Get certified and sit your official CISM exam in just 4 days with on this accelerated course. Prove you're among the top information security managers and build the skills you need to manage, design, oversee and assess enterprise information security.
The CISM (certified information security manager) certification proves your knowledge of information security programmes and their role within business goals and objectives. You'll be immersed in this course through Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique as you study the four ISACA CISM domains:
- Information Security Governance
- Information Risk Management and Compliance
- Information Security Program Development and Management
- Information Security Incident Management
You’ll also go beyond the official curriculum as you gain the knowledge needed to pass your CISM exam, which you’ll sit at the Firebrand Training Centre. Your exam is covered by your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free.
If you're an information security manager or have information security management responsibilities, this accelerated CISM training is ideal for you.
Exclusive: Sit your CISM exam on this course
Firebrand is an ISACA Accredited Training Organisation (ATO). This means you'll get access to official ISACA courseware and will sit your CISM exam at the Firebrand Training Centre during your accelerated course.
Firebrand is a premier ISACA partner for EMEA and the US. No other partner in these regions trains more students.
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Seven reasons why you should take your CISM with Firebrand Training
- You’ll be CISM certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be CISM trained in record time.
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- Our CISM course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals.
- Pass CISM first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your CISM course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
- You’ll learn more CISM. 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 up to 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
- You’ll learn CISM 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
- You’ll be studying CISM 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
- You'll do more than study CISM courseware. We use labs, case studies and practice tests 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.
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Professional certification gives you and your organisation a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Although certification may not be mandatory for you at this time, a growing number of organisations are requiring or recommending that employees become certified. To help ensure success in the global marketplace, it is vital to select a certification program based on universally accepted information security management practices. CISM delivers such a program.
Benefits of CISM Certification
- Recognition of attainment of advanced job skills for the information security professional
- Worldwide recognition as a competent information security manager
- Opportunity to build upon existing certifications/credentials already earned
- Tangible evidence of career growth
- Potential for a salary increase and/or promotion
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.
The CISM curriculum covers four domains:
- Domain 1 - Information Security Governance (24%)
- Domain 2- Information Risk Management and Compliance (33%)
- Domain 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management (25%)
- Domain 4 - Information Security Incident Management (18%)
Domain 1 - Information Security Governance (24%)
Learn how to establish and maintain an information security governance framework and supporting processes to ensure that the information security strategy is aligned with organisational goals and objectives. You’ll also learn how to manage information risk and program resources responsibly.
- Establish and maintain an information security strategy in alignment with organisational goals and objectives to guide the establishment and ongoing management of the information security program
- Establish and maintain an information security governance framework to guide activities that support the information security strategy
- Integrate information security governance into corporate governance to ensure that organisational goals and objectives are supported by the information security program
- Establish and maintain information security policies to communicate management’s directives and guide the development of standards, procedures and guidelines
- Develop business cases to support investments in information security
- Identify internal and external influences to the organisation (for example, technology, business environment, risk tolerance, geographic location, legal and regulatory requirements) to ensure that these factors are addressed by the information security strategy
- Obtain commitment from senior management and support from other stakeholders to maximise the probability of successful implementation of the information security strategy
- Define and communicate the roles and responsibilities of information security throughout the organisation to establish clear accountabilities and lines of authority
- Establish, monitor, evaluate and report metrics (for example, key goal indicators [KGIs], key performance indicators [KPIs], key risk indicators [KRIs]) to provide management with accurate information regarding the effectiveness of the information security strategy
- Methods to develop an information security strategy
- The relationship between information security and business goals, objectives, functions, processes and practices
- Methods to implement an information security governance framework
- The fundamental concepts of governance and how they relate to information security
- Methods to integrate information security governance into corporate governance
- Internationally recognised standards, frameworks and best practices related to information security governance and strategy development
- Methods to develop information security policies
- Methods to develop business cases
- Strategic budgetary planning and reporting methods
- The internal and external influences to the organisation (for example, technology, business environment, risk tolerance, geographic location, legal and regulatory requirements) and how they impact the information security strategy
- Methods to obtain commitment from senior management and support from other stakeholders for information security
- Information security management roles and responsibilities
- Organisational structures and lines of authority
- Methods to establish new or utilise existing, reporting and communication channels throughout an organisation
- Methods to select, implement and interpret metrics (for example, key goal indicators [KGIs], key performance indicators [KPIs], key risk indicators [KRIs])
Domain 2 - Information Risk Management and Compliance (33%)
Learn how to manage information risk to an acceptable level to meet the business and compliance requirements of the organisation.
