CGEIT: Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT

As technology has become more and more vital to the achievement of business goals and value delivery, enterprise leaders have realized that enterprise governance must be extended to information technology and information systems. Successful enterprises now accept that it is critical to align IT projects, assets and processes with their business strategies and business goals. As a key component of overall enterprise governance, IT governance has emerged as a mission-critical issue for small and large business enterprises worldwide. In order to support the growing demand from business and to promote good IT governance practices, ISACA® created the first and only designation to recognize skilled IT governance professionals—the Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) certification.

Good IT governance is a key element of a well-performing enterprise. Enterprises need qualified information systems professionals with knowledge and expertise that can help them identify critical issues and customize company-specific practices to support the governance of information and related technologies. The uniquely governance-focused CGEIT certification ensures holders are capable of bringing IT governance into an organization, can grasp the complex subject holistically, and enhance the value that the enterprise obtains from its IT.

Since its inception in 2007, thousands of professionals around the world have earned the industry-leading* CGEIT designation as a means to affirm that they have the broad knowledge and wide-ranging experience necessary to support and advance the IT governance of an enterprise and ensure its IT and business systems align with optimum effectiveness and efficiency.


The CGEIT certification was specifically developed for IT and business professionals who have significant management, advisory, or assurance roles relating to the governance of enterprise IT, including:

  • IS/IT Directors
  • IS/IT Managers
  • S/IT Consultants
  • IT Governance Professionals
  • IS/IT Executives

Course objectives 

Developed with the input of subject matter experts from around the world, the CGEIT designation is designed for professionals who have significant management, advisory or assurance roles relating to the governance of IT.

CGEIT enhances your credibility, influence and recognition and demonstrates that you have proven experience and knowledge in the governance of enterprise IT.

CGEIT helps enterprises identify and hire professionals who have IT governance knowledge and experience and is considered by many companies and governmental agencies as a prerequisite for employees involved with enterprise IT governance.

CGEIT provides holders with greater recognition in the marketplace and influence at the executive level—and many holders consider it very valuable to their career progression and ability to deliver value to their enterprises.

CGEIT combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of a minimum of five years proven work experience managing, advising on and supporting the governance of enterprise IT—including
one year’s experience relating to the establishment and management of an IT governance framework.

CGEIT holders know more than limited areas of IT governance—they are able to grasp the complex subject as a whole and enhance the value businesses get from their IT.


This course will help you prepare for ISACA’s Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT exam.


  • The exam is not included in the training.

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