Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

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  • Build your career as an ISO 27001 lead auditor with this five-day ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course, including the exam.
  • Delivered by expert practising auditors.
  • Our Classroom / Live Online option allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.
  • Our Ely / Online option provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate. Find out more.
  • IBITGQ and CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) accredited five-day training course.
  • 99% pass rate to becoming a certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) and 35 CPD/CPE points.

  • Training course outline

    Brought to you by the team that led the world’s first ISO 27001 implementation projects, this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor training course will teach you:

  • The skills to conduct second-party (supplier) and third-party (external and certification) Information Security Management System audits;
  • How to lead a team of auditors and gain the skills to achieve compliance with ISO 27001;
  • How to competently manage an ISMS audit program; and
  • The best-practice audit methodology based on ISO 19011, allowing you to master audit techniques.

  • COVID-19: remote delivery options

    We want to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. We have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

    Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor training course benefits

    Aligned with best practice

    Aligned with the best-practice ISO 19011:2011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems) audit methodology.

    Led by specialists

    An experienced ISO 27001 auditor and practitioner will explain how to lead an audit from start to finish.

    Learn from anywhere

    Choose whether you attend the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course online or in-person at one of our training venues throughout the UK.

    Incredible value

    You receive market-leading training at a highly competitive price.

    Designed by experts

    Designed by IT Governance Director Steve Watkins, a contracted technical assessor for UKAS, where he helps with the assessment of certification bodies.

    Hands-on study

    Gain experience of the practical application of the audit process to ISO management systems through discussion and role-play.

    See what our previous learners think about this course

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    of delegates passed the first time.


    were happy with the pace of the course.


    agree that the course content was relevant.

    “I found Max a really good trainer and his insights into past audit experiences really helped give the course context. I thought I'd struggle to stay focused given it was all online but Max did a good job at breaking the content up with breaks and exercises.”

    - Chelsea Jarvie, Director

    “Great course Max, delivered in a knowledgeable and effective manner and gave me knowledge that i can immediately put to good use. Max came across really well and answered all the groups questions including my own which were quite a few! Max really helped me consolidate my knowledge and hopefully use that in future. Credit to Max for guiding us through a great course”

    - Daniel Berry, Compliance Manager

    “Extremely engaging course which was very well delivered by Arnie! I was really impressed with not only his extensive knowledge of the ISO 27001 Standard, but his breadth of real world experiences to provide clear interpretations of each particular aspect of audit. Would 100% recommend if you're in an audit role!”

    - Joe Edwards, Operational Audit Officer

    “I can recommend this course to anyone who needs an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor qualification. The trainer, exam and lessons are amazing. As a trainer myself, I have to say this is one of the best courses I have ever attended.”

    - Michael Wilson, IAL Consultants

    “Max was a professional trainer with superb knowledge of the course material, whilst also being extremely helpful and kind to the trainees providing excellent support when required. He also had the ability to communicate and explain situations on all levels so that every trainee was able to understand the content. I would 100% recommend Max as a trainer to anyone in future and he has now helped me develop my career further with the training provided!”

    - Anonymous

    “Ian Shorten is a fantastic trainer, he made the subject very easy to understand. He also has wealth of knowledge and I believe he is true asset for your organisation. Thank you! IT Governance way of delivery of the subject along with experienced and qualified trainer makes the difference to other training providers. Excellent training delivery and great content. Trust me the trainer makes a massive difference! Well done to IT Governance for hiring excellent trainers.”

    - Anonymous

    “I am very pleased with the way the trainer approached the course, because he made it easy to assimilate the contents and provided really valuable tips based on his personal experience as an auditor. ”

    - Anonymous

    Who should attend this training course?

    This ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification course is aimed at individuals who want a globally-recognised ISO 27001 lead auditor qualification to further their careers. It’s also designed for managers responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS, such as:

  • IT/ Information Security Manager
  • Compliance Auditor
  • GDPR consultant
  • IT/ Information Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Head of IT

  • Information and risk manager
  • Information security analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • Internal Auditor
  • ISMS manager

  • Your Learning Path

    Find out how the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

    This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

  • ISO 27001 roles
  • Information Security roles

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    Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on ISO 27001 – Our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project. Since then, we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on information security management system (ISMS) implementations and audits.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Learn from anywhere – we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people, and we’re confident you’ll pass with us the first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

  • * conditions applicable

    Course details

    What does this training course cover?

  • An overview of the structure and major requirements of ISO/IEC 27001.
  • An overview of the audit process used by certification bodies.
  • The purpose, benefits and core principles of effective auditing.
  • Common auditing terms and definitions.
  • Critical skills required for performing an audit.
  • Best-practice audit methodology based on ISO 19011.
  • How to establish, maintain and manage an audit programme.

  • How to plan, conduct, report, summarise and follow-up on an audit.
  • Effective interviewing techniques and observation skills.
  • How to use audits to identify nonconformities and ensure appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • How to assess and evaluate the competence of auditors.
  • Accredited certification audit specifics.
  • How the audit process is used in first, second and third-party audits.
  • How to apply continual improvement of the ISMS.

  • Course agenda:

  • Purpose and benefits of audits
  • Role of auditors
  • Role of standards in audits
  • Audit terms and definitions
  • Principles of auditing
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Performing an audit

  • Observing and listening
  • Reporting and Summarising Audit Findings
  • Conducting Audit Follow-up
  • Competence and Evaluation of Auditors
  • Accredited Certification Audit specifics
  • Auditing an Information Security Management System to ISO 27001:2013

  • What’s included in this course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • The ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor exam; and
  • A certificate of attendance.

  • What equipment do I need?

    You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam. Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1–2 days before sitting the exam.

    Course duration and times

    Day 1: 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Day 2: 9:15am – 5:00pm
    Day 3: 9:15am – 5:00pm
    Day 4: 9:15am – 5:00pm
    Day 5: 9:15am – 1:30pm

    Course locations

  • Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online courses or Classroom / Live Online delivery options. Learn more.
  • Alternatively, you can study in a classroom at one of our venues in London or Ely (Cambridgeshire).

  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course However, delegates should have a good knowledge of ISO 27001. This could be obtained through practical experience, reading or attending such courses as the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Foundation training course or the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer course.

    Attendees will need to have their own copies of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO 27002:2013 standards for use during the course.

    Is there any recommended reading?

    We strongly recommend you purchase and read the standards before attending the course:

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and IS
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    15 Aug 2022 United Kingdom Book now

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