An Overview of the CGEIT Certification

A Detailed Look at the Various Salary Trends of a CGEIT Certification

Holding a CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) certification not only enhances the prospects of a higher pay package but also shows employers that the candidates are equipped with valuable governance knowledge. With the importance of IT growing leaps and bounds in the enterprises, businesses only want to hire professionally qualified people who can manage the intricacies of compliance. Let's have a detailed look at the salary trends of CGEIT certification.

CGEIT Certified Professionals Salary Across The Globe:

The CGEIT certification pay scale varies from region to region as well as based on the job title. Among the top countries where CGEIT professionals can get a competitive salary include the USA, UK, Canada, India, and Australia. Below is a table showing how much a CGEIT certified candidate will earn on average in these countries.

Location Currency Average Salary per annum
USA USD 1,27000-1,40000
India INR 1,50000-2,70000
Australia AUD 1,42000-1,50000
Canada CAD 80000-1,50000
United Kingdom GBP 45000-85000

CGEIT Certified Professionals Salary in Various Job Roles:

A CGEIT Professional is basically responsible for managing IT enterprise governance to validate their skills in the field. But the roles are different across organizations. The popular job roles for CGEIT are IT director, CIO, VP of information technology, senior IT manager, and senior business consultant among others. The table below shows the CGEIT salaries for the top CGEIT job roles.

Job Title Average salary per annum in USD
IT Director $127,000.00
CIO $125,000.00
VP of Information Technology $147,872.00
IS Manager $150,000.00
Senior IT Manager $108,500
Senior Business Consultant $120,992.00

Breakdown of Total Years of Work Experience (& High Pay Scale) for Candidates That Possess the CGEIT Certification:

The below table shows the work experience and compensation breakdown based on number of years of experience

Total Number of Years Percentage
1-4 years 1% of CGEIT population
5-9 years 3% of CGEIT population
10-19 years 49% of CGEIT population
20+ years 47% of CGEIT population (Highest paid)

FAQs on CGEIT Certification


Right from optimizing resources to prioritizing initiatives and developing strategies, a CGEIT certified professional strives to deliver plans and policies in order to ensure that the use of IT meets business objectives, both strategic and operational while adhering to compliance / regulatory and security requirements.

CGEIT certification job practice is actual statements that depict each job task and salaries as it relates to each of the five domains covered on the CGEIT exam. These statements can be seen here.

Here is the CGEIT salary breakdown by geographic location in the USA

City Salary
Washington DC $282,000.00
New York $160,125.00
Chicago $118,992.00
Houston $150,000.00

Among the top skills that lead to better pay for CGEIT certified professionals include strategic management, risk optimization, resource optimization, and benefits realization which is the process of managing, tracking and reporting on the performance of IT investments in order to assure that they deliver optimized business benefits.

Although any IT professional will get the advantage of having a CGEIT certification, it will have the most impact( in terms of compensation) to:

    • Candidates who possess a C-Level or Senior IT Manager job title.
    • Candidates with 10-19 years of total work experience.

Syllabus of CGEIT Certification Training

  • The knowledge and experience necessary to support and advance the IT governance an enterprise
  • The professional development necessary for successful on-the-job performance
  • How to operate the enterprise’s IT and business systems with greater efficiencies and optimum effectiveness

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Who should take up CGEIT Certification training?

Job roles that can benefit from CGEIT certification training include, but are not limited to:

  • IT managers
  • IT analysts
  • Business professionals
  • IT consultants
  • IT directors
  • IT executives
  • IT governance professionals

Invensis Learning’s practice tests for CGEIT certification are modeled on the actual examination and draw from the syllabus. They are conceptualized by our team of subject matter experts.

Practice tests give you a feel of what the CGEIT certification examination will be like and the extent of knowledge that is required.

  • Type: Multiple choice examination questions
  • No Of Questions: 150 questions
  • Examination duration: 240 minutes’ duration
  • Open/Closed book: Closed book
  • Result: 450 marks (on a scale of 200-800) required to pass

There are no pre-requisite criteria to take up CGEIT examination. But, 5 or more years of experience managing, serving or supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise is required to apply for certification.

The course structure or outline of the instructor-led CGEIT exam preparation training program is as follows:

  • Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Strategic Management
  • Benefits Realization
  • Risk Optimization
  • Resource Optimization

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