ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

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ISO 27001 Lead Auditor


This training course will allow you to acquire the skills required to be able to implement an Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit by utilising an extensively acknowledged audit principles, procedures and techniques.

Course Description


Throughout the course, you will obtain a greater understanding and the ability to develop and transmit internal and external audits in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

This course is based on practical elements, that will allow you to gain expertise in audit techniques and enhance your skills to be able to manage the skills below:

  • An audit program
  • Audit team
  • Communication with customers
  • Conflict resolutions

Once the skills have been refined you will have the essential skills to achieve this audit. You will then be able to take an exam and be able to apply for a PCEB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor credential.  By possessing a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, show that you have the competencies and proficiencies to audit organisations founded on paramount systems.

Who this course applies to:

This course applies to a wide range of participants these include:

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Information Security Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Information Security Management System requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Information Security Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Information Security Management

Learning Objectives

The main learning objectives are listed below:

  • Understand the operations of an Information Security Management System based on ISO/IEC 27001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 in the context of an ISMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Structure of training

Day 1: Introduction to the information security management system (ISMS) and ISO/IEC 27001

  • Training course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of information security
  • Information security management system (ISMS)

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation, and initiation of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • The impact of trends and technology in auditing
  • Evidence-based  auditing
  • Risk-based auditing
  • Initiation of the audit process
  • Stage 1 audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

  • Preparing for stage 2 audit
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit  procedures
  • Creating audit test plans

Day 4: Closing the audit

  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing of the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Closing of the training course

Day 5

  • Certification Exam

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Jul 06 - 09 2022

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