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CISM preparation course

About the Exam

The Certified Information System Manager (CISM) exam administered by ISACA consists of 250 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within 4 hours.  Exam questions assess the candidate's understanding of following four domains:


Domain 1:  Information Security Governance (24%)

Domain 2:  Information Risk Management and Compliance (33%)

Domain 3:  Information Security Program Development and Management (25%)

Domain 4:  Information Security Incident Management (18%)


The exam is not a simple test of objective knowledge about the ISACA CISM Basic References; it assesses the candidate's judgment and ability to apply governance principles and best practice.  The exam is deceptively difficult and most candidates report surprise that their scored answers were significantly lower than expected.


About the Prep Course

The course intends to tune the judgment of candidates to achieve the necessary alignment with the knowledge and principles of the CISM Basic References.  This will be accomplished through a combination of high-quality presentations and sample question and answers.  We also attempt to supplement it by selective reading from the CISM Basic References and other materials. 


The course content provided by is intended to frame and summarize the CISM Basic References.  Exam success does not require complete mastery, but without reading the material, it is difficult to determine what need be retained.  The content relating to CISM will help candidates avoid this conundrum and be more efficient in their study.


Our sample question bank intends to mimic questions appearing in the CISM exam.  The practice exams will be made available to you over email.  Answers options will be evaluated and the feedback on 'correct answer' will be provided over email to you. 


Successful candidates must be able to formulate judgments in a way that is consistent with the principles and best practices expressed in the CISM course material. 


DISCLAIMER:  You are required to follow the guidelines provided by ISACA.  In no way provides you any assurance as to completeness and accuracy of the content provided on our website or through emails.  Reading ISACA study material is an essential aspect of the course.  The CISM exam requires judgment as much or more than simple recitation of fact from the CISM course book provided by ISACA. is not responsible in any manner for any unforeseen result or any loss/damage caused to you by reliance on content provided by  You agree and confirm that you are using content provided by at your sole discretion and affirm to hold harmless against any loss/damage or unforeseen exam results.  Please read out disclaimer, terms of use document provided in the footnote of every page at for more information.


Exam schedule

The exams are held in June and December every year.  Recently ISACA initiated September exams as well.  Please read exam related information at ISACA website for correct dates.


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