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ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

SKU: 2753
Course overview:

Learn the skills to plan, execute and report on second-party (supplier) and third-party (external and certification) audits of an ISMS (information security management system) with this advanced course from the world’s leading provider of ISO 27001 training. Build your career as a lead auditor, lead a team of auditors and gain the skills to achieve compliance with ISO 27001. 

Qualification/CPD points:

ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA). Attending this course qualifies you for 32 CPD credits.

Course duration:

4.5 days

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“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

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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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Course Overview

This fully accredited 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.

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 and H2; and at Level 1+: A2, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, D1, E1, E2, F1 and G1. 

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The ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor course benefits

Designed by experts

Designed by ISO 27001 expert Steve Watkins, who is also a technical assessor for UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), where he helps assess certification bodies, enabling them to award ISO 27001 certificates.

Hands-on study

Gain experience of practical application of the audit process to ISO management systems through discussion and role play. 

Led by specialists

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

Aligned with best practice

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

Who should attend this course?

Anyone in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries who wants to achieve 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.

  • Roles that have attended this course:

    • IT/Information Security Manager
    • Compliance Auditor
    • GDPR consultant
    • IT/Information Security Consultant
    • Cyber Security Consultant
    • Head of IT
    • Information and risk manager
    • Information security analyst
    • Information Security Officer
    • Internal Auditor
    • ISMS Manager

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs? 

IT Governance is internationally recognised as the authority on ISO 27001. Our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project, and since then we have trained more than 7,500 professionals on ISMS implementations and audits.

Course Details

  • What does the course cover?

    • An overview of the structure and major requirements of ISO/IEC 27001.
    • An overview of the audit process used by certification bodies;
    • The purpose, benefits and core principles of effective auditing. 
    • Common auditing terms and definitions. 
    • Critical skills required for performing an audit. 
    • Best-practice audit methodology based on ISO 19011.
    • How to establish, maintain and manage an audit programme.
    • How to plan, conduct, report, summarise and follow-up on an audit. 
    • Effective interviewing techniques and observation skills. 
    • How to use audits to identify nonconformities and ensure appropriate corrective action is taken. 
    • How to assess and evaluate the competence of auditors.
    • Accredited certification audit specifics.
    • How the audit process is used in first, second and third-party audits. 
    • How to apply continual improvement of the ISMS.
  • Course agenda

    • Purpose and benefits of audits
    • Role of auditors
    • Role of Standards in audits
    • Audit terms and definitions
    • Principles of auditing
    • Managing an audit programme
    • Performing an audit
    • Observing and listening
    • Reporting and summarising audit findings
    • Conducting audit follow-up
    • Competence and evaluation of auditors
    • Accredited certification audit specifics
    • Auditing an ISMS to ISO 27001:2013
  • What is included in your course booking?

    • A professional training venue in the heart of Dubai with lunch and ample refreshments;
    • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
    • The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) exam; and
    • A certificate of attendance. 
  • What equipment should I bring?

    • The exam is an online exam. You will need to bring a ‘pop-up enabled’ laptop/tablet to the venue. Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1-2 days before sitting the exam. 
  • Course duration and times

    • Day 1: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm GST
    • Day 2: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm GST
    • Day 3: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm GST
    • Day 4: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm GST
    • Day 5: 9:15 am – 1:30 pm GST
  • CPD points

    • This course enables attendees to qualify for 32 CPD credits and 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). 

Please note that this course will be delivered in English.

We can take payment by bank transfer, by cheque or by accepting payment card details if you would prefer to purchase offline. Contact us for more information or call us on +971 56696 7974.

Exam and qualifications

  • ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Exam

    • Attendees sit the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) examination – a 90-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by IBITGQ – at the end of the course. There is no extra charge for taking the exam.What qualifications will I receive?

  • What qualification will you receive?

    • ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA)

  • How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

    • Where exams are taken online (either remotely or by computer in the classroom), provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam. 
    • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam. 
    • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.  
  • Can exams be retaken? 

    • Exams can be resat without retaking the entire course but delegates will need to pay the exam fee again.


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Very useful training. Ian Shorten was our trainer on the course, and he is really great teacher. I learned a lot. The course is very practical and actually help me in everyday work.
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Very useful course indeed. Ian really managed to ensure that all pupils were fully engaged and everyone got a lot out of the course. His examples were current and easy to understand and you can tell that Ian really takes his role very seriously and passionately
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A thoroughly enjoyable course. Our instructor (Ian Shorten) showed his vast experience & knowledge of the subject matter delivering the course content with both humour and great enthusiasm. I was fortunate to have a fantastic group of fellow students who were more than happy to share their own experiences. Highly recommended.
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