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The ISACA Certified in Risk and information Systems Control Accreditation is a risk management certification at enterprise level, which is particularly popular among professionals who want to build on their existing experience with IT / business risk as well as identification and implementation of IT system controls.

The certification requires prior knowledge of corporate risk and the design of risk-based IT system control. CRISC is one of the leading certifications for anyone who wants to prepare for real-world threats with tools to both evaluate and manage risk.

The CRISC certification is widely recognized as the first choice for experts in risk and IT system control or anyone who wants to build a career in the field.

Who is CRISC for?

The certification is built for professionals who work with managing the company's risks and control systems. Your role could be among the following:

  • IT professionals
  • Risk assessor
  • Controllers
  • Business analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Compliance managers

What are the career benefits of a CRISC Certification?
CRISC is a globally recognized certification from ISACA, and that gives your CV credibility in terms of documenting your knowledge and skills.

But it also offers several other benefits:

  • It is a widely recognized certification that documents SME knowledge within risk and IT system control in an enterprise environment.
  • It provides extra value to employers and customers.
  • The certification gives you a more accurate common language for conversations about risk and control topics with your colleagues, developer teams or others at C level.
  • You get a competitive advantage in the job market over others.
  • It is a certification that promotes continuous improvement and updated knowledge.
  • Data from several salary surveys prove that salaries for CRISC certified are at the very top - year after year.

Which career paths will be open to you?
The CRISC certification is one of the most commonly used entry requirements for employers who want to evaluate your level in risk management and it will give you access to roles such as:

  • Risk and Security Managers
  • IT or business analysts
  • IT Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Information Control Managers
  • IT Security Managers or Compliance Officers.

CRISC certified often advance in their careers by securing new jobs and promotions and therefore their salaries often increase fast.

What are the benefits for employers?
Employees with a CRISC certification contribute with up-to-date knowledge and tools related to risk, IT systems and control and compliance with ISACA's standard of ethical conduct. This type of employee gives employers the following benefits:

  • Better risk assessment in relation to your specific organization
  • Improved communication of complex risk topics to mixed stakeholder groups
  • Securing your risk management and control plans
  • You get a common language in relation to IT systems and controls.

How do I get my CRISC Certification?
To best prepare yourself for the demanding CRISC certification, you can take a 3-day course where you sit your exam on the last day of the course.

It will be an intense and inspirational experience where you will work with your expert instructor for 10-12 hours a day and live and learn in an immersed environment at the Readynez training centre.

Learn all about the course and see prices and dates here: ISACA CRISC Certification

ISACA's requirements for obtaining CRISC certification are:

  • You must have at least 3 years of professional experience in at least 2 of the 4 areas covered by the certification
  • You must pass the CRISC exam
  • You must comply with ISACA's professional code of ethics
  • Your professional experience must be gained within 5 years from the application date or a maximum of 10 years before the application date.

All the experience that you provide must be verified by the relevant employers. If you do not have the required experience, you will have to take the exam again once you have achieved the experience requirement to become certified.

The exam consists of 150 questions and 450 points are required to pass. A maximum of 800 points can be obtained. Once you have passed the exam, you can apply for certification if all the other requirements are met.

ISACA members and CRISC accredited must also comply with a code of ethics, which includes the following:

  • It is not permitted to pass on information that you become aware of in your professional service unless you are required to do so by law.
  • You must perform your duties in a professional manner, with timely care and objectivity according to best practice and professional standards.
  • It is required that you maintain a high personal standard in general.
  • If you do not live up to the code of ethics, your conduct can be investigated and disciplinary proceedings can be initiated.

Conclusion
The CRISC certification is a globally recognized certification within risk management and control in an enterprise environment, which provides great value to you and your employer or customer. CRISC certified can document their expert knowledge, and it differentiates them from others and provides good opportunities to get promotions and salary increases.

Employers prefer certified resources in this area, resulting in a great demand for certified employees. The CRISC certification is likely to remain the gold standard of certifications within risk management and IT security control, which provides good career benefits to everyone from IT security analysts up to CISOs.

 Are you ready? Read all about the CRISC certification here: ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control).

18. Aug 2020

by Maria Forsberg

Maria Forsberg

Marketing Manager

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