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Course Includes:

CISM Certification Training Course Description:

Phoenix TS' CISM certification training 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).

Course Outline

CISM Training Course Outline:

Module 1: Information Security (IS) Governance

Lesson 1A: Identifying Assets

Lesson 1B: Assessing Risk and Vulnerabilities

Lesson 1C: Managing Assets

Module 2: Information Risk Management

Lesson 2A: Clarifying Assets and Establishing Ownership

Lesson 2B: Structuring the Information Risk Assessment Process

Lesson 2C: Assessing Business Impacts

Lesson 2D: Managing Change

Module 3: Developing an IS Program

Lesson 3A: IS Strategy

Lesson 3B: Aligning Other Programs for Assurance Functions

Lesson 3C: Developing IS Architectures

Lesson 3D: Security Awareness, Training and Education

Lesson 3E: Communication and Maintaining Standards, Procedures and Other Documents

Lesson 3F: Controlling Change

Lesson 3G: Lifecycle Activities and Security Metrics

Module 4: IS Program Management

Lesson 4A: Fundamentals of Planning and Managing a Security Program

Lesson 4B: Security Baselines and Business Processes

Lesson 4C: Security Program Infrastructure

Lesson 4D: Lifecycle Policies

Lesson 4E: Security Impact on Users and Accountability

Lesson 4F: Security Metrics

Lesson 4G: Resource Management

Module 5: Incident Management and Response

Lesson 5A: Fundamentals and Importance of Response Management

Lesson 5B: Business Impact Analysis

Lesson 5C: Response and Recovery Plan Development

Lesson 5D: Incident Response Process

Lesson 5E: Response and Recovery Plan Implementation

Lesson 5F: Documenting Responses

Lesson 5G: Post-Event Procedures


At the completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Develop an information security strategy aligned with business goals and objectives
  • Align information security strategy with corporate governance
  • Develop business cases justifying investment in information security
  • Identify current and potential legal and regulatory requirements
  • Identify drivers affecting the organization
  • Obtain senior management commitment
  • Define roles and responsibilities for information security
  • Establish internal and external reporting and communication channels

Class Exam

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 Exam Price: $585

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Date Location
07/29/19 - 08/02/19, 5 days, 8:30AM – 4:00PM Columbia, MD Register
08/12/19 - 08/16/19, 5 days, 9:00AM – 4:30PM Raleigh, NC Register
09/30/19 - 10/04/19, 5 days, 8:30AM – 4:30PM Columbia, MD Register
11/11/19 - 11/15/19, 5 days, 9:00AM – 4:30PM Raleigh, NC Register