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Are you an IT professional looking to take your career to the next level? Do you want to prove your expertise in information systems governance? Look no further than the Certified in Information Systems Governance (CISG) program! CISG is the premier certification for IT professionals looking to demonstrate their mastery of information systems governance. By earning your CISG certification, you'll show employers and colleagues alike that you have the skills and knowledge to manage information systems in a way that aligns with business objectives and protects against risk.

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based 

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  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


The Certified in Information Systems Governance (CISG) program is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and govern information systems within an organization.

CISG certification is intended for professionals who are responsible for the governance, management, and assurance of information systems in their organization. This includes IT managers, security professionals, risk managers, compliance officers, and auditors. With CISG, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of governance in information systems, as well as practical skills for implementing effective governance practices.

By earning the CISG certification, professionals demonstrate their understanding of information systems governance best practices and their ability to apply them in a practical and effective manner. This can enhance their career prospects and provide valuable skills that can benefit their organization.

Why getting certified?

Getting certified as a Certified in Information Systems Governance (CISG) professional offers numerous benefits to individuals and organizations. Firstly, it demonstrates to potential employers or clients that you possess the knowledge, skills, and experience required to govern and manage information systems effectively. It also provides a competitive edge in the job market, increasing the chances of getting hired or promoted.

Secondly, CISG certification helps organizations maintain a strong security posture by ensuring that their information systems are managed and governed effectively, minimizing the risk of cyber-attacks, data breaches, and other security incidents. It also ensures that the organization is in compliance with various regulatory and industry standards.

Lastly, CISG certification helps professionals stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in information systems governance. It provides access to a vast network of professionals, resources, and events, enabling them to exchange ideas, collaborate, and continue learning throughout their careers.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the CISG certification program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Having a minimum of one year of professional experience in information systems governance, risk management, audit, control or compliance.
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge in information systems governance through completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of information systems governance or equivalent.

Certification Process

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified in Information Systems Governance (CISG), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.

Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CISG program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.

Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.

Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CISG certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.

Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CISG exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.

Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CISG exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.

Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CISG exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.

Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by your proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.

Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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