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Certified Information Systems Security Manager

Phase2 Advantage: Certified Information Systems Security Manager

The Certified Information Systems Security Manager certification course provides students with the knowledge and industry best practices required to identify and analyze potential threats and risks posed to modern information systems.  Given the wide range of technology-enabled components comprising modern security programs, the Information Security professional must be able to practically apply these skills within Administrative, Technological, and Operational contexts.

The course content is divided into five primary categories with which anyone in a security leadership position should have significant competency: Policy Development and Governance, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance, Information Security Program Development and Management, Network Security Controls and Architecture, and Incident Handling and Response.  Topics within these five categories will include 20 critical learning objectives.  In addition, students will also be presented with information regarding Business Continuity and Disaster Response / Recovery.

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

01) IT Governance and Management
02) Strategic Planning and Industry Models
03) Resource Acquisition, Development, and Management
04) Developing and Presenting a Business Case
05) Selection of Risk Management Frameworks
06) Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment
07) Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Strategies
08) Calculating Single / Annualized Loss Expectancy
09) Budgeting Strategies and Problem Management
10) RACI Models and Security Documentation

11) Third-Party SLA’s and Vendor Management
12) Security Awareness, Training, and Education
13) Information Security Architecture Frameworks
14) Identification, Authentication, and Access Control
15) Overview: The System Development Life Cycle
16) Assurance Process Integration
17) Technology and Cyber Crime Topology
18) Computer Security Incident Response Teams
19) System and Operational Recovery Strategies
20) Incident Documentation and Remediation Strategies

Course Materials

Hardcopy Training Materials

Digital Training Materials

Course Text / Workbook
Course Lab Manual
Supplemental Handout
Text: Key Security Concepts
Text: Exam Prep Guide
USB Drives, Pens, Pads

Course Text / Workbook
Course Lab Manual
Course Video Series
CEU Completion Certificate
Course Prep Guide
Course Exam Simulator

Certification Exam Included in Course Fee

Additional Information




CPE Credit:

Course Fee:


5 Days

Business Continuity Managers
Information Security Trainers
Disaster Recovery Managers
Incident Handling Managers
Physical Security Managers
Corporate Risk Managers
Network Administrators
IT Security Managers



The Certified Information Systems Security Manager course is a component of the career progression track that supports the following Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

Security Control Assessor

System Testing and Evaluation Specialist

Cyber Defense Analyst

IT Program Auditor

Privacy Officer / Privacy Compliance Manager

Authorizing Official / Designating Representative

Average Yearly Salary:

Certification Examination

Phase2 Advantage Certification Exam

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Information Systems Security Manager certification examination.  The proctored examination will be offered at the conclusion of the final training day.

Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification.  Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a hardcopy of their certification and a proctor validation document from the course instructor.  Students will also receive a 40-hour CPE Certificate regardless of their exam score.

The examination is “closed book.”  However, students will be able to use their notes taken during the presentation of the lecture material.  Proctored examinations and proctor validation documents are only available for courses taken in a physical classroom environment

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