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Information Security Management Principles

Foundation Certificate

This certification provides candidates with good knowledge and understanding of the wide range of subject areas that make up information security management. This includes risk management, legislation, security standards (ISO 27001), business continuity and cloud computing.

Who is this aimed at?

Anyone with an interest in information security, whether as a career or for general business knowledge.

What are the entry requirements?

None. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended, and candidates are encouraged to read Information Security Management Principles, the course approved reference book.

What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 100 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (65/100)

Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: Online exam (at a test centre: Pearson Vue or Prometric)

Option 3: At a public sitting (exam only):

Venue: BCS London Office
Price: £145 (ex VAT)
Register: Thursday 25 September 2014 (1.00pm)*
October 2014 dates onwards

*Exam fees for public sittings must be paid a minimum of four weeks prior to the exam date by cheque (payable to BCS Learning & Development Ltd), Visa, Access or MasterCard.

 
Information Security Management Principles - Second editionWhere can I read more?

You can read more in the syllabus and test your learning with this sample paper (answer key). BCS textbook, Information Security Management Principles, is recommended reading when preparing for the exam.

What can I do next?

You can progress to the Practitioner level certifications. If you work or are considering working in an Information Assurance role, there is the CESG Certified Professional scheme.