CISM Certified Information Security Manager

Globally recognised certification for IT Security Managers

Certification preparation training courses

Certified trainers with 5 Star customer ratings

Practice questions included with course

Classroom, Onsite and Virtual courses available

Welsh Government funding accepted

Duration: 4 Days
Accredited: Available upon request
Exams: Not included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
Company group booking discount available

Course Information

Course Overview

CISM® is the most prestigious and demanding qualification for Information Security Managers around the globe today. This qualification provides you with a platform to become part of an elite peer network who have the ability to constantly learn and relearn the growing opportunities/ challenges in Information Security Management.

Our CISM exam preparation course provides an in-depth coverage of contents across the five CISM domains with a clear focus on building concepts and solving ISACA released CISM exam questions.  The course is an intense training and hard-core exam preparation for ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®) Examination.


CISM Certified Information Security Manager

Domain 1: Information Security Governance

  • Enterprise Governance Overview
  • Organizational Culture, Structures, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Legal, Regulatory and Contractual Requirements
  • Information Security Strategy
  • Information Governance Frameworks and Standards
  • Strategic Planning

Domain 2: Information Risk Management

  • Risk and Threat Landscape
  • Vulnerability and Control Deficiency Analysis
  • Risk Assessment, Evaluation and Analysis
  • Information Risk Response
  • Risk Monitoring, Reporting and Communication

Domain 3: Information Security Program Development & Management

  • IS Program Development and Resources
  • IS Standards and Frameworks
  • Defining an IS Program Road Map
  • IS Program Metrics
  • IS Program Management
  • IS Awareness and Training
  • Integrating the Security Program with IT Operations
  • Program Communications, Reporting and Performance Management

Domain 4: Information Security Incident Management

  • Incident Management and Incident Response Overview
  • Incident Management and Response Plans
  • Incident Classification/Categorization
  • Incident Management Operations, Tools and Technologies
  • Incident Investigation, Evaluation, Containment and Communication
  • Incident Eradication, Recovery and Review
  • Business Impact and Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Training, Testing and Evaluation


CISM Certified Information Security Manager

Practice questions (QAE = Questions, Answers and Explanations) are available online via a voucher. The voucher is part of the course material. It allows you to practice during the training and is available up to 12 months after the training

To become officially CISM certified, you need to meet the requirements below:

  • pass the official CISM exam
  • have at least 5 years of relevant work experience in at least two CISM domains (or 4 years of experience supplemented by an HBO+ education).

The CISM exam is focused on the four domains defined by ISACA. The actual exam takes 4 hours and consists of 150 English-language multiple choice questions. For more information on certification, please visit:

Please note the exam voucher for the official CISM exam is not included in the course price.

What's Included

  • 4-days training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited CISM trainer
  • Course notes and presentation slides
  • CISM practice question voucher (valid for 12 months)
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. All that will be payable is the examination fee which is charged by the examination board.

Dates & Prices

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Start Date: Mon 10 June 2024


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Start Date: Mon 09 September 2024


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How we deliver our courses



Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.


Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.


Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.


Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

A family business with customer service at the heart of everything we do

Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

Rated "Excellent" with over 500+ Trustpilot Reviews


“Highly Recommended”

A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

“Fantastic Course Thank You”

Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

- Jodie Gee

“Great Tuition"

Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

- Amy Jones

“Great Instructor”

Great instructor. Well delivered and knows the subject inside and out. Friendly and provides a warm atmosphere conducive for feeling relaxed. A lot of context to cover in a short time.

- David Schofield

“Five Star Quality Course”

I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

- Kim Darkin


What is the difference between CISSP and CISM?

CISSP and CISM are different certifications. CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional, while CISM stands for Certified Information Security Manager. CISSP is a more technical certification that focuses on the design, implementation, and management of information security. CISM is a more managerial certification that focuses on the governance, risk management, and compliance aspects of information security.

What is the CISM certification?

The Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) is a globally recognized certification that validates the knowledge, skills, and experience of information security managers. The CISM certification is awarded by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

What are the requirements to earn the CISM certification?

To earn the CISM certification, you must 1) Have at least five years of cumulative, full-time work experience in information security, with three years in the role of information security manager. 2) Pass the CISM exam. 3) Abide by the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics.

How long is the CISM certification valid?

The CISM certification is valid for three years. To maintain your certification, you must earn 60 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits every three years.

How long does it take to prepare for the CISM exam?

The amount of time it takes to prepare for the CISM exam will vary depending on your level of experience and knowledge. However, most candidates recommend that you study for at least 3-6 months before taking the exam

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