Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a professional certification designed for individuals who manage, design, oversee and assess an enterprise’s information security, to promote best-in-class security practices within organisations.

Course overview

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

The CISM certification is globally recognised and highly regarded by employers in the information security field. Holding the CISM certification demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of information security management and the ability to mitigate cyber security risks.

It is intended for individuals involved in IT governance, risk management, and compliance.

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Incident response
    Security standards
    Managing risk
    Data privacy
    Assessing risk
    Managing authentication
    Implementing access control
    IT service & data availability
    Common network security attacks
    Cloud computing & coding
    Data protection with cryptography
How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will take 240 minutes to complete and feature 150 multiple-choice questions.


Upon successfully passing the examination, you’ll receive your Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification. This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Study time

35 guided learning hours


1 x 240 minute exam, 150 multiple-choice questions


Internet access and email


5+ years experience in information security management, this can be accrued after passing the exam

Ideal for

Experienced information security professionals who have a deep understanding of information security management, governance, risk management, and compliance



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What's included

When you enrol with Learning People, you get so much more than just a course.

  • What's included
    On-demand platform access
    eBooks, video lessons, and practice exams
    Expert support and mentoring
    CV and LinkedIn support
    Learning People Alumni membership
    Award winning StudentCare™ team

Learn the Learning People way

Be in control of your learning journey. Enjoy flexible and self-paced training that fits around your schedule. Learn when and where it suits you.

Our training is regularly updated to align with the latest technologies and trends, so you can be confident that you're equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Learn from the best in the field. Interact with our industry experts, ask your questions, and seek advice. We have the knowledge you need to succeed.

Globally recognised certifications that hold real value in your chosen industry. We’ll create a unique pathway, so you’re equipped with the certifications you need for the job you want.

Why Become a Certified Information Security Manager?

Holding the CISM certificate shows employers you have the skillset required to mitigate risks of cyber-attacks and protect their organisational data. CISM's are highly specialised and in high demand.

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Salary projection

Average salary after completing


You can earn an average of $200,000.00+ a year

Security Manager
Average salary you can earn
Chief Information Security Officer

You can earn an average of $200,000.00+ a year

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