Managing Cyber Security

CISI Level 3 Award in Managing Cyber Security

Why study Managing Cyber Security?

Managing Cyber Security is a brand new qualification developed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of the threat of cyber crime. Candidates will be able to evaluate the risks to the financial services sector and develop effective security solutions to prevent, detect and mitigate cyber attacks. 

Is Managing Cyber Security right for me?

The scope of the syllabus makes the qualification suitable for Compliance Officers and Money Laundering Reporting Officers, those involved in regulation, law enforcement, trade and commerce and individuals from bi-lateral development institutions and civil society organisations. Cyber crime can affect all parts of financial institutions and individuals from various roles will benefit from undertaking this unit.

  • Specialist qualification – identify cyber crime threats and learn how to develop effective security solutions
  • Flexible study options – it can be taken as a stand-alone award or as a unit of the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC)
  • It has been designed to complement the Combating Financial Crime exam, and candidates who take both exams will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in the Prevention of Financial and Cyber Crime
  • Candidates who combine Managing Cyber Security with the IT in Investment Operations exam will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security and Information Technology in Investment Operations.
  • Free CISI Student membership – become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits

Qualification factsheet

Qualification Structure

Managing Cyber Security award is achieved by successfully passing a multiple-choice question exam. Details for this exam are shown below.

Managing Cyber Security is regulated by Ofqual as a level 3 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). On the European Qualifications Framework, this equates to a level 4 qualification. As a stand-alone qualification it is recognised by Ofqual as the CISI Level 3 Award in Managing Cyber Security. 

Total Qualification Time:
Level 3 award: 81 hours
Level 3 certificate: 162 hours

Total Qualification time is a term that Ofqual require awarding organisations to use. It is an estimate of the total time a candidate might typically take to complete the qualification. It includes Guided Learning Hours and any other time a candidate is likely to spend in studying for the qualification.

 

Exam Details

Exam Availability

Pass Mark / Pass Rate

The current pass rate for this exam is and the pass mark is . The exam grades are as follows:

Regulated Qualifications Framework

credits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework are awarded upon successfully passing this exam

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Optional Qualifications

Managing Cyber Security
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A regulatory paper
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Certificate in Managing Cyber Security *

* This is recognised by Ofqual as the CISI Level 3 Certificate in Managing Cyber Security.


Managing Cyber Security
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IT in Investment Operations
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Certificate in Cyber Security and Information Technology in Investment Operations *

* This is recognised by Ofqual as the CISI Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security and Information Technology in Investment Operations.


Managing Cyber Security
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Combating Financial Crime
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Certificate in the Prevention of Financial and Cyber Crime *

* This is recognised by Ofqual as the CISI Level 3 Certificate in the Prevention of Financial and Cyber Crime.

Study support

Self-study

A CISI Managing Cyber Security workbook is required to be purchased when booking the exam. This is to ensure there is one standard workbook from which all exam candidates can prepare. You can also choose to purchase elearning to support your exam preparation.

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Accredited Training Partners

You can choose to complete formal training for our exams with a CISI Accredited Training Partner (ATP).

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Post Qualification Opportunities

Membership

Obtaining the Managing Cyber Security qualification entitles you to join the Institute at Affiliate level. As a member of the Institute, you will enjoy the recognition of being a professional in a world of increasing competition. The extensive continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities available through the CISI’s suite of membership benefits ensures financial services practitioners can maintain competence and meet the requirements of firms and the regulator.

Further Qualifications

To further theoretical and practical knowledge upon completion of Managing Cyber Security, qualifications to take include: