IT Governance launches a Complete Lead Auditor Training Programme to support the information security profession


Ely, England, 24 July 2012 IT Governance Ltd, the global leader in ISO27001 training, consultancy, books and tools, has launched a Complete Lead Auditor Programme aimed at individuals pursuing a career in the growing information security market.  The structured ISO27001 Lead Auditor Learning Path consists of three core qualification levels. These are described on the company’s website here

With the growth and global acceptance of the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 as the default standard for information security management, there has been an increased demand for qualified ISO27001 lead auditors.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says, ‘Every organisation needs lead auditors who areresponsible for auditing the firm’s information security management system (ISMS) and for ensuring the appropriate information security controls are being applied. With more companies looking for people with auditing skills, our ISO27001 Lead Auditor Learning Path is designed to support information security professionals in developing their careers’.

Pursuing a successful career as an ISO27001 Lead Auditor requires a thorough knowledge of the standard and its audit procedures together with qualifications that are certified by accredited and respected independent organisations.

The ISO27001 Lead Auditor Learning Path consists of three comprehensive courses. Delegates attending and passing the examinations associated with these courses are awarded certificates from the examination body, gasq and are approved by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ). They can then register their certification and professional experience with IBITGQ.

Foundation Level

The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation is the starting point for any prospective lead auditor. This course provides a complete introduction to the ISO27001 standard and overview of the key implementation activities.

Advanced Level

The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer ensures that information security professionals obtain full understanding of the requirements for the implementation of an ISO27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS).

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor is the flagship of the ISO27001 Lead Auditor Learning Path. Delegates are provided with a detailed understanding of audit methodology, including audit preparation, managing an audit team, determining compliance with the standard, interview techniques, following audit trails and documenting evidence.

Bookings onto the Complete Lead Auditor Programme can be made online at Places can also be booked directly from the friendly, helpful IT Governance service centre team on telephone number +44 (0)845 070 1750.

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