Elevate your Professional Stature - Earn an ISACA Certification
CISM has received ANSI Accreditation.
ISACA will offer an additional Certified Information Systems
Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
exam administration on Saturday, 7 September 2013, at select
locations around the globe.
Seating for the September CISA and CISM exams will be limited
and guaranteed only through the final registration deadline
date. The exams will be available in all languages in which CISA
and CISM exams are currently offered. Registration for the
September 2013 exam will open on Wednesday, 24 April 2013.
Starting with the 2013 exams, CISA and CISM exam results will
be released within approximately 5 weeks (rather than the
current 8 weeks) of each exam administration date. Additionally,
September and December exam registration deadlines have been
reworked to permit later registrations, thereby allowing those
who test in June 2013 to also test in September 2013, if
Included below are key dates related to the September 2013
CISA and CISM exams:
7 September 2013
Early registration deadline
12 June 2013
Final registration deadline
22 July 2013
Exam administrations for all four ISACA certifications (CISA,
CISM, CGEIT and CRISC) will continue to be administered on the
June and December schedule—8 June and 14 December 2013.
The CISM certification program is developed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities.
What is CISM?
The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is a unique management-focused certification that has been earned by more than 13,000 professionals since its introduction in 2003. Unlike other security certifications, CISM is for the individual who manages, designs, oversees and assesses an enterprise's information security.
Who Earns CISM Certification?
CISM certification is for individuals who design, build and manage enterprise information security and who have experience in the following areas:
- Information Security Governance
- Information Risk Management
- Information Security Program Development
- Information Security Program Management
- Incident Management and Response
Please see Candidate’s Guide for CISM certification
CISM demonstrates proven experience: The demand for skilled information security management professionals is on the rise. Earning a CISM designation will give you a competitive advantage. Many enterprises and government agencies increasingly recognize, require and expect their IS and IT professionals to hold this certification. Being a CISM:
- Demonstrates your understanding of the relationship between an information security program and broader business goals and objectives.
- Distinguishes you as having not only information security expertise, but also knowledge and experience in the development and management of an information security program.
- Puts you in an elite peer network
CISM enhances credibility and recognition: CISM is globally recognized as the leading credential for information security managers. CISM combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work, management and educational experience, providing you with greater credibility in the marketplace.
CISM means higher earning potential and career advancement: Recent independent studies consistently rank CISM as one of the top two highest paying and sought after IT certifications.
may not be mandatory for you at this time, a growing number of
organizations are requiring or recommending that employees become
certified. To help ensure success in the global marketplace, it is vital
to select a certification program based on universally accepted
information security management practices. CISM delivers such a program.
" The CISSP certification long ago made the gold standard, but infosec
execs are now wisely adding the new CISM certification. Why the push?
The advanced-level CISM better addresses the interdependency between
business needs and IT security by focusing on risk management and
security organizational issues."
-- David Foote, Foote Partners, LLC, SC Magazine, July 2005
To know more about CISM
certification, go to Certification section of