ISACA - CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)



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15/3/2023 (Wednesday)



This 3-day accelerated CRISC course will improve your understanding of IT risk management, and its impact on your business. Our expert instructors will take you through how to design, implement, monitor and maintain risk-based, efficient and effective information systems controls.

You'll be immersed in the curriculum, training up to 10 hours a day, through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique. By the end of the course, you'll gain knowledge of enterprise risk, and know various information systems controls to mitigate this risk.

You'll also learn:

  • Risk identification, assessment and evaluation
  • Risk response
  • Risk monitoring
  • Information systems control design and implementation
  • Information systems control monitoring and maintenance

Firebrand is an official ISACA ATO, which means you'll have access to official ISACA courseware. You'll prepare for the CRISC exam and receive a CRISC exam voucher, that can be used at your nearest test centre.

Firebrand is a premier ISACA partner for EMEA and the US. No other partner in these regions trains more students.

Seven reasons why you should sit your CRISC course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be CRISC trained in just 3 days.
  2. Our CRISC course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CRISC first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more CRISC. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CRISC faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CRISC with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 134,561 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CRISC courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


Domain 1—Risk Identification

Identify the universe of IT risk to contribute to the execution of the IT risk management strategy in support of business objectives and in alignment with the enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy.

  • 1.1 Collect and review information, including existing documentation, regarding the organization’s internal and external business and IT environments to identify potential or realized impacts of IT risk to the organization’s business objectives and operations.
  • 1.2 Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities to the organization’s people, processes and technology to enable IT risk analysis.
  • 1.3 Develop a comprehensive set of IT risk scenarios based on available information to determine the potential impact to business objectives and operations.
  • 1.4 Identify key stakeholders for IT risk scenarios to help establish accountability.
  • 1.5 Establish an IT risk register to help ensure that identified IT risk scenarios are accounted for and incorporated into the enterprise-wide risk profile.
  • 1.6 Identify risk appetite and tolerance defined by senior leadership and key stakeholders to ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • 1.7 Collaborate in the development of a risk awareness program, and conduct training to ensure that stakeholders understand risk and to promote a risk-aware culture.

Domain 2—IT Risk Assessment

Analyze and evaluate IT risk to determine the likelihood and impact on business objectives to enable risk-based decision making.

  • 2.1 Analyze risk scenarios based on organizational criteria (e.g., organizational structure, policies, standards, technology, architecture, controls) to determine the likelihood and impact of an identified risk.
  • 2.2 Identify the current state of existing controls and evaluate their effectiveness for IT risk mitigation.
  • 2.3 Review the results of risk and control analysis to assess any gaps between current and desired states of the IT risk environment.
  • 2.4 Ensure that risk ownership is assigned at the appropriate level to establish clear lines of accountability.
  • 2.5 Communicate the results of risk assessments to senior management and appropriate stakeholders to enable risk-based decision making.
  • 2.6 Update the risk register with the results of the risk assessment.

Domain 3—Risk Response and Mitigation

Determine risk response options and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness to manage risk in alignment with business objectives.

  • 3.1 Consult with risk owners to select and align recommended risk responses with business objectives and enable informed risk decisions.
  • 3.2 Consult with, or assist, risk owners on the development of risk action plans to ensure that plans include key elements (e.g., response, cost, target date).
  • 3.3 Consult on the design and implementation or adjustment of mitigating controls to ensure that the risk is managed to an acceptable level.
  • 3.4 Ensure that control ownership is assigned to establish clear lines of accountability.
  • 3.5 Assist control owners in developing control procedures and documentation to enable efficient and effective control execution.
  • 3.6 Update the risk register to reflect changes in risk and management’s risk response.
  • 3.7 Validate that risk responses have been executed according to the risk action plans.

Domain 4—Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting

Continuously monitor and report on IT risk and controls to relevant stakeholders to ensure the continued efficiency and effectiveness of the IT risk management strategy and its alignment to business objectives.

  • 4.1 Define and establish key risk indicators (KRIs) and thresholds based on available data, to enable monitoring of changes in risk.
  • 4.2 Monitor and analyze key risk indicators (KRIs) to identify changes or trends in the IT risk profile.
  • 4.3 Report on changes or trends related to the IT risk profile to assist management and relevant stakeholders in decision making.
  • 4.4 Facilitate the identification of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to enable the measurement of control performance.
  • 4.5 Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify changes or trends related to the control environment and determine the efficiency and effectiveness of controls.
  • 4.6 Review the results of control assessments to determine the effectiveness of the control environment.
  • 4.7 Report on the performance of, changes to, or trends in the overall risk profile and control environment to relevant stakeholders to enable decision making.

