IBITGQ

About IBITGQ

The International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the training and continued professional development of information security, business resilience and IT governance professionals.

Our aim is to assist in the development of experienced and qualified IT governance professionals by delivering:

  • International qualifications recognized on a global basis
  • Formal certifications awarded by recognized exam bodies
  • Structured training with Learning Paths from Foundation to Advanced Level
  • Access to training courses and exams from Approved Training Organizations (ATO)
  • Guidance on Continued Professional Development

IBITGQ Examinations are available for the award of the Certifications:

  • Certified ISMS Foundation (CIS F)
  • Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI)
  • Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA)

To be awarded an IBITGQ Certification, all candidates MUST complete and pass an IBITGQ approved examination.
Further info can be found here.

IBITGQ Members

The International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ) is a membership organization dedicated to the training and the continued professional development of information security, business resilience and IT governance professionals.

Our current members include individuals and organizations who are leading authorities in the management of IT governance and have made a significant contribution to setting the standards associated with the delivery of ‘best practice’ in this multi-disciplinary field. This includes experience in the implementation and audit skills required for management standards such as ISO27001, ISO20000, BS25999 and ISO38500.

Sub-Committees

IBITGQ members are acknowledged industry experts who work together in the following sub-committees:

  • Training Sub-Committee - developing the curriculum and syllabi of training courses
  • Examinations Sub-Committee - defining the evaluation criteria for consistent assessment

Our initial sub-committees have been focused on developing the courses and certificates associated with the ISO27001 Information Security Management Standard. For the future development of training and exams, we plan to form a number of sector-specific Sub Committees to focus on IT Governance, Business Continuity, Green IT and Service Management.

Structured Learning Path – The Development of Expert Level

A key element of the work of our Sub Committees has been the development of a training program with a structured learning path from Foundation to Advanced level. We are planning to extend this program to include an Expert level designed to further enhance the knowledge and skills of more experienced IT governance professionals. To broaden the scope of this certification, the IBITGQ is currently exploring the possibility that qualification at the Expert level may also include certifications awarded by other Exam Bodies.

Membership Application

We welcome applications from qualified individuals and organizations (commercial or non-profit) who would like to contribute to setting the standards and qualifications of IT governance professionals of the future.

If you or your organization would like to become a member of the IBITGQ, please apply in writing us an e-mail.

Exams

IBITGQ Examinations are available for the award of the Certifications:

  • Certified ISMS Foundation (CIS F)
  • Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI)
  • Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA)

To be awarded an IBITGQ Certification, all candidates MUST complete and pass an IBITGQ approved examination.

Examinations can be taken as:

Paper-based exam delivered as part of an approved IBITGQ Training Course
Or
Online e-exam administered at an approved GASQ Accredited Exam Center.

Both the paper-based and online examinations consist of a number of multiple choice questions (typically 40). The duration is between 60-90 minutes and candidates need to achieve a 65% score to pass each exam.

Why Certify?

Qualifications that are certified by accredited and respected organizations are becoming an essential requirement of any IT governance professional. With an ever increasing demand for information security staff, employers offer enhanced career opportunities to candidates who have certified qualifications and relevant experience.

IT Governance Qualifications

IT governance is a key component of corporate governance and is at the heart of strategic IT management in all successful organizations. The need for a closer alliance of business objectives with IT resources, a better return on investment and the need for compliance to standards are all significant drivers to ensuring that information technology truly delivers competitive advantage. Senior managers and consultants who advise on IT governance are much in demand in organizations throughout the world.

Founded in 2011, the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ) was setup to help improve and standardize the range and quality of training for IT governance professionals. The organization is a not-for profit association incorporated under German law and has been developed by a number of leading IT governance professionals and organizations.

The principal examination body for IBITGQ is GASQ.

Working closely with the Global Association for Software Quality (GASQ), the IBITGQ defines and awards qualifications built around the implementation and audit skills required for management standards that include ISO27001, ISO27005, BS25999 and ISO38500.

Accredited Training Provider

Learning Paths from Foundation to Advanced

An IBITGQ Approved Training Organization (ATO) offers a training program with a structured learning path from Foundation to Advanced level in the key areas of Information Security, Business Continuity, IT governance and Service Management. Each individual training course is designed to build the relevant skills and knowledge and enable you to deliver best practice and compliance to your organization. For the future, we are working with our ATO’s to introduce Expert level courses designed to further enhance the knowledge and skills of more experienced IT governance professionals.

The current range of training courses offered by our Approved Training Organizations includes:


Foundation Level
ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation

Advanced Level
ISO27001 Certified Lead Implementer
ISO27001 Certified Lead Auditor

Please note that not all courses may be offered by all Approved Training Organizations.

Training Course Syllabus

To assist in the development and standardization of the training and certification program, the IBITGQ has published the learning outcomes and syllabus for each approved training course. The syllabi are the basis for the training course development.


Training Course Format

All courses are available as classroom sessions with a dedicated instructor, and will offer candidates the opportunity to take the paper-based examination as part of the course. In the future, all courses will be also be available as online e-learning modules.

Current Approved Training Organizations (ATO) training courses include:

IT Governance Ltd – Location: UK


Please contact your local Approved Training Organizations to book your training course and IBITGQ Examination.