September 09, 2014

Understanding the risks in IT and how best to minimize those risks with quality information systems control is imperative in the tech industry. What better way to enhance this type of technical knowledge then to be designated with the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification? CRISC is a highly accredited certificate by the American National Standards Institute. Not only is this designation one of the highest paying, according to ISACA, “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.” Learn more about the benefits of this prestigious certificate and how to prepare.  This is a credential you do not want to miss!

What is It?

Designed for IT professionals, project managers and those in the IT industry whose focus is on risk management through proper system controls, the CRISC certification enables IT professionals to identify and monitor the possibility of business risks and how to properly control these risks if any situation occurs. GlobalKnowledge.com  mentions:

Since CRISC’s introduction in 2010, more than 17,000 people worldwide have earned this credential, the demand for people with these skills and the relatively small supply of those who have them result in this being the highest salary for any certification on our list this year.”

Requirements of CRISC Certification

Cost of Certification:

Candidates must pay a $50 application fee. The 2014 exam fees from ISACA.org are:

  Member Non-Member
Online early registration deadline fee US $420 US $600
Mailed/ faxed early registration deadline fee US $495 US $675
Online final registration deadline fee US $470 US $650
Mailed/ faxed final registration deadline fee US $545 US $725

Benefits of CRISC Certification

Information from Global Knowledge 2012 tech survey  gathered over9,500 tech professionals, with the median salary associated with CRISC was $110,000 taken from 119 responses. This designation provides added value not only to an IT professional, but on an organizational level as well. With the CRISC certification, an organization will optimize in information systems management, quality control and have a competitive advantage amongst the industry.

CRISC in the Workplace

The ISACA site also lists facts regarding the CRISC designation:

  • More than 3,900 serve as audit directors, managers or consultants
  • Nearly 3,500 are employed as security directors, managers or consultants
  • More than 3,200 are employed in managerial, consulting or related positions in IT operations or compliance
  • Nearly 2,100 are IT directors, managers or consultants
  • More than 1,300 are CIOs, CISOs, or chief compliance, risk or privacy officers
  • More than 600 CRISCs are CEOs, CFOs or equivalent executives
  • More than 400 serve as chief audit executives, audit partners or audit heads

The following information was collected from the ISACA website. To learn more about CRISC and other IT certifications, visit ISACA.org.

Posted By: Anastasia Hoosman

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