to schedule an exam appointment at a local PSI exam centre. For the May-June 2017 window only, this notification will be delayed until 15 February 2017 for anyone who purchases prior to this date.

For further information, please review the ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide for 2018 Exams.

Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Training Course

The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Training Course is designed to provide a complete preparation to ensure that you pass the ISACA CGEIT examination at the first attempt. Full details of this course, together with dates and venues, can be found on the CGEIT Training Course page.

Essential CGEIT books and study guides

Preparation is essential to passing the CGEIT exam and we strongly advise that you purchase the CGEIT exam and study guides. All titles are available from our dedicated ISACA certification bookstore.

We particularly recommend the CGEIT Exam Passport, which includes copies of the CGEIT Review Manual, 7th Edition, and the CGEIT Review Questions, Answers and Explanations Manual, 4th Edition.

Continuing professional education

There is a continuing professional education (CPE) policy in respect of qualified CGEIT professionals. The goal of this policy is to ensure that all CGEITs maintain an adequate level of current knowledge and proficiency in the field of IT governance.

“CGEITs who successfully comply with the continuing professional education policy will be better equipped to support the Board of Directors and executive management.” The responsibility for setting the CPE requirements rests with the CGEIT Certification Board, which oversees the process and requirements to ensure their applicability.

Maintenance fees and a minimum of 20 contact hours of CPE are required annually. In addition, a minimum of 120 contact hours are required during a fixed three-year period. Please see the Maintain Your CGEIT page on the ISACA website for further details.

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