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CISMP Distance Learning Training Course

CISMP Self-Paced Online Training Course

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Format: 1 course with exam
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  • Learn from the experts to understand the principles of information security and achieve an industry-recognised qualification.
  • Provides a base level of knowledge suitable for progression towards the CISSP® and CISM® qualifications.
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training, a more affordable, flexible and less disruptive way to study. Find out more.
  • Learn from anywhere with our Self-Paced, Classroom and Live Online options that allow you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.
  • Completion of the course and exam awards the BCS Foundation CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles) and 35 CPD points.
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Price: £1,750.00
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Training course outline

The CISMP qualification offers foundation-level training on information security management.

This training course is:

  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT;
  • Delivered using a combination of pre-recorded video modules and self-guided learning and activities; and
  • Developed by experts in information security management and remote learning to provide effective and context-appropriate delivery of the syllabus.

This course has been updated in accordance with the latest (2020) BCS CISMP materials and syllabus. These updates include:

  • Alignment of terms related to risk assessment.
  • Alignment of terms related to risk evaluation.
  • Addition of new terminology (clickbait and third-party content).
  • Update of the following terminology changes:
    • ‘Contractors’ to ‘supply chain’.
    • ‘Awareness and training’ to ‘continual professional development and training refreshment’.

The exam is remotely proctored and can be taken anytime within one year of purchasing the course.

CISMP Self-Paced Online Training Course benefits:

 Bite-sized learning

Pre-recorded online course enabling you to learn in easy, manageable, bite-sized chunks.

 Study at your own pace

Learn at a time, place and pace that suit you.

 Learning support

Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules.

 Test your knowledge

Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module to help gauge what you’ve learned.

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive experience of implementing information security in organisations of all sizes.

 Comply with government requirements

CISMP is acknowledged across the UK and approved by the UK government in the CCP (Certified Cyber Professional) scheme.


Pass rate for candidates that attended our classroom course.

Who should attend this course?

IT professionals who wish to develop a career in information security management. Existing IT managers who want to enhance their information security knowledge to ensure that information security management and controls are adequately implemented.

  • GRC consultant
  • IT/information security manager
  • IT/information security analyst
  • Director
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Consultant
  • Infrastructure engineer
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Consultant
  • Infrastructure engineer

Your Learning Path

Find out how the CISMP Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re an acknowledged leader in ISO 27001, information security, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and business continuity management training.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.
Course details

What does the CISMP self-paced online training course cover?

You will gain a solid understanding of risk management, technical controls, legal frameworks, physical security, international standards and business continuity, including:

  • Information security management concepts, such as: confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA); vulnerabilities and threats; risks; and countermeasures;
  • The national legislation and regulations relevant to information security management;
  • The national and international standards (such as ISO 27001), frameworks and organisations that facilitate information security management;
  • The current business and common technical environments in which information security management has to operate; and
  • The categorisation, operation and effectiveness of controls of different types and characteristics.

  Download a copy of the BCS CISMP syllabus

Course agenda

  • Needs and risk – including concepts, definitions and risk management.
  • Corporate governance – including organisation and responsibility, policies standard and processes, forensics and cryptography.
  • IT and technical – including malware, IT infrastructure and testing audit and review.
  • Regulatory – including standards, system development and support, BCM and legal.
  • People and training.

What’s included in this course?

  • Access to the course materials online through a learning management system.
  • BCS Information Security Management Principles, third edition textbook.
  • The BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles exam.
  • Access to a monthly security bulletin on the Learning Management System (LMS), put together by our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here.

View our short course demo video for more information.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a computer for the duration of this course.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Although there are no formal entry requirements, we assume that all participants have some IT knowledge.

Is there any recommended-reading?

As well as reading the BCS Information Security Management Principles, provided free with this course; we recommend you read one of the following:

Exams and qualifications

CISMP exam

IT Governance is a BCS Accredited Training Partner and is authorised to manage the exam for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles.

  • Delivery method: Online via QuestionMark
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Questions: 100
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

 Click here for more information about logging in for your exam via QuestionMark.

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles.

This qualification is recognised across the UK as an essential first step on the ladder to a successful information security career, and is approved by the UK government and the MOD as part of the CCP scheme.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.

Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.

Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.

Ways to learn

Learn your way with our flexible delivery methods

We want you to learn, qualify and progress, and we are committed to providing learning options for all scenarios: deadline-driven, career-orientated, company-wide or interest-led.

Instructor-led public courses

Structured learning, with clear direction and guidance from expert practitioners:

  • Focused learning
  • Delivered by expert practitioners
  • Peer support
  • In-the-moment insights

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Self-paced online learning

Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost-effective
  • Bite-sized learning
  • Fits around you

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Unique blended learning courses

The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
  • A more manageable programme
  • Tailored, mastery-based learning
  • Better learning outcomes

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In-house and corporate training

Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

  • Unique to you
  • Peace of mind
  • Improve teamwork
  • Maximise your budget

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Fulfilment of your self-paced training course

After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email with the following steps (if you don’t receive these emails, please check your junk folder).

Delegate information

You must provide the required delegate information and a valid email address that the delegate can access during the course. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Please note: You are unable to change the email address of the delegate once it has been added. Please ensure it is correct before submitting.

Accessing the course

If the delegate(s) is a new customer, they will receive an email from with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If they don’t receive this email, please ask them to check their junk folder.

If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your existing credentials. You can access the LMS any time from your My Account page.

Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


 Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

Please note that all exams are now online, so delegates will need a pop-up enabled laptop to sit an exam. When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will then be in touch to provide exam details.

Customer Reviews

(4.75)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 4
1. on 05/09/2022, said:
4 stars out of 5
The content was supplied very quickly from ordering. The online training materials were interactive and interesting and the course overall met with my expectations. I am happy that I have taken and passed the associated exam and happy to recommend this course to anyone.
2. on 27/05/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Everything I expected from this training course - access to the course was quickly supplied by IT Governance. I have completed the course and passed the exam. I especially liked the fact the course content was easy to understand and the self-paced method of learning fitted in well with my existing commitments and learning style. I would be happy to recommend this 5 star course
3. on 24/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Helped me gain a clear understanding of the principles of Information Security including current legislation and frameworks which was both engaging and interesting in equal measure. A worthwhile training course that is easy to recommend
4. on 24/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Complete flexibility to go through the course as I need. Comprehensive materials/modules which is easy to navigate and written in plain language - 5 star recommendation
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