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Review Course for CISM Fall 2019 Exam (Multi-Day Event)

November 2, 2019 - November 16, 2019

GWDC Member $450, Other Chapter Member $750, Non Member $800


The GWDC is sponsoring an intensive 3-day review course for the Fall 2019 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® International.

The dates of this course are:  November 2, 9, & 16; 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Three Saturday Classes)

Location: GMU Arlington, Van Metre Hall - Room 311


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.


The CISM exam will be offered via Computer-Based Testing (CBT) during 3 testing windows per year. 

Registration for the CISM exam is administered by ISACA®, not the GWDC. Registering for this review course does not register you for the exam.

» Details on Exam Registration 

Re-take Discount

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 full policy for discount details.

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Day 1
Module 1 - Information Security Governance

Module 2 - Information Risk Management and Compliance

Day 2
Module 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management

Module 4 - Information Security Incident Management

Day 3
Module 5 - Exam Preparation Strategies


Jim Wiggins Instructor for the ISACA GWDC CRISC Spring Review 2020

Jim Wiggins


Jim has over 23 years direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 18 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. 

Jim is the founder and executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501(c)6, non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 public charity that runs the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA).

Currently, as a contractor, Jim provides education and training support for the Federal Network Resilience Division at DHS and its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

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, Federal Computer Week (FCW) Named Jim to the "Federal 100" for his work to tirelessly promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government.



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 as part of their study program. We've included additional resources for exam candidates on our Certifications page, including links to ISACA resources and Knowledge Center study groups.


Special Instructions 

All Students: The instructors request all students bring the CISM Review Manual to each class.

ISACA® Members from Other Chapters: You will need to bring your ISACA® Membership Card to the event to verify your ISACA® Membership.

Requests for Assistance: If you require assistance for an audio, visual, or other disability, please contact the Certifications Director, Clifton Persaud,  the event planner to discuss your needs as soon as possible.  We need as much advance notice as possible to determine whether requests can be accommodated. Thank You.



Earn up to 21 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in the area of Specialized Knowledge. The ISACA® GWDC 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:

CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present the full three days to receive full CPE credit.

CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Students should have already started studying for the exam and should have purchased at least the CISM Review Manual prior to attending the first session.
  • Program Knowledge Level: None
  • Delivery Method: In Person




GWDC Members: $450 (Special 45th Anniversary Discount)

Other ISACA Members: $750

Non-Members: $800

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If you are unable to attend an event, you can cancel your registration. Cancellations must be received by October 31, 2019. A $15 cancellation fee is charged.

To cancel, log into the My Registration page linked in your confirmation e-mail and click the UNREGISTER link.


November 2, 2019
November 16, 2019
GWDC Member $450, Other Chapter Member $750, Non Member $800
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