About the certification


Information Security skills are in high demand. The Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005) is an entry-level certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of Information Security Risk Management. The Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005) certification exam is based on ISO/IEC 27005:2018 Information technology - Security techniques - Information security risk management standard.

This exam includes topics such as terms and definitions commonly used in the ISMS family of standards, the information security risk management process, information security risk assessment (risk identification (identification of assets, threats, existing controls, vulnerabilities and consequences), risk analysis, risk evaluation, information security risk treatment (risk modification, risk retention, risk avoidance and risk sharing), information security risk acceptance, information risk communication and consultation and information security risk monitoring and review.

The Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005) certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of Information Security Risk Management and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details


Exam code

ITC-012

Launch date

January 20, 2017

Exam description

The Information Security Risk Management Foudation (ISO/IEC 27005) exam tests the candidate knowledge in Information Security Risk Management.

Current version

v2 (July 24, 2020)

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes

Level

Foundation

Languages

English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

Terms and definitions, the information security risk management process, information security risk assessment (risk identification (identification of assets, threats, existing controls, vulnerabilities and consequences), risk analysis, risk evaluation, information security risk treatment (risk modification, risk retention, risk avoidance and risk sharing), information security risk acceptance, information risk communication and consultation and information security risk monitoring and review.

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

ISO/IEC 27005:2018 Information technology - Security techniques - Information security risk management standard

Norma ISO/IEC 27005 disponível em https://www.abntcatalogo.com.br/

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Information Security Risk Management

Validity period

Lifetime

Cost

$100 USD

How to get certified


1

Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

3

Register for your online proctored exam.

4

Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

Stackable Certifications


Earn 4 certifications and receive an integrator certification (designation).

Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001)

Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005)

GDPR Foundation

Personal Information Protection Foundation (PIPEDA) or LGPD Foundation

Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO)

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  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English and Portuguese (Brazilian).

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