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How Important Is The Selection Of Study Material For the CISM Exam?

If you are reading this blog, it clearly indicates that you are planning to earn the CISM certification and therefore, looking for some sensible guidance on CISM Certification Course. For the professional working in IT security, it is very clear that CISM is a validation of a candidate’s ability to manage, design, administer, and assess an enterprise’s data security program efficiently. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is proof of your adequate abilities to comprehend the connection between an information security program and more extensive business goals.

If you will search for CISM Certification training, you will see that the internet is flooded with the organisations and trainers offering CISM Course along with other attractive offers. There are suggestions over how to study, planning your preparation but not many suggestions over what to study?

The selection of the right course material is very important for the knowledge and skill set needed to be enhanced. You can only earn the CISM Certification if you have gone through each aspect of the syllabus thoroughly and have practiced multiple times for the exam. Since this certification is approved by ISACA, there is nothing better than thoroughly going through the updated version of the ISACA exam candidate guide. This guided is updated annually to include the changes related to the exam, syllabus, format, etc. Getting through the CISM exam without reading the exam guide is a bad idea. The main purpose of this exam guide is to give comprehensive information about CISM and to help the applicants in preparing for the exam correctly. You can download the advanced version of this guide from ISACA’s official website.

The CISM syllabus is designed to test your knowledge and experience in four functional areas of information security: 

Domain 1: Information Security Governance (24%)

Domain 2: Information Risk Management and Compliance (33%)

Domain 3: Information Security Program Development and Management (25%)

Domain 4: Information Security Incident Management (18%)

Based on this syllabus, 200 objective multiple-choice questions have to be answered in 4 hours. A minimum score of 450 out of 800 marks is needed to pass the exam.

Sometimes it gets monotonous to prepare for the exam all by yourself. You can also find one or more domains difficult to understand. This is absolutely normal since you are in a learning phase. It is, therefore, advisable to join a CISM Certification training. At Infosec Train, we offer a comprehensive CISM Certification course that aims to help you in getting through the CISM exam in the first attempt. We organise boot camps with rigorous interaction as well as online courses to help you learn at your own pace. Some of the highlights of InfoseTrain’s CISM Training are:

  • This course includes all the learning objectives of this certification.
  • It has interactive lessons on all the domains of information security management that are information risk management, information security governance, incident management, program development, and management.
  • This course has been designed to help the professionals in getting expertise in managing, designing, administering, and assessing IT security for various organisations.
  • Trainers are the experts of the respective domains and they focus on enhancing the core competency of the professional in maintaining and owning the IT security issues of an organization.
  • It offers multiple practice exams for 100% knowledge transfer and to boos the confidence of the aspirants.

What you will study during the preparation of your CISM Certification will determine your journey towards the success of the exam, so choose it wisely. To book your seat at InfoSecTrain or to know more about the course please visit www.infosectrain.com

Sweta Choudhary
Writer And Editor
Sweta Choudhary is a writer and editor for last 10 years. After completing her journalism from Delhi, she started her career with ‘The Pioneer’ Newspaper in 2003. She has also worked with other esteemed organisations like hindustantimes.com and Algerian Embassy. She has written various articles on wide range of topics like mainstream news, lifestyle, fashion, travel blogs, book reviews, Management courses, Information Technology, Workplace Organisation Methodologies (5S) and many more. Her work can be read on the websites of multiple organisation, magazines and Quora.