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CISM® Fall 2022 Review Course

September 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - September 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm EDT

GWDC Member $350, Non-GWDC Member $700

The GWDC is sponsoring an intensive 3-day virtual review course for the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM) Exam. The CISM® review course will provide practical advice on preparing for the CISM exam and specific instruction regarding the job practice areas addressed by CISM as defined by ISACA® Global. The dates of this course are three (3) consecutive Saturdays from September 10, 17, and 24, 2022 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm Eastern.

This event is intended for anyone sitting for the CISM Exam. Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.

Students who take this GWDC review class and do not pass the corresponding Exam are eligible for a one-time 50% discount on the next review class offered by the GWDC for the exam. Please read the chapter event policy for discount details.

Registration closed on September 9 @ 5pm. Participants can use the link below to access CPE Certificates, feedback survey, and presentations. Instructions on how to access these resources are located on the Access Your CPE Certificate page.

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Course Details


Day 1 

  • Module 1 – Information Security Governance
  • Module 2 – Information Security Risk Management

Day 2

  • Module 3 – Information Security Program
  • Module 4 – Incident Management

Day 3 

  • Module 5 – Exam Preparation Strategies


Materials Provided During the Course

Participants receive a Study Guide to help them prepare for the CISM exam. The Study Guide contains a presentation, a case study, and 20 quiz questions for each domain in the official CISM Review Manual. The Study Guide contains additional material such as suggested study approach, exam taking tips, list of “must know” vocabulary terms, and other suggested readings to aid participants in their exam preparation.


Study Materials

The instructor highly recommends that students purchase the CISM Review Manual and the CISM Review Questions, Answers, and Explanations Database – 12 Month. Below are the study materials available for purchase from the ISACA Bookstore:

  • CISM Review Manual
  • CISM Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manual
  • CISM Review Questions, Answers & Explanation Database – 12 month subscription

**It is highly recommended to order these at the earliest opportunity to avoid any possible delays in their availability for the start of the program.


Additional Study Resources

Candidates should review the Exam Candidate Guide and other resources on the ISACA CISM page as part of their study program. 



Jim Wiggins Instructor for the ISACA GWDC CRISC Spring Review 2020

Jim Wiggins

Jim has over 25 years direct experience in the design, operations, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 20 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients.

Today, Jim is the founder and executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501c6 non-profit, certification body accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO 17024. FITSI provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce.

Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation. The FITSI Foundation is 501c3 public charity that runs the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA).

Additionally, Jim provides education and training support for the National Risk Management Center (NRMC) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) inside of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) named him “Educator of the Year” for the impact he continues to make in the federal workforce.

In 2019, FCW Named Jim to the “Federal 100” for his work to tirelessly promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government.

Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP,ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CySA+, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.


Additional Details

Virtual Event Information

  • This event will be presented online through Microsoft Teams.  
  • The instructor will email students prior to the event with instructions and additional information. 


Registration Questions

If you have any registration questions about this event, please contact the chapter using the Registration Contact Form.

If you have CPE questions after the event has concluded, please contact the chapter using the CPE Contact Form.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.


Complaint Policy

The GWDC welcomes your comments, complaints, suggestions, questions, and other feedback concerning our website information and services. All complaints should be submitted through the Registration Contact Form.


CPE Information

Earn up to 24 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present for the full event and respond to polling questions to receive full CPE credit.


CPE-Related Details

  • Learning Objective: After completing the course, students will be prepared to sit for the CISM exam.
  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet Based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology – Technical


September 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am EDT
September 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm EDT
GWDC Member $350, Non-GWDC Member $700
Event Category:


Clifton Persaud (Certifications Program and Special Assistance Requests)