CISM Certification Course Overview

Once you have completed your CISM training in San Francisco, you should be able to design an Information Security system for your organization right from scratch. CISM training in San Francisco imparts all the essential theoretical knowledge and the technical know-how required to monitor, manage, and oversee an Information Security System.

CISM Training Course Key Features

100% Money Back Guarantee
No questions asked refund*

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  • ISACA Kit included
  • ISACA Accredited Instructors
  • Official CISM® Review Questions & Explanations Database
  • Official Review manual from ISACA
  • 16 CPE’s offered
  • 8X higher interaction in live online classes conducted by industry experts

Skills Covered

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Security Incident Management
  • Design security architecture
  • Knowledge of ISACA domains
  • Information security programs
  • Enterprise IT frameworks


This CISM course in San Francisco is widely known for the range of benefits it offers to IT professionals. People with CISM training in San Francisco can build lucrative careers in professions such as Security Consultancy, IT Management, Security System Architecture, Security Engineering, Risk Assessment, and so on.

  • Designation
  • Annual Salary
  • Hiring Companies

Training Options

online Bootcamp

$ 2,299

  • 90 days of flexible access to online classes
  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced elearning content and live class recordings
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support
  • Classes starting in San Francisco from:-
4th Nov: Weekend Class
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CISM Course Curriculum


This course offering CISM training in San Francisco is well-known in the community of Information Security professionals. If you take part in this CISM course in San Francisco, you stand a chance to cultivate a career in the field of Information Security. Many renowned IT Managers, Risk Analysts, Security System Engineers, and Security Consultants have completed this course.
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In order to take part in this CISM training in San Francisco, a candidate needs to have submitted a detailed application within a period of five years after getting through the enrolment examination. The application should reflect at least three to five years of prior job experience, and the records should be verified by the candidates’ previous employers. This CISM course in San Francisco blends well with the kind of experience that is required, and can give you great career benefits.
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Course Content

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®)

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1.01 Welcome to Certified Information Security Manager Course
      • 1.02 Certification Overview
      • 1.03 Skills Covered
    • Lesson 02: Information Security Governance: Enterprise Governance

      • 2.01 Organizational Culture
      • 2.02 Governance vs. Management
      • 2.03 Legal Regulatory and Contractual Requirements
      • 2.04 Data Security Frameworks
      • 2.05 Data States
      • 2.06 Organizational Structures Roles and Responsibilities
    • Lesson 03: Information Security Governance: Information Security Strategy

      • 3.01 Information Security Strategy Development
      • 3.02 Information Governance Frameworks and Standards
      • 3.03 Strategic Planning
      • 3.04 SWOT Analysis
      • 3.05 Opex and Capex
      • 3.06 KGI's KPI's and KRI's
      • 3.07 CIA Triad
      • 3.08 Designing security into software
      • 3.09 US Data Privacy Laws
      • 3.10 GDPR
    • Lesson 04: Information Security Risk Management Information Security: Risk Assessment

      • 4.01 Emerging Risk and Threat Landscape
      • 4.02 Risk Identification
      • 4.03 Risk Management
      • 4.04 Vulnerability and Control Deficiency Analysis
      • 4.05 Risk Assessment and Analysis
      • 4.06 COBIT
      • 4.07 Attackers and Phishing
      • 4.08 ISO 27001
    • Lesson 05: Information Security Risk Management Information Security: Risk Response

      • 5.01 Risk Treatment and Response
      • 5.02 Risk and Control Ownership
      • 5.03 Risk Monitoring and Reporting
    • Lesson 06: Information Security Program Information Security: Program Development

      • 6.01 Information Security Program Resources
      • 6.02 Information Asset Identification and Classification
      • 6.03 Information Security Policies Procedures and Guidelines
      • 6.04 Information Security Program Metrics
    • Lesson 07: Information Security Program Information Security: Program Management

      • 7.01 Information Security Control Design and Selection
      • 7.02 Information Security Control Implementation and Integrations
      • 7.03 Information Security Control Testing and Evaluation
      • 7.04 Information Security Awareness and Training
      • 7.05 Management of External Services
      • 7.06 Information Security Program Communications and Reporting
      • 7.07 Introduction to Access Control
      • 7.08 Authentication and Authorization
      • 7.09 Introduction to Cryptography
      • 7.10 Overview of Encryption
      • 7.11 Hashing
      • 7.12 Social Engineering Attacks
    • Lesson 08: Incident Management: Incident Management Readiness

      • 8.01 Incident Management Plan
      • 8.02 Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
      • 8.03 Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
      • 8.04 Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
      • 8.05 Incident Classification and Categorization
      • 8.06 Incident Management Training and Testing
    • Lesson 09: Incident Management: Incident Management Operations

      • 9.01 Incident Management Tools and Techniques
      • 9.02 Incident Containment Methods
      • 9.03 Incident Response Communications
      • 9.04 Incident Eradication and Recovery
      • 9.05 Post incident Review Practices

CISM Course Advisor

  • Dean Pompilio

    Dean Pompilio

    Technical Trainer, Owner- Steppingstonesolutions Inc

    Mr.Pompilio has been an IT Professional since 1989. He has worn many hats along the way and holds over 20 IT certifications which include EC-Council CEI, CEH, CHFI, CISSP, CISA, CISM. His passion is to help IT professionals achieve their training goals and career growth.


CISM Exam & Certification

CISM Training in San Francisco
  • How do you become a CISM certified professional?

