ISACA launches program targeting IT students and non-IT professionals

ISACA, the IT professional association and learning organization with more than 150,000 members, is nearing 10,000 members in India and has surpassed 10,000 current certification holders.
Content writing job in IndiaISACA has launched an outreach program in India, targeting IT students and non-IT professionals, in addition to experienced professionals, looking to upskill and IT enterprises investing in upskilling / reskilling their staff.

ISACA has 10 local chapters in India and recently launched two new credentials: the ISACA Information Technology Certified Associate (ITCA) and Certified in Emerging Technologies (CET), recognising the growing demand for skills in cloud computing, cyber security, big data analytics, AI, and IoT, to name a few.

Three ISACA credentials — Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) — were recently named three of the top-10 highest-paying IT certifications by Global Knowledge.

ISACA also released its exclusive State of Cybersecurity 2021 survey report earlier this year, which included data from respondents in India, addressing one of the fastest growing segments in IT at present.

It is estimated that the number of professionals in India requiring digital skills will increase nine times by 2025 and the average IT professional will need to develop seven new digital skills by 2025 to keep pace with technology advancements and demand, according to a report commissioned by AWS.

“As an ISACA member and volunteer in India, I have access to a network of 11,000 IT professionals in this country and 150,000 worldwide. These connections and the learning and credentials I have received through ISACA have had a huge impact on my career, and by growing ISACA in India, we aim to help other IT professionals build their careers and grow their teams with qualified professionals as well,” RV Raghu, director, Versatilist Consulting India Pvt Ltd, and member of the ISACA Emerging Trends Working Group, said.

In a survey conducted by Pearson VUE, with over 10,000 respondents from India, 55 percent confirmed that the knowledge they had acquired while pursuing certification courses has been transferable to real-life situations in their careers. The respondents disclosed that they had experienced numerous professional benefits by pursuing certification, with over a third (35 percent) reporting a salary or wage increase.

Among these respondents, 21 percent had received a pay rise of 11 percent – 20 percent. Another 28 percent said that they were trusted with more responsibilities after completing their certification, and 26 percent of them even secured a promotion.

“ISACA continues to enhance how it serves the professional community in India through its chapters and global initiatives, towards ensuring they have the tools they need to innovate and excel,” said Chris Dimitriadis, Chief Global Strategy Officer of ISACA.

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