Let’s face it, we all want to progress in our careers, learn new skills and increase our earning potential. If you are an information security professional you’ll no doubt want to advance your career into management, first becoming an information security manager and then a chief information security officer (CISO).
But where do you get started? The answer is simple: through gaining a qualification that demonstrates your knowledge and experience as an information security manger! The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA fits the bill perfectly.
The CISM qualification is a management-focused certification that promotes international security best practices. Gaining the qualification demonstrates your ability to manage, design, oversee and assess an organisation’s information security.
CISM exam events are held three times every year in June, September and December. But what are the best ways to prepare for the exam?
Well, there are two great options to choose from. Firstly, ISACA produces a range of manuals to help you prepare for the exam in your own time and at your own pace. The official ISACA manuals are available from the IT Governance Webshop:
- CISM Review Manual 2013
- CISM Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual 2012
- CISM Exam Passport
- CISM Practice Questions Database v13 (Single-User CD-ROM)
Secondly, you can book on to the IT Governance CISM Exam Preparation Course. This 4-day intensive preparation course reflects the latest official guidance from ISACA in an interactive and enjoyable way of learning. Course dates are run throughout the year. Find out more about CISM training >>
Two great reasons to gain the CISM certificate:
- IT professionals that have gained the CISM certification have been found to be amongst the most highly paid according to Crisp360 for two years running.
- Crisp360 also noted that CISM is proving to be one of the top IT security certifications people are turning to in order to secure a new job or promotion.
So, if you want to move forward in your InfoSec career, learn new skills and boost you earning potential, get CISM qualified!