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NICF – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control® CRISC®


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NICF – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control® CRISC®

What's In It For Me

  • Evaluate your risk management proficiency against the most current and rigorous assessment.
  • With a CRISC, you stand unmatched among IT professionals and other employees within an enterprise or financial institute.
  • Helps you to understand, identify, control and manage the business risks for your Enterprise.
  • Equipped with the most current risk management Standards, Methods, Frameworks, and Procedures.
  • Provides you with skills in information Systems Control to minimize the risk of Business losses.
  • Gives you access to ISACA's global community of knowledge and the most up-to-date thinking on IT risk management.

Course Overview

This course is scheduled for launch in Q2 2018 Q3 2018. To express your interest in this course, please fill up our form at We will contact you when we get closer to course launch date.

CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control - is the most widely accepted certification for an Information Systems Risk and Control professional.

This four days, 32 hours curriculum is aimed for the candidates to demonstrate their skill and competency in 38 Task areas and 72 Knowledge areas under the 4 Domains.

Achieve the key objectives of:

  • Identify, analyze, treat and manage IS risk and how it relates to the overall organization.
  • Design, implement, monitor & maintain the risk-based and effective IS Control of the Enterprise.
  • Achieve the Compliance with regulatory requirements.

Who Should Attend

  • ISACA recommends risk and control professionals, which include:

    • IT professionals.
    • Risk professionals.
    • Control professionals.
    • Business analysts.
    • Project managers.
    • Compliance professionals.

  • IS/IT professionals working within an organization that has adopted and adapted the ISACA frameworks of IS governance, risk, and compliance.
  • Everyone interested to gain knowledge in,

    • Identifying and assessing IS risks form business risks.
    • Response and treatment of IS risks.

    • Monitoring and control of risks and control.

Course Duration

4 Days / 32 Hours

Course Outline

Introduction to Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • A Risk and Information Systems Control Professional: Objectives and Expectations.
  • Professional Managers in Information Systems: need and priorities.
  • ISACA Code of Professional Ethics.
  • Examination information and inputs.
  • Certification Prerequisites, Application, Maintenance and Renewal.

Domain 1 IT Risk Identification

  • Risk Culture, Communication, Elements and Strategy of the Business.
  • Information Security Risk Concepts and Principals.
  • IT Concepts and areas of concern for the Risk Practitioner.
  • IS Risk Scenario and methods of risk identification.
  • Awareness, ownership and accountability.

Domain 2 IT Risk Assessment

  • Assessment and analysis techniques and scenarios.
  • Risk environment and state of controls.
  • Project and Program management.
  • Risk and control analysis methodologies, analysis and ranking.

Domain 3 Risk Response and Mitigation

  • Align risk response action plan with Business Objectives.
  • Business Review tools and techniques.
  • Control design, implementation, monitoring, effectiveness and vulnerability check.
  • Control activities, objectives, practices and Metrics.
  • Impact of emerging technologies on Control design and implementation.

Domain 4 Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting

  • Key Risk and Performance Indicators.
  • Data collection and extraction tools and techniques.
  • Control Assessment types, results, and Monitoring and Control.
  • Change to the Risk profile.

Examination Preparation and Techniques

  • Understand how questions are structured.
  • Preparing for the CRISC Examination.
  • Recommended Reading for the CRISC Examination.
  • Exam Favorites.

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

After completing the course coupled with the necessary experience, a student may proceed to undertake the ISACAs CRISC certification examination.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NICF Statement of Attainments (SOA)

Upon completion of the course and assessment, students will also be awarded with these NICF SOAs:

  • Perform IT risk assessment. ICT-SNA-4005-1.1 [IT-SM-401S-1]
  • Implement information risk management process. ICT-SNA-4005-1.1 [IT-SM-501S-1]

Official ISACA CRISC Certification Examination

Only after students pass the Certification Examination, they will have to apply to ISACAs to receive the CRISC Certificate.

Course Objectives

Key objectives:

  • An understanding of the format and structure of the CRISC certification exam.
  • A knowledge of the various topics and technical areas covered by the exam.
  • Practice with specific strategies, tips and techniques for taking and passing the exam.
  • Opportunities to execute practice questions with debriefs of answers.

The course is designed to provide the knowledge in the 4 domain areas;

  • Domain 1 IT Risk Identification.
  • Domain 2 IT Risk Assessment.
  • Domain 3 Risk Response and Mitigation.
  • Domain 4 Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting.


No pre-requisites are imposed to take this course or to appear for the CISA certification examination or to gain competency in the NICF SkillsFuture, Technical Skill and Competencies.

It is strongly recommended that participants need to possess:

  • Minimum five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice areas.
  • Experience in information security management is mandatory.
  • Experience in general information security optional.
  • At least a graduate degree qualification, with or without a major (honours).
  • Appropriate managerial skills with knowledge of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Proficiency in English language equivalent to the GCE O Level is expected.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee ratio is 1:25

Additional Note

A student would need to register at the ISACAs web portal to schedule for the examination for CRISC organized by PSI after paying the necessary fee. There are a few examination centers in Singapore.


$2300.00 (before GST)