Are you preparing to take the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), exam? If so, you should get started on one of the most exciting opportunities in this industry. Information security is more than just information exchange between companies. It is now a greater need to protect against hackers, spammers, or other threats. This blog will guide you through the necessary exam details to prepare for the exam. We will also be providing some official learning resources to help you in your preparation. Let’s get to the point.
CISM Exam Format
The Certified Information Security Manager certification exam (CISM) demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the relationship between information protection programs and broader business goals. The CISM exam tests theoretical knowledge of the principles and practices of information security management systems using a common set standards and criteria.
Information Security Manager Certification Exam Details
It is important to familiarize yourself with the CISM exam format. The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM exam) consists of 150 multiple choice questions. To pass the exam, candidates must score at least 450 points. The CISM exam takes 4 hours. The CISM exam is $575 USD for members, $760 for nonmembers. This includes additional taxes. The CISM exam questions can be accessed in four languages: Chinese Simplified (English), Japanese (Japanese), and Spanish (non-members).
Name Certified Information Security Manager
Exam Code CISM
Duration: 4 hours
Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Exam Format Questions
Number of Questions 200 Questions
Total Exam Fee $575 for members; $760 for non-members + taxes
Examine Language English, Spanish, and Japanese
The Certified Information Security Manager Course Outline
The CISM certification guide covers these topics as part of the exam syllabus:
Information Security Governance
First, create and maintain an information security plan that aligns with organizational goals and objectives. This will guide the establishment and management of the information security programs.
To support the information security strategy, a framework for information security governance must be established and maintained.
Third, integrate information security governance in corporate governance to ensure that the information security program supports organizational goals and objectives.
Establish and maintain information security policies in order to communicate management directives and guide the creation of standards, procedures and guidelines.
Additionally, you can develop business cases to support investments into information security
You should also identify the external and internal influences on the organization (for instance, technology, business environment and risk tolerance, geographical location, legal and regulatory requirements, etc.) in order to ensure that the information security strategy addresses these factors.
To maximize the chances of a successful implementation of the information security strategy, senior management must be consulted.
To establish clear accountability and lines of authority, define and communicate the roles of information security across the organization.
Finally, establish, monitor and evaluate metrics (key performance indicators [KPIs], key goal indicators [KGIs], and key risk indicators [KRIs]), to provide management with accurate information about the effectiveness of the information security plan
Information Risk Management
First, create and maintain a process to classify information assets to ensure that the measures taken to protect them are proportional to their business worth
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