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BCS - Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)



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Next date:

17/8/2020 (Monday)


The Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) is an entry-level security course. It's similar to MTA Security and CompTIA Security+ certification courses - but vendor neutral and not technical.

Our version of CISMP is largely based on the bespoke Cyber Crime PROTECT course. In addition to using the official BCS book, it includes:

  • Network security elements: addressing key threats and vulnerabilities within an IT system and network;
  • Law, regulation and ethics (based primarily on UK/EU standards, but also US regulations where applicable);
  • Securing the infrastructure: more advanced network security-related content looking at technical and procedural controls when defending a network and IT infrastructure.

CISMP Prerequisites

There are no requirements for this course other than to be computer-literate.

Target Audience

The CISMP credential is widely recognised in the UK and is a good starting point for any professional within the security sector.

  • IT Managers/Administrators (Security)
  • Department Heads
  • Police and Security Forces (Prepare/Protect/Prevent)
  • Risk/Threat/Vulnerability Analysts
  • Policy Makers

Note: This CISMP course is provided in conjunction with InfoSec Skills Ltd, a BCS-accredited training organisation.

Seven reasons why you should sit your CISMP course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be CISMP certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be CISMP trained in record time
  2. Our CISMP course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CISMP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more CISMP. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CISMP faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CISMP with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75,867 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CISMP courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


1. Information Security Management Principles

  • Concepts and Definitions
  • The Need for, and the Benefits of Information Security

2. Information Risk

  • Threats to, and Vulnerabilities of Information Systems
  • Risk Management

3. Information Security Framework

  • Organisation and Responsibilities
  • The Organisation’s Management of Security
  • Organisational Policy, Standards and Procedures
  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Security Implementation
  • Security Information Management
  • Legal Framework
  • Security Standards and Procedures

4. Procedural / People Security Controls

  • People
  • User Access Controls
  • Communication, Training and Awareness

5. Technical Security Controls

  • Protection from Malicious Software
  • Networks and Communications
  • External Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Infrastructure

6. Software Development and Lifecycle

  • Testing, Audit and Review
  • Systems Development and Support

7. Physical and Environmental Security Controls

8. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management

9. Other Technical Aspects

  • Investigations and Forensics
  • Role of Cryptography

Exam Track


The CISMP exam is created by the British Computer Society (BCS) and administered on-site by Firebrand at the end of your course.

Duration: 2h

Format: 100 multiple choice questions

Passing mark: 65% (65/100)

After passing the exam, you'll receive the CISMP certification accredited by BCS.

What's Included


  • BCS accredited courseware
  • Information Security Management Principles – ISBN 978-1780171753

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course. However, Firebrand recommend you possess:

  • Basic IT knowledge
  • An understanding of the general principles of IT security
  • Awareness of the issues involved in security control activity

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 75,867 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"I had planned on attending the CISMP at the Firebrand training facility but due to the current restrictions the course was changed to online. I was apprehensive on how this would pan out and pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised. The course was very well structured and the instructor very knowledgeable and engaging. The only downside is that I have to wait to sit the exam but feel confident that I will be successful. Well done Firebrand in such challenging times!"
NW. (30/3/2020 (Monday) to 2/4/2020 (Thursday))

"I found the CISMP course excellent as it gave me all of the relevant information and understanding condensed in a week. The trainer was a subject matter expert and excellent keeping the subject matter interesting and enjoyable. I would be happy to recommend this training."
Philip Gilmore, Northern Ireland Civil Service. (6/1/2020 (Monday) to 9/1/2020 (Thursday))

"I like this concept of being away of work and home, it does help a lot. The instructor is great , I like the way he drived the training sessions."
Jorge Neves. (28/10/2019 (Monday) to 31/10/2019 (Thursday))

"Long days with a lot of learning involved, but I think the format worked."
Stephen Hughes, M&G plc. (28/10/2019 (Monday) to 31/10/2019 (Thursday))

"Great experience throughout. The instructor is a great instructor. Highly recommended."
Lee Lewis, MOD. (19/8/2019 (Monday) to 22/8/2019 (Thursday))

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