To become a Certified Information Security Manager, you first need to fulfill certain prerequisites before you can even apply for the CISM® exam. They are as follows:
- You must have minimum 5 years’ work experience in professional information security management.
- Your work experience must be spread across the four domains of information security and verified by your employer(s).
Then, you must prepare for and pass the CISM® exam. Each candidate’s results are converted to scaled scores using a common scale of 200-800. A scaled score of 450 or higher is required to pass.
After passing the exam, you must then apply for the CISM certification. Here are the steps involved:
- Adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics
- Adhere to the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Policy
- Pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee of US$50
- Finalize your payment and submit your completed application to ensure an expedited processing time.