CRISC Knowledge Statements

Knowledge of:

  • 1. Laws, regulations, standards and compliance requirements
  • 2. Industry trends and emerging technologies
  • 3. Enterprise systems architecture (e.g., platforms, networks, applications, databases and operating systems)
  • 4. Business goals and objectives
  • 5. Contractual requirements with customers and third-party service providers
  • 6. Threats and vulnerabilities related to:
    • 6.1. Business processes and initiatives
    • 6.2. Third-party management
    • 6.3. Data management
    • 6.4. Hardware, software and appliances
    • 6.5. The system development life cycle (SDLC)
    • 6.6. Project and program management
    • 6.7. Business continuity and disaster recovery management (DRM)
    • 6.8. Management of IT operations
    • 6.9. Emerging technologies
  • 7. Methods to identify risk
  • 8. Risk scenario development tools and techniques
  • 9. Risk identification and classification standards, and frameworks
  • 10. Risk events/incident concepts (e.g., contributing conditions, lessons learned, loss result)
  • 11. Elements of a risk register
  • 12. Risk appetite and tolerance
  • 13. Risk analysis methodologies (quantitative and qualitative)
  • 14. Organisational structures
  • 15. Organisational culture, ethics and behavior
  • 16. Organisational assets (e.g., people, technology, data, trademarks, intellectual property) and business processes, including enterprise risk management (ERM)
  • 17. Organisational policies and standards
  • 18. Business process review tools and techniques
  • 19. Analysis techniques (e.g., root cause, gap, cost-benefit, return on investment [ROI])
  • 20. Capability assessment models and improvement techniques and strategies
  • 21. Data analysis, validation and aggregation techniques (e.g., trend analysis, modeling)
  • 22. Data collection and extraction tools and techniques
  • 23. Principles of risk and control ownership
  • 24. Characteristics of inherent and residual risk
  • 25. Exception management practices
  • 26. Risk assessment standards, frameworks and techniques
  • 27. Risk response options (i.e., accept, mitigate, avoid, transfer) and criteria for selection
  • 28. Information security concepts and principles, including confidentiality, integrity and availability of information
  • 29. Systems control design and implementation, including testing methodologies and practices
  • 30. The impact of emerging technologies on design and implementation of controls
  • 31. Requirements, principles, and practices for educating and training on risk and control activities
  • 32. key risk indicators (KRIs)
  • 33. Risk monitoring standards and frameworks
  • 34. Risk monitoring tools and techniques
  • 35. Risk reporting tools and techniques
  • 36. IT risk management best practices
  • 37. Key performance indicator (KPIs)
  • 38. Control types, standards, and frameworks
  • 39. Control monitoring and reporting tools and techniques
  • 40. Control assessment types (e.g., self-assessments, audits, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, third-party assurance)
  • 41. Control activities, objectives, practices and metrics related to:
    • 41.1. Business processes
    • 41.2. Information security, including technology certification and accreditation practices
    • 41.3. Third-party management, including service delivery
    • 41.4. Data management
    • 41.5. The system development life cycle (SDLC)
    • 41.6. Project and program management
    • 41.7. Business continuity and disaster recovery management (DRM)
    • 41.8. IT operations management
    • 41.9. The information systems architecture (e.g., platforms, networks, applications, databases and operating systems)

Exam Track

The CRISC exam measures your knowledge of the four domains:

  • Domain 1— Governance (26%) 
  • Domain 2— IT Risk Assessment (20%) 
  • Domain 3— Risk Response and Reporting (32%) 
  • Domain 4— Information Technology and Security (22%)

Firebrand is an official ISACA ATO, which means you'll have access to official ISACA courseware. You'll also receive a CRISC exam voucher, that can be used at your nearest test centre.

ISACA Exam Testing Windows

If you choose to sit the exam, there will be three testing windows of 16-week durations. Your accelerated course will take place within one of these testing windows.

Next testing window: 1 February - 24 May 2018

  • Early Registration Deadline: 16 February 2018
  • Final Registration Deadline: 18 May 2018

What's included

On this accelerated CRISC course, you'll get official ISACA Student Kits which include:

  • Certification Review Manual
  • A 12 month subscription to Exam Review Questions, Answers and Explanations
  • Sample Practice Questions
  • Copy of Course Materials

You'll also access additional, exclusive CRISC curriculum built by Firebrand.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


This CRISC training course is designed for IT and business professionals who are engaged at an operational or management level to mitigate risk. It is therefore an advantage to have knowledge of business and technology risk management, and the implementation of information systems controls. You should also be familiar with general IT and business terminology.

In order to get your CRISC certification, you must:

  • pass the CRISC exam
  • adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • adhere to the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Policy
  • have at least three years of cumulative work experience performing the tasks of a CRISC professional across at least two of the four CRISC domains - of these two required domains, one must be in either Domain 1 or 2.

There are no experience waivers or substitutions allowed.

You may take the exam prior to meeting the requirements, but your CRISC designation is only awarded, when all requirements are met. Experience must have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of initially passing the examination.

Retaking and passing the examination will be required if the application for certification is not submitted within five years from the passing date of the examination. All experience must be verified independently with employers.

Once a CRISC candidate has passed the CRISC certification exam and has met the work experience requirements, the final step is to complete and submit the CRISC Application for Certification.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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