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ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

This ISO 27001 Lead Auditor training course will explore the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction

  • The 27001 standard
  • 27001 mission
  • 27001 high-level methodology
  • 27001 focus
  • Common interrelationships
  • Review and monitor
  • Improvement and maintenance
  • Clauses of ISO 27001

Module 2: Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and the ISO 27001 Standards Family

  • What is an ISMS?
  • Creating project plan according to ISMS ISO 27001
  • Establishing management and governance frameworks
  • ISMS principles
  • ISMS benefits
  • Scope of ISMS in an organisation
  • Introduction to management systems
  • Process approach
  • Fundamentals
  • The PDCA cycle

Module 3: Interaction with ISO 27005

  • What is ISO 27005
  • ISO 27001 vs ISO 27005
  • Quantifying the business impact
  • Impact severity

Module 4: Introduction to Auditing

  • Defining auditing
  • Types of audit
  • Techniques and principles
  • Phases of audit

Module 5: Performing ISO 27001 Audits

  • Preparing audit reports
  • Analysing data
  • Auditing procedures
  • Reviewing documents and reports
  • Validating reports
  • Designing and merging findings
  • Classifying findings
  • Planning, organising, and prioritising
  • Factors that affect the reliability of audit findings

Module 6: Internal Auditor

  • Roles and responsibilities of an internal auditor
  • Record review activities
  • Internal auditor checklist
  • Communication between departments
  • Drafting reports and test plans

Module 7: Risk Management

  • Analysing and evaluating risks
  • Managing risk approaches

Module 8: Risk Assessment and the Statement of Applicability (SOA)

  • Risk assessment summary
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Risk assessment methodology
  • Risk assessment implementation
  • Risk treatment plan
  • Risk treatment implementation
  • ISMS risk assessment report
  • The Statement of Applicability (SOA)
  • Threats and vulnerabilities

Module 9: Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer

Module 10: Launch and Implement an ISMS in an Organisation

  • Apply the frameworks
  • Design writing procedures and controls
  • Implementing the controls
  • Training and awareness programme
  • Management’s role
  • Impediments and aids to success
  • Responsibilities of employees

Module 11: Certification

  • Certification Process - organisations
  • Steps to certification
  • Certification audits
  • Surveillance visits
  • Certification process - individuals
  • Procedures
  • Documentation
  • Information Security policies
  • Monitoring and reviewing within an organisation

Module 12: Security Controls and Incident Management

  • Management of incidents and operations
  • Annex A
  • Physical and environmental security
  • Operations
  • Communications
  • Managing incidents
  • Confidentiality and security of information in an ISMS
  • Business Continuity Management(BCM)
  • Control and act
  • Managing records
  • Monitoring controls
  • Indicating performance
  • Developing a matrix according to ISO 27001
  • Internal auditing
  • Review
  • Improvement programmes

Module 13: Introduction to ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

  • Qualifications of an auditor
  • IRCA code of conduct
  • Difference between conformance and compliance

Module 14: Preparing and Planning an Audit

  • Evaluation methods
  • Roles and responsibility of an auditor
  • Auditing schedule and time
  • Procedures and process flow
  • Plans and programs
  • Activities of an auditor
  • Audit checklists
  • Internal auditing goals
  • Internal auditing charter
  • Audit components
  • Purpose and extent of an audit
  • Confirming audit plans
  • Documentation

Module 15: Reviewing Process and Qualities

  • Inspection writing
  • Different review stages
  • Auditing approaches and methods
  • Data analysis
  • Collecting evidence
  • Checking
  • Taking notes
  • Observation
  • Audit findings
  • Auditor team meetings
  • Analysing reports from other auditors
  • Preventative and corrective actions
  • Conducting follow-ups

Module 16: Tasks of an Auditor

  • Preparing audit plans and checklists
  • Defining targets
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Handling stressful situations
  • Tips and recommendations
  • Intrusion and penetration testing
  • Inspection
  • Reporting audits
  • Follow-up actions
  • Auditing results
  • Submitting reports to higher management
  • Decision making

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Who should attend this ISO 27001 Training Course?

