ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor

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PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management provides a framework which guides organizations to create, maintain, and continually improve information security management systems (ISMS). The standard further highlights practical approaches which ensure continual prevention and assessment of threats, support risk management, and enable thorough audits of ISMS.

The ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification testifies to a practitioner’s knowledge and expertise to perform an ISMS audit. It also indicates their skill to plan and conduct internal and external audits in compliance with 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. As a result, they become a vital contributor to ensuring information safety and their organization’s reliability.

Learning Objectives

In addition to preparing you for the ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor examination, this course will help you achieve the following objectives as defined by PECB:

  • Understand the operations of an Information Security Management System based on ISO/IEC 27001 
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks 
  • Understand an auditor’s role to plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team 
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 in the context of an ISMS audit 
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Who Should Attend this Training

  • Practitioners who wish to perform and lead ISMS certification audit 
  • Managers and consultants interested in mastering the ISMS audit process
  • Professionals entrusted with maintaining conformance with ISMS requirements
  • Technical experts preparing for an ISMS audit
  • Information security management advisors


A fundamental understanding of ISO/IEC 27001 and audit principles is required for this certification.

Examination Format

  • 65 questions
  • 70 minutes duration
  • Passing criteria is 75%

What’s Next?

After achieving the PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor qualification, you can advance your skill and knowledge with the Certified ISO 27001 Senior Lead Auditor credential.

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  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • The impact of trends and technology in auditing
  • Evidence-based auditing
  • Risk-based auditing
  • Initiation of the audit process
  • Stage 1 audit

  • Preparing for stage 2 audit
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans

  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing of the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Closing of the training course

Exam & Certification FAQs

What does the certification examination cover?

The ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification examination covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 – Fundamental principles and concepts of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) 
  • Domain 2 – Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • Domain 3 – Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4 – Preparation of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
  • Domain 5 – Conducting an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
  • Domain 6 – Closing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
  • Domain 7 – Managing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program


How do I become certified?

In order to become a PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor, you need to comply with the following requirements:

  • Successfully pass the PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Exam
  • Have five years of experience, of which two years are in Information Security Management
  • Complete a total of 300 hours of audit activities
  • Sign the PECB Code of Ethics


How long before I can retake the certification examination?

In case you do not pass, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free.

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