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Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) Exam Syllabus — Domain IV

Domain IV: Business Objectives and Organizational Performance (10-15%)

(P) = Candidates must exhibit proficiency (thorough understanding; ability to apply concepts) in these topic areas.

(A) = Candidates must exhibit awareness (knowledge of terminology and fundamentals) in these topic areas.

A. Strategic and operational planning processes (A)

B. Objective setting, including alignment to the organization's mission and values (P)

C. Performance measures (P)

  1. Financial
  2. Operational
  3. Qualitative

D. Performance management (P)

  1. Aligning individual, group, and organizational objectives/goals
  2. Designing congruent incentives

E. Data collection and validation techniques (e.g., benchmarking, auditing, consensus testing, etc.) (A)

Candidates from the following countries must refer to their local IIA Institute web-site or contact their local representative for more information about local certification processes:


The information contained on this website pertains to all other countries.

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