ISACA - Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification – 9 to 5



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22/4/2024 (Monday)

9 to 5 Training

Firebrand’s 9 to 5 Learning, hosted at BPP's Facilities in London and Manchester, merges the convenience of standard working hours with the excellence of Firebrand's educational offerings, all within state-of-the-art classrooms. This format is ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their skills without disrupting their personal commitments, offering a balanced approach to career advancement. Tailored to provide flexibility without the need for residential stays, our 9 to 5 courses are perfect for those looking to progress professionally on their terms. Explore our comprehensive curriculum, delivered by industry experts, and discover how our training can support your career goals in a practical, accessible manner. Find out more here.


Isaca CISM

This 9 to 5 CISM certification course is designed to get you a Certified Information Security Manager qualification much faster than traditional courses. Our CISM training teaches you how to manage, design, oversee and assess enterprise information security in just 4 days.

The CISM certification proves your knowledge of information security programmes and their role within business goals and objectives. Through Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review method, you'll go through the four ISACA CISM domains:

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • Information Security Program Development and Management
  • Information Security Incident Management

ISACA Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)

Firebrand is an ISACA Accredited Training Organisation (ATO). This means you'll get access to official ISACA course-ware and you'll be able to arrange your exam using your exam voucher.

Firebrand is a premier ISACA partner for EMEA and the US. No other partner in these regions trains more students.

9 to 5 Classroom CISM course

Firebrand offers CISM in a 9 to 5 classroom version, including everything you need to get certified

  • Official courseware, labs and practice exams


If you're a network architect, information security manager, or have information security management responsibilities, this 9 to 5  CISM course is ideal for you.

Benefits of 9 to 5

  • Flexibility: Timetabled from 9 am to 5 pm, our courses are designed for professionals with commitments beyond work.
  • Accessibility and Convenience: With convenient locations, our training is never far, reducing travel and enhancing the convenience of local learning.
  • Work-Life Balance: Keep up with your daily routine and family life while advancing your career.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Save on accommodation and meals with our non-residential courses.
  • Quality Instruction: Benefit from Firebrand’s expert instructors and comprehensive curriculum.
  • Direct Workplace Application: Acquire skills that you can immediately apply for enhanced performance.
  • Manageable Schedule: The 9 to 5 structure fits seamlessly into your workday, providing an effective learning pace without the intensity of extended sessions.
  • Daytime Focus: Make the most of daytime learning designed for peak concentration and effective knowledge retention.


You'll become an expert across the four CISM 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%)


What is a CISM boot camp?

Firebrand's CISM course (sometimes referred to as a CISM Boot Camp) is an 9 to 5 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.

9 to 5 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 9 to 5 course.

What is the CISM certification cost?

To find out the cost of this 9 to 5 CISM course and others, visit our prices page.

CISM vs CISSP certification

Both certifications are vendor-neutral, advanced programmes in IT security. Despite many similarities, however, they are complementary instead of in direct competition to each other. Here's what CISM and CISSP have in common:

  • Vendor-neutral
  • Require 5 years of experience in information security management
  • Maintenance requires completion of continuing education

Perhaps the main difference is that CISM is more holistic and management-focused, where CISSP has a more technical approach.

Exam Track

At the end of this 9 to 5 course, you'll be able to arrange your exam using your exam voucher:

  • 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%)

What's Included 9 to 5

Your 9-5 course includes:

  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Offical and Firebrand Courseware
  • Instructor-led training each day
  • 9 to 5 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 exams and incidental costs.


CISM requirements

There are no formal 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 requirements:

  1. Pass the CISM exam
  2. Adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics
  3. Agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy
  4. Accumulate enough work experience in the field of information security.
  5. Submit an Application for CISM Certification within 5 years of passing the exam - 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 practise 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.

CISM experience requirements substitution

The following security-related certifications and information systems management experience can be used to satisfy the indicated amount of information security work experience.

Two Years:

  • 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 Year:

  • 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.

Experience Exceptions

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.

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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