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ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Online Training Course

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Online Masterclass

SKU: 4522

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


Learn 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 gain the skills to achieve ISO 27001 compliance.


4.5 days / Live Online: 9:00 am-5:00 pm GMT/BST


Live Online real-time sessions delivering training anywhere in the world.


Achieve the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) qualification (ISO 17024-certificated).
Online exam included in course.

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Book your place now and save 15% off all training course dates in October and November
(Offer ends 31 October 2018. Terms and conditions apply.)

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: £995.00
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Get the global ISO 27001 experts on your side

IT Governance is known globally 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 7,000 professionals on ISMS implementation and audits.

“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


Save time and money

Save time and travel costs with ISO 27001 online training delivered to any location with Internet access.


Developed by experts

Developed by acknowledged ISO 27001 experts Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, and drawing from their industry-leading implementation guide IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002.


Delivered by professionals

Delivered by an experienced ISO 27001 trainer and consultant who will use a combination of formal training, practical exercises and relevant case studies.


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. 





Unique Live Online training

  • All the interactive benefits of classroom training from the convenience of your desk.
  • Fits into your normal schedule with courses taking place between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
  • Available from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
  • Save the time of unnecessary travel or periods away from work.
  • Reduced cost with no travel or accommodation required.
  • Interactive instruction delivered by an expert trainer.
  • Immediate access to online exams.


What will you learn on this course?

  • 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.


ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) examination

Attendees sit the online ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (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.

ISO27001 CIS LA is acknowledged by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as an approved qualification meeting the requirements of application for an individual to become a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

This course is part of our unique ISO 27001 Learning Pathway, which also includes the ISO27001 Certified Foundation, Lead Implementer, Risk Management and Internal Auditor courses. It also qualifies for 32 CPD/CPE credits and fits well with the CISSP and SSCP Continued Professional Education Programme.


Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at individuals 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.

This course also meets the requirements of the PCI SSC for additional QSA qualifications and, in the UK, is covered by the MOD ELCAS scheme.


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 attendees have copies of the most recent versions of both ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards with them during the course.


Additional information

The course includes:

  • Comprehensive documentation (digital copy provided as PDF file).
  • ISO27001 CIS LA examination.
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Guaranteed to run – we never cancel a course.


Online access requirements

Please note that this course is delivered as a WebEx Live Online session at fixed times and on fixed dates throughout the year.

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In-house training

All of our ISO 27001 courses are available in-house. IT Governance in-house training is designed to deliver cost-effective tuition to a group of individuals working in the same organisation. One of our experienced trainers can visit your offices to provide any of our training courses at a date and time that suits you.

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Customer Reviews

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# of Ratings: 17
1. on 05/10/2017, said:
5 stars out of 5
After reviewing several training providers, I eventually decided to select IT Governance’s online real-time training course. This was the first time to undertake a course using this method and was a little anxious on whether this would suit my learning style. But after spending 5 days from the comfort of my home I must say... actually it was a fantastic experience. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable, with plenty of virtual-class interaction and the pace of the daily sessions was just right with plenty of breaks in order to recharge your batteries. I would highly recommend anyone to undertake this method of studying if times, distance and cost is an issue. Well done IT Gov.
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2. on 15/02/2017, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent course, material delivered in an interesting and engaging manner.
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3. on 05/08/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
One of the best courses I have been on - great content - fantastic delivery. I enjoyed it so much I could nearly do it again...
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4. on 17/05/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent! Steve delivered this course on the promise of providing delegates with the knowledge to plan and execute an ISO 27001:2013 audit, and the objective was met for me. A big thanks to Steve for doing such a great job. The split 2-2.5 day format was a plus for me. I would highly recommend ITG to anyone thinking of taking this course. And many thanks to Sue for her excellent assistance - that made the whole online experience very pleasant for me.:-)
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5. on 22/02/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
A great investment for any organisation seeking to implement and maintain an ISO 27001:2013 ISMS
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6. on 14/12/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Thanks Steve for an excellent course. You managed to keep the topics interesting and relevant and I relaly enjoyed the interaction side of things too.
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7. on 14/12/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Having just completed this course what more can I say than an excellent experience from start to finish. The admin team, the trainer Steve Watkins and the content all exceeded my expectations for a first timer completing a live online course of this type. I would highly recommend the course and the training services of IT Governance. Well done all
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8. on 20/08/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
I can suggest this course to anyone that is currently thinking about doing the exam. The trainer, exam and lessons are amazing. As a trainer myself I have to say this is one of the best courses I had the honor to be part of. Well Done!
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9. on 20/08/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Thank you Steve for delivering an excellent training course. It was well paced and the online interaction was great
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10. on 19/05/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Steve is a presenter who has years of experience in the field to bring to his training. As such I found the course to be highly rewarding. The split 2+2.5 day format worked well for me. I must admit to being a little wary of the scheduled 14:00-21:00 BST time slots, but in retrospect this was a wise move, since it permitted a 'refresher' each morning of the course. Just remains to say - a BIG thanks to Steve!
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