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.
For more information about ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification, please visit ISACA International’s CISM website
ISACA LA Certification Courses
The ISACA LA Chapter provides four Saturday (total 16 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 four 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.
October 2, October 9, October 16, and October 23 (Total of 16 CPEs)
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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.
Calendar of Topics
Domain 1: Information Security Governance
Domain 2: Information Risk Management
Domain 3: Information Security Program Development and Management
Domain 4: Incident Management and Response
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Incident Management and Response
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains
Meet Our Instructors
Domain 1 – Cheryl Santor
Domain 2 – David Alexander
Domain 3 – Andrea Hoy
Domain 4 – Stephen Kwok
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.
Recommended Study Materials
The CISM Review Manual will not be provided at the review class and must be purchased directly from the ISACA 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.
A softcopy of the material will be provided before the class for you to download. If you cannot download, please reply back to the email sending you the link so we can email you the material.