I got the CGEIT exam result mail several days ago, and knew my final score was 557. It is not a much high score, but passed the required number 450.
As a traditional rule, let me share my lessons learn in here for your reference, and I hope it is helpful for you to do a preparation.
I totally took about two months from getting two books <<CGEIT review manual> and <CGEIT Review questions, answer & explanations manual> to passing the exam.
Because my daily job is very busy,
I estimated that I totally spent about 30 hours to read the books and other related materials.
My approach was:
1. Quickly Go through the book < CGEIT review manual >, and find the knowledge gaps;
2. Read the related materials to fix the knowledge gaps. (most of related materials can be found in the end of each chapter “Suggested resource for further study” session )
3. Using <CGEIT Review questions, answer & explanations manual> to do a rehearsal
4. Based on the rehearsal result, review the book < CGEIT review manual >
As everyone’s knowledge gap is different, the time of step 2 will be a big range.
the exam has 4 hours for the candidate to answer the questions, I just spent about 130 minutes to complete the 150 questions. It means that everyone has enough time to complete the exam. The questions are designed very well to match the real business situation. If the candidate has the capability to make a right business decision in his daily work, getting the right answer is no problem.
I want to recommend three materials for the guy who want to start the CGEIT journey.
1. COBIT 5
2. The Val IT Framework
3. THE RISK IT FRAMEWORK