CRISC: Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

CRISC is the only certification that prepares and enables IT professionals for the unique challenges of IT and enterprise risk management, and positions them to become strategic partners to the enterprise helping enterprises accomplish business objectives by designing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining risk-based, efficient and effective IS controls. The course focuses on the key points covered in the CRISC Review Manual 6th Edition and includes class lectures, group discussions, exam practice and answer debriefs. The course is intended for individuals with familiarity with and experience in IT and enterprise risk management.

Audience

Individuals who are looking to build a greater understanding of the impact of IT risk and how it relates to their organization.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisite to take the CRISC exam; however, in order to apply for CRISC certification you must meet the necessary experience requirements as determined by ISACA

Course objectives 

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the IT risk management strategy in support of business objectives and alignment with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) strategy.
  • Analyze and evaluate IT risk to determine the likelihood and impact on business objectives to enable risk-based decision making.
  • Determine risk response options and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness to manage risk in alignment with business objectives.
  • Continuously monitor and report on IT risk and controls to relevant stakeholders to ensure the continued efficiency and effectiveness of the IT risk management strategy and its alignment with business objectives.

Course content

Domain 1—Risk Management

  • Collect and review environmental risk data
  • Identify potential vulnerabilities to people, processes and assets
  • Develop IT scenarios based on information and potential impact to the organization
  • Identify key stakeholders for risk scenarios
  • Establish risk register
  • Gain senior leadership and stakeholder approval of the risk plan
  • Collaborate to create a risk awareness program and conduct training

Domain 2—IT Risk Assessment

  • Analyse risk scenarios to determine likelihood and impact
  • Identify current state of risk controls and their effectiveness
  • Determine gaps between the current state of risk controls and the desired state
  • Ensure risk ownership is assigned at the appropriate level
  • Communicate risk assessment data to senior management and appropriate stakeholders
  • Update the risk register with risk assessment data

Domain 3—Risk Response and Mitigation

  • Align risk responses with business objectives
  • Develop consult with and assist risk owners with development risk action plans
  • Ensure risk mitigation controls are managed to acceptable levels
  • Ensure control ownership is appropriately assigned to establish accountability
  • Develop and document control procedures for effective control
  • Update the risk register
  • Validate that risk responses are executed according to risk action plans

Domain 4—Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting

  • Risk and control monitoring and reporting
  • Define key risk indicators (KRIs) and identify key performance
  • indicators (KPIs) to enable performance measurement key risk
  • indicators (KRIs) and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Determine the effectiveness of control assessments
  • Identify and report trends/changes to KRIs/KPIs that affect control performance or the risk profile

Practice Exam

Certification

The CRISC Exam Preparation course is an intensive, three-day review program to prepare individuals who are planning to sit for the Certified in Risk and Information System Controls™ (CRISC) exam.

NOTE!

  • The exam is not included in the training.

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