Recommended Study Resources
Job experience helps, but can only get you so far. Preparation requires studying. Take advantage of study material and make the best use of your valuable time.
You might find on the ISACA website a variety of resources, such as study guides and review courses (virtual) through their “eLearning Campus.” Depending on your location, you may also find an instructor-led course available in your area. It’s a personal preference, but all these are available at a price.
There is also expected a “CISM Exam Preparation Community” accessible through the ISACA website. At the time of writing, the community is not yet available, with ISACA stating, ”Exam preparation communities will open later this year.” However, given the next exam is December 10th, this doesn’t mean the community will be available long before (or earlier than) the exam itself.
Study guides are not restricted to ISACA. Proven guides are available by online book outlets, e.g. Amazon, and independent education providers. It is possible to get freely available, downloadable study guides and practice exams. However, be aware that these are often provided to help generate leads for retail exams.