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This program will reinforce the concepts required for successful completion of the ISACA CISM exam. The course includes five intense days of instructor-led training with a master of the CISM, as well as training in the form of:
In addition, our course is focused on competently preparing students for the CISM examination through testing of knowledge and the ability to apply it to real-world scenarios. You’ll get real insight from expert information security managers and consultants and expert mentoring from CISM certified instructors.
Students who complete our five-day boot camp will gain a holistic perspective on effective, competent security management and consulting. Individuals involved in the information systems profession who have security experience will broaden their knowledge level and find excellent value in this next generation designation.
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The Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) certification program is developed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. The CISM certification is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and/or assesses an enterprise’s information security (IS).
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. Individuals earning the CISM certification become part of an elite peer network, attaining a one-of-a-kind credential.
The CISM job practice also defines a global job description for the information security manager and a method to measure existing staff or compare prospective new hires.
To become a CISM, you must submit 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 analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the ten-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of originally passing the exam.
This training is only intended for individuals preparing for the CISM Certification exam.
Earning a high level certification like the CISM demonstrates a working knowledge not just of the security systems practitioner’s use, but management of security professionals as well. Hard data also shows that Certified Information Security Managers earn a higher salary than their non-certified counterparts.
CISM holders are highly sought-after in the information security industry, and are more likely to land senior roles that require greater responsibility. Common job titles include: Information System Security Officer, Information Security Manager, Information/Privacy Risk Consultant, and many others. Click here for more information about the job outlook for CISM professionals.
While salary depends on a number of factors—including job title, location, and relevant work experience—CISM holder salaries range from $52,402 to $243,610. Entry level positions trend towards the lower end of the spectrum while senior level candidates can expect significantly higher salaries. Click here for more detailed CISM salary information.
InfoSec Institute’s CISM Boot Camp has the highest pass rate in the industry—94%! Our award-winning training utilizes a five day model of rigorous coursework with a knowledgeable instructor, so that you can rest assured you’re receiving the best training in the industry. And with our Exam Pass Guarantee, you can focus all your attention on the learning process instead of stressing out about pass rates!
In order to receive the CISM certification, you must submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work. This work experience must be gained within a ten-year time period before the application date for certification—or within five years of originally passing the exam. Click here for more information about the pre-requirements of the CISM.
The information security management field is broad and, out of necessity, often encompasses many duties within the security profession. Due to this, ISACA has defined four categories within their Job Task Analysis in order to narrow down their definition of what constitutes as information security management work. CISM candidates must perform the designated tasks within at least 3 of these 4 categories. Click here to see ISACA’s breakdown of their Job Task Analysis domains.
As of 2017, the CISM is administered digitally. The format is multiple choice, with questions delivered one-at-a-time, giving you the option to flag more difficult ones to return to later. While it is multiple choice, some questions may have more than one correct answer. In these instances, the test-taker must select the answer that they believe is most correct. The exam lasts around 4 hours, and includes 150 questions.
The short answer: Yes! Participants of the online Boot Camp have found the online training to be just as effective as in-person participants.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570 requires anyone seeking a government job to hold certain certifications before they can be hired in a position related to information security. The CISM fulfills the DoD 8570’s requirements.
The CISM exam covers four domains that are weighted as follows: Information Security Governance (24%), Information Risk Management and Compliance (30%), Information Security Program Development and Management (27%), and Information Security Incident Management (19%). Click here for a detailed breakdown of what each domain covers.
The CISM is unique in its focus on management and meeting experience requirements. While other certifications are focused on tech skills or platform/product-specific knowledge, the CISM targets professionals who have progressed beyond the role of practitioner.
Certain experience substitutions can be used to satisfy the Information Security work experience requirement. However, none of these waivers satisfy any portion of the 3-year Information Security Management requirement. For a detailed breakdown of what fulfills the Experience Substitution criteria, click here.
The CISM certification remains valid if holders comply with the continuing education policy of completing and reporting 20 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) hours annually and paying the CISM maintenance fee. Click here for more information on maintaining your CISM.
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Enrolling in an exam prep course like InfoSec Institute’s is a fantastic step towards earning your CISM. And with our exam pass rate of 94%, no one in the industry can compare! Other things you can do to get ready for the exam include making use of ISACA’s official prep guide, taking practice exams online, and figuring out which methods of self-study work best for you. Click here to read more tips for CISM exam success.