The Candidate's Guide to the CISM Exam
The Candidate's Guide to the CISM Exam provides a detailed outline of the subject areas covered on the examination and important details for exam day.
The Candidate's Guide to the CISM Exam is available through the ISACA bookstore and is automatically forwarded to you upon receipt of the CISM exam registration form and payment. Or, download the guide:
Job Practice Area
A job practice serves as the basis for the exam and the experience requirements to earn the CISM certification. This job practice consists of task and knowledge statements, organized by domains.
ISACA has prepared a variety of study resources in various languages to fully prepare for your CISM Exam. These include primary references, publications, articles, the ISACA Journal and other links.
ISACA chapters in numerous countries offer CISM Review courses. View the Review Course list to determine if there is a course in your area, or contact your local chapter for additional courses.
Exam Preparation Community
ISACA created the exam preparation community as a place for current exam registrants to collaborate and study with other registrants within the ISACA environment.
Each of the links below provide a listing of technical terms in English — along with how they will appear on the exam in each other language offered. We hope that CISM candidates find this tool helpful when studying for the exam.
Glossary and Acronyms
ISACA provides a Glossary of terms and an extensive list of Acronyms applicable to the CISM exam.