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Useful information on preparing fo the CISM exam, including prep resources, certification job practice, terminiology, a glossary, study materials and review courses in your area.

ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide for Exams

ISACA has updated the former Candidate's Guide to better prepare you for the exam. In addition, information from the Bulletin of Information (BOI), formerly a separate document, is now included in the new ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide.
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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.

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Study Materials

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.

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Review Courses

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.

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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.

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Terminology Lists

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.

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ISACA provides a Glossary of terms applicable to the CISM exam.

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