Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) 2013

Program Overview:

The Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) certification program follows the 2014 ISACA Candidate Information Guide developed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) for experienced Information security management professionals with work experience in developing and managing Information security programs and who understand the programs relationship with the overall business goals. The CISM exam is offered bi annually, consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions that cover the four CISM domains. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the CISM certification program under ISO/IEC 17024:2003, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons.

Target Audience:

The audience for this path is experienced IT Professionals seeking to validate their experience in information systems security management.


To earn the CISM designation,an applicant must pass the CISM exam. The applicant must also 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 practice analysis areas or domains. The work experience must be gained within the ten-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of originally passing the exam. Up to three years can be waived provided the student conforms to a number of conditions as specified by ISACA.

Requirements: Qualifying applicants who meet the prerequisites must pass CISM exam. They must also agree to ISACAs code of professional ethics and agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy.
(Must Pass All Exams)

Exams requirements are subject to change without notification.

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