CISM Experience Waiver

wayne_wonderwayne_wonder Member Posts: 215 ■■■□□□□□□□
I’ve been on the website and I can’t see if a Degree in computing would satisfy 1 year or my MCSA or CEH

Anyone help or knows what we can use as experience waiver


  • soccarplayer29soccarplayer29 CISSP, CISA, PMP Member Posts: 230 ■■■□□□□□□□

    4. Work Experience
    Submit verified evidence of a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practice analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within 5 years from the date of originally passing the exam.

    Experience Substitutions
    The following security-related certifications and information systems management experience can be used to satisfy the indicated amount of information security work experience.

    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)
    One Year:
    • One full year of information systems management experience
    • One full year of general security management experience
    • Skill-based security certifications (e.g., SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), CompTIA Security +, Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), ESL IT Security Manager)
    • Completion of an information security management program at an institution aligned with the Model Curriculum
    The experience substitutions will not satisfy any portion of the 3-year information security management work experience requirement.
    Exception: Two years as a full-time university instructor teaching the management of information security can be substituted for every 1 year of information security experience.

    Doesn't sound like your MCSA, CEH, or general computing degree would qualify for any CISM experience waiver. However, you could look into a 1 year waiver for information systems management/security experience.
    Certs: CISSP, CISA, PMP
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