I Passed the CISM exam today! I studied for a month using the QAE Database. It was a challenging exam. As far as my background is concerned, I have a few years of experience in system administration and RMF. I also passed SSCP and CISSP in December so that really helped. Unfortunately, I wont be able to apply for certification until I meet the experience requirements, but I really wanted to crush this exam. CRISC is the next one on my list!