Class Schedule

LocationDaysStartEndTime
GreenbeltMon - Fri12/10/201812/14/20188:30am - 5pm
GreenbeltMon - Fri03/18/201903/22/20198:30am - 5pm

Why You Should Take CISM:

Designed to propel information security professionals to the next level of authority within their careers, the CISM certification is a distinction that authenticates one’s information security management expertise. Held in high regard by government agencies and private business alike, the  Certified Information Security Manager certificate holders are heralded for their ability to manage and maintain an information security program with practicality and efficiency. Obtainment of the CISM certification proves an individual can effectively identify critical issues and customize solutions, improve alignment between an organization’s information security program and its broader goals and objectives, and lend credibility to the organization of which they are employed.

Management-focused and data-driven, the CISM is globally-recognized as a symbol of info management capability and skill. As with any management certification, individuals are expected to have significant prior experience. The exam, structured as a four-hour, multiple-choice exam, requires that individuals possess a minimum amount of professional experience to apply for the certification. Once an individual has attained a CISM certificate, one will see the vast amount of opportunities provided from such distinction—unparalleled to anything imagined. 

CISM Training in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia

We offer CISM classes at our two training locations in the Washington D.C. metro area: Greenbelt, MD and Ashburn, VA. TrainACE's CISM class provides students with a solid foundation in information security management. The format of this class is instructor-led and hands-on for as much material as possible. A large part of the focus is on exam preparation, and our class has been structured to emphasize the objectives of the ISACA CISM certification exam.

Recommended Training Audience and Prerequisites

ISACA requires that all individuals attempting to earn the certification have at least five years of professional experience in information security management. Substitutions and waivers of such experience, to a maximum of two years, are available based on a specific set of guidelines set forth by the ISACA.

Exam and Certification Requirements

All candidates for the CISM certification must pass a 150 question, multiple choice exam with a minimum score of 450 on a scale of 800.

Candidates must also verify through submitted evidence that they have a minimum of five years experience in information security work.

Full details and details of exceptions can be found at the ISACA site

Related Careers:


  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Security Analyst

Topics & Concepts Covered in CISM Training Include:

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • Information Security Program and Development and Management
  • Information Security Incident Management
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