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The certification is, as far as possible, technology neutral; it tests the knowledge of principles, not knowledge of specific technologies or products. The syllabus now also includes Cloud Computing. Note that training course materials may use specific technical examples to illustrate particular principles, but it is the principles that should be understood from any such use of examples.
Candidates can expect to gain knowledge and understanding in the following upon successful completion of this certification:
The certification is intended for those with an interest in information security either as a potential career or as an additional part of their general business knowledge. It is very much a firm foundation on which other more technical qualifications can be built or which provides a thorough general understanding to enable business users of IT to ensure their information is protected appropriately.
There are no formal requirements for entry to the course but the advice is as follows:
It is strongly recommended that all candidates attend an approved training course run by an accredited Training Provider. The overall public exam pass rates are notably higher for candidates who have attended an accredited training course.
If candidates chose to take the direct route (public examination) then it is recommended that they should have some experience in the area of security with an understanding of the general principles of information technology security and an awareness of the issues involved with security control activity.
Further information about the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles can be obtained from our Accredited Training Providers.