2017 CISM Winter Exam Review Course

2017 Winter Exam Review Course


Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Examination

Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)

October 7, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
October 14, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
October 21, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
October 28, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT

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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

1 August 2017 Registration Opens
1 August –
31 December 2017
Testing Windows
20 December 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 09/29


After 09/29

ISACA LA Member $160 $210
Non-Member $190 $280
Students $55 $80


Calendar of Topics

October 7 – 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (4 Hours)
Information Risk Management
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

October 14 – 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Incident Management and Response
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

October 21 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (4 Hours)
Information Security Governance
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

October 28 – 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 CGEIT, 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, CIO, 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 was the founding director and past president of InfraGard LA, and 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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Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue
Rosemead, California 91770

From San Fernando Valley:
Take the 101 Freeway to the I-10 (San Bernardino) Freeway East. Exit the I-10 at Walnut Grove. Turn left on Hellman, then right on Walnut Grove. SCE is ½ mile on the left.

From Orange County:
Take the I-5 to the 605 North to the 60 West. Exit at San Gabriel Blvd and take an immediate right onto Walnut Grove. SCE is ½ mile on the right.

From South Bay locations:
Take the 110 (Harbor) Freeway North to the I-10 East. Exit at Walnut Grove. Turn left on Hellman, then right on Walnut Grove. SCE is ½ mile on the left.

Parking and Class Room access:
Parking is free to all participants and instructors.  Once you arrive, turn into the visitor parking directly in front of the main entrance.  Go to the lower level entrance to the right of the main entrance.  The security guard 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.

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.