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ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

Become a certified ISO 27001 auditor and learn how to master auditing techniques to assess and verify compliance with information security standards.

course: ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

Duration: 4 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Master the art of auditing information security management systems with our specialized training course. Learn to plan, conduct, and report on ISMS audits according to ISO/IEC 27001 standards. From audit planning to audit reporting, this course covers all aspects of auditing. With hands-on labs and expert-led instruction, you'll gain the skills needed to pass the ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor exam and become certified as a lead auditor. Enroll now and become a certified expert in ISMS auditing with our comprehensive training and certification course.

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Who is this course for?

Who is the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor training course for?

The ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification is designed for professionals who are responsible for conducting and leading audits of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. It is ideal for individuals who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the auditing principles and practices related to ISMS, as well as those who want to validate their knowledge and skills in auditing ISMS. The certification covers a wide range of topics related to ISMS auditing, including the principles and concepts of ISMS, the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and its requirements, the audit planning and preparation process, audit techniques and methods, audit reporting and follow-up, and ISMS certification.


What you will learn during our ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course.

  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to information security
  • Fundamental principles of information security
  • ISO 27001 certification process
  • Information Security Management System
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 8 of ISO27001
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and on risk
  • Preparation of an ISO 27001 certification audit
  • ISMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting nonconformities
  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 27001 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO 27001 surveillance audit
  • Internal audit management program


How to best be prepared for our ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course.

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Familiarity with ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) standards.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Understanding of auditing principles and practices.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Knowledge of information security concepts and practices.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Experience in implementing or managing information security programs.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to information security.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Proficiency in conducting audits and evaluating compliance with standards and regulations.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Prior experience in information security or auditing roles is beneficial but not required.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Completion of relevant training or certification courses on ISO/IEC 27001 and auditing is recommended.

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.

Kevin Henry

Kevin has served for years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills

Kevin Henry is a well-known and highly respected expert instructor with Readynez.

Kevin has served for many years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and he is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills- and certifications such as the CISSP, CSSLP, CISM, CISA and CCSP everywhere in the world.

Kevin is a force to be reckoned with, being an authorised instructor and training no less than 9.000 online learners monthly in the fields of information security and audit, in addition to the many students that attend his instructor-led courses with Readynez

He is also one of the most highly-rated instructors and most often he is given scores of 10/10 by his delegates. 


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James Rowney

James is recognised for his more than 20 years of contribution to learning and certification within IT Security.

James has worked on many large mission critical environments in some of the largest companies in their industries.

Understanding business requirements and drivers are essential to any strategy and design. Understanding environments are key to any application or infrastructure changes, both the immediate services they interface with and those beyond. A failure to satisfy Non Functional Requirements can not be fixed by a process.

Specialties: CISSP, CCSP, AWS Solution Architect Associate, TOGAF 9 certified 86080 member of The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) - 27519830. BCS Solution & Enterprise Architect Certified - AMBCS - 990529878, Linux RHCE V5 expired, RHCVA Unix, Storage, SAN, Netbackup, Clusters, Design and Delivery of Infrastructure.


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Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

Friedhelm Düsterhöft is a Senior Information Security Consultant, Auditor, Trainer and Managing Director, and has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

He has contributed to various PECB whitepapers and articles, such as ’Information Security in Banks and Financial Institutions’, ‘What Does SIEM Stand For?’, ‘Why Organizations Fail to Pass an Audit’ and “How to Integrate ISO/IEC 27032 Cybersecurity with ISMS?’.

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FAQs for the 27001 Lead Auditor course.

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification validates expertise in auditing information security management systems (ISMS) based on the ISO 27001 standard. It demonstrates proficiency in planning, conducting, and reporting ISMS audits, assessing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Become an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor with our specialized training course at Readynez. Prepare for the exam and gain certification as a Lead Auditor in information security management systems. Learn to plan, conduct, and report on internal and external audits, and help organizations achieve ISO 27001 certification. Join us and become a leader in information security auditing.

Prerequisites for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification typically include relevant work experience in auditing, information security, or related fields. While there are no mandatory prerequisites, having a solid understanding of the ISO 27001 standard and audit processes is essential for exam preparation.

The cost of the 27001 Lead Auditor exam varies, typically ranging from €500 to €830 EUR.

The 27001 Lead Auditor exam covers topics such as ISMS audit planning, audit execution, audit reporting, audit follow-up activities, and audit program management. It assesses candidates' abilities to evaluate the effectiveness of ISMS controls, assess compliance with ISO 27001 requirements, and identify areas for improvement.

Yes, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification is highly regarded in the field of information security and can significantly enhance your career prospects. It demonstrates expertise in auditing ISMSs, assessing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements, and providing assurance to stakeholders regarding the effectiveness of information security controls.

The time it takes to become ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certified varies depending on individual experience, study habits, and dedication. Typically, candidates spend several weeks to a few months preparing for the exam by studying relevant materials, gaining practical auditing experience, and reviewing practice questions.

Yes, some certification providers offer online proctoring options for the 27001 Lead Auditor exam, allowing you to take the exam remotely from your home or office. Check with the certification provider for the most up-to-date information on exam delivery options and requirements.

The difficulty of passing the 27001 Lead Auditor exam depends on individual knowledge, experience, and preparation. Candidates with a strong understanding of the ISO 27001 standard, audit principles, and methodologies, as well as practical auditing experience, are more likely to succeed in passing the exam.

The passing score is typically around 65% to 75%.

Maintain your ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification by staying updated with the latest developments in information security, audit practices, and ISO 27001 standards. Engage in continuous learning through professional development activities, such as attending training programs, participating in workshops, and pursuing advanced certifications. Additionally, fulfill any recertification requirements as outlined by the certification provider to keep your certification current.

Salary potential after obtaining ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification varies depending on factors such as location, industry, experience, and job role. Professionals with expertise in auditing ISMSs and assessing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements can command competitive salaries in roles such as lead auditor, compliance manager, or consultant, offering excellent earning potential.


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