2017 CISM Spring Exam Review Course

2017 Spring Exam Review Course


Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Examination

Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)

May 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 13, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 20, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
June 3, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT


Note: There is no class on May 27 due to the holiday weekend. The final class will take place on June 3rd

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Program Objectives

This program is to assist candidates in preparing for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) examination. Candidates for ISACA’s highly respected CISM designation can now take the exam using computer-based testing (CBT). CBT allows for in-person testing on a computer at an approved testing center. These are scheduled through ISACA International at the time of the CISM exam registration.

More Test Dates

In 2017, CBT for the CISM certification will be offered during three testing windows of eight-week durations. The windows will be 1 May-30 June 2017, 1 August-30 September 2017 and 1 November-31 December 2017.

LA ISACA Certification Courses

The LA ISACA Chapter provides four Saturday (total 24 hours) sessions for the exam preparation but they are not intended to be basic teaching sessions.  The candidates should have proper educational background in all of the subject areas.  The sessions are designed to review the five domains that comprise the CISM examination and to clarify the more difficult material.The sessions will include lectures and discussions with time for questions raised by the participants.

NOTE:  This review course is intended to assist participants in their preparation for the exam.  However, there is no guarantee that completion of the course will ensure passage of the examination.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Stephen Kwok at cism@isacala.org

International Examination Registration

15 November 2016 Registration Opens
15 February 2017 Scheduling Opens
28 February 2017 Early Registration Deadline
23 June 2017 Final Registration Deadline

For an application to the exam call or write to:

CISM Examination Registrar
135 S. LaSalle, Dept. 1055
Chicago, IL 60674-1055 USA

CISM applications are located at www.isaca.org/cismapp

(847) 253-1545
(847) 253-1443 (fax)



Stephen Kwok, CISM, CRISC


Class Registration

The review course is limited to the first 50 students who register online and for whom payment is received. One can pay with credit card when registering online or indicate that a check will be mailed. Checks should be made out to “ISACA LA” and mailed to:

CISM Review Course Registration
PO BOX 811067
Los Angeles, CA, 90081-0002

On-line registration is available by clicking on the Register button on this webpage.

Registrations for ISACA members and non-members have priority over student rate registrations. The postmark date for check payments will determine the order of acceptance. Credit card payments and personal checks received by the dates below will qualify for the stated rates. With prior arrangements, payments can be made at the first class session.


Early Bird

Pay by 04/21


After 04/21

ISACA LA Member $150 $200
Non-Member $185 $280
Students $55 $80


Calendar of Topics

May 6 – 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (4 Hours)
Information Risk Management
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 13 – 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Incident Management and Response
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 20 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (4 Hours)
Information Security Governance
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

June 3 – 8:30 AM
Domain Three: (4 Hours)
Information Security Program Development and Management
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains


Meet Our Instructors


Domain 1 – Cheryl Santor CCGEIT, CISM, CISSP, CISA – Information Security Manager for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. With over 25 years of Information Technology experience with the first part of her career spent in the financial field. Cheryl has experience with every aspect of Information Technology. Associating with Metropolitan ten years ago has exposed her to SCADA and Process Control Systems bringing a new aspect to her Information Technology skills. Cheryl is a Past President of ISACA Los Angeles. She is also a member of ISSA (Information Systems Security Association, Board Member of the Los Angeles Regional Alliance of Infragard, sponsored by DHS and FBI and other highly respected organizations.

Domain 2 – Richard Chew, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, is an enterprise risk management consultant with over 40 years experience in IT, which includes bank regulation, shop management, software development, security, risk management and continuity of operations. Rich participated in ISACA International’s development of the initial CISM Review Manual and test questions. He is also active with ISSA, ISACA, HTCIA and InfraGard.

Domain 3 – Andrea Hoy,  CISSP, CISM, is President of ISSA International, founding Global CISO and Chief Privacy Officer for Fluor-Daniel, a ($12 Billion) Fortune 200 firm. She has served as Technical Advisor to RSA, Pointsec and Encentuate. She is currently International President of ISSA. She has created a national CISO Bootcamp, the national ISSA CISO Executive Forum, and has authored papers for SANS. She has instructed for SANS, ISC2, and was an early reviewer of initial CISM Exam questions for ISACA Int’l. She has sat on the Board of Advisors for the Association of Women in Technology (AWT).

Domain 4 – David Alexander, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, GSEC, is the Director of Information Security at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility. He continues to develop and has implemented a comprehensive Information Security Program in an organization with a minimal enterprise Information Security program. He is also responsible for the development and coordination of LADWP’s strategic and tactical IT security planning initiatives to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure to liability that may result in financial and image loss to the utility.

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Ernst & Young
725 S Figueroa St,  (7th and Fig), 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

From San Fernando Valley:
Get on CA-170 S/Hollywood Fwy. Drive along US-101 S. Take exit 22B from CA-110. Follow W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd to S Figueroa St.

From Orange County:
Get on CA-55 N/State Rte 55 N from Valencia Ave and Newport Ave. Take I-5 N to W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd in Los Angeles. Take the 6th St/9th St exit from CA-110 N. Drive to S Figueroa St.

From South Bay locations:
Get on I-405 N in Hawthorne from N Aviation Blvd. Take I-105 E and I-110 N to W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd in Los Angeles. Take the 6th St/9th St exit from CA-110. Drive to S Figueroa St.

From San Gabriel Valley locations:
Get on I-10 W. Continue on I-10 W to Los Angeles. Take exit 22B from CA-110. Follow W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd to S Figueroa St.

Parking and Class Room access: Parking is will be reimbursed to all participants and instructors. Hold on to all your parking receipts and a reimbursement form will be provided at the end of the last session. There is a parking structure in the Ernst & Young Plaza, address is: 777 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Once you arrive, go to the security guard where they will have your name on a roster.  Be prepared to provide a photo identification.

Conference Rooms: You will be escorted to the conference training rooms on the 3rd floor.
Meals: Breakfast, break refreshments and lunch will be provided. Classrooms will be marked for the review course.

Recommended Study Materials

The 2017 CISM Review Technical Information Manual will not be provided at the review class and must be purchased directly from www.isaca.org Bookstore. Purchase is not mandatory but highly recommended. Class preparation will benefit from reading the domain (chapter) material prior to the class session. Instructors will hand out additional materials if deemed appropriate.

Instructors will NOT provide hardcopy of handouts so bring your mini-pad or laptop. A softcopy of material will be provided before the class and during each session if download is not possible.