ISO 27034 Lead Auditor | Course

Mastering the audit of IT – Security Techniques – Application Security based on ISO 27034, in compliance with the requirements of ISO 19011 and ISO 17021.


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This course is available to be delivered in a classroom and Live-Training model. 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. ISO 27034 Lead Auditor Path This five-day intensive course enables the participants develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information technology - Security techniques – Application Security as specified in ISO/IEC 27034, and 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 and ISO 17021.
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 for efficient conduct of an audit.

Training Methodology
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 playing and oral presentations;
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation;
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam.
The benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited.

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead IT - Security techniques – Application Security audit
  • Project managers or consultants who want to master the IT - Security techniques – Application Security 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 Application Security audit function

Participants should understand English as the course documentation is in this language.

Duration (days)
5 days

Learning Objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • acquire the expertise needed to perform an ISO 27034 internal audit following the ISO 19011 guidelines
  • acquire the expertise needed to perform an ISO 27034 audit following the ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021 and ISO 27006
  • acquire the necessary expertise to manage an IT - Application Security audit team
  • understand the operation of an ISO 27034 conformant Application Security management system
  • understand the relationship between an IT - Security techniques – Application Security, 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

  1. Introduction to IT - Security techniques – Application Security overview and concepts as required by ISO 27034
    • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to application security
    • Fundamental principles of application security
    • ISO 27034 certification process
    • IT - Security techniques – Application Security
    • Detailed presentation of the clauses of ISO 27034

  2. Planning and initiating an ISO 27034 audit
    • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    • Audit the approach based on evidence and risk
    • Preparation of an ISO 27034 audit
    • Application Security documentation audit
    • Conducting an opening meeting

  3. Conducting an ISO 27034 audit
    • Communication during the audit
    • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
    • Audit test plans
    • Formulation of the audit findings
    • Documenting nonconformities

  4. Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 27034 audit
    • Audit documentation
    • Quality review
    • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 27034 audit
    • Evaluation of corrective action plans
    • ISO 27034 surveillance audit
    • ISO 27034 internal audit management program

  5. ISO 27034 Lead Auditor Certification Exam

  • The Certified ISO 27034 Lead Auditor exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts in Application Security
    • Domain 2: Information Technology Application Security (AS)
    • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 27034 audit
    • Domain 5: Conduct of an ISO 27034 audit
    • Domain 6: Conclusion and follow-up of an ISO 27034 audit
    • Domain 7: Management of an ISO 27034 audit program
  • The Certified ISO 27034 Lead Auditor exam is available in English languages.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • The exam result is sent via email to the candidate within eight weeks after the examination, being the exam result graduated in qualitative note: "Pass or Fail".
  • In the case of a failure, the result will be accompanied with the list of domains in which you had a mark lower than the passing grade.
If the candidate fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 12 month period from the initial exam date.

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials: "Certified ISO 27034 Provisional Auditor", "Certified ISO 27034 Auditor" or "Certified ISO 27034 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.
ISO 27034 Lead Auditor is a certification program aligned with ISO 17024 standard.

Requirements for “Auditor” certifications:
CertificationExamProfessional experienceAS Audit experienceAS project experience
ISO 27034 Provisional AuditorISO 27034 LA ExamNoneNoneNone
ISO 27034 AuditorISO 27034 LA Exam2 years
1 year of AS work experience
Audit activities totalling 200 hoursNone
ISO 27034 Lead AuditorISO 27034 LA Exam5 years
2 years of AS work experience
Audit activities totalling 300 hoursNone

Our experts are consultants and auditors, with several years of experience in the areas of implementation, auditing and training in various international standards.

General Information
  • Training in English language.
  • Course manual in English, containing over 450 pages of information, practical examples, case-study and step-by-step audit methodology.
  • Behaviour Participation Certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits.
  • Certification Exam in English.
  • Certification Diploma after successful examination and formal process registration. This process has no associated cost.
  • Coffee break in the morning and afternoon (Applies to all training that take place in Behaviour facilities)
  • If the candidate fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 12 month period from the initial exam date.

  • ISO 27034 is an auditable IT – Security techniques – Application Security.

  • ISO 27034 allows certification and international recognition of an organization. Allows access to new markets and optimization of operations. Allows improve quality, increase productivity, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction and sales.

  • ISO 27034 Lead Auditor course is geared towards to the audit of the standard, through a step-by-step audit process. Thus, throughout the course, in addition to the basic concepts of ITST, are presented the steps needed to prepare and start the ITST 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 and nonconformities, among other activities needed to prepare the auditor to audit the ITST 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 17021.

  • One of the strengths of the ISO 27034 Lead Auditor course, in addition to inclusion of implementation methodology, is that it allows to prepare professionals for the audit of ISO 27034 certification and the registration in the certifying body. Addresses itself to this end, the recommendations of ISO 19011 and the ISO 17021 - requirements for certification bodies.

  • ISO 27034 Lead Auditor certification exam is conducted at the end of the course, on the last day of training, which focuses on development questions and case studies allowing the certifying entity to measure, more effectively, the knowledge of the candidates.

  • Upon success in the exam, professional will achieve one of the ISO 27034 certifications levels. In case of failure, professional may repeat the exam at no additional cost, within 1 year after the date of the 1st examination.

  • 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) and certified on ISO 9001. 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.

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