2018 CISM Spring Exam Review Course

2018 Spring Exam Review Course


Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Examination

Four Saturdays (24 CPEs)

May 5, 2018 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 12, 2018 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 19, 2018 – 8:30 AM – 4 PM PT
May 26, 2018 – 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

1 June-23 September 2018 Testing Window
1 March 2018 Registration and Scheduling Opens
18 September 2018 Final Registration Deadline

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 December 2017 Registration Opens
1 February –
24 May 2018
Testing Windows
18 May 2018 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 04/27


After 04/27

ISACA LA Member $180 $230
Non-Member $210 $300
Students $55 $80


Calendar of Topics

May 5 – 8:30 AM
Domain Two: (4 Hours)
Information Risk Management
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 12 – 8:30 AM
Domain Four: (4 Hours)
Incident Management and Response
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 19 – 8:30 AM
Domain One: (4 Hours)
Information Security Governance
Review / Questions (2 Hours)
Practice Questions: All Domains

May 26 – 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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Deloitte & Touche LLP
555 West 5th St. Suite 2700,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

From San Fernando Valley:
Get on CA-170 S/Hollywood Fwy. Follow CA-170 S/Hollywood Fwy and US-101 S. Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110/Harbor Fwy. Continue on W 4th St. Drive to W 5th St.

From Orange County:
Get on CA-55 N/State Rte 55 N from Valencia Ave and Newport Ave. Drive from I-5 N to Los Angeles. Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110/Harbor Fwy. Continue on W 4th St. Drive to W 5th St.

From South Bay locations:
Get on I-710 N. Take I-405 N and I-110 N/Harbor Fwy to W 4th St in Los Angeles. Take the 6th St/9th St exit from CA-110. Continue on W 4th St. Drive to W 5th St.

From San Gabriel Valley:
Continue on CA-60 W or I-10 W. Drive from US-101 N to Los Angeles. Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110/Harbor Fwy. Continue on W 4th St. Drive to W 5th St.

Parking and Class Room access:
Parking is free to all participants and instructors.  A parking sticker will be provided to you during the each class session. Once you arrive, turn into the visitor parking directly in front 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 2018 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.