CISM Certification Training

Course Overview

Phoenix TS’ 5-day CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) training and certification boot camp in Washington, DC Metro, Tysons Corner, VA, Columbia, MD or Live Online provides a common body of knowledge for information security management. The focus of this course is on information risk management as the basis of information security. Additionally, material on broader issues are included, such as how to govern information security, and information on practical issues, which include developing and managing an information security program and how to respond when incidents arise. This hands-on training course is designed to prepare students with the skills they need both to pass the CISM certification exam and excel within their IS careers.

The United States Department of Defense has listed CISM as an approved certification for its Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (8570 Directive).


CISM Certification Training

11/16/20 - 11/20/20 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:00PM GMT10

Oahu, Hawaii
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12/14/20 - 12/18/20 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
1/11/21 - 1/15/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

2/01/21 - 2/05/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:00PM EST

Columbia, MD
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2/01/21 - 2/05/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:00PM EST

Columbia, MD
2/22/21 - 2/26/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Columbia, MD
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3/15/21 - 3/19/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

5/03/21 - 5/07/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

6/14/21 - 6/18/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

8/09/21 - 8/13/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

9/20/21 - 9/24/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

11/15/21 - 11/19/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST


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Course Outline

Information Security (IS) Governance

  • Identifying assets
  • Assessing risk and vulnerabilities
  • Managing assets

Information Risk Management

  • Clarifying assets and establishing ownership
  • Structuring the information risk assessment process
  • Assessing business impacts
  • Managing change

Developing an IS Program

  • IS Strategy
  • Aligning other programs for assurance functions
  • Developing IS architectures
  • Security awareness, training and education
  • Communication and maintaining standards, procedures and other documents
  • Controlling change
  • Lifecycle activities and security metrics

IS Program Management

  • Fundamentals of Planning and Managing a Security Program
  • Security Baselines and Business Processes
  • Security Program Infrastructure
  • Lifecycle Policies
  • Security Impact on Users and Accountability
  • Security Metrics
  • Resource Management

Incident Management and Response

  • Fundamentals and importance of response management
  • Business impact analysis
  • Response and recovery plan development
  • Incident response process
  • Response and recovery plan implementation
  • Documenting responses
  • Post-Event procedures

Exam Information

CISM Certification Exam and Testing:

Starting in 2017, the CISM exam will be offered via Computer-Based Testing (CBT) during 3 testing windows per year. The first published testing window by ISACA is listed below.

2017 CISM Exam May 1-June 30 Testing Window:

  • 23 June 2017 Final registration deadline

CISM Exam details:

  • Number of questions: 200
  • Passing score: 450 passing on the scale of 200-800.
  • Test duration: 4 Hours
  • Test format: Written examination
  • Test delivery: ISACA (This exam is only being delivered three times a year)

CISM Certification measures following skills:

  • Access control systems & methodology
  • Applications & systems development
  • Business continuity & disaster recovery planning
  • Cryptography
  • Law, investigation & ethics
  • Operations security (computer)
  • Physical security
  • Security architecture & models
  • Security management practices
  • Telecommunications & network security

CISM Certification Training Resources

Starting at $2,425


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  • Included in this CISM Certification Training

    • 5 days instructor-led training
    • CISM Certification Training training book
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
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