Why is getting certified an important part of a career in IT risk and control?
Professionals in the IT risk and control field often seek certification in order to hone their skills and prove their legitimacy among peers. Professional development is a key motivator for CRISC candidates, as they wish to implement effective and risk-based information system controls for their organizations.
What are the pre-requirements for taking the CRISC?
Aspiring candidates must have three cumulative years of work experience in the fields of IT risk management and IS control, performing the tasks of a CRISC professional. There are no substitutions or experience waivers for this particular ISACA credential. Click here for more info on CRISC prerequisites.
What qualifies as IT risk and control experience?
In order to define the task domains of IT risk and control, ISACA has provided a Job Practice article. Note that work experience must be gained from at least two of the four domains, and that one of these domains must be either domain 1 or domain 2. Click here to view the definitions of the four domains.
How does the CRISC examination process work?
The CRISC exam is a 150 question, multiple choice test that must be completed in a timeframe of four hours. It is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, with 450 points being the minimum passing score. Click here for more exam information.
Is the live online Flex Pro CRISC boot camp as effective and informative as an in-person training session?
Absolutely. Live online Flex Pro participants of our training boot camps have access to every resource that Flex Classroom participants have, as well as valuable one-on-one instructor feedback. In addition, they get full access to all of the features in their Infosec Flex Center — plus receive an Exam Pass Guarantee.
What material is covered on the CRISC exam?
The exam consists of questions pulled from each of the four CRISC Job Practice Area domains. These are as follows: IT Risk Identification (27%), IT Risk Assessment (28%), Risk Response and Mitigation (23%), and Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting (22%). Click here for a detailed breakdown of each domain.
What does this CRISC training course provide that other offerings do not?
Infosec’s CRISC training boot camp is an intensive, three-day course designed to eliminate outside distractions. We provide award-winning training from the top security experts in the industry—so that you can join the 93% of our students who successfully pass their exam upon completion of our course! We also offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, which allows you to focus exclusively on the world of IT risk and control.
How is the CRISC certification different from other comparable security certifications?
The CRISC is for IT professionals — specifically individuals that perform risk management and implement internal controls. The closest certification to the CRISC is probably IIA’s CRMA certification, which is more oriented towards internal auditors, specifically those assessing risk management processes.
How long is the CRISC certification valid after you pass the test, and what are the renewal requirements?
Like other ISACA certifications, the CRISC is valid for three years after you pass the exam. However, certain terms must be met. There is an annual maintenance fee that must be paid, and CRISC holders must participate in ISACA’s CPE (Continuing Professional Education) program, reporting 20 CPE hours annually. For more renewal information, click here.
Is a CRISC exam voucher included with the purchase of this course?
Yes! The CRISC voucher is included for all participants of our CRISC training boot camp.
What are some tips for preparing for the CRISC?
Our #1 tip is to enroll in an exam training course, like the one offered here. Infosec students have the highest exam pass rate in the industry — 93%! Other resources to help you study include ISACA’s certified Review Manual and Test Exam, which can be purchased by clicking here. For more training strategies, click here.
What’s the job outlook for CRISC professionals?
Your CRISC credential proves that you’re a dedicated professional in the field, and can help you land a high-paying job in IT risk and control. Common job titles include: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Chief Information Officer, Control Professional, IT Risk Management Professional, and many more. Click here for more job titles and related descriptions.
What is the average CRISC salary?
CRISC professionals earn an average of $127,507 annually, making the CRISC the highest-paying IT certification available. Click here for more salary data.