BCS - CISMP Course



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Next date:

19/4/2021 (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

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

  1. You'll be CISMP trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 4-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your CISMP course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass CISMP first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study CISMP with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 77.472 students saving more than one million hours since 2001



  • Module 1: Information Security Management Principles
    • Concepts and Definitions
    • The Need for, and the Benefits of Information Security
  • Module 2: Risk
    • Threats to, and Vulnerabilities of Information Systems
    • Risk Management
  • Module 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
  • Module 4: Procedural and People Security Controls
    • People
    • User Access Controls
    • Communication, Training and Awareness
  • Module 5: Network Security
    • Protection from Malicious Software
    • External Services
    • IT Infrastructure
    • Networking
  • Module 6: Technical Security Controls
    • Testing, Audit, and Review
    • Systems Development and Support
  • Module 7: Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Computing
  • Module 8: Software Development and Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Module 9: Securing the Infrastructure
    • Network Design Elements
  • Module 10: Physical and Environmental Security Controls
  • Module 11: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management
  • Module 12: Cryptography

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:


  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Format: 100 multiple choice questions
  • Passing mark: 65% (65/100)

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

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

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


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

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


We've currently trained 77.472 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,70% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

"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!"
N.W.. (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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BCS - Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)




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