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Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

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Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) certification training program at Certhippo is developed for those professionals who identify and manage the enterprise risks by implementing information system controls. The training will help you understand the impacts of IT risks and gain technical expertise in implementing proper information security controls to confront the challenges posed by these risks.

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CRISC certification at Certhippo prepares  IT professionals for enterprise risk management’s unique challenges. The training program enables them to become strategic partners to the enterprise.

CRISC is the most current and rigorous assessment available to evaluate IT professionals’ risk management proficiency and other employees within an enterprise or financial institute.

Those who earn CRISC help enterprises understand business risks and have the technical knowledge to implement appropriate IS controls.

This CISA course can be taken by IS/IT auditors, IT compliance managers, chief compliance officers, chief risk and privacy officers, security heads, and security managers.

In this chapter, you identify how certain IT risks assist in executing a risk management strategy, in line with business objectives as well as the entire enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy. You will learn information collection and review and determine possible potential risks the organization can be exposed to. This domain also teaches you to identify and assess threats through risk analysis and threat assessments within an organization.

Other integral topics you’ll cover under this section include:

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • User Accountability
  • Creating and Maintaining an IT risk register
  • Identifying risk appetite and tolerance
  • Aligning IT risk with business objectives

This CRISC syllabus domain covers roughly 27% of the CRISC Course outline and will also provide you with the knowledge to create training and collaborative awareness programs.

In the IT Risk Assessment domain, it covers roughly 28% of the CRISC Syllabus and here you’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate IT risk. Moreover, doing so will enable you to determine the likelihood and impact of the risks on business objectives and make effective risk-based decisions for the benefit of the organization. 

Analysis and evaluation of risk scenarios is a primary feature of this domain since it enables you to determine probability and damage extent a specific risk would cause. You are also assessed on your ability to identify the status quo of existing Information System controls and if they are effective in mitigating IT risk. 

You will also learn how to review the results of risk and control, assess any shortcomings presented on the existing environment. You will also learn to assign correct risk ownership for accountability and communicate these results to senior management and stakeholders. This domain also shows you how to update the risk register regularly.

Determining risk response options and evaluating their efficiency and effectiveness in risk management is learnt in this third domain which covers about 23%. You will have the ability to consult with the risk owners to introduce or formulate measures that are in alignment with the business objectives. Consulting with risk owners helps in developing effective risk action plans through making informed decisions. In addition, how to validate a risk action plan is covered in this CRISC syllabus domain as well as design and implementation, therefore adjusting mitigating measures can be made easier.

Since accountability is key here, clear communication lines must be established between all stakeholders involved in risk ownership. You’ll also learn how to create effective and efficient control measures

You’ll learn how to define and establish key risk indicators in order to monitor risk changes. These changes are crucial since they tend to change an organization’s IT risk profile. Reporting on these findings is essential in ensuring informed decision-making by relevant stakeholders and also realizing business objectives.

You’ll learn how to define and establish key risk indicators in order to monitor risk changes. These changes are crucial since they tend to change an organization’s IT risk profile. Reporting on these findings is essential in ensuring informed decision-making by relevant stakeholders and also realizing business objectives.

The CRISC examination is a four-hour (240 minutes) exam consisting of 150 multiple choice questions.

  • Computer-Based Testing Locations
  • CRISC exams are administered at 1,300 PSI locations across the world and in ten languages.

Yes. Answers can reviewed.
Flag questions you want to review before your exam time is over.

  • Preliminary result (pass or not pass) is available on the screen immediately after the completion of your exam.
  • Official score will be emailed and available online within 10 business days from the date that candidates take the exam.
  • Successful candidates receive details on how to apply for certification.
  • Result is not available on phone or fax to maintain the privacy.

Yes, but candidates do not need to go through the eligibility application process again.

  • Pass the CRISC Exam within the last 5 years.
  • Work experience must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of initially passing the exam.
  • A minimum of three years of cumulative work experience as a CRISC professional across at least two of the four CRISC domains is compulsory.
  • Of these two (2) required domains, one (1) must be in either Domain 1 or 2.
  • Submit the CRISC Certification Application including Application Processing Fee.

