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ISO 27001 Information Security Management Lead Auditor

Course Code

ISO IEC 27001-LA

Course Category

ISO Standards

Learning Mode

eLearning | Self-Study


Yes (Optional)

Course Material

Downloadable Manual

ISO IEC 27001 Information Security Management - Lead Auditor eLearning Course

Master the audit techniques and become competent to manage an Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit and lead an audit team.

As the world is moving faster than ever, technological developments have rapidly evolved and are redefining, among others, the way we live, learn, and teach. This expansive nature of the internet and technology demand new ways of adapting to this new virtual environment for all of us. As such, the use of new and more efficient instruments for delivering knowledge is continuing to grow across a broad range of industries. This way, eLearning has become the tool of choice for learning and teaching worldwide.

In this eLearning 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. You will also learn how to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communicate with customers, and resolve any potential conflicts. 

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

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Learning Objectives & Outline

ISO 27001 Information Security Management Lead Auditor

At the end of this course you will be in a better position to:

  • 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


Section 1 - Training course objectives and structure

Section 2 - Standards and regulatory frameworks

Section 3 - Certification process

Section 4 - Fundamental concepts and principles of information security

Section 5 - Information security management system (ISMS)

Section 6 - Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Section 7 - The impact of trends and technology in auditing

Section 8 - Evidence-based auditing

Section 9 - Risk-based auditing

Section 10 - Initiation of the audit process

Section 11 - Stage 1 audit

Section 12 - Preparing for stage 2 audit

Section 13 - Stage 2 audit

Section 14 - Communication during the audit

Section 15 - Audit procedures

Section 16 - Creating audit test plans

Section 17 - Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports

Section 18 - Audit documentation and quality review

Section 19 - Closing of the audit

Section 20 - Evaluation of action plans by the auditor

Section 21 - Beyond the initial audit

Section 22 - Managing an internal audit program

Section 23 - Closing of the training course


ISO 27001 Information Security Management Lead Auditor

The PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following

competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Information Security Management System (ISMS)

  • 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 ISO/IEC 27001 audit

  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program

Who Should Take this Course

ISO IEC 27001 Information Security Management - Lead Auditor eLearning Course

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits

  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Information SecurityManagement 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

General Informatio

Our eLearning training courses have been designed to meet the needs of diverse learners who have different learning preferences and/or limited time to attend a training course session.

Here are some of the main benefits of the PECB eLearning experience:

  • The fact that the entire training course and examination is carried out electronically means that all you need in order to access these training courses is a device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone), and the KATE application.

  • Having access to the training courses 24/7 enables you to dictate the pace of your study. You do not have to worry about schedules, traveling, and accommodation, or having to take days off from work.

  • The unlimited access allows you to go back to any section of the training course as you need them.

  • Every training course consists of several video sections. This was done with the sole purpose of making the information easy to receive and process; think of the podcasts that we listen to while commuting, for instance.

  • In addition to having the training course content in video format, you will also be able to access the regular training course materials format structured in different training course days with the additional files available in an editable format (depending on the training course, the case study, exercises, and exercises correction key files will also be available).

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price. 

  • Participants will be provided with the training course material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information, examples, best practices, exercises, and quizzes. 

  • An attendance record worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course. 

  • In case candidates fail the exam, they can retake it within 12 months following the initial attempt for free.


Enrollment & Payment


  • Registration and payment for this training course is a prerequisite to participation.

  • Upon payment, you will receive an "Invitation to create a PECB account" from PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board), the global accreditation body for this course of study. This will allow you to set up your account with the requisite pass codes for access to the learning portal.  

  • Once completed your application will be processed within a maximum of two working days, after which you will receive notification by email with confirmation of finalization of registration to access the portal and commence this course of study. 

  • In accordance with exchange requirements, billings are done in Barbados dollars which exchange at a rate of Barbados $2 to every US$1.

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