Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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A CISM certification shows you have an all-around technical competence and an understanding of the business objectives around data security. Our CISM training helps you understand the core concepts required of a security manager, and prepare you for the CISM exam. There are no prereqs for this course, but the exam requires five years of experience.

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Course Description

The CISM certification by ISACA was uniquely designed for information security management. This certification ensures that global cybersecurity and information assurance managers are equipped to prepare their organization with security and assurance best practices throughout all reaches of the organization that interact with any data systems. The CISM is ANSI accredited and has a global position as a leader in the field of information assurance management. ISACA intentionally limits the CISM certification to specific date ranges and certain locations per year. This exclusivity helps to protect the certification's exclusivity.

More information about the CISM certification and exam can be found on the ISACA website.

In this CISM online training, you will be prepared by a Subject Matter Expert instructor (Kelly Handerhan) to both understand the core concepts, as well as become prepared for the CISM certification exam. This online course assumes that you have experience in the field of information assurance management. This online course is designed for management-level security professionals or people with experience in the CISM job practice areas.

About Our CISM Online Training

The Certified Information Security Manager is a highly coveted certification within the IT field and can often bring higher pay and faster advancement within an organization. The CISM develops, manages, and oversees information security systems and is responsible for developing an enterprise's information security strategy.

Cybrary's CISM course is a great fit for IT and cybersecurity professionals looking to move up in their organization and advance their careers to a more managerial position and/or current CISM professionals looking to learn about the latest trends in the IT industry.

Common pre-requisites to obtain this certification include 5 years of security experience and appropriate educational background as well as a willingness to agree to the CISM Code of Professional Ethics.

Key topics in our online CISM training course include:

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • Information Security Program Development and Management
  • Information Security Incident Management

CEU / CPE: 10 Total Clock Hours: 7 hrs, 9 min

What Does the CISM Online Training Course Entail?

The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) online training course prepares students for certification to become a CISM, which is a highly-regarded credential in the IT industry. With the certification, employees often earn a higher salary and have more opportunities for career advancement within their organizations.

Once completed, you will have all the tools and knowledge to successfully pass the CISM certification examination, which ensures that you will be equipped to provide your company with security and assurance best practices in all areas of the business that involve data systems.

This course is taught by a subject matter expert instructor who will teach you how to become a management-level security professional. This CISM training is a total of 7 hours and 9 minutes of clock time, and you will receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the training course.

All of our courses are online and self-paced, allowing you to practice and work on your CISM exam prep on your own schedule. You can learn the skills needed for CISM certification anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection.

What are the Prerequisites for the CISM Training?

While there are not any prerequisites for the CISM training, it is required that you have five years of security experience and the appropriate education to obtain CISM certification. It is also required that you agree to the CISM Code of Professional Ethics.

Who Should Take this CISM Course?

The CISM online class is designed for professionals like network engineers, network administrators, IT auditors, IT managers, and any other individuals in the information technology field who want to learn more about information security management. The intended audience should be individuals who want to advance their careers in IT security or who are interested in earning a CISM certification.

What Does someone who is CISM certified do?

Many corporations and government agencies now require that their information security and information technology professionals have a CISM certification. Ultimately, someone who is CISM certified is responsible for ensuring that the organization's information security strategies are aligned with the business objectives. Certified Information Security Managers are often required to:

  • Provide guidance, leadership, and training to information security employees
  • Review, implement, document, and update policies and procedures related to information security for the organization
  • Manage security incidents and lead the incident response
  • Manage security audits and threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Direct responses to any network or system intrusions
  • Ensure that all legal and contractual information security is compliant with rules and regulations and communicating with executive management via compliance reports and audit findings
  • Detecting and preventing intrusion
  • Implement and manage strategies to protect network security overall
  • Manage the information security team and their everyday job expectations
  • Evaluate costs and budget for technology changes
  • Hire new staff and obtain new resources for future technology requirements and projects

Specific responsibilities may differ depending upon the organization, its size, and its security needs.

What Is Involved in the CISM Exam?

The CISM certification exam is offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) in three testing windows throughout the year. Candidates for certification must prove at least five years of applicable work experience within the last 10 years (you can view exceptions for work experience on the ISACA website).

The four-hour-long exam consists of 150 questions about the four CISM domains:

  1. Information Security Governance
  2. Information Risk Management and Compliance
  3. Information Security Program Development and Management
  4. Information Security Incident Management

To successfully pass the CISM exam, you must score at least 450 on a 200-800 point scale. This is not a percentage or numeric percentage; the score is a conversion of your raw score to a common scale.

Once you have passed the CISM exam, you can apply for certification if all other requirements are met. Your certification is valid for three years and can be renewed through Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.