  • Pass the CRISC examination
  • Submit an application for CRISC certification
  • Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Adherence to the Continuing Professional Education Program
  • Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

  • CRISC certification indicates expertise in identifying and managing enterprise IT risk and implementing and maintaining information systems controls.
  • Gives access to the ISACA global community of knowledge, including the most current ideas regarding IT risk management.
  • It enables the candidates to increase their value in the organization with expertise to manage IT risk.
  • IT professional working to manage company risks and controls and have the required experience can apply for the certification.

  • Member: US$575
  • Non Member Fee: US$760

On 200-800 point scale, ISACA has set 450 as the passing mark for the exams.

  • A scaled score is a conversion of the raw score on an exam to a common scale.
  • Please note that the exam score is not based on an arithmetic or percent average. For example, if all 150 questions are answered correctly, the scaled score is 800, a perfect score; a scaled score of 200 is the lowest score possible when only a small number of questions are answered correctly.
  • Scaled score of 450 or higher must be achieved to pass the exam.
  • A score of 450 represents a minimum consistent standard of knowledge as established for the exam by the respective ISACA Certification Committee.

The exam is available in 3 languages: English, Spanish and Chinese simplified.

  • A US$50 application processing fee is required for all submissions.
  • The application fee is a one-time, non-refundable payment.

  • Yes, candidates are allowed to take one each of CRISC, CISA, CISM and CGEIT within the same window.
  • Candidates may NOT take the same certification exam more than one time within a window.

  • Maintaining your CRISC Certification means maintaining an adequate level of current knowledge and proficiency in the field of information systems audit, control and security.
  • The CRISC CPE policy requires the attainment of CPE hours over an annual and three-year certification period. CRISCs must comply with the following requirements to retain certification:
  • Earn and report an annual minimum of twenty (20) CPE hours. These hours must be appropriate to the currency or advancement of the CRISC’s knowledge or ability to perform CRISC-related tasks. The use of these hours towards meeting the CPE requirements for multiple ISACA certifications is permissible when the professional activity is applicable to satisfying the job-related knowledge of each certification.
  • Earn and report a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) CPE hours for a three-year reporting cycle period.
  • Pay the CRISC annual maintenance fee
  • Comply with the annual CPE audit if selected
  • Comply with ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics
  • Abide by ISACA’s IT auditing standards

Failure to comply with these certification requirements will result in the revocation of an individual’s CRISC designation. In addition, as all certificates are owned by ISACA, if revoked, the certificate must be destroyed immediately.

  • Candidates can register online anytime for the CRISC certification exam.
  • Registration and payment will be valid for 365days/12 months from the date of online registration.
  • Payment is mandatory before scheduling the exam.
  • Candidates can schedule their exam for any available date/time/location within their 365-day eligibility period.
  • Exam can be rescheduled within 365 days eligibility period. But it must be done more than 48 hours prior to the original scheduled testing appointment.
  • Candidates must take the exam if they are within 48 hours of scheduled testing appointment or their registration fee will be forfeited.

To earn CRISC certification, candidates need to:

  • Submit the complete application within five years from the date of initially passing the examination
  • The experience should have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the date of application, or within five years of passing the examination.
  • A minimum of 3-years of cumulative work experience performing the tasks of a CRISC professional across at least two (2) of the four (4) CRISC domains is required for certification. Of these two (2) required domains, one (1) must be in either Domain 1 or 2.

  • CRISC Review Manual offered by ISACA, has all the relevant course content good enough to help the aspirants to crack CRISC exam. Make a habit to read it religiously. This Manual is treated as the best guide for self study.
  • Practice questions can easily be picked up from ISACA’s Review Questions Database. It is an online source which not only has questions but also answers and explanation of those answers.
  • In addition to these candidates can join boot camps/ online training offered by Infosec Train for CRISC Certification exam.