Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor – ISO 27001 training

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Acquire the expertise to Lead Audit Teams and to Audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS), implemented in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:20222 International Standard.


The Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor course, in addition to the approach to the standard, includes a practical part – the audit methodology of an Information Security Management System developed using the ISO audit requirements and best practices, and other audit related guidance – guided by a real-world adapted case-study.

More than knowing concepts, principles, and requirement of ISO/IEC 27001 and for ISO/IEC 27001 compliant audits, the students will learn how to put into practice an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program, based on a customized audit methodology proposed by BEHAVIOUR.

During this course, the students will develop the needed resources to support the implementation and maintenance of an audit program, including the required templates and other resources to support internal or external audit assignments using the ISO 19011 and other ISO and non-ISO international recognized audit best practices on the market.

This approach provides the students with the knowledge and competences needed to develop and adapt their own audit tools in response to the real-world context requirements.

The fundamental knowledge of the Information Security 27001 Foundation is included in this course, so it is not a prerequisite or a training path.

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Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor Path
In this course, the students will acquire the expertise to develop an audit program, lead audit teams and audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS), established according to the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 International Standard.

Besides the fundamental concepts related to information security and a detailed overview clause-by-clause of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and its controls, the course leads the students through a step-by-step customized methodology to prepare and conduct internal and external audits for compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001 international standard. The ISMS audit program and its process covered in this course is supported by the ISO 19011, ISO/IEC 27007, ISO/IEC 27008, ISO/IEC 17021-1, and ISO/IEC 27006 standards, as well as other internationally recognized audit best practices.

The customized audit methodology helps the students transform their learned knowledge and expertise in real-world practice. Applying this knowledge, the students will be able to draft and implement their own audit program, including the design of the required tools and techniques to support the audit program and perform their internal and external audit assignments.

Based on a real-world adapted case-study organization, and supported by several approaches, templates, and other tools, including discussions and practical exercises, the students will team-up with their peers during this course and will be challenged to demonstrate their Lead Auditor skills on the audit of the ISMS of this organization. This training methodology trains and prepares students to successfully perform audits in conformity with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard in a real-world environment.

Training Methodology
This course is based on theorical, and practical sessions supported by a real-world adapted case-study.
The course includes hands-on practical and theorical exercises to:
  • better prepare the students for the real-world challenges
  • to prepare and increase the likelihood of success on the certification exam, and
  • train and prepare professionals for participating in an ISMS implementation program or ISMS audit based on ISO/IEC 27001

This course is available to be delivered in a > Live Online Training < model and classroom.
Live Training brings you the dynamic environment of the classroom, to your desk. Using your computer, you interact with the trainer and the trainees as if you were with them in the classroom.

This course is intended to:
  • Information Security, IT Consultants or other IT/IS experts that need to perform Internal or External Audits
  • Internal auditors participating or leading ISO/IEC 27001 audits
  • External auditors hired by contract to perform internal audits or, requiring the needed knowledge to work with Organization Certification Bodies performing ISO/IEC 27001 certification audits
  • Managers or head of audit departments wanting to complement their knowledge on how to establish an ISO/EC 27001 audit compliant program
  • Project managers leading or preparing to lead an ISO/IEC 27001 implementation program that need to understand the ISMS audit requirements and want to establish an ISO/IEC 27001 compliant audit program
  • Any professional involved on the implementation or operation of an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001 wanting to better understand the audit process
  • Anyone who wants to acquire the knowledge needed to audit an ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS

Students should understand English as the course documentation is in this language.
Also, other requisites may apply, please check the quotation or the proposal received.

Duration (days)
5 days

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course students will be able to:
  • Understand the fundamental information security concepts, and the main requirements and controls of ISO/IEC 27001
  • Get to know and understand the correlation of the ISO/IEC 27000 family standards, including ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and related ISO and other best practices, legislation, and regulation
  • Understand the ISO/IEC 27001 certification process
  • Understand the fundamental audit concepts and principles based on the ISO 19011 standard
  • Establish, implement, maintain, and improve an internal audit program compliant with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 and supported by the most recent ISO and related audit best practices
  • Understand the requirements and know how to prepare and plan ISMS compliant ISO/IEC 27001 audits
  • Understand the main roles, including the auditor role, competence requirements and the communication requirements to successfully perform an audit
  • Conduct ISO/IEC 27001 internal and external audits, either first-party, second-party or third-party audits
  • Draft and/or implement the required templates, tools, and techniques to support an audit program and an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
  • Identify and record findings, including nonconformities to establish conclusions and draft the audit report
  • Understand and implement the needed activities to complete an ISO/IEC 27001 audit, including ensuring the implementation of the required audit follow-up activities
  • Use the audit process to support the organization on the continuous compliance with ISO/IEC 27001, and on the maintenance of the ISO/IEC 27001 certification
  • Acquire the required knowledge to succeed in the “BEHAVIOUR Certified Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor” exam and achieve a personnel certification

  1. Introduction to Information Security, the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and, related best practices
    • Course introduction
    • Information security standards and compliance requirements
    • Advancing for ISO/IEC 27001 Certification
    • Information security fundamentals
    • Presentation and overview of the ISMS requirements (Part 1- Clauses 4 to 6.1)

  2. ISMS and Audit concepts and principles
    • Presentation and overview of the ISMS requirements (Part 2 - Clauses 6.2 to 10; and Annex A)
    • Introduction to audit concepts and principles based on ISO 19011

