Certified Information Security Manager


Duration Five Days


Course Description:

CISM certification program was developed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) for experienced Information security management professionals with work experience in developing and managing information security programs and who understand the programs relationship with the overall business goals. The CISM exam is offered three times a year (June, September, and December), consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions that cover the four CISM domains. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the CISM certification program under ISO/IEC 17024:2003, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons.

At the end of the course you’ll know:

In-depth coverage of the four domains required to pass the CISM exam:

                Information Security Governance

                Information Risk Management and Compliance

Information Security Program Development and Management

                Information Security Incident Management


To apply for CISM certification, you must have five or more years of work experience in information security management, with at least three years of that experience in three or more of the job practice analysis areas – or domains – listed below. At the discretion of ISACA, you may use some security-related certifications and information systems management experience to satisfy up to two years of the required five years of experience.


  1. Testing-Taking Tips and Study Techniques
  • Preparation for the CISM exam
  • Submitting Required Paperwork
  • Resources and Study Aids
  • Passing the Exam the First Time
  1. Information Security Governance
  • Asset Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Asset Management
  1. Information Risk Management
  • Asset Classification and Ownership
  • Structured Information Risk Assessment Process
  • Business Impact Assessments
  • Change Management
  1. Information Security Program Development
  • Information Security Strategy
  • Program Alignment of Other Assurance Functions
  • Development of Information Security Architectures
  • Security Awareness, Training, and Education
  • Communication and Maintenance of Standards, Procedures, and Other Documentation
  • Change Control
  • Lifecycle Activities
  • Security Metrics
  1. Information Security Program Management
  • Security Program Management Overview
  • Planning
  • Security Baselines
  • Business Processes
  • Security Program Infrastructure
  • Lifecycle Methodologies
  • Security Impact on Users
  • Accountability
  • Security Metrics
  • Managing Resources
  1. Incident Management and Response
  • Response Management Overview
  • Importance of Response Management
  • Performing a Business Impact Analysis
  • Developing Response and Recovery Plans
  • The Incident Response Process
  • Implementing Response and Recovery Plans
  • Response Documentation
  • Post-Event Reviews
  1. Review and Q&A Session

Final Review and Test Prep