Course Description

The ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Course five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.

During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according to ISO 17011. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.


What's Included

• PECB ISO27001 Lead Auditor exam and certification fees
• 4 x 8 hour days of instructor led training
• A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
• A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants

Our special guarantee:  In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free (conditions apply).

This course is a mixture of theory and practical exercises designed to achieve the best results for all types of learners, including:
• Lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
• Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
• Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
• Practice test/mock exam similar to the certification exam

Course Content

An indication of the typical course schedule:
• Day 1: Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO/IEC 27001
• Day 2: Planning and Initiating an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
• Day 3: Conducting an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
• Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
• Day 5: Preparation for the ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor exam

The learning objectives for this intensive course include:
• To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
• To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021 and ISO 27006
• To acquire the necessary expertise to manage an ISMS audit team
• To understand the operation of an ISO/IEC 27001 conformant information security management system
• To understand the relationship between an Information Security Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
• To improve the ability to analyse the internal and external environment of an organization, its risk assessment and audit decision-making

Intended Audience

People who will benefit from this course include:
• Internal auditors
• Auditors wanting to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits
• Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Information Security Management System audit process
• CxO and Senior Managers responsible for the IT governance of an enterprise and the management of its risks
• Members of an information security team
• Expert advisers in information technology
• Technical experts wanting to prepare for an information security audit function


Basic knowledge of ISO/IEC 27001 is recommended.

Available Times & Locations

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