ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation

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Course Overview

The ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation training course is designed to help participants understand the basic concepts and principles of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) based on ISO/IEC 27701. Moreover, during this training course, students will learn more on the structure of the standard including its requirements, guidance and controls on the protection of the privacy of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) principals and the relationship of the standard with ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002.

After completing this training course, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass it, you can apply for the “PECB Certificate Holder in ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation” certificate. A PECB Foundation certificate proves that you have comprehended the fundamental methodologies, requirements, guidelines, framework and managerial approach.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of a privacy information management system (PIMS) based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, standards, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and management of a PIMS

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are complemented by discussions questions and examples
  • The exercises include multiple-choice quizzes and essay-type exercises
  • Exercise questions and quizzes are similar to the certificate exam



Target Audiance

  • Individuals involved in information security and privacy management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge on the main processes of a privacy information management system
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in privacy information management
  • Individuals responsible for personally identifiable information (PII) within organizations
  • Information security team members

Schedule Dates

ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation
27 May 2024 - 28 May 2024
ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation
27 August 2024 - 28 August 2024
ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation
27 November 2024 - 28 November 2024
ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation
27 February 2025 - 28 February 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to privacy information management system (PIMS) concepts as specified in ISO/IEC 27701

  • Privacy information management system (PIMS) and certificate exam


ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation is a certification program designed to provide a fundamental understanding of privacy information management systems (PIMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27701 standard. It covers key concepts, principles, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a privacy-focused management system.

ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation certification is suitable for professionals involved in privacy management, including privacy officers, data protection officers, compliance officers, risk managers, auditors, and individuals responsible for handling personal information within organizations. It is also valuable for those seeking to enhance their understanding of privacy management principles irrespective of their specific roles.

The ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation certification course typically covers essential topics such as the purpose and benefits of implementing a privacy information management system (PIMS), key concepts and principles of ISO/IEC 27701, requirements of the standard, scope and boundaries of the PIMS, establishing privacy objectives and processes, conducting privacy impact assessments, implementing controls, monitoring and measuring privacy performance, and continual improvement.

Preparation for the ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation certification exam involves studying the ISO/IEC 27701 standard and related materials provided by accredited training providers. Candidates are encouraged to attend training sessions conducted by experienced professionals, review study guides, and practice with sample exam questions to familiarize themselves with the format and content of the exam. Additionally, candidates can benefit from self-study resources, online courses, and engaging in discussions with peers to deepen their understanding of privacy management principles outlined in ISO/IEC 27701.

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