CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)

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Course Overview

Phoenix TS CISM course provides a common body of knowledge for information security management. This course reviews: information risk management as the basis of information security, governance of information security, development and management of an information security program, and incident response.

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 (Certified Information Security Manager)

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Program Level


Training Delivery Methods

Group Live


5 Days / 32 hours Training

CPE credits

26 NASBA CPE Credits

Field of Study

Information Technology

Advanced Prep


Course Registration

Candidates can choose to register for the course by via any of the below methods:

Upon registration completion candidates are sent an automated course registration email that includes attachments with specific information on the class and location as well as pre-course study and test preparation material approved by the course vendor. The text of the email contains a registration confirmation as well as the location, date, time and contact person of the class.

Online enrolment closes three days before course start date.

On the first day of class, candidates are provided with instructions to register with the exam provider before the exam date.

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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:

Candidates are able to schedule their exam for any available date/time/location within their 365-day eligibility period. When scheduling an exam, candidates must select either online remote proctoring or an in-person testing center. Candidates who are unable to take their exam on their scheduled date are able to reschedule during their eligibility period if completed more than 48 hours prior to the original scheduled testing appointment.
Eligibility is established at the time of exam registration and is good for twelve (12) months (365 days). Exam registration and payment are required before you can schedule and take an exam. You will forfeit your fees if you do not schedule and take the exam during your 12-month eligibility period. No eligibility deferrals or extensions are allowed.

CISM Exam Details:

  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Passing Score: 450 passing on the scale of 200-800.
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Written Examination
  • Test Delivery: online via proctored exam or in person

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

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