Anyone preparing for cism Dec 14 exam..

Security2014Security2014 Posts: 34Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Anybody in this forum is preparing for cism Dec 14 exam? I'm reading review manual however it's very dry. Section 1 has task and knowledge items mapping. Section 2 has content. Is there any study tricks need to used to digest this material. .?

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  • Kris_gKris_g Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    check the CISM exam preparation group on linkedin, lots of useful information.
  • tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Member
    I see these threads regarding testing dates... is the test only offered in a group setting once every quarter or something?
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  • AlexNguyenAlexNguyen Posts: 359Member
    tprice5 wrote: »
    ... is the test only offered in a group setting once every quarter or something?

    ISACA's certification exams are offered twice a year (at June and December). Due to popular demands, CISA and CISM exams are offered three times a year (June, September, and December).
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  • tprice5tprice5 Posts: 770Member
    AlexNguyen wrote: »
    ISACA's certification exams are offered twice a year (at June and December). Due to popular demands, CISA and CISM exams are offered three times a year (June, September, and December).

    Thanks for the clarification. +1
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,801Mod Mod
    I'm in the beginning stages of prep for the CISM as I'm about to finish studying for the CEH. I plan on relying on the ISACA question database a lot, after a couple of reads of the review manual. I've read quite a few posts here where people say the question DB is more helpful than the review manual.
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  • jfitzgjfitzg Posts: 102Member
    I am signed up for the December exam. FYI, its on the 13th, not the 14th!
  • zxbanezxbane Posts: 740Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I plan to take the CISA exam this December, just passed the CISM in June.
  • Security2014Security2014 Posts: 34Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    sorry i meant Dec 2014..what are the sources you are using for preparation?
  • hisulleyhisulley Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    i am preparing for CISM Dec 2014 exam. i use 3 books. CISM Review Manual 2014, CISM QAE 2014 and QAE Supplement 2014. I like books more than CISM DB 2014 (i know they are the same.)
  • da_vatoda_vato Posts: 445Member
    I finally decided to pursue the CISM too... I just spent a small fortune on the official ISACA material; CISM Review Manual 2014, CISM QAE 2014, CISM DB 2014 and the bleeding membership.
  • 5502george5502george Posts: 264Member
    da_vato wrote: »
    I finally decided to pursue the CISM too... I just spent a small fortune on the official ISACA material; CISM Review Manual 2014, CISM QAE 2014, CISM DB 2014 and the bleeding membership.

    Can the CISM RM only be purchased through ISACA?
  • CyberfiSecurityCyberfiSecurity Posts: 184Member
    I plan to take CISA again in this december. I failed by 25 point last year, and did not want to go back; but, now my job might require CISA. In fact, it requires more into CRISC, but I do not see lot of materials for CRISC. So, I'll take CRISC in June 2015. You can purchase ISACA materials through Amazon.com.
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  • da_vatoda_vato Posts: 445Member
    5502george wrote: »
    Can the CISM RM only be purchased through ISACA?

    I never even thought to look somewhere else....crash.gif
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