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BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

Gain a clear understanding of IS management issues including risk management, security standards, legislation and business continuity.

Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in information security, whether as a career or for general business knowledge.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements however the candidate should have basic working IT knowledge and an awareness of the issues involved with the security control activities.

  • It's recommended that candidates read the BCS course approved reference book Information Security Management Principles as well as attend training with a BCS accredited training course.

What will I learn?

Candidates should be able to complete the following beforehand:

  • Knowledge of the concepts relating to information security

  • Understanding of current national legislation and regulations which impact upon information security

  • 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 environment

  • Knowledge of the categorisation operation and effectiveness of controls of different types and characteristics.

How do I get this qualification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about information security.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 40 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £192 (£160.00 + VAT)

What format is the exam?

  • Two hour ‘closed book’ with 100 multiple choice questions

  • Pass mark is 65% (65/100)