CISM - Certified Information Security Manager

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Pass the CISM exam at the first attempt

The ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) qualification promotes international security practices and recognises the individual who manages, designs, oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security. Launched in 2002, CISM is globally known and held by over 28,000 IT professionals worldwide.

The CISM Exam Preparation course is a classroom training session, which provides a comprehensive revision programme for the key job practice knowledge domains as well as exam preparation exercises that help delegates pass the exam at the first attempt. Delivered in just four days, this course has been designed to maximise time effectiveness and reduce any unnecessary time away from the office. It has also been shown to be more considerably more effective than self-study preparation, which requires more time and commitment.

This course is part of our ISACA Examination Preparation Programme which designed to provide an intensive and complete preparation to help delegates pass the CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC exams.

The benefits of the CISM course

A CISM certification enables the professional to understand the relationship between the information security programme and broader business goals and objectives
This is one of the most recognised qualifications desired some of the top multinational clients and organisations.
The firm hiring the professionals’ gains and retains more customers owing to the deployment of the stringent security system.
The certification is crucial for on-going education to run and deploy of the stringent security system. 

Who should attend this course?
This course is designed for IT and IT security directors and managers, auditors, and consultants are jobs roles most commonly pursuing CISM. This certification can also benefit chief information officers (CIOs), CISOs, CEOs and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs).

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?
Acknowledged leader in ISO 27001, information security, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and business continuity management training.
Highly experienced trainers.
Guaranteed to run: we never cancel a course.
Free attendance on a future course if you are unsuccessful in the exam.

What does the CISM course cover?
This session is presented by Sean Hanna, who is an ISACA-approved trainer and a highly experienced information security consultant. Sean will review the information associated with the following CISM job practice domains:

Domain 1: Information Security Governance
Domain 2: Information Risk Management and Compliance
Domain 3: Information Security Program Development and Management
Domain 4: Information Security Incident Management

What’s included in this course?
An initial CISM knowledge assessment;
Classroom presentations on key topics;
Individual/team exercises and discussion sessions; and
Final exam preparation with example practice questions.
What equipment should I bring?
Our course materials are provided as a PDF with comments enabled. You should bring a laptop or tablet with you should you wish to make notes.

Course duration and times
Day 1: 10.00 – 18:00
Days 2: 09.00 – 18:00
Days 3: 09.00 – 18:00
Days 4: 09.00 – 15:00

CPD/CPE points
This course is equivalent to 28 CPD/CPE points.

How much does the CISM course cost?
The course costs £1,595 ex VAT.

CISM exam
The CISM exam is not included in this training course and candidates must book their computer-based testing exam session directly with ISACA. Our experience shows that delegates have the highest chance of success if they sit the exam approximately two to four weeks after completing the training course. See our dedicated CISM Campus page for more details.

What qualifications will I receive?
The ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) examination can be taken online (either remotely or by the computer in the classroom), provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam.

For more information, please see How to Become CISM Certified on the ISACA website. The final step to becoming CISM certified is to submit the CISM Certification Application.

Prior to doing so, the following requirements must be met:

  • Pass the CISM Exam within the last 5 years.
  • Have the relevant full-time work experience* in the CISM Job Practice Areas.
  • Submit the CISA Certification Application including Application Processing Fee.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?
Candidates who pass the exam and have at least five years of relevant work experience will be awarded the CISM qualification. Confirmed exam results will be issued within 10 working days from the date of the exam. Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.

Can exams be retaken? 
Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You will have to register, pay and reschedule to the exam on the ISACA Website

Are there any prerequisites for this course?
While there are no prerequisites to attend this course, please be aware that this is an exam preparation course and all attendees are expected to have a basic understanding of the CISM job practice knowledge domains. The CISM Review Manual and CISM Review, Questions, Answers and Explanation Manual are essential for tuition and are used throughout the course. These books are part of the CISM Exam Passport.

Is there any recommended reading?
We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

  • Assessing Information Security - Strategies, Logic and Framework
  • Information Security A Practical Guide - Bridging the gap between IT and management
  • Information Security Risk Management for ISO27001/ISO27002
  • Managing Information Security Breaches - Studies from real life


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