This course is designed for those in the following job roles:

  • Quality Professionals
  • Security Managers
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • ISMS Auditors
  • Information Security Managers

This course is also intended for those responsible for leading audits of an ISMS that complies with ISO 27001 standards.


In order to attend this course, delegates must have completed the ISO 27001 Foundation training course and must possess knowledge of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and ISO 27001 requirements.

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The Knowledge Academy is Globally Recognised as the Industry Leader in ISO 27001 Certifications. Our "ISO Information Security Team” comprises of over 44 leading Information Security Audit Experts, who on average have more than 12 years of industry recognised Information Security Experience in ISO 27001 Certifications. Our instructors have developed a unique teaching style to help aspiring ISO 27001 Professionals to master the art of successfully Securing Digital Information. Our highly experienced ISO 27001 Experts are recognised in the industry as having the highest rated Information Security skills by employers. We Train and Develop highly competent Information Security Professionals, and most of them go on to work on large scale enterprise Information Security Audits and command the highest salaries in the industry.   

This ISO 27001 Lead Auditor training course will provide delegates with the skills and abilities needed to audit ISO 27001 information security management systems. Delegates will learn how to implement audit plans, processes, principles, and techniques. They will also focus on managing auditing teams, performing internal and external audits, how to communicate successfully, and how to overcome conflicts. By the end of this course, delegates will be able to lead, plan, implement, and report on an ISMS audit within an enterprise conforming to ISO 27001 standards, and thus will become auditing experts.

ISO 27001 is all about Information Security Management. The effective security of confidential and sensitive information is essential to the successfulness of a business, so ISO 27001 intends to reduce the likelihood of data breaches. ISO, (the International Organisation for Standardisation), produces documents that determine specifications, requirements, and guidance to ensure that services, products, and procedures are delivered to the appropriate standard, and achieve their primary objective, thus complying to ISO 27001 is significant.

The Knowledge Academy offers 4 ISO 27001 training courses, which can be completed in their order of difficulty. To begin, there is the ISO 27001 Foundation course that needs to be completed firstly, as it is a prerequisite for the remaining ISO 27001 courses. Next in the sequence is ISO 27001 Internal Auditor, followed by ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and ISO 27001 Lead Implementer. These precise Auditor and Implementer training courses ensure delegates become accomplished in the auditing and implementation of information security. 

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What's included in this ISO 27001 Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Foundation Manual
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 

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ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Exam

At the end of this 5-day training course, delegates will be required to sit an exam. This exam is included with the course fee, and is formatted like so:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book
  • Supervised

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Frequently asked questions


ISO 27001 is all about Information Security Management. ISO 27001 provides a framework that enables organisations to enhance the protection of information assets. Businesses that comply to the ISO 27001 standard display commitment to the improvement of control over their private information.
Yes, The Knowledge Academy’s ISO 27001 Lead Auditor exam is included with the course fee, and will be taken at the end of the day.
ISO 27001 Lead Auditor is a 5 day training course.
This ISO 27001 Lead Auditor training course begins at 9am and finishes around 5pm. You should arrive at the venue by 8:45am.
In order to attend this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course, delegates must have completed the ISO 27001 Foundation training course, and must possess knowledge of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and ISO 27001. As well as this, delegates should be familiar with how the PDCA Cycle works within organisations.
We provide ISO 27001 Foundation, ISO 27001 Internal Auditor, and ISO 27001 Lead Implementer.
As well as ISO 27001 courses, The Knowledge Academy offers training in ISO 9001, ISO 2000, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
The Knowledge Academy provides ISO 27001 training throughout the UK and all over the globe, so there will be a location near you.
The price for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.
Please see our ISO 27001 Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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