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ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor

  • Length 5 days
  • Inclusions Exam Voucher
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Why study this course

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques. 

During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. 

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.  

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organisations based on best practices. 

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What you’ll learn

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of an information security management system (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001

  • Interpret the ISO/IEC 27001 requirements for an ISMS from the perspective of an auditor

  • Evaluate the ISMS conformity to ISO/IEC 27001 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Plan, conduct, and close an ISO/IEC 27001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing

  • Manage an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program


PECB is a certification body which provides education and certification under ISO/IEC 17024 for individuals on a wide range of disciplines. They help professionals and organisations show commitment and competence by providing them with valuable education, evaluation and certification against rigorous internationally recognised standards. Their mission is to provide clients with comprehensive services that inspire trust, continual improvement, demonstrate recognition, and benefit the society as a whole.
DDLS is proud to be a PECB Authorised Partner.

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Who is the course for?

  • 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

Course subjects

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)

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

On-site audit activities

  • Preparing for stage 2 audit

  • Stage 2 audit

  • Communication during the audit

  • Audit procedures

  • Creating audit test plans

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


A fundamental understanding of ISO/IEC 27001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Industry Association Recognition

An Attestation of Course Completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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