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 Virtual CISM Certification Review Course
The courses will be held on five Saturdays for CISM. These sessions are NOT designed as basic teaching sessions but rather to serve as comprehensive reviews for candidates with a proper educational background in all subject areas. Our goal is to cover all domains within the subject matter and provide clarity on more challenging concepts.
Each session will be led by an instructor and a facilitator who will address questions as they arise. The format will include a combination of lectures and discussions, with ample time allocated for participants to raise questions and engage in meaningful dialogue.
The sessions will run for up to five (5) hours each Saturday, from 8:30 AM PST to 1:30 PM PST, with scheduled breaks every hour. The length and frequency of breaks will be at the discretion of each instructor since the amount of time for each domain varies. Toward the conclusion of each session, the instructor may allocate time for a domain-specific question and answer session, utilizing a practice quiz.
October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, and November 11, 2023 (up to 25 CPEs)
CPEs will be earned according to the ISACA Guidelines (1 CPE hour for every 50 minutes). If you happen to disconnect, the timer will resume when you reconnect.
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM PST
Virtual Sessions via Zoom
Recommended Study Materials
Please be aware that the CISA Review Manual will NOT be supplied during the review sessions and MUST be purchased directly from the ISACA Store. While the purchase is not mandatory, we strongly recommend it. Preparing for the class sessions by studying the domain material beforehand will enhance your experience. Instructors may provide supplementary materials if deemed suitable.
***A soft copy of the material will be provided before the class for you to download. If you cannot download it, please reply to the email sending you the link so we can email you the material.
Please note that while these review courses are designed to support participants in their exam preparation, successful completion of the course does not guarantee a passing result in the examination.
Meet Our Instructors
Domain 1 – Cheryl Santor
Domain 2 – Cheryl Santor
Domain 3 – Andrea Hoy
Domain 4 – Daniel Razmjou
Questions, Answers, and Explanations Databases – Daniel Razmjou
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.
Calendar of Topics
Domain 1: Information Security Governance
Domain 3: Information Security Program Development and Management
Domain 2: Information Risk Management
Domain 4: Incident Management and Response
Questions, Answers, and Explanations Databases
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Incident Management and Response
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains
Early Bird (pay by 10/02/23):
ISACA Members $225
Full-Time Students & Faculty $30
Regular Rate (after 10/02/23):
ISACA Members $275
Full-Time Students & Faculty $50
Payment Method: Credit Card
* The domains covered on each Saturday are subject to change based on instructor availability.