CISM Training Courses and Exam Prep
CISM Resource Centre
The ISACA® Certified Information Security Manager™ is the fastest growing and arguably the most prestigious qualification available for Information Security managers today.
CISM properly recognises 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. It provides executive management with the assurance that those who have earned their CISM have the experience and knowledge to offer effective security management and advice.
This 5-day training program is presented by international security expert Krag Brotby, co-author of the official ISACA CISM Review manual. The course provides an intense environment in which participants can acquire, thoroughly and properly, the skills and knowledge expected of a world-class information security manager. In the process the course provides outstanding preparation for the CISM exam.
The CISM exam is set, administered and marked by ISACA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (www.isaca.org). The exam is held twice per year in June and December and exam registrations close around 2 months prior. If booking directly with ISACA you must register before the Exam Closing Date. ISACA does not accept late registrations under any circumstances.
You can register online at www.isaca.org/examreg
Background to the CISM qualification.
The CISM has evolved from a comprehensive analysis of the tasks performed by, and knowledge areas that are required of, successful information security managers around the world. Five core competencies have been identified:
The CISM qualification has been created to measure and validate the attainment of international standards of performance that information security managers are expected to master. It provides executive management with the assurance that those who have earned their CISM have the experience and knowledge to offer effective security management and consulting services.
Who should earn the CISM designation?
CISM is more than an entry-level certification. It is specifically developed for the information security professional who has acquired experience working on the front lines of information security. Individuals with three years or more of experience managing the information security function of an enterprise or performing such duties will find CISM tailored to their knowledge and skills.
Benefits of CISM Certification
Benefits of Training with ALC
Credits for Other Qualification
Credit can be given if you have other security qualifications. For example, those holding the CISA or CISSP or a post-graduate degree in information systems security or a related field qualify for a two-year experience waiver. Non security-related information system management experience or a skill based security certification such as GIAC or MCSE qualifies for a one-year experience waiver.
CISM Public Training
ALC brings you the “CISM’s CISM” training course, led by the lead-author of ISACA’s own CISM Review Manuals for 2005, 2006 and 2007 Krag Brotby.
This special 5-day training program provides an intense environment in which participants can acquire, thoroughly and properly, the skills and knowledge expected of a world-class information security manager. In the process the course provides outstanding preparation for the CISM exam.
But whether or not you intend to immediately 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.
View CISM courses:
Have all of your CISM questions answered in the one place > CISM FAQ
Online registration at the ISACA website must be completed early! > Register for the CISM Exam
ISACA extends availability and convenience with exams in June and December > CISM Exam Now Available Twice A Year
Download all the official exam requirements and information in a PDF, 520K > ISACA CISM Exam Bulletin of Information
Discover a wealth of information about Assurance, Security and Governance > Visit ISACA Website