The Open Group FAIR Certification Program is aimed at meeting the needs of risk analysts and organizations employing risk analysts. The program is based upon Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR), an open and independent information risk analysis methodology. FAIR is gaining significant acceptance among large organizations as a leading risk analysis methodology. The Open Group has published two standards based upon FAIR:
These two standards constitute the body of knowledge for The Open Group FAIR Certification Program.
The Open Group has also published additional risk analysis guidance, which may be useful to risk practitioners, and as additional background for those seeking Open FAIR Foundation certification:
This section contains links to the key program documentation, including Datasheets, Policies and Conformance Requirements for each aspect of the certification program.
Program Datasheet and FAQ
The following datasheet and FAQ describe The Open Group FAIR Certification Program:
Certification for Individuals
The documents below describe the Open Group FAIR Certification Program.
The examination for the program is the Open FAIR Part 1 Examination, and it is administered through Prometric, Inc., a trusted provider of market-leading test delivery solutions. Exam candidates can start the registration process by visiting Prometric's Open Group Test Sponsor Site at www.prometric.com/opengroup. With 4,000 testing centers in its IT channel, Prometric brings Open FAIR Certification to security professionals worldwide. Candidates wishing to complete their certification after successfully passing the exam should visit: http://openfair-cert.opengroup.org/.
Accreditation of FAIR Training Courses
Risk training providers wishing to create and accredit their FAIR-based risk analysis training course are encouraged to do so. Details on how to apply for training course accreditation may be obtained from http://openfair-cert.opengroup.org/.
Please contact The Open Group FAIR Certification Authority by email.