ISO 27001 qualifications are among the most popular cyber security certifications in the world. The Standard is used by thousands of organisations, and having a demonstrable knowledge of its requirements can be a major advantage for those looking to advance their career.
The allure of an ISO 27001 is bolstered by the variety of qualifications that are available. There are specific training courses designed for certain job roles, such as implementing the Standard’s requirements and auditing against them.
ISO 27001 also offers qualifications suited to different levels of expertise. Those looking for an introduction to the Standard can take foundation-level training, while those with experience can move onto advanced training.
In this blog, we look at the many benefits of gaining an ISO 27001 qualification and explain how IT Governance’s Learning Paths can support your career growth.
Why you should achieve an ISO 27001 certification
Attaining an ISO 27001 professional qualification demonstrates that you have the expertise necessary to work within an organisation’s information security systems or develop an ISO 27001-compliant system.
Moreover, ISO 27001 offers plenty of room for career progression. If you’re just starting out on your career, the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Foundation training course provides an ideal introduction to the Standard and an overview of key implementation activities.
Likewise, the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Internal Auditor training course equips you with the skills you need to perform an internal audit in line with the Standard’s requirements.
Those who already have a basic qualification can advance their careers with a range of advanced training options, including the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer or Certified ISO 27005 ISMS Risk Management courses.
Both these training courses give you the expertise to manage advanced information security roles in your job, bringing with it the possibility of career progression and better pay.
It also makes you more desirable in a job market that’s in desperate need for trained professionals. The 2021 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study found that despite 700,000 new people entering the cyber security industry in the past year, there are still 2.72 million unfilled jobs.
Among the roles in great demand are information security analysts. They are responsible for examining an organisation’s security problems and finding solutions.
Their duties include researching the industry, finding security threats, and developing strategies to ensure their organization remains secure.
The job demands a wide skillset that often includes qualifications related to ISO 27001.
ISO 27001 lead auditors, lead implementers and internal auditors are also in high demand, and ISO 27001 offers a training path to help individuals gain the skills they need to climb the career ladder.
Why train with IT Governance?
IT Governance is a global authority on ISO 27001. Our management team successfully led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project, and we’ve since helped more than 7,000 people around the world gain professional ISO 27001 qualifications.
Our portfolio of ISO 27001 training courses was designed by experts and is delivered by experience trainers.
And with a selection of classroom, online and distance learning options, you can study in whichever way is most convenient for you.
You can find the right training course for you by checking out our Learning Paths. Each pathway demonstrates how you can advance your career, and which qualifications you need to land certain jobs.
The training courses are arranged by subject and within each subject group from foundation to advanced level.
The ISO 27001 Learning Path features the primary roles of ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.
You can take a look at our full list of our Learning Paths by visiting our website.
A version of this blog was originally published on 15 February 2022.