ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.

During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of an information security management system (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001
  2. Interpret the ISO/IEC 27001 requirements for an ISMS from the perspective of an auditor
  3. Evaluate the ISMS conformity to ISO/IEC 27001 requirements, by the fundamental audit concepts and principles
  4. Plan, conduct, and close an ISO/IEC 27001 compliance audit, by ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing
  5. Manage an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in ISMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role-playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


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

Target Audiance

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Information Security Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Information Security Management System requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Information Security Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Information Security Management

Schedule Dates

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
18 March 2024 - 22 March 2024
ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
24 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
30 September 2024 - 04 October 2024
ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
30 December 2024 - 03 January 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to the information security management system (ISMS) and ISO/IEC 27001

  • Audit principles, preparation, and initiation of an audit

  • On-site audit activities

  • Closing the audit

  • Certification Exam


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 requirements and best practices for ISMS implementation.
  • Develop the skills to plan, conduct, and report on effective ISMS audits.
  • Enhance your ability to identify and assess information security risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Improve your credibility and marketability as a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor.
  • Network with other information security professionals from various industries.

The PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor course is typically delivered in a five-day format, consisting of a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises. The course materials and certification exams are provided in English.

This course is designed for professionals who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead and conduct Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) audits based on ISO/IEC 27001. This includes:

  • Information security professionals seeking to advance their careers to lead auditor roles.
  • Management consultants and internal auditors looking to expand their expertise into ISMS audits.
  • IT professionals are responsible for implementing and maintaining ISMS within their organizations.
  • Quality professionals want to broaden their knowledge of management systems auditing.
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