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The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is for IT security professionals seeking to validate their security skill set. One exam is required to earn a CISM, and it is only available twice a year, on fixed dates in June and December.

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Jeff Parker

This article gives an overview of the CISM exam, covers “pain points," and offers practical tips on preparation you can use today to pass this difficult exam.

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