  3. Preparation, planning and initiating an audit; Conducting documentation and on-site audit activities
    • Internal audit program
    • Preparation and planning for ISMS audits
    • Communicating during the audit
    • Planning and initiating the audit
    • Conducting the Stage 1 documentation audit
    • Summarizing information and planning for the Stage 2 on-site audit
    • Conducting the Stage 2 on-site audit

  4. Concluding the on-site audit activities and closing the audit
    • Obtaining and verifying information: audit methods and audit tests
    • Identifying and recording audit findings
    • Preparing for audit conclusions
    • Closing the audit; prepare and distribute the audit report
    • Audit follow-up activities
    • Maintaining the ISO/IEC 27001 certification
    • Personnel certification and closing the training

The “Certified Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor” exam covers the following competence domains:
  • Domain 1: Information security fundamentals and ISO/IEC 27001 requirements
  • Domain 2: Fundamental audit concepts and principles based on ISO 19011
  • Domain 3: Establish and maintain an ISO/IEC 27001 internal audit program
  • Domain 4: Prepare and plan ISO/IEC 27001 audit activities
  • Domain 5: Conduct ISO/IEC 27001 audit activities
  • Domain 6: Complete and close ISO/IEC 27001 audit activities
Language(s): English and Portuguese (please consult BEHAVIOUR for availability on additional languages).
Duration: 4 hours (240 minutes).
Exam type: Multiple-choice questions and open questions based on a main case study and related to the competency domains.
Number of questions: 48 questions.
Passing score: 700/1000 marks.
Results: “Pass or Fail” If the candidate fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 2-month period from the released date of the exam result.

After successfully completing the certification exam, and signing the agreement/code of ethics, participants may apply for one of the three available credentials for this personnel certification scheme, depending on their level of experience.
  • Certified Information Security 27001 Associate Auditor: no previous experience required
  • Certified Information Security 27001 Auditor: 2 years of experience on information security and audits
  • Certified Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor: 5 years of experience on information security and audits
A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential. Candidates also receive the digital badge of the certification achieved.

The “Certified Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor” personnel certification program is drafted and maintained according to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

The certification programs are only valid to persons (not companies) and the achievement and maintenance depends on the exam result, on the professional experience and the commitment and comply to the agreement/code of ethics. If a professional does not comply with the agreement/code of ethics, the certification is not assigned or is revoked.

(Note: This program does not provide the competencies for a specific function or role, thus, it does not have any personnel certification maintenance requirements).

Our specialists are renowned consultants and auditors, with several years of experience in the areas of implementation, auditing and training in family ISO 27000, with particular focus on standards ISO27001, ISO27005 and their associated standards.

General Information
  • Training in English language.
  • Online training material resources in English, with online access, and in accordance with the commercial conditions.
  • Practical step-by-step auditing methodology
  • Behaviour Digital Participation Certificate of 35 CPD/CPE credits.
  • Online Certification Exam in Portuguese or English language. The exam can be taken up to 2 months from the start date of the course.
  • If the candidate fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 2 month period from the date of the exam result.
  • Certification Diploma and certification badge after successful examination and formal process registration. This process has no associated cost.

  • ISO/IEC 27001 is an auditable Information Security Management System (ISMS).
  • ISO/IEC 27001 allows certification and international recognition of an organization; access to new markets and optimization of operations; and improves quality, increases productivity, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction and sales revenues.
  • Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor course bases its pedagogical model in a certification program based on the ISO/IEC 17024 standard, which defines the requirements for certification of people, fulfilling the recommendations of ISO.
  • Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor course geared towards the audit of the standard, through a step-by-step audit process. Thus, throughout the course, in addition to the basic concepts of ISMS, are presented the steps needed to prepare and start the ISMS audit process and the management of audits through an audit program, which includes the selection of the approach, the audit methodology, selection and skills of the auditors, steps and approaches for evidence collection and drafting of findings, including nonconformities, among other activities needed to prepare the auditor to audit the ISMS of his organization or to participate and lead audits for an certification body, using the best practices of audit according the ISO 19011 and the requirements for certification bodies in ISO/IEC 17021-1.
  • One of the strengths of the Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor course, in addition to inclusion of implementation methodology, is that it allows to prepare professionals for the audit of ISO/IEC 27001 certification and the registration with the certifying body. Addresses itself to this end, the recommendations of ISO 19011 and the ISO/IEC 17021-1 - requirements for certification bodies.
  • Certification exam is monitored by an official Behaviour administrator.
  • The Certified Information Security 27001 Lead Auditor certification exam is conducted at the end of the course, on the last day of training, which focuses on multiple-choice and open questions based in a main case study allowing the certifying entity to measure, more effectively, the knowledge of the candidates.
  • Upon success in the exam, the professional will achieve one of the Information Security 27001 certifications levels. If the professional fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 2-month period from the released date of the exam.
  • Behaviour Pedagogical Model aims to provide a learning environment conducive to acquisition of competences, in accordance with objectives of each training program. Promoting interaction, participation, and appreciation of experiences, we contribute to meaningful learning, certification and international recognition but, above all to the development of critical thinking and autonomy.
  • Behaviour is an organization accredited by DGERT (Portuguese Government Entity). Behaviour has its Quality Management System (QMS) implemented in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001, the requirements of DGERT, the requirements of the European standard NP 4512 and the standard ISO 10015.

Dates and Price

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