Special Notices

Please note: Due to the current situation with Covid 19 the BCS are offering remotely proctored online exams for all candidates. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email directly from the BCS. This email will reference a provisional exam location, date and time and should not be mistaken for a confirmed session.

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***Please note that due to the current high demand for online exams, there may be limited time slots available. If you are unable to book your preferred timeslot QuestionMark advise contacting them directly via their live online chat to discuss alternate dates***

This is an NCSC Certified Training Course.

National Cyber Security Centre Certified Training

Overview

A thorough, practical, 5 day course designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to manage information security, information assurance or information risk based processes. QA's CISMP course is aligned with the latest national information assurance frameworks (IAMM), as well as ISO/IEC 27002 & 27001; the code of practice and standard for information security. This course is a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Certified Training course.

The course follows the latest BCS syllabus and prepares delegates for the 2 hour multiple choice BCS examination which is sat on the afternoon of the last day of the course.

This qualification provides delegates with detailed knowledge of the concepts relating to information security; (confidentiality, integrity, availability, vulnerability, threats, risks and countermeasures), along with an understanding of current legislation and regulations which impact information security management. Award holders will be able to apply the practical principles covered throughout the course ensuring normal business processes become robust and more secure.

Target Audience

Although perceived as an IT issue, Information Security is in fact a subject relevant to all business units. The CiSMP program is ideal for members of information security management teams, IT Managers, security and systems managers, Information asset owners and employees with legal compliance responsibilities.

The course will act as a stepping stone to more advanced qualifications (either managerial or technical), and also sits nicely with existing project management and service management based programs.

IISP Skills Alignment

This course is aligned to the following Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) Skills. More details on the IISP skills framework can be found here.

  • A1, A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2, E1, E2, E3, F1, F3, G1

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

CPD points can be claimed for NCSC accredited courses at the rate of 1 point per hour of training for NCSC accredited courses (up to a maximum of 15 points).

Prerequisites

  • If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273.
  • BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.

Course Outline

  • The need for Information Security
  • Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts & definitions
  • Information risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Organisational responsibilities
  • Policies, standards & procedures
  • ISO/IEC 27002, 27001 & 13335
  • Information security controls
  • Incident management
  • Legal framework - personal data, DPA, CMA, IPR & copyright, HR & employment issues
  • Cryptographic models
  • Data Communications & networks
  • Physical security
  • Auditing & gap analysis
  • Training & raising awareness
  • Business continuity
  • Security investigations & forensics
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Cyber Security Learning Paths

Want to boost your career in Cyber Security? Click on the roles below to see QA‘s learning pathways, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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Cyber Management
Cyber Tech
Privacy
AppSec
Security Auditor
Intrusion Analyst
CompTIA Security Includes Security+, CySA+ and CASP
Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Technical
Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Management
CompTIA Security Average salary: £57,000 (based on QA research)

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