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CISM - Certified Information Security Manager

This four-day course provides intensive revision for the challenging CISM exam, moving you closer to achieving the known benefits of CISM certification such as higher earning potential and career advancement.

With a growing demand for people with Information Security (IS) Management skills. CISM has become a leading international IS certification designed for those who manage, design, oversee or assess an organisation’s information security.

"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." (ISACA)


Who should attend this course?

  • Risk managers.
  • Security professionals with front-line experience.
  • Security auditors.
  • Information security staff.
  • Compliance personnel.
  • Information security managers.
  • CSOs, CISOs and CIOs.
  • Information security assurance providers.

Learning Objectives

Gain knowledge of the core competencies required of a world class information security professional.

Be thoroughly prepared for the CISM certification examination.


Delegates will typically have 3 to 5 years' information security experience.

Course Content

The training programme covers the four CISM job practice domains:

  • Domain 1 - Information Security Governance
  • Domain 2 - Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • Domain 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management
  • Domain 4 - Information Security Incident Management


Information Security Governance

  • Effective IS governance.
  • Scope and charter of IS governance.
  • IS Governance metrics.
  • Developing an IS strategy.
  • Strategy resources and constraints.

Information Risk Management and Compliance

  • Risk management strategy and management.
  • Implementing risk management.
  • Risk assessment and analysis methodologies.
  • Controls and counter measures.
  • RTO and RPO.
  • Security control baselines.

Information Security Program Development

  • IS manager.
  • IS program development objectives and road map.
  • IS program resources.
  • Implementing an IS program.
  • Physical and environmental controls.
  • IS program integration and metrics.

Information Security Program management

  • IS management framework.
  • Measuring IS management performance.
  • Common IS management challenges.
  • IS management resources and considerations.
  • Implementing management of the IS program.

Incident management and response

  • Incident management concepts.
  • Incident management metrics and indicators.
  • Defining incident management procedures.
  • Incident response capability.
  • Developing an incident response plan.
  • Developing/testing response and recovery plans.
  • Documenting events.

Exams & Certification

The CISM exam is available in June, September and December each year and is booked directly with ISACA.

There are strict booking dates for the exam, with an advance registration deadline approximately two months before each course start date.

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Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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