Best ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Course

ISO/IEC 27001 is all about information security

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Learn how to plan, implement, and manage an ISO/IEC 27001-based Information Security Management System audit

Brief ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Course Description

This course teaches you the skills to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS audit for your own or another organization. One of our certified PECB instructors will present this five-day course live in a classroom setting. You may opt to participate remotely. The course consists of lecture and discussions based on a case study. The certification exam is always given on day five of the course. Once you pass the exam, you will be able to apply for the credential appropriate for your career level and experience. PECB will verify your application and send your certificate.


Why should I take this course?

You will be able to take on any ISO 27001 auditing work inside or outside your organization. Here is information supplied by ISO regarding the latest iteration of the standard issued in 2013.


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ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

How will you benefit from the course?

You will learn how to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

By working through the practical exercises, you will master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, and communication with customers.

You will be able to take the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” credential.

Are you one of these?

  • An auditor looking to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits
  • A manager or consultant looking to master the ISMS audit process
  • Responsible for conforming with ISMS requirements
  • A technical expert looking to prepare for an ISMS audit
  • An expert in Information Security Management


  • Understand operations of an ISO/IEC 27001 based ISMS
  • Recognize the relationship between ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Using ISO 19011 principles, learn the auditor’s role in planning, leading and following-up on a management system audit
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to apply the standards of ISO/IEC 27001 in an ISMS audit
  • Become competent as an auditor to: plan, lead, draft reports for, and follow-up on audits in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • This training uses both theory and best practices to teach ISMS audit procedures
  • Lectures employ examples based on case studies
  • Exercises use case studies which include role play and discussion
  • Practice tests prepare you for the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO/IEC 27001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Daily Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO/IEC 27001 and  information security management system (ISMS)

Day 2: Principles, preparation, and initiation of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification Exam

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


The exam covers these competency domains:

Domain 1: Basic principles and concepts of Information Security Management System (ISMS)

Domain 2: ISMS

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation for an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

Domain 6: Finalizing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


Once you pass the exam, you can apply for credentials appropriate to you career experience. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

General Information

  • You will receive over 450 pages of information and examples
  • You will be issued 31 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits
  • If you fail the exam you have 12 months to retake it. There will be no charge within 12 months

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor courses teach you to audit.

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Learn how to plan, implement, and manage an ISO/IEC 27001-based Information Security Management System audit


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