What does this CISM training course provide that others do not?
The ISACA CISM training course is truly like no other you will find. You will be taught by a live instructor who can answer questions and provide advice. You will receive access to the Skills Library for 12 months after your enrollment into the training course. You will also receive peace of mind from the ISACA Certification Success Program paired with our provided prep materials, boot camp sessions, and post-work. In this program, if your first attempt is unsuccessful, you may be eligible to take the certification exam a second time with no additional fee.
What is a CISM Certification?
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification validates your expertise in information security governance, program development and management, incident management, and risk management. It is designed for professionals with technical expertise and experience in IS/IT security who want to move from an integral team player up to manager. The CISM certification will help you gain credibility and will add confidence to your interactions with stakeholders, regulators, and peers.
What kind of salary can I expect with a CISM Certification?
The average certified professional CISM salary ranges. Entry-level positions will garner a salary at the lower end of the spectrum. In contrast, candidates who have successfully handled complex projects and are placed at a senior level can expect a significantly higher five or six-figure salary. According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for a CISM professional is $130,645 overall, and Glassdoor reports the average compensation for Certified Information Security Managers to be $107,015 as of December 2022. Your relevant work experience and the nature of the IT security projects you have worked on will influence your compensation regardless of your job title.
What are the pre-requirements for taking the CISM?
CISM requirements include a minimum of 5 years of professional information security management work experience—as described in the CISM job practice areas. Any work experience must be acquired within the 10-year period preceding the application for certification. Candidates will have up to 5 years from the date they pass the CISM exam to gain the required work experience and apply for certification.
What kinds of jobs can I get with a CISM Certification?
Upon earning your CISM, you may qualify for additional IT and IS roles, including information security manager, information security consultant, chief information officer, and chief information security officer. The CISM is a great addition to the resume of anyone interested in learning information security management skills and getting certified.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
This course will prepare you for the Certified Information System Manager (CISM) exam. Students enrolled in the "voucher included" option will also receive a prepaid voucher for the exam after completing the course and financial obligation. Learn more about CISM certification requirements.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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