    In order to take part in the CISM training in San Francisco, you must fulfill the following criteria:

    • You need to successfully get through the CISM examination.
    • You can never violate the Code of Professional Ethics dictated by the ISACA.
    • You need to strictly adhere to the Continuing Education Policy.
    • You must have at least five years worth of prior experience as an Information Security professional, which should include atleast three years as an Information Security Manager. You need to have prior work experience in at least three domains of CISM. All of this information needs to be verified by your former employers.
    • After passing the CISM examination, you need to submit an application for CISM training in San Francisco within a period of five years.

    For students who fail to get through the ISACA CISM exam, Simplilearn offers a free voucher that can help candidates retake the exam. However, this facility is not available for candidates hailing from Africa and the Indian subcontinent. In order to utilize this voucher, you must:

    • Attend one class in the CISM course in San Francisco.
    • Sit for the exam within thirty days of the completion of the course.
    • Produce valid documentation from the ISACA.

  • What are the prerequisites for CISM certification?

    In order to apply for CISM training in San Francisco, you must meet the following requirements:
    • Submit your application for CISM training in San Francisco five years prior to the tentative date of the declaration of results.
    • Your application should reflect your work experience and should be verified by your former employers.
    • The work experience reflected in your application needs to have taken place within ten years of the submission or within five years of the tentative declaration of the results.
    • Out of the five years of experience in the field of Information Security, you need to have worked for three years as an Information Security Manager.
    • You need to have work experience in at least three fields of CISM.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my CISM training in San Francisco certificate?

    In order to unlock your CISM training in San Francisco certificate in the online mode, you need to:
    • Complete at least 85% of the self-learning content in the CISM course in San Francisco.
    • Score at least 60% in one of the simulation tests.
    In the offline mode, you need to:
    • Attend at least one offline class or complete at least 85% of the self-learning content in the CISM course in San Francisco.
    • Score at least 60% in one of the simulation tests.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as part of this CISM training in San Francisco course?

    Yes, Simplilearn offers an online practice test to give you an idea of the curriculum involved in the CISM course in San Francisco. If you are looking to apply for the CISM course in San Francisco, you can visit the Simplilearn website and take the practice test.

CISM Certification Training Reviews

  • Peter Bartow

    Peter Bartow

    Sr Project Manager IT PMO, Miami

    I enjoyed taking the class with so many people from all over the world. The course was elaborate and easy to comprehend.

  • Tejaswa Rastogi

    Tejaswa Rastogi


    The course encapsulates the offensive approach, which is good, and there is much to learn.

  • Hussein Ali AL-Assaad

    Hussein Ali AL-Assaad

    IT Manager at O&G Engineering, Kuwait

    Simplilearn has been a great learning experience. The trainer is extremely knowledgeable. The full team is very helpful and flexible. I recommend Simplilearn to my friends and families.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

CISM Certification Training Course FAQs

  • You offer an exam pass guarantee. How does it work?

    *Free exam retake terms and conditions:

    Terms and Conditions: 
    Simplilearn offers Exam Pass Guarantee to our students who complete our course training. Simplilearn uses top learning methodologies to equip learners with the knowledge and confidence to pass the CISM exam in the first attempt. If you do not pass the CISM exam at the first attempt, Simplilearn will provide you one free exam retake.

    To ensure your success, we strongly recommend that you take the CISM exam within a week of the course completion date—or a maximum of 45 days from the completion of the online training. This way, the course materials will be fresh in your mind.

    Exam Attempts:


    Time Frame


    Free Exam Retake


    Within 6 months (180 days) from enrollment date

    Did Not Pass


    Exam Pass Guarantee:
    If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, Simplilearn will provide you one free exam retake.  You must submit a copy of your scorecard.  

    Terms and Conditions for qualifying:

    This money-back guarantee applies only to Simplilearn’s CISM blended learning. The guarantee is valid only for participants who have paid the entire enrollment fee.

    The guarantee becomes void if:

    • Participants do not take the CISM examination within 45 days of unlocking the certificate.
    • Participants do not maintain 100% attendance during the training sessions.
    • Participants fail to book their exam within 6 months from the date of enrollment 
    • Participants do not follow the instructions of the trainer and do not complete the exercises given during the training.
    • Participants do not submit the required documents to Simplilearn.
    • Participants failed to request a refund within 15 days of receiving their results 

  • What is the structure of the CISM certification exam?

    ISACA uses and reports scores on a common scale of 200 to 800. For example, the scaled score of 800 represents a perfect score with all questions answered correctly; a scaled score of 200 is the lowest score possible and signifies that only a small number of questions were answered correctly. You must achieve a score of 450 or higher to pass the CISM exam.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the training?

    After successful completion of the training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate along with the 16 CPE certificate from Simplilearn.

  • What is the date of the next CISM exam?

    CISM exam is conducted thrice in a year in the months of July, September and December. To find the exam locations & dates go to (

  • Can I defer my exam?

    If you are unable to take the exam, you can request a deferral of your registration fees to the next exam date. To learn more about deferring your exam, including deferral deadlines and costs, please visit

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    Yes, we do provide assistance for the exam application process. You can state your queries on and get them answered along with any other query or concern that you might have about the course.

  • How does Simplilearn assure me that the training and course material delivered are effective?

    Our CISM course is developed to deliver a first attempt pass rate of 100%. With a hands-on learning approach, the training not only gives you the confidence to clear the exam but also helps you retain the knowledge beyond the examination.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide you a refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more, please go through our Refund Policy.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Who should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives will be able to give you more details.

  • What after CISM?

    Achieving a CISM certification offers you many career benefits. However, you shouldn’t stop upskilling yourself as the world of cybersecurity is quite dynamic. Here are some of the courses you can consider taking after becoming CISM certified:

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