College of Management and IT (CMIT)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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Course Details

Designed for experienced information security professionals, the CISM Course designation is a groundbreaking credential earned by nearly 21,400 professionals since it was established in 2002. The management-focused CISM is the globally accepted standard for individuals who develop, build and manage enterprise information security programs.  The CISM certification promotes international practices and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and knowledge to provide effective security management and consulting services. The demand for skilled information security management professionals is on the rise, get the certification that distinguishes you as having knowledge and experience in the development and management of an information security program.

This CISM course includes the following features:

  • Instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations to develop your skills based on real-world scenarios.
  • Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
  • Flash Cards and Education Games are also provided throughout the course.
  • Practice exams prepare you for your exams. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared if you are taking a certification exam.
  • You can also interact and collaborate with other students through our forums, student contributions and announcement features.
Who should complete this CISM Course?

These job roles align with the content and objectives of the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) course at CMIT. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, and organizations place a higher emphasis on securing their digital assets, the demand for skilled professionals with CISM certification remains strong. This course prepares individuals to excel in leadership positions and contribute to the security and governance of organizations on a global scale.

  • Information Security Managers: The CISM certification is specifically designed for individuals aspiring to become Information Security Managers. According to the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, there is a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals, with millions of unfilled positions. CISM-certified professionals are well-equipped to take on leadership roles and oversee an organization’s information security strategy effectively.
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs): CISOs are responsible for setting and implementing an organization’s cybersecurity vision. Completing the CISM course and obtaining certification equips individuals with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to excel in this high-level executive position.
  • Security Consultants: Security consultants play a pivotal role in helping organizations assess their security posture and develop effective security strategies. CISM-certified professionals are trusted advisors to organizations seeking to enhance their cybersecurity defenses and governance.
  • IT Auditors: IT auditors assess an organization’s IT systems and controls to ensure compliance and security. With regulations becoming more stringent and the need for IT audits growing, individuals with CISM certification are well-prepared to excel in this role.
  • Risk Management Professionals: Professionals in risk management roles can benefit from this course as it covers essential cybersecurity risk management principles. With the increasing complexity of cyber threats, organizations require individuals with expertise in assessing and managing cybersecurity risks to protect their assets effectively.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Learners intending to take the exams should ensure they meet any specific entry requirements
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>


How CMIT eLearning Works…
Topics covered in this CISM Course
Information Security Governance and the chapters under this domain are:
  • Tasks and knowledge statements
  • Information security governance
  • Effective information security governance
  • Information Security concepts and technologies
  • Scope and charter of information security governance
  • Information Strategy overview
  • Information security strategy development
Information Risk Management and Compliance, and the chapters under this domain are:
  • Tasks and Knowledge Statements
  • Introduction to risk management
  • Information classification
  • Information asset valuation methodologies
  • Legal, regulatory and organizational compliance
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Response Techniques
  • Controls
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Enterprise risk management methodologies
  • Risk Monitoring and communication
Information Security Program Development and Management, and the chapters under this domain are:
  • Tasks and Knowledge Statements
  • Information Security Program management overview
  • Information Security program objectives
  • Information Security program concepts
  • Scope and charter of an Information Security program
  • Information security management framework
  • Information security framework components
  • Defining an information security program roadmap
  • Information security infrastructure and architecture
  • Architecture implementation
  • Security program management and administrative activities
  • Security program services and operational activities
  • Controls and countermeasures
  • Security program metrics and monitoring
Information Security Incident Management and the chapters under this domain are:
  • Tasks and Knowledge Statements
  • Incident management overview
  • Incident response procedures
  • Information Security Manager
  • Incident management resources
  • Incident management objectives
  • Incident management metrics and indicators
  • Defining incident management procedures
  • Current state of incident response capability
  • Developing an incident response plan
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery procedures
  • Testing incident response and business continuity/disaster recovery procedures
  • Executing response and recovery plans
  • Once you successfully pass the programme(s), you will be able to download a CMIT Digital Certificate of Completion. This can be accessed via the Progress Reports section located on the top right side of your eLearning platform.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive certification. Exam fees are not included in the course price. Click here for exam information.

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