CISM Prep Course

CISM Prep Course Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

CISM certification program was 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 three times a year (June, September, and December), 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.

Next Class Dates

Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this CISM Prep Course Course

  • » IT Managers
  • » Network Administrators
  • » Security Engineers
  • » Information Security Officers
  • » IT Security Professionals

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CISM Prep Course Course Objectives

  • » Information Security Governance
  • » Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • » Information Security Program Development and Management
  • » Information Security Incident Management

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CISM Prep Course Course Outline

      1. Testing-Taking Tips and Study Techniques
        1. Preparation for the CISM exam
        2. Submitting Required Paperwork
        3. Resources and Study Aids
        4. Passing the Exam the First Time
      2. Information Security Governance
        1. Asset Identification
        2. Risk Assessment
        3. Vulnerability Assessments
        4. Asset Management
      3. Information Risk Management
        1. Asset Classification and Ownership
        2. Structured Information Risk Assessment Process
        3. Business Impact Assessments
        4. Change Management
      4. Information Security Program Development
        1. Information Security Strategy
        2. Program Alignment of Other Assurance Functions
        3. Development of Information Security Architectures
        4. Security Awareness, Training, and Education
        5. Communication and Maintenance of Standards, Procedures, and Other Documentation
        6. Change Control
        7. Lifecycle Activities
        8. Security Metrics
      5. Information Security Program Management
        1. Security Program Management Overview
        2. Planning
        3. Security Baselines
        4. Business Processes
        5. Security Program Infrastructure
        6. Lifecycle Methodologies
        7. Security Impact on Users
        8. Accountability
        9. Security Metrics
        10. Managing Resources
      6. Incident Management and Response
        1. Response Management Overview
        2. Importance of Response Management
        3. Performing a Business Impact Analysis
        4. Developing Response and Recovery Plans
        5. The Incident Response Process
        6. Implementing Response and Recovery Plans
        7. Response Documentation
        8. Post-Event Reviews
      7. Review and Q&A Session
        1. Final Review and Test Prep

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » CISM : Certified Information Security Manager Exam

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Do you have the right background for CISM Prep Course?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Donald H.
- Academic and corporate trainer with over 2000 hours of instruction delivered on security awareness, CISSP, Security+, Safety, core Microsoft courses, MS Exchange and MS ISA server.
- Conducted over 200 security reviews in support of financial audits, policy reviews and network vulnerability assessments.
- Bachelors Degree in Security Management with a Concentration in Information Security from American Military University along with CISSP, CAP and several CompTIA, Microsoft, ISACA certifications.


Donald is a security professional with a wide range of experience from physical security to a concentration in information security. He is the Information Systems & Security Director for a consulting firm. His clients include local municipalities, non-profits, corporations and federal government agencies, specializing in a wide array of compliance programs and security assessments such as PCI DSS, FISMA, COBIT and ISO17799.

Donald is also a trainer and speaker on security topics and has served on various advisory committees and as a subject matter expert in information technology and security. He has over 15 years of experience in the security field as well as more than 2000 hours of instruction delivered on security awareness, CISSP, Security+, Safety, core Microsoft courses and MS ISA server. In addition to that, Donald is the President and Chairmen for the Brentwood Veterans Memorial Building and Commandant for the Delta Diablo Det. 1155 Marine Corps League.
Jayson F.
- Over 32 years of experience as well as 18 certifications, including Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft.
- Strong background, with web development & design of infrastructure for companies such as AT&T, Sports Illustrated, and Toys R Us.
- Specialist in applying process and finding solutions to solve them in addition to training people in the skills to manage the process and meet goals.


Jayson is a talented and valued Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with over 32 years of IT experience. Along with web development & design of infrastructure for companies such as AT&T, Sports Illustrated, and Toys R Us, he holds several IT certifications. He is a CCDA, CCNA, Security+ certified, MCDBA, and MCSE to name a few.

Jayson's focus is on finding solutions to problems and applying process to solve them. He instructs professionals in the skills to manage the process and meet goals, which makes him a respected trainer at NetCom Learning.
Larry G.
- More than 14 years of experience as a Security Subject Matter Expert as well as black belt in a variety of martial arts.
- Numerous Challenge Coins from the US Government including the US Army, and the Criminal Investigation Command.
- Much acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation scores of 8.8 out of 9.


Larry is a unique instructor and IT security expert. If you sit in one of his classes you might get the feeling of being in a martial arts class - That's exactly how Larry wants it! "The principles behind IT security are the same as those in a variety of martial arts," Larry says. In addition to teaching IT security for over 14 years, he has practiced martial arts since he was 13 years old and holds black belts in multiple disciplines including Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Kick Boxing. "All of these techniques are like tools for different types of attacks," Larry explains.

Larry's excellence in certification training and passion for IT security has earned him numerous Challenge Coins from the US Government including the US Army, and the Criminal Investigation Command. He is also a much acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation scores of 8.8 out of 9.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Larry was very good and helped with my understanding of the material. The training will help with my CISM certification.. The material will assist with my professional development.
Course(s) Taken

» CISM: Certified Information Security Manager

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