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Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Distance Learning Training Course

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Self-Paced Online Training Course

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  • Train with the ISO 27001 experts and gain the skills to lead and manage an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS (information security management system) implementation project.
  • Industry-leading course designed to help you deliver ISO 27001 compliance and enhance your career as an ISO 27001 professional.
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training, a more affordable, flexible and less disruptive way to study. Find out more.
  • Learn from anywhere with our Self-Paced, Classroom and Live Online options that allow you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.
  • Successful completion of the course and exam awards the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) qualification and 21 CPD/CPE points.

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Training course outline

This fully accredited, practitioner-led course will equip you with the key skills involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS

It will teach you:

  • The nine key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS;
  • Information security management best practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data;
  • How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project; and
  • Typical pitfalls and challenges and how to deal with them.

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Self-Paced Online Training Course benefits:

 Bite-sized learning

Pre-recorded online course enabling you to learn in easy, manageable, bite-sized chunks.

 Study at your own pace

Learn at a time, place and pace that suit you.

 Learning support

Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules.

 Test your knowledge

Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module to help gauge what you’ve learned.

 Designed by experts

Designed by ISO 27001 experts Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, drawing on their industry-leading implementation guide, IT Governance – An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002.

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive experience of implementing ISO 27001 in organisations of all sizes.

Who should attend this course?

Anyone involved in information security management, writing information security policies or implementing ISO 27001, either as a lead implementer or as part of an implementation team: 

  • IT/ Information Security Consultant
  • IT/ Information Security Manager
  • IT/ Information Security Officer
  • IT/ Information Security Project Manager
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Head of IT
  • CISO (Chief Information Security Officer)
  • GDPR Consultant
  • Information security analyst
  • ISMS Manager
  • Network manager

Your Learning Path

Find out how the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re 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 8,000 professionals on information security management system (ISMS) implementations and audits.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

* Terms and conditions apply

Course details

What does this training course cover?

  • Why information security management (ISM) is important to an organisation.
  • The role and structure of an information security policy.
  • The key concepts, principles and main requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
  • The terms and definitions used in the Standard, including risk and options for risk assessments.
  • How to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 to determine the scope of your ISMS.
  • How to secure senior management commitment by building a compelling business case.
  • How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project.
  • How to allocate roles and responsibilities for your ISO 27001 implementation.
  • How to review and map your existing controls to Annex A of ISO 27001.
  • The importance of the Statement of Applicability (SoA), and justifications for inclusions and exclusions.
  • How to carry out an information security risk assessment – the core competence of information security management.
  • The benefits of, and key issues when selecting, a risk assessment tool.
  • How to develop a management framework, write policies and produce other critical documentation.
  • The importance of staff, an effective communication strategy and general awareness training.
  • The key elements of management review.
  • How to prepare for your ISO 27001 certification audit and ensure you that you pass first time.
  • How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27001. 

Course agenda

  • Project mandate
  • Project initiation
  • ISMS initiation
  • Management framework
  • Baseline security criteria
  • Risk management
  • Implementation
  • Annex A controls
  • Measure, monitor, review and improve
  • Certification

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copies provided as a PDF file).
  • Access to our LMS (learning management system) for one year.
  • A Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Access to a monthly security bulletin from our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here.

Please note that this course can be purchased with or without the exam.

What equipment should I bring?

You will need a computer for the duration of this course.

Course duration and times

This self-paced online course consists of ten modules of pre-recorded videos and exercises, which are available at any time for one year.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before joining this course, you need to have attended the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Foundation training course or you have a good working knowledge of ISO 27001 gained through practical experience.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the standard prior to attending the course:

We also recommend that you purchase and read the following textbooks:

Exams and qualifications

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer exam

Candidates take the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) exam set by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) at the end of the course.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 75%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI).


This course is accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ), as well as CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) and satisfies the CIISec requirements atLevel 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B1, B2, G1, H1 and H2.

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.

