BCS - CISMP Course



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Next date:

19/8/2024 (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


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass the first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course the 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 9 am – 5 pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day of quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn 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 with the best. We’ve been named in the 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 over 135,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


  • Module 1: Information Security Principles
  • Module 2: Risk
  • Module 3: Information Security Framework
  • Module 4: System Life Cycles
  • Module 5: Procedural and People Security Controls
  • Module 6: Technical Security Controls
  • Module 7: Physical and Environmental Security
  • Module 8: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management
  • Module 9: Other technical aspects

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
  • Delegates are provided with BCS Accredited Courseware

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. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This 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 as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. 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.


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