- Establish and maintain a process for information asset classification to ensure that measures taken to protect assets are proportional to their business value
- Identify legal, regulatory, organisational and other applicable requirements to manage the risk of noncompliance to acceptable levels
- Ensure that risk assessments, vulnerability assessments and threat analyses are conducted periodically and consistently to identify risk to the organisation’s information
- Determine appropriate risk treatment options to manage risk to acceptable levels
- Evaluate information security controls to determine whether they are appropriate and effectively mitigate risk to an acceptable level
- Identify the gap between current and desired risk levels to manage risk to an acceptable level
- Integrate information risk management into business and IT processes (for example, development, procurement, project management, mergers and acquisitions) to promote a consistent and comprehensive information risk management process across the organisation
- Monitor existing risk to ensure that changes are identified and managed appropriately
- Report noncompliance and other changes in information risk to appropriate management to assist in the risk management decision-making process
- Methods to establish an information asset classification model consistent with business objectives
- Methods used to assign the responsibilities for and ownership of information assets and risk
- Methods to evaluate the impact of adverse events on the business
- Information asset valuation methodologies
- Legal, regulatory, organisational and other requirements related to information security
- Reputable, reliable and timely sources of information regarding emerging information security threats and vulnerabilities
- Events that may require risk reassessments and changes to information security program elements
- Information threats, vulnerabilities and exposures and their evolving nature
- Risk assessment and analysis methodologies
- Methods used to prioritise risk
- Risk reporting requirements (for example, frequency, audience, components)
- Methods used to monitor risk
- Risk treatment strategies and methods to apply them
- Control baseline modelling and its relationship to risk-based assessments
- Information security controls and countermeasures and the methods to analyse their effectiveness and efficiency
- Gap analysis techniques as related to information security
- Techniques for integrating risk management into business and IT processes
- Compliance reporting processes and requirements
- Cost/benefit analysis to assess risk treatment options
Domain 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management (25%)
You’ll prove your ability to establish and manage the information security program in alignment with an information security strategy.
- Establish and maintain the information security program in alignment with the information security strategy
- Ensure alignment between the information security program and other business functions (for example, human resources [HR], accounting, procurement and IT) to support integration with business processes
- Identify, acquire, manage and define requirements for internal and external resources to execute the information security program
- Establish and maintain information security architectures (people, process, technology) to execute the information security program
- Establish, communicate and maintain organisational information security standards, procedures, guidelines and other documentation to support and guide compliance with information security policies
- Establish and maintain a program for information security awareness and training to promote a secure environment and an effective security culture
- Integrate information security requirements into organisational processes (for example, change control, mergers and acquisitions, development, business continuity, disaster recovery) to maintain the organisation’s security baseline
- Integrate information security requirements into contracts and activities of third parties (for example, joint ventures, outsourced providers, business partners, customers) to maintain the organisation’s security baseline
- Establish, monitor and periodically report program management and operational metrics to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the information security program.
- Methods to align information security program requirements with those of other business functions
- Methods to identify, acquire, manage and define requirements for internal and external resources
- Information security technologies, emerging trends, (for example, cloud computing, mobile computing) and underlying concepts
- Methods to design information security controls
- Information security architectures (for example, people, process, technology) and methods to apply them
- Methods to develop information security standards, procedures and guidelines
- Methods to implement and communicate information security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines
- Methods to establish and maintain effective information security awareness and training programs
- Methods to integrate information security requirements into organisational processes
- Methods to incorporate information security requirements into contracts and third-party management processes
- Methods to design, implement and report operational information security metrics
- Methods for testing the effectiveness and applicability of information security controls
Domain 4 - Information Security Incident Management (18%)
Learn how to plan, establish and manage the capability to detect, investigate, respond to and recover from information security incidents to minimise business impact.
- Establish and maintain an organisational definition of, and severity hierarchy for, information security incidents to allow accurate identification of and response to incidents.
