CISM - Experience substitution

ragolebiragolebi Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have four years of valid experience for CISM, but I have read in CISM Application (Section C) "2-year waiver for an MBA or a master’s degree in Information Security/related field". So, what is related field? Does Computer Science or Mathematics are related field?

I have passed CISM exam.


  • AshenweltAshenwelt FIP, CDPSE, CIPP/E, CIPT, CISM, PSM I, MCSE x3, MCITP x3, MCTS x16 Member Posts: 266 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I would recommend hitting Isaca, registering for the site and then simply open chat support and ask them. You can get it from the horses mouth.
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  • lucky0977lucky0977 Senior Member Member Posts: 218 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is taken straight from the ISACA CISM site:

    Two Years:
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in good standing
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing
    • Post-graduate degree in information security or a related field (e.g., business administration, information systems, information assurance)
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  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Member Posts: 428 ■■■■□□□□□□
    By "related field", it can mean a lot of different things. I wouldn't be surprised if Mathematics and Computer Science are considered as such.

    Does your 4-year experience cover at least 3 of the 4 domains of CISM? If yes, then you should be good. Worst case is you would have to wait 1 more year which is not that long.
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  • al88al88 GCIH, GCFA, GNFA, GCTI, GASF, GISP, Sec+ Dallas, TXMember Posts: 62 ■■■□□□□□□□
    "Post-graduate" does that include "High Diploma/Graduate Certificate" ? since its after the Bachelor's degree
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
    A graduate certificate is not a post-graduate degree. I would bet it doesn't qualify.
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