BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles — A 5 day course

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This intensive and highly practical 5-day course has been accredited by BCS Professional Certifications. By the end of this course, delegates will have a clear understanding of all the key components of information security best practice.

The course focuses on the need for management and technical solutions to tackle the information related risks which can jeopardise an organisation's ability to achieve its business objectives. It provides a comprehensive overview of how organisations should select and implement controls based on the security risks they face.

The course has been designed to provide the necessary information and guidance in order for delegates to be able to fulfil their roles as information security officers or information risk decision takers.

The course will enable delegates to confidently sit the 2 hour multiple choice BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) exam which is taken on the final afternoon of the course.


On completion of this course delegates will be able to:


Information Security Concepts & Definitions

The Need For, and Benefits of, Information Security

Information Risk Management

Information Security Organisation & Responsibilities

Policies, Standards & Procedures

Information Security Governance

Security Incident Management

Information Security Implementation

Legal Framework

Security Standards and Procedures

Threats To, and Vulnerabilities of, Information Systems

People Security

Systems Development & Support

Role of Cryptography

Protection from Malicious Software

User Access Controls

Networks & Communications

External Services

IT Infrastructure

Testing, Audit & Review


Physical and Environmental Security

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management

Investigations & Forensics

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

The course will benefit: members of information security management team, IT managers, security/systems administrators and coordinaters, internal auditors, staff with a local security co-ordination role, staff responsible for legal and corporate governance, staff responsibile for information assets and systems.


It is recommended that attendees have a minimum of one year's experience in an IT function


The course fee includes BCS Examination fees for the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to sit a 2 hour examination set by BCS Professional Certifications. The examination comprises of 100 multiple choice questions.

Students will need to obtain a pass mark of at least 65% to pass the examination and distinctions are awarded to candidates achieving a score of 80% or higher.