- Establish and maintain an incident response plan to ensure an effective and timely response to information security incidents
- Develop and implement processes to ensure the timely identification of information security incidents
- Establish and maintain processes to investigate and document information security incidents to be able to respond appropriately and determine their causes while adhering to legal, regulatory and organisational requirements
- Establish and maintain incident escalation and notification processes to ensure that the appropriate stakeholders are involved in incident response management.
- Organise, train and equip teams to effectively respond to information security incidents in a timely manner
- Test and review the incident response plan periodically to ensure an effective response to information security incidents and to improve response capabilities
- Establish and maintain communication plans and processes to manage communication with internal and external entities
- Conduct post-incident reviews to determine the root cause of information security incidents, develop corrective actions, reassess risk, evaluate response effectiveness and take appropriate remedial actions
- Establish and maintain integration among the incident response plan, disaster recovery plan and business continuity plan
- The components of an incident response plan
- Incident management concepts and practices
- Business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery planning (DRP) and their relationship to the incident response plan
- Incident classification methods
- Damage containment methods
- Notification and escalation processes
- Roles and responsibilities in identifying and managing information security incidents
- Types and sources of tools and equipment required to adequately equip incident response teams
- Forensic requirements and capabilities for collecting, preserving and presenting evidence (for example, admissibility, quality and completeness of evidence, chain of custody)
- Internal and external incident reporting requirements and procedures
- Post-incident review practices and investigative methods to identify root causes and determine corrective actions
- Techniques to quantify damages, costs and other business impacts arising from information security incidents
- Technologies and processes that detect, log and analyse information security events
- Internal and external resources available to investigate information security incidents
What is a CISM boot camp?
Firebrand's CISM course (sometimes referred to as a CISM Boot Camp) is an accelerated 4-day course that will prepare you for the CISM exam, which you'll sit during the training. This course is all-inclusive, a one-off fee covers all official course materials, accommodation and meals.
Accelerated training is fast, but this is not a crash course - you'll learn from a real-world security expert and study everything you need to know to pass the exam.
Where can I find CISM exam questions?
Claim your free CISM Foundation practice exam questions now. You'll also get access to official practice exam questions on your accelerated course.
What is the CISM certification cost?
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See Exam Track...
You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
- CISM Exam
- Duration: 4 hours
- Number of questions: 150 multiple choice
- Languages: English, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Korean and Spanish
The CISM exam tests knowledge in the following domains:
- Domain 1 - Information Security Governance (24%)
- Domain 2 - Information Risk Management (30%)
- Domain 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management (27%)
- Domain 4 - Information Security Incident Management (19%)
See What's Included...
On this accelerated CISM course, you'll get official ISACA Student Kits which include:
- Certification Review Manual
- 12 month access to official ISACA Resources including ISACA Exam Practice Questions, Answers and Explanations
- Course materials
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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:
- 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 **
- On site testing ***
- Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
- Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
- Examination Passing Policy
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.
Firebrand goes digital
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
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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.
- * Not on all courses
- ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
- *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
- **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar
Course and Exam Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for attending the CISM course and sitting the exam. In fact, this is a practice accepted and encouraged by ISACA.
Achieving the CISM Certification
In order to become CISM certified, you must meet the following requirments:
- Successfully complete the CISM exam
- Adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics
- Agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy
- Work experience in the field of information security.
- Submit an Application for CISM Certification - see below
Submitting an Application for CISM Certification
The CISM certification is built for information security professionals, managers and other assurance providers. In order to be eligible, you must be able to submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within 5 years from the date of originally passing the exam.
The following security-related certifications and information systems management experience can be used to satisfy the indicated amount of information security work experience.
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in good standing
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing
- Post-graduate degree in information security or a related field (e.g., business administration, information systems, information assurance)
- One full year of information systems management experience
- One full year of general security management experience
- Skill-based security certifications (e.g., SANS or GIAC, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), CompTIA Security +, Disaster, Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), ESL IT Security Manager)
- Completion of an information security management program at an institution aligned with the Model Curriculum
The experience substitutions will not satisfy any portion of the 3-year information security management work experience requirement.
Two years as a full-time university instructor teaching the management of information security can be substituted for every 1 year of information security experience.
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Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
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Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
ISACA CISM Course Dates
ISACA - CISM Certification
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