BCS - CISMP Course



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Next date:

15/2/2022 (Tuesday)



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

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online CISMP courses
  2. You'll be CISMP certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be CISMP trained in record time
  3. Our CISMP course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. 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
  5. You’ll learn more. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 108,448 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


  • 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

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 108,448 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.66% 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!"
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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