An accelerated prep training for the official CISM® Exam

Live, Instructor-Led Online Training

2023 DATES:
*NOVEMBER 11-12, 2023*

$350 EARLY BIRD *Register by NOVEMBER 9, 2023*
$495 Standard Tuition: Register after NOVEMBER 9, 2023

This training is also available for onsite training
(taught live, online, or onsite) for your group of 6 or more.
For scheduling and pricing: info@megamind.org.

available *until* NOVEMBER 9, 2023
7 Days of CISM Training for $595!
w/CISM Expert: Krag Brotby CISM, CGEIT

 Subscribe to the 5-Day COMBO CISM Training
Pre-Recorded On-Demand Webinars ($595)
3-day CISM Boot Camp and 2-day CISM Prep Exam Training

As a special bonus, you’ll be able to attend the

2-day CISM Prep Exam Training
Live, Online
Complimentary admission (
a $495 value)!
*NOVEMBER 11-12, 2023*


*7-Days (42 hours) of CISM Training = $595*
includes Pre-recorded Webinar Access *plus* Live, Online Training

incl. 3-month access to the 5-day CISM Combo Training Pre-recorded Webinars!
Start preparing immediately with international security expert, Krag Brotby

Pre-recorded Webinar access:
3-day CISM Boot Camp Foundation Training + 2-day CISM Prep
*and you’ll receive*
Complimentary admission to:
2-day (Live, Online) CISM Prep Training (a $495 value)
*NOVEMBER 11-12, 2023*



1. Complete the registration form (“7-day CISM COMBO TRAINING”)

2. More info/Secure Registration ($595 Tuition)

Special Tuition: $595 available *until* NOVEMBER 9, 2023
Standard Tuition: $1090 after NOVEMBER 9, 2023


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). 

This 2-day course focuses on the final preparation 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.


This class is taught by renowned security expert and the author of the official ISACA CISM Review Manual:
Krag Brotby CISM, CGEIT

Krag is the ’go-to’ computer security expert for mastering the CISM exam. He has successfully trained thousands of CISM candidates over the past 17 years, preparing them for the very difficult official CISM Exam.

  • Author of the official ISACA CISM Review Manual since 2005.
  • Author of the CISM Glossary Document and the CRISC Glossary Document.
  • Served on the ISACA Security Practice Development Committee responsible for exam question development.
  • Edited the entire 1200 CISM sample question database, creating approximately 800 questions for the ISACA 2016 CISM QAE Book.
  • Taught CISM courses globally during the past decade including the US Pentagon, US Marine Corps, Navy, and the Army.
  • Frequent security expert practitioner/instructor at conferences globally and lectures on information security governance, metrics, information security management, GRC, and CISM exam preparation throughout Oceana, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Read Full Bio


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

  • ISACA CISM® Review Manual (15th edition)
  • ISACA CISM Practice Questions Database
  • Krag’s Glossary Document for the CISM (provided by Megamind).
    Send an email to info@Megamind.org to receive a free copy of the CISM Glossary.

ISACA items may be purchased directly thru the ISACA bookstore (www.isaca.org).

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 for the CISM exam.


(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: info@megamind.org.


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 (12 hours)


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.


Internationally respected, the 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, Krag Brotby CISM, CGEIT 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 ISACA.org website.

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


“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).


CBT (Computer Based Testing) for the CISM Exam is now offered continuously.


  • ISACA is now offering a new 365-day exam eligibility period (Continuous Testing). Beginning on the date that you register, you will have 365 days to schedule and to take the exam. Proctored online exam testing is now available as well.

CISM candidates must register directly with ISACA (www.isaca.org) for the CISM® Exam.


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 via the internet.


Most classes run 2 full days from 7:00AM – 2:00PM (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 – 2:00PM
Mountain Time Zone:       8:00AM – 3:00PM
Central Time Zone:            9:00AM – 4:00PM
Eastern Time Zone:         10:00AM – 5:00PM
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.


This class is available for group training:
private onsite -or- live, online training.
For scheduling and pricing, email: info@megamind.org.

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

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




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