Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certification is an audit professional certification sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). A CISM Certification is offered to professionals who prove their exceptional skill and judgment in IS audit, control and security profession in the CISM Exam.  

CISM Exam Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for the CISM certification must adhere to ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics, and submit evidence of five years’ work experience in the field of information security. Work experience must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of initially passing the exam. Three of the five years of work experience must be gained performing the role of an information security manager.

The CISM Exam is offered twice a year in the months of June and December every year. The CISM Exam consist 200 multiple-choice questions and is a four hour duration exam. Candidates are tested on the grounds of four functional areas of information security.

CISM Exam Syllabus

  • Information security governance – 24%
  • Information risk management and compliance – 33%
  • Information security program development and management – 25%
  • Information security incident management – 18%

Benefits of CISM Certification

  • Recognition of attainment of advanced job skills as required for an information security professional
  • Worldwide recognition as an information security manager
  • Confirms commitment to profession
  • Provides access to valuable resources, such as peer networking and idea exchange

CISM Certification Training by Simplilearn
Simplilearn offers intensive CISM training from highly qualified CISM Certified trainers. Along with CISM Certification training course, you are offered:

  • Live Webinar on weekends
  • Hard Copy of Course material
  • 3 mock exam papers

Introduction to CISM Certification – Video

To know more about CISM Certification or get registered to CISM Exam training, you can visit Simplilearn’s CISM Certification page. Move ahead in your corporate career with a CISM Certification.  

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