The latest version of the exam for EC-Council’s well-known Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential is going up. CEHv7 features an exam registration price of $500, double the $250 cost of the CEHv6 exam. Independent candidates (i.e. anyone who doesn’t purchase training from an EC-Council authorized training partner) must pay an additional $100 nonrefundable fee to request permission to take the exam.

According to the EC-Council, the CEHv6 exam will expire on September 30, 2011, leaving CEHv7 the only option. The self-study fee is already in effect, but you can potentially save $250 if you pass the CEHv6 exam before it is retired at the end of September. Although no explanation is provided for the drastic price increase, the EC-Council website does state several times “Any inconvenience is greatly regretted.”
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ISACA has announced that it will roll out an updated blueprint for its Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) exam starting January 2012. The current Job Practice will be effective through December 2011, and will be the last one to use the current objectives (a.k.a. job practice areas). The new CISM Job Practice will be effective June 2012. Both the current and the 2012 CISM exam details can be viewed on ISACA’s website.
The most important change in the blue-print is that the Information Security Program Development  and Information Security Program Management will combine into a single domain by the name of Information Security Program Development and Management that will cover the 25% of total objectives.

For more information on the updated blueprint for CISM exam from current Job Practices(valid through December 2011)  to the new CISM Job Practices (Effective June 2012), please CLICK HERE..!!