Wednesday, 17 April 2013

ISACA’s highest-paying IT certs


ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certifications are two of the highest-paying IT certifications, according to the Foote Partners’ IT Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM (ITSCPI).
“ISACA’s rigorous certification programs are designed to help IT professionals demonstrate to their employers their abilities to help the enterprise improve trust in, and value from, information systems,” said Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), ACA, CISSP, chair of ISACA’s Credentialing Board and risk manager at a global investment bank. “As the Foote Partners’ report indicates, professionals who hold the CISM or CRISC certifications are earning especially high premiums for their efforts and are strongly valued for their contributions to the overall enterprise.”

Since its inception 10 years ago, nearly 20,000 professionals have trained in CISM. The CISM certification is for individuals who manage, design, and oversee/assess a businesses’ information security (IS). The CISM certification is a globally recognised cert and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and skills to provide effective security management and consulting services.

The ITSCPI was launched in 1999 and tracks market values for individual IT skills and certifications at 2,350 employers.

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