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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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16 hours

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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) E-learning

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a globally accepted standard of achievement in enterprise security management. The course, closely aligned with ISACA best practices, demonstrates understanding of the relationship between information security programmes and business goals and objectives. It will enable you to design enterprise security architecture, deliver reliable service to customers and achieve IT compliance and governance. 

Course overview

About the course

The idea of approaching IT security from a business perspective rather than IT one is increasingly considered as a vital business driver; CISM stands out in this regard for its emphasis on business understanding and leadership. It will give you the skills to manage the ongoing security and adapt technology to your organisation.

What's covered?

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the four CISM domains:

  • Domain 1: Information security governance 
  • Domain 2: Information risk management and compliance 
  • Domain 3: Information security program development and management 
  • Domain 4: Information security incident management 


16 hours

Target audience

The CISM certification is specifically for experienced security managers and those with information security (IS) management responsibilities:

  • IS managers
  • IS/IT Consultants
  • IT directors and managers
  • Security auditors and architects
  • Security systems engineers
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
  • Chief Compliance/Privacy/Risk Officers


To become a CISM certified professional, you need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • A completed application must be submitted within 5 years from the date of initially passing the examination
  • All experience must be verified independently with employers
  • This experience must have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years of passing the examination
  • Three years of the five years of work experience must be gained performing the role of an IS manager
  • In addition, this work experience must be broad and gained in three of the four CISM domains

Learning objectives

By the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Define and design security architecture for your IT operation
  • Develop a working knowledge of the four domains prescribed by the ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide 2015
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the relationship between information security programs and broader business goals and objectives
  • Focus on IT compliance and the integrity of enterprise systems to establish a more secure enterprise IT framework

What's included?

This course is offered by Simplilearn, a partner of ILX Group.


1 practice test included

Duration of access

12 months online access to accredited e-learning

Exam information

ILX does not offer an exam for this course.

To become CISM-certified, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the CISM examination
  • Adherence to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
  • Agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy
  • Five years of work experience in the field of information security, three of which must be as an information security manager
  • Work experience must be gained in three of the four CISM domains. All information must be verified independently by employers.
  • Submit an application for CISM certification within five years from the date of initially passing the exam

For additional information on how to become a certified CISM professional and to understand the CISM certification requirements, please visit: