*NEW* Mastering the Audit of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001

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ISO 27001 Training

Course Overview

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according to ISO 17011.Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to:
•   Acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
•   Acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021 and ISO 27006
•   Acquire the necessary expertise to manage an ISMS audit team
•   Understand the operation of an ISO/IEC 27001 conformant information security management system
•   Understand the relationship between an Information Security Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
•   Improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, its risk assessment and audit decision-making

Target Audience

•   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


PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of  ISO/IEC 27001 is recommended.

Course Contents

Day 1: Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO/IEC 27001
Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to information security
Fundamental principles of information security
ISO/IEC 27001 certification process
Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 8 of ISO/IEC 27001

Day 2: Planning and Initiating an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Audit approach based on evidence and on risk
Preparation of an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit
ISMS documentation audit
Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
Communication during the audit
Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
Audit test plans
Formulation of audit findings
Documenting nonconformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
Audit documentation
Quality review
Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
Evaluation of corrective action plans
ISO/IEC 27001 Surveillance audit
Internal audit management program

Day 5: Certification Exam

Educational approach

This training is based on both theory and practice:
Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
Practice test similar to the certification exam

Examination and Certification

The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (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/IEC 27001 audit
Domain 5: Conducting an 27001 audit
Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program

The “PECB 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 the section on PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Exam

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Provisional Auditor, PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Auditor or PECB 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
For more information about PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and the PECB certification process, refer to the section on ISO/IEC 27001 certifications

General Information

•   Certification fees are included in the exam price
•   A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
•   A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
•   In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions


Duration: 5 Days

Cost: £1450 + VAT


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