Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course

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  • Become an ISO 27001 lead implementer and gain the ISO Lead Implementer certification.
  • Equips you with the skills to lead and manage an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS) implementation project.
  • 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, three-day training course.
  • Successful completion of the ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) qualification and 21 CPD/CPE points.




  • Training course outline

    This ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer training course equips information security professionals with the skills to support an organisation in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining an information security management system (ISMS).

    It will teach you:

  • The nine critical steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.
  • Information security management best practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.
  • How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project.
  • Typical pitfalls and challenges and how to deal with them.

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    COVID-19: remote delivery options

    We would like to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. As a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, 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 Implementer training course benefits

    Designed by experts

    Designed by the team that led the world’s first successful ISO 27001 implementation project.

    Delivered by professionals

    Real-world practitioners show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish.

    Fast-track to certification

    Achieve a globally recognised ISO 27001 qualification certificated to ISO 17024 in just three days.

    Hands-on study

    Group discussions, practical exercises and case studies throughout the course.

    Learn from anywhere

    Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues throughout the UK.

    Nine steps to success

    Learn about the nine steps to implementing an ISMS.

    See what our previous learners think about this course

    95%

    of delegates passed the first time

    86%

    were happy with the pace of the course

    90%

    found the course content to meet their expectations

    94%

    agreed that the course content was relevant.

    “Thank you for the opportunity of attending Max's training presentation. I was delighted to attend three day full course presentation by a very intelligent, highly professional and very well prepared trainer. It was a pleasure listen to him: very knowledgable, attendant focus, he used several case studies and involved majority of participants. Never changed a topic without making sure that we are comfortable with the information provided. I wish him all the very best!”

    - Janos Nagy, Principal Consultant

    “Booking the course and pre-course administration was very easy due to the help and support from IT Governance employees, this helped my learning experience. the delivery of the course was excellent, the instructor was very aware of the class and online audience, he made it easy to engage. He also made it very easy to follow the course content with the way in which the cameras were set up. This could easily be business as usual for this type of course.”

    - Jeff Howard, Communications Security Assurance Advisor

    “I took the online version of this course which was SO helpful. Lots of useful and practical content that I could relate to and then take back to my organisation. Online option meant I didn't have to take time out to travel and could keep on top of work emails etc. Also had the joy of Alan Calder as my trainer!”

    - Melanie

    “Great course! I attended the classroom version in London and thoroughly enjoyed it. Despite having lots to cover, the course material was delivered at a good pace and covered everything you needed to pass the included exam.”

    - Chloe

    “I attended this in person training prior to implementing an ISMS for my organisation which went on to achieve ISO 27001 certification. Since then I have implemented and helped manage a number of information security programs. I cannot think of a better way to start understanding ISO 27001 and information security management systems.”

    - Jim

    Who should attend this course?

    Anyone involved in information security management, writing information security policies or implementing ISO 27001, either as a lead implementer or as part of an implementation team, for example:

  • IT/ Information Security Consultants
  • IT/ Information Security Managers
  • IT/ Information Security Officers
  • IT/ Information Security Project Managers
  • Cyber security consultants
  • Head of IT


  • CISOs (Chief Information Security Officer)
  • GDPR Consultants
  • Information security analysts
  • ISMS Managers
  • Network managers


  • Your Learning Path

    Find out how the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer 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.
  • We have trained more than 8,000 professionals on ISMS implementations and audits.
  • Taught by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, 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.


  • * Terms and conditions apply.

    Course details

    What does this training course cover?

  • Why information security management (ISM) is essential to an organisation.
  • The role and structure of an information security policy.
  • The key concepts, principles and main requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
  • The terms and definitions used in the standard, including risk and options for risk assessments.
  • How to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 to determine the scope of your ISMS.
  • How to secure senior management commitment by building a compelling business case.
  • How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project.
  • How to allocate roles and responsibilities for your ISO 27001 implementation.
  • How to review and map your existing controls to Annex A of ISO 27001.


  • The importance of the Statement of Applicability (SoA), and justifications for inclusions and exclusions.
  • How to carry out an information security risk assessment – the core competence of information security management.
  • The benefits of and key issues when selecting, a risk assessment tool.
  • How to develop a management framework, write policies and produce other critical documentation.
  • The importance of staff, an effective communication strategy and general awareness training.
  • The key elements of management review.
  • How to prepare for your ISO 27001 certification audit and ensure that you pass the first time.
  • How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27001.


  • Course agenda

  • Project mandate
  • Project initiation

  • Basics
  • Setting up the project

  • ISMS initiation

  • Documented information
  • Improvement

  • Management framework

  • Context
  • Leadership


  • Baseline security criteria
  • Risk management
  • Implementation

  • Annex A controls

  • Measure, monitor, review and improve
  • Certification


  • 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 Implementer exam.
  • 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: 9:30am – 5:00pm
    Day 2: 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Day 3: 9:00am – 5:00pm

    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. We will, however, assume that delegates have a basic knowledge of ISO 27001 gained either through reading the ISO 27001:2013 standard or by attending the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Foundation training course.

    Is there any recommended reading?

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

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013


  • We also recommend that you purchase and read the following textbooks:

  • ISO 27001/ISO27002 – A Pocket Guide
  • An Introduction to Information Security and ISO27001:2013 – A Pocket Guide


  • Exams and qualifications

    Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer exam

    Attendees take the ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) exam set by IBITGQ
    ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ). There

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