CITD® - Certified Information Technology Director

CITD® - Certified Information Technology Director

CITD® - Certified Information Technology Director

CITD® is the third and highest-level course in the EPI IT Training Framework. It is a 5-day course designed to teach strategic IT leadership competences required in today’s unpredictable, challenging and highly competitive environments.

CITD® is aligned with the latest European e-Competence (e-CF) Framework – addressing prociency levels 4 and 5 (Lead Professional/Senior Manager/Principal/IS Strategist). In 2016, the e-CF became a European standard and was published ocially as the European Norm EN 16234-1.

CITD Course Outline
  • IT Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • IT Organization
  • Vendors Management
  • Service Level Management
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Risk Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Financial Management
  • Audit and Compliance

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CITD Learning Benefits 

After completion of this CITD you will be able to:

  • Develop and implement an IT strategy
  • Build a resilient IT organisation
  • Design a vendor management and outsourcing program
  • Manage and monitor the project portfolio meeting business objectives
  • Coordinate and develop a Business Continuity Management System
  • Lead and conduct the Business Impact Analysis
  • Create and implement a risk management program supporting the Enterprise Risk Management program
  • Initiate and collaborate in an Information Security Management System
  • Direct the selection of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IOT) solutions using business criteria
  • Manage the financial household of an IT organisation
  • Manage the audit and compliance program
  • Create Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)


Who should attend
  • Directors and senior managers such as ICT Director, CTO, CIO
  • ICT Manager
  • ICT Security Manager
  • Business Information Manager
  • Enterprise Architect
  • ICT Operations Manager
  • ICT Consultant.

It is best suited for participants who have four years and above of actual working experience in IT, preferably working at the supervisor, team leader, manager and senior manager level. This includes individuals working in IT sales and consultancy.


Candidates who successfully pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certied InformationTechnology Director’ certicate.

The certication is valid for three years after which the candidate needs to re-certify.

The CITD® course material and exam are globally accredited by EXIN. EXIN is a world leading provider of independent certication and accreditation in the IT and data centre sectors. EXIN is ISO-certified (ISO 9001:2008). Operating Exam Certication exams are administered at the end of the last training day by an authorised training partner.

  • The exam is a 90-minute closed book exam
  • 60 multiple-choice questions.
  • The candidate requires a minimum of 39 correct answers to pass the exam.
IT Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Senior IT roles
  • IT / IS strategy models
  • IT / IS strategy plan development
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • IT Governance
  • Technology trends
  • R&D / innovation
  • Sustainable development
Digital Transformation
  • What is digital transformation
  • Drivers and benefits
  • Digital transformation frameworks
  • Adoption rate
  • Corporate examples
IT Organization
  • IT operations structure and staff levels
  • Application management structure and staff levels
  • Other staff considerations
  • Staffing strategy
  • Competency framework
  • Agencies / Technical recruiters
  • Interviewing contractors
  • 10% attrition model
  • Staff retention
  • Compensation
  • Handling layoffs
Vendors Management
  • Vendor management
  • Outsourcing strategy
  • Legal considerations
  • Outsourcing models
  • Selection of outsourcing supplier
  • Tender and contract negotiations
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Contract management
  • Back sourcing
Service Level Management
  • Service Level Management (SLM)
  • Terminology
  • Objective, scope and process activities
  • Monitoring, reporting and review
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Metrics
  • Content of SLA / OLA / review meetings
  • BRM versus SLM
Project and Portfolio Management
  • Project portfolio management
  • Project associated issues
  • Project prioritizing
  • Financial value
  • Business value
  • Risk
  • Other factors
  • Organizational capacity
  • Commissioning
Business Continuity Management
  • Business continuity
  • Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) model
  • Context
  • Scope
  • Leadership
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Resources
  • Competences
  • Documentation
  • Awareness & Communication
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Performance evaluation
  • Continual improvement
Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Risk management guidelines
  • Terminology
  • Risk management software
  • Context establishment
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk treatment
  • Communication
  • Monitoring and review
Information Security Management
  • Standard and guidelines
  • ISMS
  • Business case / project proposal
  • ISMS implementation
  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • (GDPR)
Cloud Computing
  • Cloud computing guidelines
  • Characteristics
  • Service models
  • Deployment models
  • Strategy
  • Financial considerations
  • Legal and compliance
  • Security
  • Business continuity
  • Migration strategy
Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Glossary
  • Standards / protocols / communication
  • Categories
  • Challenges
  • Ecosystem
  • Strategy
  • Cost considerations
  • Risk
  • Security
Financial Management
  • Budget categories
  • Budget estimates
  • Budget methods
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Budget benchmarking
  • Monitoring the budget
  • Chargeback
  • Showback
  • IT cost savings
Audit and Compliance
  • Audit, compliance and conformance
  • Guidelines
  • Regulations
  • Types of audits
  • ISO management standards
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Corrective Actions Report (CAR)
  • Surveillance and recertication audit
  • Gold EPI Training Partner 
  • KHDA Accredited Training Partner