Significance of CIAM Certification

Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, December 27, 2021

Henry Bagdasarian, Founder and President, Identity Management Institute

Earning the CIAM credential, which is known as the Gold Standard certification for identity and access management (IAM), enhances one's expertise and acts as a good indicator that the CIAM holder can push projects, improve operations, and handle risks in IAM.

FREMONT, CA: The Certified Identity and Access Manager (CIAM) is a registered certification for identity and access management practitioners worldwide. Earning the CIAM credential, which is known as the Gold Standard certification for identity and access management (IAM), enhances one's expertise and acts as a good indicator that the CIAM holder can push projects, improve operations, and handle risks in IAM. For self-improvement, career development, and improved prestige in the IAM space, CIAM training and certification should be considered.

Identity and Access Management Risks

One hears about data breaches regularly, and they know that inadequate identity and access control is the root of both device and data breaches. In reality, privileged access violations are responsible for 74 percent of data breaches.

Other factors contributing to the increase of IAM value include cloud computing and storage, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, remote workers, and increasing privacy regulations, many of which require qualified identity and access management specialists.

CIAM Certification Requirements

Candidates must be members of the Identity Management Institute, have a total of four years of experience and post-high school education, and pass the CIAM test.

About CIAM Training, Cost, and Examination

The CIAM program, which includes a study guide, overview video, and examination, is one of the most cost-effective certifications available. The date of publication, the net cost of membership, study guide, and up to three exam attempts is 390 dollars. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, with a passing score of 70 percent correct answers. Candidates who register for the exam have up to a year to train for it and take it every day. The test has a 90-minute time limit.

CIAM Program Scope

Critical Risk Domains (CRDs) are used by the Identity Management Institute to manage the CIAM program and certify professionals worldwide. Identity governance, program management, identity lifecycle and transition, authentication, access management processes, and enforcement are all included in the CIAM study guide.

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