ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor

The ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor training course enables you to develop the necessary skills to perform a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.

Why should you attend?

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

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to acquire knowledge on the protection of privacy in the context of processing personally identifiable information (PII), as well as master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, establish communication with customers and resolve potential conflicts.
After completing this training course, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor” credential. The internationally recognized PECB Lead Auditor certificate proves that you have the capabilities and competences to audit organizations based on best practices.

Learning objectives

Understand a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and its processes based on ISO/IEC 27701
Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
Acquire the competences of the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the context of a PIMS audit

Education approach

This training is based on both theory and best practices used in PIMS 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 information security and privacy, and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Target Audiance

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisors in the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Schedule Dates

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor
27 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor
02 September 2024 - 06 September 2024
ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor
02 December 2024 - 06 December 2024
ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor
03 March 2025 - 07 March 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and ISO/IEC 27701

  • Audit principles, preparation, and launching of an audit

  • On-site audit activities

  • Closing the audit

  • Certification exam


ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor certification is a credential that demonstrates an individual’s competence to plan, conduct, and manage audits of privacy information management systems (PIMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27701 standard. It signifies expertise in evaluating an organization’s privacy management practices and ensuring alignment with ISO/IEC 27701 requirements.

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor certification is suitable for privacy officers, data protection officers, compliance officers, risk managers, auditors, and individuals involved in auditing privacy management systems within organizations or as part of third-party audit teams. It is ideal for those seeking to enhance their auditing skills and knowledge of privacy management practices based on ISO/IEC 27701.

The ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor certification course covers comprehensive aspects of auditing privacy information management systems according to ISO/IEC 27701. This includes understanding the principles and requirements of ISO/IEC 27701, planning and conducting audits, evaluating compliance with PIMS policies and procedures, assessing privacy risks, verifying the effectiveness of controls, reporting audit findings, and ensuring audit follow-up and corrective actions.

Preparation for ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor certification exam involves studying the ISO/IEC 27701 standard, audit principles, and related materials provided by accredited training providers. Candidates are advised to attend training sessions specifically tailored for the Lead Auditor certification, which often include practical audit exercises, case studies, and discussions on audit techniques. Additionally, candidates should review study materials provided by reputable training providers, practice with sample audit scenarios, and engage in self-study to enhance their auditing skills and knowledge of privacy management systems outlined in ISO/IEC 27701.

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