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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

If you’re looking into a career in IT, you probably know that information security is without question one of the hottest and most lucrative areas of the field. You probably also know there are many network security certifications available—so how do you determine which one is right for you? Obtaining your Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) credential is an excellent strategic career move, especially when you take a CISM exam prep course.

The CISM cyber security certification promotes consistent international practices and provides management with reassurance, because they can be sure that those earning this designation have the necessary knowledge and experience to provide effective security management. For you, the employee, the certification can lead to higher earnings and faster career advancement, as you set yourself apart from your fellow information security professionals. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is pre paid access to sit for the Certified Information System Manager (CISM) exam upon eligibility.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
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Baton Rouge Community College

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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES345

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the need for information security and what the industry requires
  • Develop knowledge surrounding risk management and how to prevent data breaches
  • Learn how security programs are developed, implemented, and managed
  • Position yourself as a vital asset within the IT industry
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Earn your Certified Information Security Manager accreditation
  • Prepare yourself for a career in risk management, or as a security auditor, compliance officer, or an executive management position such as a CSO, CTO, or CIO
  • Prove to potential employers you have the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a new position
  • Become more efficient by learning how to implement security management for a variety of information


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Information Security Governance

Begin the course by learning about the best information security methods and how to work as an effective information security manager.

Risk Management

Develop an understanding of risk management and learn how it can be most effectively employed in a professional setting.

Information Security Program Development

Understand how information security programs are developed and the various types of programs needed for different operations.

Information Security Program Implementation

Learn the best ways to implement security programs and understand how these initiatives can vary from business to business.

Information Security Program Management

Master an understanding of how to best manage an information security program.

Incident Management and Response

Complete the course by learning about incident management and response. You will understand the best ways to react if a breach or incident occurs.

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Instructors & Support

Joe Wentzel

Joe Wentzel is a master technical instructor, with a background in oil and gas exploration, seismic, financial, and IT. He is a subject matter expert in the IT security industry and has more than 20 certifications. Prior to becoming an instructor, Wentzel provided customer technical support in cabled and wireless seismic acquisition systems. He has authored numerous papers on system security and security engineering.


Prerequisites / Requirements


To take the course and sit for the CISM exam you should have experience in IT security or relevant education in IT Security.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

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How to Become CISM Certified:

  1. Successfully pass the CISM exam.
  2. Adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics.
  3. Agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy.
  4. Work experience in the field of information security.
  5. Submit an Application for CISM Certification.

For more information on how to become CISM Certified Click Here.

About Certification


ISACA is a nonprofit, independent organization that works to implement globally accepted practices and cutting-edge knowledge throughout the information systems industry. With more than 140,000 professionals in 180 countries, ISACA is truly a worldwide association and can provide you with the credentials and prestige you need to get ahead in your career. Enroll in a course certified by ISACA and start toward a career in a lucrative and growing industry.


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

This course will prepare you for the Certified Information System Manager (CISM) exam. Students enrolled in the "voucher included" option will also receive a pre-paid voucher for the exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation. For CISM certification requirements please click here.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

How can I get more information about this course?

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