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PECB certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training

Self-study Course – PECB certified ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS) Lead Auditor Training (40 hours).


    • An candidate with the working and audit experience as specified in the course brochure can go for PECB qualification by this self-study course and exam.

    Who should attend?
    • 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

    Learning objectives
    • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
    • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021 and ISO 27006
    • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage an ISMS audit team
    • To understand the operation of an ISO/IEC 27001 conformant information security management system
    • To understand the relationship between an Information Security Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
    • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, its risk assessment and audit decision-making

    Course Agenda
    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 English
    • Duration: 3 hours

    • Registered trainee completing the course and passing the exam, can apply to PECB for certificate of qualification, with evidence of the working and audit experience as specified in the course brochure.

    • Register at the website as Student with your official name and email address before purchasing the courses.
    • Training materials with copyright will be sent to purchaser normally within 1 to 3 working days after payment.
    • For other payment methods, please contact us.
    • This course is for self-study by the participants without tutor.
    • Exam location: DQS-HK’s Office in Shatin, Hong Kong, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
    • Service fee for an exam re-take is HKD 300 within 6 months after initial exam, if required.
    • Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) is a Personnel Certification Body accredited by The International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC 17024 – Requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. Meanwhile, PECB is a full member of International Personnel Certification Association (IPC).

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