The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional examination is based on the critical job functions that an individual would typically be expected to perform with competence when providing RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle deployment services.
An RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional is typically a person who works in a senior-level capacity in a technical support, technical sales, professional services and/or other technical implementation role within RSA, within an RSA Partner organization, or within an organization using RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle.
The major job functions expected of an RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional typically consist of four major areas of job role responsibility:
- An in-depth knowledge about RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle technology and product
- Ability to plan, design, and implement an RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle solution
- Aptitude and proficiency with managing RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle deployments and configurations
- Ability to support RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle deployments through troubleshooting problems and providing knowledge transfer of operations and other guidance to system administrators and operators
Candidate Background and Experience
An RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional candidate should have a minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following technical areas and understand how these technologies relate to and integrate with the RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle product. Elements of the RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional exam touch upon each of these areas.
- Internet and Networking technologies
- Database and Directory servers
- Active Directory, LDAP
- Familiarity with SQL
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional examination is comprised of four major Domains (subject areas). Each Domain is represented by a series of questions designed to evaluate competence and knowledge of the elements relating to that domain. The following table describes the proportion of the examination that relates to each domain:
|Domain||% of Examination|
|1.0: RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Product Knowledge||30 %|
|2.0: Design and Implement a solution||15 %|
|3.0: Installation and Configuration||25%|
Domain 1.0: RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Product Knowledge
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional must have a comprehensive knowledge of the RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle product, component architecture, and operation of various product modules. The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Associate is expected to be able to work with system and database administrators, IT personnel, and business users to educate them in the use and operation of an RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle implementation and explain how the components work together to accomplish identity management in an organization.
- RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Architecture
- System components, their function, and connectivity
- RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Operations
- Data collection
- Request process and Rule capabilities
- RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Product Modules
- Product capabilities and options
- Solution planning
Domain 2.0: Design and Implement a Solution
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional will have the ability to consult with various business and technical constituents and stakeholders to advise and help design a solution that corresponds to an organization’s needs and objectives.
- RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Integration
- Understanding of how RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle components connect with and integrate with an existing infrastructure
- Application and operational workflows
- Plan the configurations and structures needed to accomplish identity management goals
Domain 3.0: Installation and Configuration
RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professionals must have knowledge of the processes used to deploy components and configure system operation.
- System component installation and setup
- Software and hardware (Appliance) components
- Database and Application server installation and configuration
- Establishing communication paths
- Establishing data collectors and connectors
- Completing system-level configurations, rules, and workflows
Domain 4.0: Troubleshooting
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional must be able to troubleshoot problems relating to component installation and configuration, component connections (collectors and connectors), and integration with an organization’s infrastructure.
- Locating error and system logs for all components
- Interpretation of Error and Log messages at the Server, Administration Console and Operating System levels
- Understanding of how to obtain assistance from or escalate problems to RSA Support
Although RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle product training is not a strict requirement in preparation for the RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional Examination, it is highly recommended. Analysis of test results for RSA Certified Security Professional exams indicates that a majority of candidates who attend training prior to testing are more likely to successfully pass the exam on their first attempt.
For full and detailed descriptions of RSA Security course offerings, visit: https://community.rsa.com/community/training.
Body of Knowledge
The body of knowledge from which examination questions are drawn include RSA product training material and lab exercises, user documentation, and product Help text. Candidates are encouraged to review as many of these sources as possible in preparation for an exam.
Many of the areas addressed by the RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional exam will be familiar to the candidate who has worked with the RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle product family.
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional exam content areas cover a wide range of RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle product functions because an RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional may be called upon to perform deployments, work closely with and educate system administrators and other personnel, and maintain the day-to-day operation of an RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle implementation.
RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Associate Certification is a required prerequisite to register for and take the Professional Certification exam. And your Associate Certification must be achieved within two years prior to taking the Professional exam.
Refer to the RSA University web site Certification page for more specific information about applicable exams and exam codes: https://community.rsa.com/community/training/certification
Testing Centers, Locations, and Registration
The RSA SecurID Certified Administrator examination is administered by the Pearson VUE organization – an internationally known examination provider. Examination centers are located worldwide. Visit the Pearson VUE web site (www.vue.com) and use the Test Center Locator to find a testing facility convenient to you.
You may also use the Pearson VUE site to create a personal login account and register for an exam. The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional exam code is 050-17-RSAIGLPRO01.
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional exam consists of 70 questions to be completed in 85 minutes. The exam consists of multiple-choice, multiple-response, or true/false type questions. The exam is computer-based and closed book – you may not utilize any printed material, personal computers, calculators, cell phones, etc. during the test.
The minimum passing score is 70%. Test results are calculated automatically at the conclusion of the test and testing center personnel can often provide you with an authorized copy of your results before you leave the testing center.
The fee for taking the exam is US$ 150.00.
The RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle Professional exam is available in North American English.
What to expect at the Testing Center
You must present two forms of identification; one of which is a photo identification.
You will be required to electronically accept the terms of an RSA Certification Program Non-Disclosure Agreement before beginning the examination. You are given an additional 5 minutes above and beyond the examination time to read this agreement before accepting.
Re-taking the Exam
There is no limit on the number of times that you can re-take the certification exam. However, to maintain integrity and confidentiality of the test items, 14 days is the required elapsed time before retaking the test a third time. Please note that you must pay the full exam fee each time that you retake the