About the certification


Stackable certifications are credentials issued to candidates who have earned multiple Itcerts' certifications. Stackable certifications demonstrate that you’ve earned multiple Itcerts certifications and have the knowledge and the skills needed to grow your IT career. When you achieve the combination of certifications that comprise the stackable certification, you'll receive the respective stackable certification(s) automatically.

The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification requires the candidate to successfully pass 4 exams: ITC-006: Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001), ITC-056: Information Security Controls (ISO/IEC 27002), ITC-012: Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005), and ITC-009: IT Governance Foundation (ISO/IEC 38500).

The exams may be taken in any order. Although tere are no prerequisites for the exams, it is strongly recommended that the candidate has at least six months of experience in the field of Information Security Management. Validate your knowledge of Information Security with the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification and take your career to the next level!



Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) v2

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


Earn 4 certifications and receive an integrator certification (designation).

Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001)

Information Security Controls Foundation (ISO/IEC 27002)

Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005)

IT Governance Foundation (ISO/IEC 38500)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) v2

CERTIFICATION DETAILS


Type

Stackable certification

Version

v2 (November 13, 2020)

Launch date

January 20, 2017

Certification prerequisites

Successfully pass the exams ITC-006: Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001), ITC-056: Information Security Controls (ISO/IEC 27002), ITC-012: Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005), and ITC-009: IT Governance Foundation (ISO/IEC 38500).

Recommended experience

Six months of experience

Validity period

Lifetime

Certification Exemptions

Candidates may be exempted from one (1) specific Itcerts certification in a stackable certification if they have earned an equivalent non-Itcerts industry certification. Only preapproved specific IT industry certifications are accepted. The non-Itcerts IT industry certification must have been earned in the last three years.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How much does an Itcerts certification exam cost?

    All exams are available for $120 USD each. Prices may vary slightly by region and currency exchange rates.

  • Are there any prerequisites to take the exams?

    There are no prerequisites to take the exams. Itcerts recommends that candidates have at least six months of work experience in the area that the certification covers.

  • What is the exam retake policy?

    If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the first attempt, there is no waiting period between the first and the second attempt. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the second attempt, the candidate must wait at least 7 days before retaking the exam for a third time. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than three times per year (12 months).

  • How do I register for an Online Proctored Exam?

    Visit the Online Proctored Exam registration page to find complete instructions.

  • Are there any mandatory training to take an exam?

    Training is recommended as part of your certification preparation, but it is not mandatory.

  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English and Portuguese (Brazilian).

  • Where can I take the exams?

    Exams are delivered online (Online Proctored Exams) and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

  • Do the Itcerts certifications expire?

    Itcerts certifications are considered good-for-life and do not expire.

  • How can a potential employer verify my certifications?

    Your employer can verify your certification on our certification verification page. Your certification number will be needed in order to process the verification.

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