1. How is the exam scored?
2. What does the CGEIT exam cover?
ISACA uses a 200-800 point scale with 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. It is important to note that the exam score is not based on an arithmetic or percent average. For example, the scaled score of 800 represents a perfect score with all questions answered correctly; a scaled score of 200 is the lowest score possible and signifies that only a small number of questions were answered correctly.
A candidate must receive a scaled score of 450 or higher 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 Working Group. The passing score of 450 represents the minimum number of questions that must be answered correctly by the candidate in order to demonstrate practical application of the job task and knowledge statements. A candidate receiving a passing score may then apply for certification if all other requirements are met.
The CGEIT job practice has changed with the 2013 exam. The CGEIT exam will cover (5) IT governance domains, each of which is further defined and detailed through task and knowledge statements. The governance areas, or domains, include: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT, Strategic Management, Benefits Realization, Risk Optimization and Resource Optimization.
3. What are the qualifications to earn the CGEIT credential?
Qualifying for CGEIT requires a combination of four "e's": experience, ethics, education and exam. Specifically, the requirements are:
- Earn a passing score on the CGEIT exam
- Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
- Commit to abide by the CGEIT Continuing Professional Education Policy
- A minimum of 5 years of experience managing, serving in an advisory or oversight role, and/or otherwise supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise. This experience is defined specifically by the domains and task statements described in the CGEIT Job Practice. Some substitutions and waivers of such experience are available only for those taking the December 2012 CGEIT exam and prior.