IT Risk Fundamentals


Every enterprise experiences risk. ISACA’s IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate and related training are ideal for professionals who wish to learn about risk and information and technology (I&T)-related risk.

Delivery format: Classroom & Virtual-Led
Certification: ISACA® IT Risk Fundamentals


ISACA® IT Risk Fundamentals

The IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate Program by ISACA offers a comprehensive understanding of IT risk management principles, methodologies, and best practices. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed to identify, assess, mitigate, and manage IT risks in alignment with ISACA’s standards and frameworks.

The IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate covers the principles of IT risk management, the responsibilities and accountability for IT risk, how to build risk awareness and how to communicate risk. You’ll learn six critical functions as you study for the certificate:

  • Risk Intro and Overview (5%)
  • Risk Governance and Management(15%)
  • Risk Identification (20%)
  • Risk Assessment and Analysis(25%)
  • Risk Response (15%)
  • Risk Monitoring, Reporting and Communication (20%)

The IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate is a knowledge-based certificate offered by ISACA. This program is ideal for professionals who wish to learn about risk and information and technology (I&T)-related risk, who currently interact with risk professionals, or are new to risk and interested in working in the risk or IT risk profession.

Certificate candidates will explore basic terminology, concepts, general practices and explanations of risk and I&T-related risk, and then demonstrate their
understanding of the topics by achieving a passing score on the IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate exam.

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Cybiant offers the following learning options for this course:

Virtual Training – 2×2 hours per day
The virtual training option is an online class taught by a live Cybiant instructor. You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in the live lectures. Our virtual training courses are organized in 2 x 2-hour sessions per day to accommodate some other work. Official examinations are included in the pricing.

Classroom Training – full day
The classroom training option will be conducted by a Cybiant instructor in a 5-star hotel. You will participate in a live training and meet other participants. Breaks, lunch and exam voucher are included in the pricing.

You can register for the course by selecting the option of your choice below:

IT Risk FundamentalsVirtual21-23 October 2024RM5,805.00
IT Risk FundamentalsVirtual22-24 July 2024RM5,805.00
IT Risk FundamentalsVirtual5-7 June 2024RM5,805.00
IT Risk FundamentalsVirtual25-27 March 2024RM5,805.00

Learning Objectives

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals course is an excellent way to gain foundational knowledge in cybersecurity begin to build your knowledge and kick-start your career in this crucial area. It is also a great way to prepare to earn your Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals is also a new training from ISACA designed for the most ambitious cybersecurity professionals, empowering them to elevate their work, take control of their career paths, and earn their place amongst the best.

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals training provides a dynamic learning experience where you’ll learn to:

  • Explain cybersecurity concepts.
  • Define enterprise cybersecurity roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify the main components of telecommunications technologies.
  • Identify differences between information technology systems and specialized systems.
  • Explain defense in depth.
  • Describe common causes of enterprise service disruption.
  • Identify the key components of security architecture.
  • Describe risk management processes and practices.
  • Appraise cybersecurity incidents to apply appropriate responses.
  • Recognize system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability.
  • Analyze threats and risks within the context of the cybersecurity architecture.
  • Evaluate decision-making outcomes of cybersecurity scenarios.

Target Audience

The “IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate Program by ISACA” is tailored to meet the needs of a diverse range of professionals and individuals interested in IT risk management. The target audience for this program includes:

  • IT Professionals: IT managers, administrators, and technical staff looking to deepen their knowledge of IT risk management and ISACA’s frameworks.
  • Risk Management Professionals: Professionals involved in risk assessment, risk analysis, and enterprise risk management seeking to expand their expertise in IT risk.
  • Compliance Officers: Individuals responsible for ensuring compliance with IT governance standards and regulations who want to align their work with ISACA’s best practices.
  • Auditors: Internal and external auditors interested in enhancing their IT audit and assessment skills following ISACA’s guidelines.
  • Security Professionals: Cybersecurity specialists aiming to gain a broader perspective on risk management and strengthen their cybersecurity strategies.
  • IT Governance Practitioners: Those responsible for establishing and maintaining IT governance practices within organizations and who wish to integrate ISACA’s COBIT framework effectively.
  • IT Leaders and Managers: IT executives and managers interested in establishing a strong foundation in IT risk management and ISACA’s frameworks for improved decision-making.
  • Aspiring IT Risk Managers: Individuals seeking to embark on a career in IT risk management who want to begin with a strong understanding of the fundamentals.

This program is versatile and designed to accommodate both seasoned professionals and individuals new to IT risk management. It provides a comprehensive foundation that is valuable for career advancement and professional development across various IT-related roles and responsibilities.



There are no prerequisites. You can register for the IT Risk Fundamentals exam at any time. The online, remotely proctored 2-hour exam blends both knowledge (multiple choice) and performance-based questions set in a virtual lab environment.

  • No. of Questions: 75 Multiple-choice
  • Exam Length: 2 hours(120 minutes)
  • Passing Score: 65%
  • Exam Languages: English


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