As a result of the rising demand for smart devices both commercially and within businesses, there has been, and continues to be an increasing demand for information security professionals to work in organisations and within programmes and projects as specialists.
The adoption of cloud-based security solutions for cyber security in small and medium sized businesses, all over the globe, are also becoming an increasing concern due to the implications for data security. Employees who either understand information security management principles or are seasoned professionals in IT security are in rising demand to help keep businesses and their assets, safe.
This three-day tutor-led course includes lectures, exercises and practical work covering the new syllabus as of September 2020 which reduced training down from 5 days. At the end of day three delegates prepare and take the examination. It is fully-accredited by BCS Professional Certifications and they have rated it as SFIAplus level 3.
Who is it for?
Anyone in a role that deals with acquiring and storing data in addition to, security consultants, cyber security managers, engineers, project managers, security technicians and business continuity practitioners. In addition, this course is aimed at software testers, business analysts, developers and all of those who want to establish sound information security principles whilst equally supporting those who need an overview of information security within their role that may not be specific to the industry. This enables those taking the exam to become either an informed customer or to use the qualification as a steppingstone on their career-ladder.
There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination; however, it is recommended that candidates have a working knowledge of IT. It would be beneficial, although by no means mandatory, to have an:
Understanding of the general principles of information technology security
Awareness of the issues involved with security control activity
To qualify as the holder of a BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles, delegates must successfully pass the exam administered by the BCS;
The exam has 100 multiple choice questions.
It will be a ‘closed book’ examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
It is held over 120 minutes (+ 25% additional time for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language).
The pass mark is 65% (65 out of100).
On completion, candidates should be able to demonstrate:
Knowledge of the concepts relating to information security management.
Understanding of current national legislation and regulations which impact upon information security management.
Awareness of current national and international standards, frameworks and organisations which facilitate the management of information security.
Understanding of the current business and common technical environments in which information security management must operate.
Knowledge of the categorisation, operation and effectiveness of controls of different types and characteristics.
Syllabus – Key points
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, application and analysis of Software Testing processes, practices and techniques in the following areas: