CISM Exam Prep LIVE Online Training – 2Days

An accelerated prep training for the official CISM® Exam

Live, Instructor-Led Online Training

May 20-21, 2017
September 23-24, 2017
December 9-10, 2017

(must register by May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017, December 1, 2017. Based on availability)

$495: REGISTER after May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017, December 1, 2017.


SPECIAL OFFER: Available until May 1, 2017

7 Days of CISM Training for $595!

Subscribe to attend the….
5-Day CISM COMBO Class Training Pre-Recorded On-Demand Webinars ($595) —–

And, you’ll be able to attend:
 May 20-21, 2017
CISM Prep LIVE, Online Training

(standard tuition is $495 for the 2-day Live CISM Prep).

Available until May 1, 2017



2017 Dates:
*May 20-21, 2017*
*Sept 23-24, 2017*
*Dec 9-10, 2017*
Registration is OPEN for all sessions.
Live, Instructor-Led Online
Taught by renowned security expert,
Krag Brotby CISM, CGEIT
Attend live from your computer!
Can't make it to our live training? Attend our Pre-Recorded 2-Day CISM Prep Exam Training Webinar.
Subscribe: 3, 6 or 12 months ($250, $395, $595).
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          If you’re planning to take the CISM® Exam,
then this  training is for you!

This class is taught by renowned security expert,
Krag Brotby, CISM CGEIT

This INTENSIVE 2-day LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE TRAINING prepares you for the official CISM® Exam by specifically focusing on developing the critical examination skills required for your success on the exam.

*You’ll learn how to avoid the mistakes so many make that often result in failure. 

*You’ll be provided with a set of invaluable tools and approaches that maximize your chance of mastering this very difficult exam.

*You’ll learn firsthand from Krag Brotby…the “go-to-expert” for the CISM exam.

*You’ll feel more confident in knowing you are well prepared to take the CISM exam.

This highly interactive, hands-on training is 12 hours (6 hours per day). 

It is solely dedicated to preparing you for the CISM exam, including: review of concepts, definitions, and exam question analysis.  It provides an  intense, boot camp learning environment where attendees are immersed in exam prep.  Actual testing is conducted during the class and approx. 200 questions (and answers) are reviewed.  Attendees receive a set of invaluable tools and approaches that help you in mastering this very difficult exam.


This intensive two-day accelerated training covers the three essentials necessary for your success on the CISM® Exam:

1) A thorough understanding of the exam itself.

It must be understood that there are no fact questions and very little that can be productively committed to memory other than terms and concepts. Understanding the fundamental concepts, and how to arrive at the best answer is the key to successfully negotiating what is universally regarded as a very difficult examination.

2) A clear understanding of the core concepts that are the basis for the CISM program.

Exam questions explore the depth of understanding of these concepts and the ability to apply them in a variety of scenarios. Exam questions are based on the 97 Task and Knowledge Statements which are a reflection of the core concepts. Each is examined to ensure you gain a clear understanding consistent with the exam.

3) And, an understanding of the numerous terms, being able to clearly define them, as well as having clarity on the underlying concepts.

Without knowing the definition of terms consistent with their usage in the exam, it will be difficult to analyze the questions correctly and determine the best answer.


For maximum benefit, each student should purchase & study materials prior to attending the workshop:

  • ISACA CISM® Review Manual (latest edition)
  • ISACA CISM Practice Questions Database
  • Krag’s Glossary Document for the CISM (provided by Megamind).
    Send an email to to receive a free copy of the CISM Glossary.

ISACA items may be purchased directly thru the ISACA bookstore (

While the critical concepts are explored during the workshop, the primary focus is on developing the skills and understanding the essentials to mastering this unique examination, there is insufficient time to study in depth the manual content during the 2-day class.

For a more comprehensive review of the topics and the CISM® manual, the Megamind Intensive Boot Camp Training for the CISM course should be considered.

The ISACA Question and Answer (QAE) publication will be used as a sample examination and provides an explanation of the answers as an aid to understanding how to choose the best answers.

CISM Prep Exam Training Outline
(6 hours per day x 2 days):

Pre-review Sample Exam

Exam Question review and analysis

  • Question types and structure
  • Question analysis
  • Judgment and synthesis.

Chapter 1
Information Security Governance

  • Core concepts
  • Knowledge statements
  • Sample Governance questions and review

Chapter 2
Information Risk Management

  • Core concepts
  • Knowledge statements
  • Sample Risk Management questions and review

Chapter 3
Information Security Program Development and Management

  • Core concepts
  • Knowledge statements
  • Sample Program Development questions and review

Chapter 4
Incident Management and Response

  • Core concepts
  • Knowledge statements
  • Sample Incident Management questions and review


*All attendees receive a copy of Krag Brotby’s CISM Glossary Document.  The CISM Glossary is an important tool for must-know terms and definitions, and a handy reference after the CISM exam.
For a copy:


After the class is held attendees receive:
* Access to the online training class recording.
* Krag’s actual classroom presentation slides.

* Krag’s additional 100 Sample Practice Questions & Answers.
* Krag’s Business Impact Analysis (BIA) example.
* Krag’s Guidance on your Final Steps before taking the CISM exam.
* The ability to ask Krag questions even after attending the training.
* Megamind Training Institute Certificate of Completion:
2-Day CISM Prep Exam Training


MEGAMIND’s Exam Prep Training for the CISM is recommended for IS Security professionals who have 3-5 years experience.  This training is geared towards IS managers and those whom have information security management responsibilities.  This training prepares attendees for the official CISM® Exam.

