ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter
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The ISACA GWDC is back with our CISM Spring Review 2021 course. The CISM Spring Review 2021 course is an intensive 3-day review course for the ISACA Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM) Exam. The CISM Spring Review 2021 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 the CISM Spring Review 2021 course are: three consecutive Saturdays April 17, April 24, and May 1 @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm eastern.
Location: Online with the link provided after registration.
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).
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
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.
Module 1 - Information Security Governance
Module 2 - Information Risk Management and Compliance
Module 3 - Information Security Program Development and Management
Module 4 - Information Security Incident Management
Module 5 - Exam Preparation Strategies
Noel A. Nazario is a technology and business leader that brings a wealth of technical and leadership experience to help clients assess risk, develop risk mitigation strategies, envision and realize coherent technology environments, improve Cybersecurity Program maturity, establish Incident Response strategy, and improve IT/OT integration with business strategy. His experience includes business development, C-level training, financial systems audit, technology risk management, cybersecurity programs and operations, enterprise architecture, IT operations and services integration, cloud management, and IT governance. Noel’s professional background enables him to work with leaders with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
Noel A. Nazario is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and an ISACA Accredited trainer. Noel was the recipient of the GWDC’s 2018 V. Lee Conyers Award. He participates in multiple industry groups and is a frequent conference host and speaker. Noel started his technology career as an Electronics Engineer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Division. He transitioned to the private sector to work for KPMG, EY, and Grant Thornton in roles that ranged from Senior Associate to Senior Manager and Director. He later started a consulting firm and is now a Senior Director at Annuk Inc, where he leads the IT Architecture Review Board for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and supports other clients.
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.
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:
**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.
All Students: The instructors request all students bring the CISM Review Manual to each class.
Requests for Assistance: If you require assistance for an audio, visual, or other disability, please contact the certifications@isaca-gwdc[.]org 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: http://www.learningmarket.org.
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.
GWDC Members: $350
Other ISACA Members: $500
We encourage early registration, as some events sell out.
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If you are unable to attend an event, you can cancel your registration. Cancellations must be received two weeks before the class start date. 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.