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 March 18, 25, April 1, 2023 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm Eastern.
Please take a moment to hear from the instructor, Jim Wiggins, about the course and how it will help you prepare for the CISM exam. Jim has over 20 years of cybersecurity experience and is an ISACA accredited instructor.
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.
Registration closes on March 17 @ 5pm.
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.
Module 1 – Information Security Governance
Module 2 – Information Security Risk Management
Module 3 – Information Security Program
Module 4 – Incident Management
Module 5 – Exam Preparation Strategies
Course Materials and Exam Resources
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:
- 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 has over 25 years of 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 state government contracting clients.
Today, Jim is the Founder and Principal at Securible, LLC. Securible is an information security service provider offering cyber training programs to organizations of all sizes. At Securible, Jim has taught IT security certification courses such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, Ethical Hacking, C&A, Security+, and other courses requested by Securible’s clients. Today with Securible, 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). More information on Securible can be found at: http://www.securible.com.
Jim is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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. More information on FITSI can be found at: http://www.fitsi.org.
Additionally, Jim is the Founder and Executive Director of the FITSI Foundation. The FITSI Foundation is a 501c3 public charity that focuses on cyber education and is the philanthropic sister organization of the Federal IT Security Institute. The FITSI Foundation runs the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA). More information on the FITSI Foundation can be found at http://www.fitsifoundation.org.
In 2020, Jim started a TV show around cybersecurity. This show is called “Cybersecurity Today” and can be viewed in the Washington, DC area. Also, episodes can be streamed online at the following website: http://www.cybersecuritytoday.org.
In 2019, FCW Named Jim to the “Federal 100” for his work to tirelessly promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government.
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.
Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP, ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CySA+, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.
Virtual Meeting Information
- This event will be presented online through Microsoft Teams.
- The instructor will email students prior to the event with instructions and additional information.
Event Questions and Policies
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Cancellation and Refund Policy
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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.
- 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