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ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

SKU: 2753

This four-and-a-half-day, certificated 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 compliance with ISO 27001.


Four-and-a-half days in London, Birmingham or Glasgow


See course agenda below for timetable.


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

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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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Get global ISO 27001 experts on your side

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 7,000 professionals on ISMS implementation and audits.


Course highlights


Designed by experts

Designed by IT Governance Director Steve Watkins, who is also a technical assessor for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), 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.


Aligned with best practice

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


Hands-on study

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


Incredible value

At just £1,000 for four-and-a-half days of training, we won’t be beaten on price.


100% occupancy

Our Lead Auditor course is always fully booked.



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

The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course supports professional development: attendees 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 and 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 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 2: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 3: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 4: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 5: 9:15 am – 1:30 pm

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 conducting 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.


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).


Please note that all IBITGQ exams are now online exams, so 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.


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.


Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at people who want an internationally 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’s 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 ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Foundation or ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer training courses.

We also recommend that attendees 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

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 it will run – 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.


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 courses at a date and time that suits you.


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# of Ratings: 20
1. on 23/05/2018, said:
5 stars out of 5
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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2. on 13/04/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
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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3. on 17/11/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
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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4. on 02/11/2015, said:
4 stars out of 5
The subject itself can be dry at times, but I enjoyed the learning along with some good work colleagues and the instructor, Ian really has a passion for what he does.
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5. on 28/10/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Full credit to Ian Shorten my trainer on the course, I really got a lot out of this, the materials and delivery were excellent and presented in a lively and interesting way. It has helped me be more objective when dealing with multiple teams and get more of people.
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6. on 10/08/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Very productive training!!! Ian was presenting the material in easily understandable way providing practical examples! Thanks a lot!
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7. on 10/08/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Well done to Ian in his delivery of this training course. All objectives were satisfied and we benefitted from a very good group with real-life case study material to discuss and learn from. Many thanks
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8. on 07/08/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Ian was a great teacher and made what could be a pretty dry subject come to life. He was genuinely enthusiastic about the subject and very engaging.
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9. on 06/08/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
It was a great experience. The facilitator displayed the highest level of competence, knowledge, experience, and a bit of humor making the class exciting. It was exactly what I needed: fulfillment of my course expectations!!!
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10. on 26/02/2014, said:
5 stars out of 5
Pat was a fantastic teacher. Funny, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and heaps of experience
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