ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

About The Course

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, a five-day intensive course designed to inculcate participants and enable them to develop the necessary expertise needed to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors.

During the training, participants engage in practical’s and discussions to develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with the certification process of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

Day 1
Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO 27001
  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to information security
  • Fundamental principles of information security
  • The ISO 27001 certification process
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 8 of ISO27001
Day 2
Planning and initiating an ISO 27001 audit
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and on risk
  • Preparation of an ISO 27001 certification audit
  • Documenting of an ISMS audit
Day 3
Conducting an ISO 27001 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Drafting test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings, drafting of nonconformity reports
Day 4
Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 27001 audit
  • Audit documentation
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 27001 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO 27001 surveillance audit and audit management program
Day 5
Certification exam
  • 3 hours

ISO 27001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 27001 is recommended

Who Should Attend?
  • 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 advisors in information technology
              • Technical experts wanting to prepare for an Information Security audit function
Learning Objectives
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 27001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 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 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 analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, its risk assessment and audit decision-making
  • The “Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of information security

    • Domain 2: Information Security Management System (ISMS)

    • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

    • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 27001 audit

    • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 27001 audit

    • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 27001 audit

    • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 27001 audit program

  • The “Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • For more information about the exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Exam

  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Provisional Auditor, Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Auditor or Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor depending on their level of experience. Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

Learning Methods

On-site Training

On-site training will require you to travel to the city the training is held in and may require accommodations. It gives you the advantage to be in the class with other participants and ask questions as needed as well as seek the advice of the trainer when you require help in understanding the topic. You will also be able to take the exam after finishing the training classes which is included in the cost.

Self Study

Self-Study is an excellent opportunity for those that don’t have the time to travel and can work on their own. Once we have received your request and payment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your training material via PECB’s KATE application. If you prefer to get a printed book shipped to you, contact us and we can arrange that for an additional cost. When you are ready, you will receive a voucher for the exam and instructions on how to set-up the online exam. Contact us with any questions.

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