A Complete Overview of the PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course
Written by Marla Ovenden-Cooper
Protection of data is becoming a major player in business decision-making and growth. Businesses and organizations are more concerned about their data than ever before. As globalization and digital transformation increase, the business world is becoming smaller. Third-party providers and supply chain management are no longer issues of big business and enterprise alone. Now, small and mid-sized businesses know that to be competitive, they need to be able to prove to business partners that they are taking the protection of data and cybersecurity seriously. As a result, the need for qualified Information Security Professionals, who can audit various business systems, are crucial for business success.
What is the ISO/IEC 27001?
The ISO/IEC 27001 is a set of standards for organizations to follow when they are implementing an information security management system (ISMS). The standards ensure that the organization or company has adequately assessed risks and is able to manage information security, while taking into account confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. It provides an approach that allows businesses to create an information security management system based on identified risks for their particular business and the application of aligned controls to mitigate risks. As an international benchmark for standards, the ISO/IEC 27001 certification is one of the best tools for a business to let its partners know that they are taking an active approach in protecting information.
The Training Course
PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor training course provides information security professionals the knowledge and skills required to conduct, prepare for or respond to an ISO audit.
It begins with an introduction to Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and ISO 27001, ensuring that learners have an understanding of the foundational knowledge required to complete an audit. There is thorough coverage of audit principles, preparing for an audit and initiation of an audit. The on-site audit activities are presented and case studies are introduced. Finally, the course covers key concepts in closing the audit. Closing the audit may in fact be one of the biggest challenges of auditing, and the course ensures that you are prepared to communicate audit findings, nonconformity reports, document findings and conduct evaluation of action plans by the auditors.
The course goes beyond knowledge and uses application examples through various activities, exercises, case studies, multiple-choice standalone quizzes, and scenario-based quizzes.
Unlike many other IT certification and information security exams, the PECB IS0 27001 Lead Auditor exam is open book. The goal of the exam is not to determine if you can memorize information, rather it is set up to assess your ability to work with real-life situations and determine the appropriate measures to be taken. As a result, the exam allows an open book format to encourage candidates to use appropriate tools to solve complex situations. Exam questions include multiple-choice questions, standalone questions and scenario-based questions.
Is This Course Right for You?
The course is intended for individuals who are pursuing or are currently:
- 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
Learning the skills to master information security management has never been easier. Training is now presented with the learner and business in mind so that progress is not interrupted. For example, the PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor training course provides training in a flexible format that allows you to access short learning modules at home, from work or on the go via a learning app. Providing learning in 20-minute bursts means that learners can choose to learn as quickly or slowly as they want, accommodating individual circumstances.
Interested in learning more about courses on ISO 27001, check out our blog on the ISO 27001 Implementer training course.