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Course Overview

This four-day course provides intensive revision for the challenging CISM exam, moving you closer to achieving the known benefits of CISM certification such as higher earning potential and career advancement.
With a growing demand for people with Information Security (IS) Management skills. CISM has become a leading international IS certification designed for those who manage, design, oversee or assess an organisation’s information security.
“The CISM certification promotes international practices and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and knowledge to provide effective security management and consulting services.” (ISACA)

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:
• Gained knowledge of the core competencies required of a world class information security professional.
• Been thoroughly prepared for the CISM certification examination.

Target Audience

• Risk managers
• Security professionals with front-line experience.
• Security auditors
• Information security staff
• Compliance personnel
• Information security managers
• CSOs, CISOs and CIOs
• Information security assurance providers


Delegates will typically have 3 to 5 years’ information security experience.

Course Content

The training programme covers the four 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

Information Security Governance
Effective IS governance.
Scope and charter of IS governance.
IS Governance metrics.
Developing an IS strategy.
Strategy resources and constraints.

Information Risk Management and Compliance
Risk management strategy and management.
Implementing risk management.
Risk assessment and analysis methodologies.
Controls and counter measures.
RTO and RPO.
Security control baselines.

Information Security Program Development
IS manager.
IS program development objectives and road map.
IS program resources.
Implementing an IS program.
Physical and environmental controls.
IS program integration and metrics.

Information Security Program Management
IS management framework.
Measuring IS management performance.
Common IS management challenges.
IS management resources and considerations.
Implementing management of the IS program.

Incident Management and Response
Incident management concepts.
Incident management metrics and indicators.
Defining incident management procedures.
Incident response capability.
Developing an incident response plan.
Developing/testing response and recovery plans.
Documenting events.

Exams & Certification

The CISM exam is available in June, September and December each year and is booked directly with ISACA.
There are strict booking dates for the exam, with an advance registration deadline approximately two months before each course start date.

Duration: 4 Day

Cost: £1,595 + VAT

Certified Information Systems Security Professional Training Scotland, Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and onsite courses throughout Scotland


There are currently no new dates advertised for this course

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