A CQI and IRCA Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course (ref: 17293) online or in-person.

This five-day ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to effectively perform first, second and/or third-party audits of an ISO 27001 based system. It follows a central case study through which delegates can develop their skills and confidence to plan, conduct and follow up on an ISO 27001 ISMS audit.

ISO 27001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements of an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). An essential part of maintaining and improving an ISMS is auditing, which acts as a tool for identifying and addressing potential information security risks and ensuring compliance with the standard.

This interactive course includes workshops to equip delegates with the skills to undertake a risk assessment during an ISMS ISO 27001 audit, prepare checklists and write nonconformity reports.

  • Background and overview of ISO 27001 and other information security standards (ISO 27000 Family)
  • An introduction to auditing and the auditor’s role
  • The role of management in reviewing risk and the effectiveness of the ISMS
  • Planning and managing an audit:
    • resources and timing
    • use of checklists
    • selection of audit teams
  • Conducting the audit – skills, techniques and auditor competence:
    • evaluating the significance of audit findings
    • communicating and presenting audit reports
  • Nonconformities and improved security as a result of corrective actions
  • Management of the third-party assessment and certification process

This training course is suitable for individuals looking to complete first, second and/or third party ISO 27001 audits, in addition to audit team leaders and individuals that would like to go on to become IRCA Registered ISMS Lead Auditors.

Please note that CQI and IRCA expect delegates to have prior knowledge of the requirements (clauses) of ISO 27001. Some individuals may find it beneficial to attend our Introduction to ISO 27001 Training course.

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On successful completion of this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the role of audits within the ISMS and the role of auditors in effecting continual improvement.
  • plan ISO 27001 audits: including analysis of factors determining audit frequencies and using audit checklists
  • conduct ISO 27001 audits: including interviewing techniques and methods for data collection
  • close and follow up the audit: including closing meetings, nonconformity assessment and nonconformity report writing

Successful delegates will also receive a CQI and IRCA approved ‘Certificate of Achievement’ and will meet the training requirements for registration with IRCA as a registered ISMS auditor.

Often a cost effective and convenient way for organisations wishing to train several employees, this certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course can be held at your premises, a venue of your choice or online in our Virtual Classroom.

Led by an ISO 27001 expert, the course will include interactive workshops and exercises covering topics such as ‘Risk Assessment’ ‘Audit Planning’, and ‘Performing an Audit’.

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