ISO/IEC 38500 - Lead IT Corporate Governance Manager

Certification Overview

ISO/IEC 38500 - Lead IT Corporate Governance Manager

Exam Code: ISO-IEC-385

Corporate Governance of IT as specified in ISO/IEC 38500 of best practices used to appropriately govern a Corporate Governance of IT system across all the principles of ISO/IEC 38500. ISO/IEC 38500 applies to the governance of management processes (and decisions) relating to the information and communication services used by an organization. These processes could be controlled by IT specialists within the organization or external service providers, or by business units within the organization. This training is consistent with COBIT 5 and CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT).

In the ISO/IEC 38500 model, the governing body is a generic entity (the individual or group of individuals) responsible and accountable for performance and conformance (through control) of the organization. While ISO/IEC 38500 makes clear the role of the governing body, it also allows that such delegation could result in a subsidiary entity giving more focused attention to the tasks in governance of IT (such as creation of a board committee). It also includes delegation of detail to management, as in finance and human resources. There is an implicit expectation that the governing body will require management establish systems to plan, build, and run the IT-enabled organization.

By holding a Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the professional capabilities and competencies to effectively govern the use of IT within an organization.

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 80 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 70% (56 out of 80 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 Minutes).

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  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The ISO/IEC 38500 Lead IT Corporate Governance Manager Certificate is valid for life.

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The ISO/IEC 38500 Lead IT Corporate Governance Manager Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information

  • Foundation
  • IT Governance
  • Strategy
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • IT Regulatory Compliance
  • Information and Continuity Risk
  • Internal Control Frameworks
  • Project Governance
  • Components of IT Governance

Module Information - 2

  • ISO/IEC 38500 and Governance Model
  • IT Governance Frameworks and Standards
  • The Calder-Moir Framework
  • Implementing IT Governance
  • Decision Making
  • Different Committee's
  • IT Audit
  • IT Management System of Tomorrow
  • The Calder-Moir Implementation

Target Audience

Who can take the ISO/IEC 38500 Lead IT Corporate Governance Manager Exam

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of Corporate Governance of IT
  • Corporate Governance auditors
  • CxO and Senior Managers responsible for the IT governance of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • External business or technical specialists, such as legal or accounting specialists, retail associations, or professional bodies
  • Expert advisors in information technology
  • Technical experts wanting to formalize, amend, and/or extend the organizations IT-related objectives

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  • Course Duration: 180 Days
  • Price: 180 USD


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