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ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

SKU: 2753

This fully certificated course equips you with the skills to conduct second-party (supplier) and third-party (external and certification) audits.


This four-and-a-half-day course covers the key steps involved in planning and executing an external audit of an ISO/IEC 27001:2013-compliant information security management system (ISMS).


This fully certificated course equips you with the skills to conduct second-party (supplier) and third-party (external and certification) audits. Build your career as a lead auditor, lead a team of auditors and achieve compliance with ISO 27001.


Four-and-a-half days


See Course Agenda below for timetable.
Also available as a Live Online training course.


Achieve the ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) qualification (ISO 17024-certificated).
Exam included in the course.

How to Book:

Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Price: 1.200,00 €
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Price: 1.200,00 €
Excluding VAT
 Call to book via purchase order


“I can recommend this course to anyone who needs an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor qualification. The trainer, exam and lessons are amazing. As a trainer myself, I have to say this is one of the best courses I have ever attended.”

Michael Wilson, IAL Consultants

Course highlights


Designed by experts

Designed by IT Governance Director Steve Watkins, technical assessor for UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service), where he helps with the assessment of certification bodies, enabling them to award ISO 27001 certificates of compliance.


Delivered by professionals

Real-world practitioners show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish.


Led by specialists

An experienced ISO 27001 auditor and practitioner will explain how to lead an audit from start to finish.


Hands-on study

Gain practical experience of the audit processes through discussion, case studies and role-play.


Incredible value

We won’t be beaten on price.


Aligned with best practice

Aligned with the best-practice ISO 19011:2011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems) audit methodology.


Understand how to effectively monitor conformance of an ISMS to ISO 27001

The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Online training course supports professional development: delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated CIS LA qualification by IBITGQ.

This course is also accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A3, A7, C1, C2, D2, E3, F2, H1, H2; and at Level 1+: A2, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, D1, E1, E2, F1 and G1.

Course Agenda

Course Timetable:

  • Day 1: 10.00 – 17.00
  • Day 2: 09.15 – 17.00
  • Day 3: 09.15 – 17.00
  • Day 4: 09.15 – 17.00
  • Day 5: 09.15 – ~13.30

What will you learn on this course?

  • Understand the audit process used by certification bodies.
  • An overview of the structure and requirements of ISO 27001.
  • Learn how to use audits to monitor conformance.
  • How to apply continual improvement of the ISMS.
  • The purpose and benefits of the audit.
  • The role of auditors and standards in audits.
  • Common audit terms and definitions.
  • The principles of effective auditing.
  • Critical skills required for performing an audit.
  • The importance of observing and listening.
  • Conducting an audit follow-up.
  • The competence and evaluation of auditors.
  • Accredited certification audit specifics.
  • Selecting and leading an audit team.
  • Managing communications with the audit client.
  • How the audit process is used in first-, second- and third-party audits.
  • How to establish and maintain an audit programme.
  • Planning, conducting, reporting and following up on an audit.
  • Selecting and leading an audit team.
  • Managing communications with the audit client.
  • Best-practice audit methodology based on ISO 19011.
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CIS LA examination

Take the CIS LA examination at the end of the course – a 90-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by IBITGQ.

There is no extra charge for taking this exam.

CIS LA is acknowledged by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as an approved qualification meeting the requirements of an application for an individual to become a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at people who want a globally recognised ISO 27001 lead auditor qualification to further their careers, and at managers who are responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but it is assumed that you will have a basic knowledge of ISO 27001 gained through practical experience, reading the ISO 27001:2013 standard, or by attending the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation or ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer training courses.

We also recommend that delegates have copies of the most recent versions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards with them during the course.

Additional information

This course is non-residential, but we can help you to find a hotel close to the training venue if you require – simply drop us an email after you book. Our superb training support team will find the solution most suitable for your needs.

The course includes:

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • Comprehensive documentation (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • The CIS LA examination;
  • A certificate of attendance; and
  • A guarantee that the course will run, as we never cancel a course.

ISO 27001 Learning Pathway

This course is part of our ISO 27001 Learning Pathway, which also includes the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation, Risk Management, Lead Implementer and Internal Auditor courses.

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