Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    This CISM certification training from Simplilearn will give you the requisite skillsets to design, deploy and manage security architecture for your organization. The course is aligned with ISACA best practices and is designed to help you pass the CISM exam on your first attempt. Enterprises and government agencies increasingly expect their IT professionals to hold a CISM certification, and it is considered essential to ongoing education and career development. This course will see that you are well-equipped to manage the ongoing security, compliance and governance of your IT organization.

  • What skills will you learn?

    By the end of this training you will be able to:
    • Define and design security architecture for your IT operation
    • Develop a working knowledge of the four domains prescribed by the ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide 2015
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the relationship between information security programs and broader business goals and objectives.
    • Focus on IT compliance and the integrity of enterprise systems to establish a more secure enterprise IT framework
    • Earn the requisite 16 CPEs required to take the CISM certification exam
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the CISM certification exam

  • Who should take this course?

    CISM certification is a globally recognized professional requirement in the IT Security domain. This certification is best suited for:
    • Security consultants and managers
    • IT directors and managers
    • Security auditors and architects
    • Security systems engineers
    • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
    • Information security managers
    • IS/IT consultants
    • Chief Compliance/Privacy/Risk Officers

Course preview

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  • How do you become a CISM certified professional?

    To become CISM certified, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Successful completion of the CISM examination
    • Adherence to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
    • Agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy
    • Five years of work experience in the field of information security, three of which must be as an information security manager. Work experience must be gained in three of the four CISM domains. All information must be verified independently by employers.
    • Submit an application for CISM certification within five years from the date of initially passing the exam
    For additional information on how to become a certified CISM professional and to understand the CISM certification requirements, please visit:

  • What are the prerequisites for CISM certification?

    To become a CISM certified professional, you need to fulfill the following criteria:
    • A completed application must be submitted within 5 years from the date of initially passing the examination.
    • All experience must be verified independently with employers.
    • This experience must have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years of passing the examination.
    • Three (3) years of the five (5) years of work experience must be gained performing the role of an information security manager
    • In addition, this work experience must be broad and gained in three (3) of the four (4) CISM® domains

  • What do I need to do to unlock my certificate?

    Online Self-learning
    • Complete 85% of the course
    • Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%

    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.


    • What do I get with the training program?

      You will gain access to our e-learning content, practice simulation tests to help you tackle the toughest CISM exam questions and an online participant handbook to cross-reference an reinforce your learning.

    • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

      No. The CISM exam fee is not included in the course fee as it is directly paid to ISACA for membership, application and examination.

    • 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 is the CISM certification cost?

      The CISM Certification cost varies from $450 - $760 based on the type of registration and whether you are a registered member or not.
      For additional information, please visit:

    • What certification will I receive after completing the training?

      After successful completion of the CISM 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 exams are conducted three times a year, in July, September and December. To find exam locations and dates please visit:

    • 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 submit any questions or concerns you have at

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

      Our CISM certification training is designed for you to pass the exams on your first attempt. With a hands-on learning approach and Global Learning Framework, the training not only gives you the confidence to pass the exam, but also helps you retain knowledge beyond the exam.

    • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

      Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

    • How can I learn more about this training program?

      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 can provide you with more details.

    • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

      Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

    • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

      We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.