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Security Industry Association launches new CSPM review course

New course is designed to help professionals prepare for the CSPM exam

April 27, 2021  By  SP&T Staff

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has launched a new course to help industry professionals prepare to take the Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) exam.

The course covers areas of knowledge and topics tested by the CSPM exam, shares strategies on how to prepare for the exam and gives course participants a chance to ask the instructors specific questions. Course registrants will also receive a CSPM Review Course Student Workbook that provides reference materials, a study plan worksheet, educational content on domain-specific knowledge and insights into the test-taking experience.

While taking the new CSPM Review Course does not guarantee success on the exam, SIA Director of Learning and Development Dr. Elli Voorhees said the course was designed to match the needs of many SIA members who have asked for a course that prepares them for the CSPM exam.

“Unlike our SPM training courses, which dive deep into explaining key concepts and best practices associated with leading technical security projects, the CSPM Review Course aligns succinctly with the certification exam blueprint,” said Voorhees in a statement. “Participants customize a plan of study based upon their own self-assessment and focus on the areas where they may need improvement using the resource guides provided.”


The first CSPM Review Course will be offered May 18-20, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. EDT each day. Registration is $595 for SIA members, and the course will be taught by Rex Allen of Allied Universal Technology Services and Brendan McFall of Northland Controls.

The Basics of SPM Course provides 10 hours of education and teaches the fundamentals of managing security projects. The full SPM Training Seminar is a 20-hour in-depth course that provides extensive learning on security project management and is often attended by project managers, lead technicians and program managers at security integration firms, in addition to corporate security and government security practitioner teams.

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