CISM 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 CISM certification measure an
individual's management experience in information security situations, not
general practitioner skills. Earning the CISM designation distinguishes you as a
qualified information security management professional with experience and
knowledge managing, designing and overseeing an enterprise's information
ISACA has prepared the CISM self-assessment to help CISM exam candidates
assess their knowledge of the CISM job practice areas and determine in which
information security areas they may have strengths and weaknesses. This
self-assessment contains 50 sample items covering the appropriate proportion of
subject matter to match the CISM exam blueprint. The items are not actual CISM
exam items, but are representative of items that have appeared on the exam. Note
that this self-assessment is not a substitute for the actual exam, nor does the
result of the self-assessment test guarantee or indicate future individual
success. For additional exam detail coverage, review each area's
task and knowledge statements.
This 50 question self-assessment is one of many tools that you can use to
help prepare for the CISM exam.
Tips for taking the CISM Self-assessment :
- If you do not know the answer to a question, do not guess; instead, skip the
question so as not to bias your results. Unanswered questions will be counted as
missed to give you a better indication for your areas of weakness.
- Please answer the questions in sequence.
- After you complete the test, select "Check My Score" to receive your
assessment results. Your results will consist of the percent correct in each
exam content area.
- You can retake the CISM Self-assessment as many times as you wish. However,
before retaking the test, it is recommended that you review your prior results
to study and learn more about the areas in which you were weakest. This process
will help with obtaining a truer picture of your competency in the different
- After you have completed the assessment please take a moment to answer the
survey questions. ISACA respects your feedback on this self-assessment.
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