This program is to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) examination. Candidates for ISACA’s highly respected CISM designation can now take the exam using computer-based testing (CBT). CBT allows for in-person testing on a computer at an approved testing center. These are scheduled through ISACA International at the time of the CISM exam registration.
Last opportunity to test in 2019 (current) CISM job practice
|1 February – 24 May 2019 Testing Window|
|20 May 2019||Registration and Scheduling Opens|
|22 May 2019||Final Registration Deadline|
International Examination Registration
Continuous Testing Exam Registration
|Start of testing on 2019 CISM Job Practice|
|2 April 2019||Registration Opens|
|17 June 2019||Scheduling Opens|
For an application to the exam call or write to:
CISM Examination Registrar
CISM applications are located at www.isaca.org/cismapp
ISACA LA Certification Courses
The ISACA LA Chapter provides four Saturday (total 24 hours) sessions for the exam preparation but they are not intended to be basic teaching sessions. The candidates should have a proper educational background in all of the subject areas. The sessions are designed to review the five domains that comprise the CISM examination and to clarify the more difficult material. The sessions will include lectures and discussions with time for questions raised by the participants.
NOTE: This review course is intended to assist participants in their preparation for the exam. However, there is no guarantee that completion of the course will ensure passage of the examination.
Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)
October 26, 2019 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PT
Calendar of Topics
October 26 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (4 Hours)
Information Security Governance
November 9 – 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (4 Hours)
Information Risk Management
November 16 – 8:30 AM
Domain Three: (4 Hours)
Information Security Program Development and Management
November 23 – 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Incident Management and Response
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains
Meet Our Instructors
Domain 1 – Cheryl Santor, CGEIT, CISM, CISSP, CISA – Information Security Manager for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, retired. With over 30 years of Information Technology experience with the first part of her career spent in the financial field. Cheryl has experience with every aspect of Information Technology. Working at Metropolitan exposed her to SCADA and Industrial Control Systems bringing a new aspect to her Information Technology skills and interest in securing Critical Infrastructure. Cheryl is a Past President of ISACA Los Angeles. She is also a member of ISSA (Information Systems Security Association, Sector Chair of the Los Angeles Regional Alliance of Infragard, sponsored by DHS and FBI and other highly respected organizations.
Domain 2 – David Alexander, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, GSEC, is the Director of Information Security at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility. He continues to develop and has implemented a comprehensive Information Security Program in an organization with a minimal enterprise Information Security program. He is also responsible for the development and coordination of LADWP’s strategic and tactical IT security planning initiatives to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure to liability that may result in financial and image loss to the utility.
Domain 3 – Andrea Hoy, CISSP, CISM, is President of ISSA International, founding Global CISO and Chief Privacy Officer for Fluor-Daniel, a ($12 Billion) Fortune 200 firm. She has served as Technical Advisor to RSA, Pointsec, and Encentuate. She is currently International President of ISSA. She has created a national CISO Bootcamp, the national ISSA CISO Executive Forum, and has authored papers for SANS. She has instructed for SANS, ISC2, and was an early reviewer of initial CISM Exam questions for ISACA Int’l. She has sat on the Board of Advisors for the Association of Women in Technology (AWT).
Domain 4 – Stephen Kwok, CISM, CRISC, is Information Security Manager at the Los Angeles Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest municipal utility.
Southern California Edison
2131 Walnut Grove Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
Use the map below to get directions to Southern California Edison.
Conference Rooms: There will be signs for the conference rooms.
Meals: Breakfast, break refreshments and lunch will be provided. Classrooms will be marked for the review course.
Recommended Study Materials
The 2019 CISM Review Technical Information Manual will not be provided at the review class and must be purchased directly from www.isaca.org Bookstore. Purchase is not mandatory but highly recommended. Class preparation will benefit from reading the domain (chapter) material prior to the class session. Instructors will hand out additional materials if deemed appropriate.
Instructors will NOT provide hardcopy of handouts so bring your mini-pad or laptop. A softcopy of material will be provided before the class and during each session if download is not possible.