Certified Information Security Manager - ENG
The ISACA® Certified Information Security Manager® is the fastest growing and arguably the most prestigious qualification available for Information Security managers today. CISM® properly recognizes that security is first and foremost a management rather than a technical issue. CISM defines the core competencies and international standards of performance that information security managers are expected to master.
The course provides an intense environment in which participants can acquire, thoroughly and properly, the skills and knowledge expected of a world-class information
This 5-day course is structured to follow the CISM review manual and examination flow. A full day is provided for each of the core competencies and associated task and knowledge statements, thereby ensuring a detailed and thorough coverage of all areas that will be tested. The fundamental thrust of examination is on understanding the concepts, not on memorizing facts. As a result, the course will be presented in an interactive manner to ensure the underlying concepts are understood and examination questions can be analyzed properly to achieve the correct answer.
This course has been independently commissioned with two objectives:
- To provide an environment in which security professionals can acquire, thoroughly and properly, the skills and knowledge expected of a world class information security manager. Whether or not you intend to sit for the CISM exam, this course is a powerful way to equip yourself with the knowledge of the five core competencies that define the successful information security manager.
- To maximize your prospects at the CISM exam if you choose to sit it.
- Information Security Governance and Strategy
- Risk Management
- Information Security Programme Management
- Information Security Management
- Response Management
The CISM exam is currently held three times per year in June, September and December. Comprehensive information is available in the CISM Exam Bulletin of Information which can be downloaded from www.isaca.org
You must register for the exam directly with ISACA. You can register online at www.isaca.org/examreg
The CISM designation is for Information Security professionals who have 3-5 years of front-line experience with the security of information. This credential is geared towards Information Security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities.
Qualifying for CISM requires a combination of four “e’s”: experience, ethics, education and examination. Specifically, the requirements are:
- Successful completion of the CISM exam
- Adherence to a code of professional conduct
- Commitment to continuing professional education
- Submission of verified evidence of a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice areas. Waivers for general information security work experience are available, if certain education or certification requirements are met
The CISM certification program recognizes the achievement of the CISSP credential as a baseline representation that an individual has gained general information security skill and knowledge, just as it does with individuals who have earned a CISA. As such, CISSPs receive a two-year general information security experience waiver. However, CISSPs will not be eligible to earn a CISM unless they have the required experience and can demonstrate proficiency and practical knowledge in the role of an information security manager.
Holders of other, more specialized credentials, such as the SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Microsoft Security Systems Engineer (MCSE), CompTIA Security + Credential and the Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) also can receive a one-year general information security experience waiver.