CISMP – the perfect start to an information security careerApril 24th, 2013 by Rob Freeman
Looking for a qualification that demonstrates a broad understanding of information security management? You should consider CISMP – the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (to give it its full, rather snappy title).
What is CISMP?
CISMP is a foundation level qualification, awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS). It provides an ideal basis upon which more technical or advanced level qualifications can be built as your career progresses.
What does CISMP cover?
CISMP demonstrates an understanding of key principles in the following areas of information security management:
- Management controls
- Technical controls
- Risk management
- Legal frameworks
- People and physical security
- Standards including ISO 27001
- Business continuity
BCS accredited trainers are key to CISMP success
To add CISMP to your C.V. you have to pass a two-hour exam. BCS reports that exam candidates attending a training course provided by a BCS accredited training organisation (ATO) achieve a notably higher pass rate than those who self-study.
IT Governance has been approved by BCS as an accredited training organisation for the CISMP – Certificate in Information Security Management Principles course. This five-day classroom course covers all aspects of the BCS syllabus and is delivered by an experienced, BCS-qualified trainer.