Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISSM)

Certification Overview

Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISSM)

Exam Code: CISSM-001

Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISSM)® is unique in the information security credential marketplace because it is designed specifically and exclusively for individuals who have experience managing an information security program. The certification has been renowned as the globally recognized achievement for those who have experience managing an information security program.

The Certification is a unique credential in information security as it is designed specifically for individuals who have experience managing an information security program.


  • There are many reasons to achieve this certification:
  • Worldwide recognition as an information security manager
  • Understand how to govern information security
  • Understand how to develop & manage an information security program
  • Understand how to manage incidents
  • Gain a better understanding of information risk management.
  • Provides the information security professional with an opportunity to build upon existing credentials and provides tangible evidence of career growth.
  • Recognition of attainment of advanced job skills as required for an information security professional.
  • Provides access to valuable resources, such as peer networking and idea exchange

Course Duration: 30 to 35 Hours

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 100 questions out of which the candidate needs to score a percentage of 70% (70 out of 100) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour 20 minutes (80 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

  • Identification Proof
  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISSM)® is valid for 5 years, the candidate needs to re-certify once in 5 years to maintain the certification credentials.

CISSM® is a Registered Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Information Security Professional (CISSM)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommended doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Risk Management
  • Information Security Program Development
  • Information Security Program Management
  • Incident Management & Response

Target Audience

  • CEO / CFO / CIO / CTO / CISO
  • IS / IT Specialist / Analyst / Manager
  • IS / IT Auditor / Consultant
  • IS / IT Head / Director
  • IT Operations Manager / Head / Director
  • IT Compliance Manager / Head / Director
  • Security Head / Director
  • Security Specialist / Analyst
  • Security Manager / Architect
  • Security Consultant / Professional
  • Security Officer / Engineer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Auditor
  • Network Specialist / Analyst
  • Network Manager / Architect
  • Network Consultant / Professional
  • Network Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Administrator

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • E-Book Included
  • The Package also includes E-Voucher/Access Key for Certification Exam
  • The E-Voucher/Access Key can be used via ProctorU Globally.
  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 185 USD


  • Validity: 240 Days
  • Price: 170 USD
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