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SFIA Foundation maps ISACA certifications to IT skills framework

The SFIA Foundation has mapped two ISACA certifications – Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – to its evolving IT skills framework. CISA has been earned by more than 90,000 professionals since inception, and CISM has been earned by more than 18,000 professionals, according to ISACA.

The SFIA Foundation is a consortium formed in July 2003 by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, e-skills UK, and the Chartered Institute for IT. The foundation manages the SFIA, which is a model for describing and managing competencies for IT professionals.

SFIA maps out the range of skills as a two-dimensional table by tagging each skill with a category and responsibility level. These categories are divided into six main areas: strategy and planning, business change, solutions development and implementation, service management, procurement and management support, and client interface.

“Employers worldwide look for ISACA certifications when hiring assurance, security, governance and risk professionals”, said Allan Boardman, chair of ISACA’s credentialing board and risk manager at a global investment bank. “We are pleased that SFIA, which organizations use to help ensure that they have the right skills in the right positions, has recognized CISA and CISM in its mapping.”