Preparing for the Examination

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The final module provides guidance on the structure, format and scoring mechanisms of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles examination. It also contains a full mock examination that replicates the structure of the CISMP examination.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this lesson are to provide you with and understanding of:

  • How the BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles examination is structured
  • The types of questions in the examination 

It also contains a full mock examination that replicates the structure of the CISMP examination.

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for members of information security management teams, IT managers, security and systems managers, information asset owners and employees with legal compliance responsibilities. It acts as a foundation for more advanced managerial or technical qualifications.

Prerequisites

There are no specific pre-requisites to study this lesson, however, a basic knowledge of IT, an understanding of the general principles of information technology security, and awareness of the issues involved with security control activity would be advantageous.

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Fred is a trainer and consultant specializing in cyber security.  His educational background is in physics, having a BSc and a couple of master’s degrees, one in astrophysics and the other in nuclear and particle physics.  However, most of his professional life has been spent in IT, covering a broad range of activities including system management, programming (originally in C but more recently Python, Ruby et al), database design and management as well as networking.  From networking it was a natural progression to IT security and cyber security more generally.  As well as having many professional credentials reflecting the breadth of his experience (including CASP, CISM and CCISO), he is a Certified Ethical Hacker and a GCHQ Certified Trainer for a number of cybersecurity courses, including CISMP, CISSP and GDPR Practitioner.