Especially beneficial for the: CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, CISO, IT Managers, Finance Managers, Process Consultants, IS Managers, Security Consultants, Security Architects, Security Specialists, System Administrators and IS Auditors.

WHY CISM® (Certified Information Security Manager)?

Internationally respected CISM is recognized by organizations worldwide as the best approach to ensuring the necessary level of information security practitioner and management competence.

Conducted by the principal author and editor of the official ISACA CISM® Review Manual, computer security expert, Mr. Brotby ensures this intensive training is current and relevant to the ISACA certification standard.

CISM® defines the core competencies and international standards of performance that effective security managers are expected to master. It provides executive management with assurance that those that have earned the certification have the experience and knowledge to ensure effective business-focused security.

For a more detailed description regarding CISM® qualifications and the ISACA CISM® exam, visit the website.

CISM® is a Registered Trade Mark of  ISACA.
CISM® is an ISACA certification.


Krag Brotby has trained thousands of CISM exam candidates over the past ten years.  He has more than twenty five years of experience in enterprise computer security architecture, governance, risk and metrics and is certified as a CISM and CGEIT. Experience includes intensive involvement in current and emerging security architectures and is a principle in the SABSA Institute. He holds a foundation patent for digital rights management and has published a variety of technical and IT security related articles and books. Mr. Brotby has served as principal author and editor of the ISACA Certified Information Security Manager Review Manual since 2005, and the researcher and author of the widely circulated Information Security Governance, A Guide for Directors and Executive Management, 2nd ed., and the Information Security Governance : Guidance for Information Security Managers. He is the author of Information Security Management Metrics; Auerbach ’09 and Information Security Governance; a practical development and implementation approach; Wiley ‘09, and he is the co-author of PRAGMATIC Security Metrics; Auerbach ’13.

Mr. Brotby has served on the ISACA Security Practice Development Committee, was appointed to the Test Enhancement Committee responsible for exam question development, and participated on a committee that developed a systems approach to information security called the Business Model for Information Security (BMIS).

Mr. Brotby is the recipient of the 2009 ISACA John W. Lainhart IV Common Body of Knowledge Award for noteworthy contributions to the information security body of knowledge for the benefit of the global security community.

Mr. Brotby has taught CISM courses globally during the past decade, including: the US Pentagon, US Marine Corp, Navy and Army. He is a member of the California High Tech Task Force Steering Committee, and an advisory board for law enforcement. Mr. Brotby is a frequent workshop presenter and speaker at conferences globally and lectures on information security governance, metrics, information security management, CRISC and CISM exam preparation throughout  Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.


“This is the first time I’ve attended a live, online training. I really learned a lot, and it was a great experience. Krag is a renowned computer security expert. I highly recommend it. Thank you, Megamind Institute. It’s official…I’m a CISM!”
Nitin G., Sr. Manager

“After attending the Megamind Prep Exam Training for the CISM I was well prepared for the exam.  I was able to understand each of the domains, and finished  the exam in 1.5-2 hours.  Thanks to Krag’s guidance, I passed!”
Gopi S., Senior Consultant

Krag’s advice was 100% accurate regarding the exam.  I’d rate this training and his instructional expertise as EXCELLENT. Highly recommend.   Happy to say…I passed!”
Jennifer W., IT Governance

“The course was of great value as an overall review before the exam, at times this is hard to do by yourself and this course was the answer! The support staff at Megamind made the course easy to take since all information pertaining to the course was received in plenty of time before the course started and all questions were answered quickly and accurately.”
Patricia, Security & Privacy Consultant

“Flowed very well. Krag is an excellent instructor with many real world examples if required to drive a point home.  Good support also was provided.”
Omar, Technical Project Lead

“Krag’s involvement with the CISM is invaluable. Knowing he authors the CISM Review Manual and writes questions was key to knowing the Megamind Prep Exam Training for the CISM was providing extremely useful and targeted information.  On exam day I found myself reflecting on Krag’s tips and guidelines for selecting the correct answer on many questions. I made my pick based on something I learned in the workshop. I’d rate the Megamind Prep Training for the CISM as excellent!”
Eileen B., Information Security Manager

See MORE TESTIMONIALS (click here).


Megamind does not provide the CISM® EXAM with this training, and it is NOT included in the Megamind course fees.
You must register directly with ISACA ( for the CISM® Exam.

2017 CISM® Exam Dates:

  • May 1 – June 30, 2017
  • August 1 – September 30, 2017
  • November 1 – December 31, 2017


Early registration is recommended as this course fills up quickly.
To ensure admission, fees must be paid in advance.




Attend this live, instructor-led online training from your own personal working environment — from your home or your office.


Most classes run 2 full days from 7:00AM – 2:30PM (PT) except where noted.

There are four sessions per day. Generally there are two morning sessions & two afternoon sessions each day.

Each session is about 90 minutes long with a 15 minute break per session, and a 30 minute lunch break daily.


Pacific Time Zone:                        7:00AM – 2:30PM
Mountain Time Zone:                  8:00AM – 3:30PM
Central Time Zone:                       9:00AM – 4:30PM
Eastern Time Zone:                     10:00AM – 5:30PM
International Time Zones Vary According to Country

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Cancellations will be accepted up to 10 working days before the scheduled course. After that time, no refunds will be given but substitutions may be sent at any time or tuition may be applied to a future training class.

 Megamind reserves the right to cancel or postpone
any scheduled training class.

For Groups or Team Training:
This class is available as a private onsite or online class.
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 CISM® is a Registered Trade Mark of  ISACA.
CISM® is an ISACA certification.