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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 cyber security, risk management, vulnerabilities in social media, 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?

  • Two 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)
Guide price: £192 (£160 + VAT) based on UK RRP
Please check Pearson Vue website for local prices.

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

You can read more in the syllabus and test your learning with this specimen 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 a cyber security/Information Assurance role, there is the CCP Scheme.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications in Wales, CCEA or SQA.