The Knowledge Academy
Our ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course teaches delegates the principles and practices of undertaking Information Security Management System (ISMS) audits - in line with the guidelines and requirements of ISO/IEC 27001.
Who Should Attend the Course?
Designed for people who wish to conduct external audits on behalf of assessment bodies for ISO 27001 certification, but also suitable for those who need to conduct thorough internal audits on behalf of their own organisation. It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of the requirements of the applicable standard to which the course is being delivered
Participants will identify and learn the skills and techniques of auditing and to communicate the audit findings effectively to the organisation's management.
By the end of the course successful students will be able to explain
- the purpose of an ISMS and the processes involved in establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing and improving an ISMS as defined in ISO 27001, including the significance of these for ISMS auditors
- the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 27001:2005, the international standard ISO 17799:2005 and ISO/IEC 13335 Parts 1 & 2 (MICTS) and ISO/IEC TR 18044:2004, EA 7/03 and the legislative framework relative to an ISMS
- the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, and follow up an ISMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and the guidance criteria contained in EA 7/03
and will have aquired the skills to
- interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 & EA 7/03 in the context of ISMS audit
- undertake the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an ISMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011
Delegates who successfully complete this ISMS Auditor/Lead Auditor training (within the three years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an ISMS Auditor.
Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO 27001
Planning and Initiating an ISO 27001 audit
Conducting an ISO 27001 audit
Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 27001 audit
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
- Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
- Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
- Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
- Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?