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CISM Certified Information Security Manager Residential

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Duration: 4 Days*

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Course Information


This 4-day CISM course is designed to provide everything delegates need in order to pass the ISACA CISM exam.

CISA is a mark of Information Security management expertise, and a globally recognised certification demonstrating both knowledge and experience in the field.



This course is suitable for anybody looking to prepare for the CISM exam. As such, there are no prerequisites for either the course or the exam itself.

To apply for CISM certification you must have a minimum of five years of professional information systems management experience. If you do not have this experience, not to worry – you can do the course, pass the exam and gain the experience later, as long as it is achieved within a period of five years. See ISACA for details.

It is required that each participant purchases the CISM Review Manual and the CISM Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual from ISACA to help them during their studies.

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anybody with an interest in information systems management.


Course Structure

  • Four days of instructor-led training
  • The exam must be booked separately through ISACA


Course Content

Test-Taking Tips and Study Techniques:

Preparation for the CISM exam

Submitting Required Paperwork

Resources and Study Aids

Passing the Exam the First Time


Information Security Governance:

Asset Identification

Risk Assessment

Vulnerability Assessments

Asset Management

Information Risk Management:

Asset Classification and Ownership

Structured Information Risk Assessment Process

Business Impact Assessments

Change Management


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


Information Security Program Management:

Security Program Management Overview


Security Baselines

Business Processes

Security Program Infrastructure

Lifecycle Methodologies

Security Impact on Users


Security Metrics

Managing Resources


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



CISM Examination

  • The CISM exam is booked separately through ISACA here
  • It is carried out three times a year during the months of June, September & December
  • The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions within a 4-hour time limit
  • Exam scores are scaled to 800
  • The pass mark is 450/800



Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • You will receive world-class learning material, including presentation slides and exam guidance
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide


What is CISM?

CISM (Certified Information Systems Manager) is globally recognised certification for professionals who develop, build and manage information security programs. The certification is a sign of both knowledge and experience in Security Management, as one of its prerequisites is five years of experience in information security management.


CISM certification has been created by ISACA, a global association dedicated to providing knowledge and best practice for the use and management of information systems. ISACA also provide other industry-leading certifications such as CISA and CGEIT.


Benefits of CISM:

For employees:

  • Provides evidence of understanding how to align information security objectives with broader business goals
  • Stands you out in the job market as having not just the knowledge, but the experience to manage information security effectively
  • Can be the first step towards an information security management career for the aspiring security professional


For employers:

  • Shows other companies worldwide that your company is serious about information security
  • Ensures your information security and broader business goals are aligned
  • Provides the assurance that the company’s information security management practices are up to date with the latest technologies and practices
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Course Material
  • ISACA Exam Preparation
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in Information Security Management.
We will provide you with hotel accommodation for the duration of your course. Full hotel details will be disclosed upon confirmation.
We provide The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, with exam guidance and presentation slides, official certificates and refreshments. It is required that each participant purchases the CISM Review Manual and the CISM Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual from ISACA to help them during their studies.
No, you will need to book the CISM exam directly through ISACA at this address:
Our exam pass guarantee gives you confidence that we will support your learning until you pass your CISM exam. We guarantee that you will pass your CISM exam after completing our CISM Class. All we require is for you to take the exam within 90 days of completing the class, attend all class days and complete all class assignments. If you do not pass the exam after the 1st attempt, we will allow you to attend the class again free of charge. Should you fail the exam on your 2nd attempt, you will be eligible to enroll in the class again, free of charge. CISM examination results must be verified to confirm re-enrollment and is subject to availability.
There are no prerequisites to take this course or pass the exam. However, CISM certification requires at least five years of Information Security Management work experience.
The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions within a 4-hour time limit.
The training hours are 9am to 5pm.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.
You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

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