Education & Training (Online)
Information Technology - ICT; Leadership & C-Suite

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The role, use, provisioning, and expectations for IT are going through profound changes across the globe. The enterprise is demanding higher velocity and more agile access to IT capabilities. Many business executives are dismayed that they have better technology at home than they get in their company. IT is increasingly providing direct support to the enterprise’s products and services. Stakeholders expect immediate seamless access to information and analytics in their increasingly mobile work environments.

 IT leadership requires a refresh of approaches, thinking, and management practices to meet these new challenges. IT and business must co-adapt together. IT must understand the business, and the business must understand IT. 

The CIO Certification serves as a mini-MBA program that provides participants with the underlying competencies necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic business and technical environments, as IT becomes the business. The certificate also prepares candidates for being Certified from ICCP and in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT®). 
The focus is on enhancing and leveraging harmony across the business and IT organizations. To evolve beyond a cost center, IT has to move beyond just supporting the infrastructure and back-office business processes; IT must contribute to business innovation and growth. 

IT must also adjust to an environment in which stakeholders have greatly enhanced expectations due to the widespread consumerization of technical capabilities. In essence, this certificate puts attendees in the role of a CIO from strategic, tactical, and operational perspectives, as they work with stakeholders from the business areas, vendors/service providers, and paying customers/clients to provide demonstrable value.

Learning Outcomes

Candidates who register for the asynchronous online course are required to complete the following 4 courses:
(a) Enhancing IT-business alignment.
(b) Strategic, Tactical, and Operational IT governance practices.
(c) Improving IT's key business processes.
(d) IT organizational structure alternatives.
(e) Demonstrating the value of IT.
(f) Evolving role of the CIO. (
g) Trends in sourcing/outsourcing. (
h) Sustaining systems integration.
(i) Managing emerging technologies and change.
(j) Human resource and skills considerations.

(a) The strategic role of information technology in a business enterprise.
(b) The elements of a strategy formulation process.
(c) Distinguishing among business/IT strategy frameworks and methods.
(d) Selecting appropriate frameworks and methods.
(e) Applying frameworks and methods to improve analysis in creating a business strategy enabled or driven by IT.
(f) Applying the elements of a strategy formulation process to organizations and industries to create an aligned IT-business strategy for competitive advantage.
(g) Distinguishing between: short-term strategies that satisfy immediate business requirements; and longer-term strategies that may provide a significant competitive advantage.
 (h) Distinguishing between strategic and operational goals.
(i) Creating and evaluating alternative IT strategies and tactics available to management to achieve strategic goals.
(j) How the CIO functions as a member of the top business management team.

(a) Creating a business case for emerging information technology.
(b) Identifying factors affecting the successful adoption of new information technologies.
(c) Identifying the key attributes, business benefits, risks, and cost factors of new technology.
(d) Knowing how to effectively use advanced search and selection metrics for identifying and selecting new technology.
(e) Describing technology trends that presently drive or are expected to drive the selection of new technologies over the next decade.
(f) Providing organizational structures and frameworks that guide the enhanced adoption and capitalization related to what new technologies and approaches can offer.

While there is no cookbook for being a successful Business-IT leader there are a number of common patterns and approaches taken by those who have the most success in the Business-IT leadership journey. The course is built around three themes those successful Business-IT leaders have found to be critical:

(1) Business-IT Leadership Challenges: Being able to recognize and understand how Business-IT leadership differs from generic leadership. 
(2) Situational Awareness: Business-IT leadership is extremely dependent on the situation being encountered. Being able to assess the situation and make the proper adjustment to leadership style and approach are crucial to success. 
(3) Unique Business-IT Leadership Capabilities: Being able to select and apply a unique set of leadership styles, models, frameworks and approaches that are best suited to the variety of situations the Business-IT leader will face.

Who Should Attend

This 4-course Certificate is designed for: 
1. The IT professional with 10+ years’ of experience who is moving up in their career. 
2. Senior level IT executives/consultants that require important management & leadership skills. 
3. The business (non-IT) professional looking to understand how to leverage their IT investment.


CIO CERTIFICATION - LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS-IT MANAGEMENT Each online course has a final exam comprised of attaining at least 70% from 50 multiple choice questions taken after completing the online lectures. After successful completion of this program, candidates will also receive ICCP Certification. 

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Course Provider

GIIM - Global Institute for IT Management