The PCI SSC has indicated that it accepts GASQ certifications in relation to the IBITGQ accredited courses as meeting the requirements of an individual applying to become a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • 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?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.


Fulfilment of your self-paced training course

After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email with the following steps (if you don’t receive these emails, please check your junk folder).

Delegate information

You must provide the required delegate information and a valid email address that the delegate can access during the course. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Please note: You are unable to change the email address of the delegate once it has been added. Please ensure it is correct before submitting.

Accessing the course

If the delegate(s) is a new customer, they will receive an email from with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If they don’t receive this email, please ask them to check their junk folder.

If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your existing credentials. You can access the LMS any time from your My Account page.

Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


 Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

Please note that all exams are now online, so delegates will need a pop-up enabled laptop to sit an exam. When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will then be in touch to provide exam details.

Customer Reviews

(4.56)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 9
1. on 29/06/2021, said:
4 stars out of 5
I thought the self-paced Lead Implementer course was very informative and useful. It was good to have the videos and tasks, to even out the amount of listening and thinking time. My only suggestions/observations would be: 1. Making the tasks a little more interactive. Having done the ISMS Foundation course as well, I thought there could have been a couple of questions/activities thrown in that were similar to those (ie testing yourself through multiple choice Q&As as you go along). Also the PDF tasks would be useful as word docs or online docs so that you can type into them. 2. I think it would be good to include more background on ProctorU before people book the course. Whilst I thought the exam platform was well carried out, I was cautious at first due to their terms etc. A few words from ItGovernance to confirm this platform is safe and/or how to make it work best for you (ie use a different browser to what you normally use) would be great. Overall, would definitely recommend.
2. on 13/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
I enjoyed the self-paced ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course. The instructors are clearly all hugely experienced. They were engaging and explained/emphasised all the key concepts and requirements very clearlly. I passed the exam comfortably on my first attempt. I attribute this completely to the quality of the tuition. Thank you.
3. on 05/01/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Product ***** (5 stars) I found this course extremely helpful and well presented, particularly the first instructor. I managed to complete the course and pass the exam in just four days! The material was succinct, examples were constructive and a lot of topics were covered in an easily understandable and digestable format. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend, particularly if you have existing information security knowledge. Customer service ***** (5 stars) The best part of taking the ISO27001 lead implementer course with IT Governance was the customer service. My customer service rep Donna was incredibly helpful and available, particularly during the busy holiday time (I took my exam on Christmas day, purchasing the course earlier that week). Rather than flogging the most expensive course package to me, Donna listened to my needs and time constraints and suggested the self-study course. Furthermore she went above and beyond to help me respond to certain queries while the instructors were on leave. 10/10 for professionalism, efficiency and response time. Excellent service, thoroughly recommend starting with IT Governance if looking to obtain IT/cyber-related certifications, very personal and hands on experience.
4. on 01/12/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
The course was just right. It gives a detailed overview of ISMS, with plenty of real word scenarios and practical tips. I watched it through 3 times and took notes, this was more than enough prep to pass the exam.
5. on 25/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Very good course!! Highly recommended!
6. on 28/09/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Enjoyed the course - exactly what I needed. Our tutor was great and kept the course going well in unusual circumstances.
7. on 19/08/2020, said:
4 stars out of 5
This course does the job. It gives you all the information you need to pass. As stated by previous reviewers, it would be much improved by the inclusion of some sample questions so you have an idea of what to expect in the exam.
8. on 06/05/2020, said:
4 stars out of 5
The course is very good. I won't give 5 stars only because there are no samples of the exam so you can prepare yourself.
9. on 17/01/2019, said:
4 stars out of 5
This course is good quality (better than foundation) and has some very good modules recorded. There are no quizzes at the end of each module like the foundation course. This course allows you to download the slides, unlike the foundation course. Good course to run through, although could have gone into the planning side of things in more detail and detail how to integrate other legislation requirements into a ISMS with an example.
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