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ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation

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ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard which helps organizations establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve their information security management systems. The framework provides practical approaches for ensuring the safety of information, maximizing reliability, and adding value to services. Having employees certified against ISO/IEC 27001 further ensures legal and regulatory compliance.

The ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation certification testifies to a practitioner’s knowledge of basic elements to implement and manage an information security management system (ISMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. It also vouches to their understanding of modules of ISMS, including ISMS policy, performance measurements, internal audit, and continual improvement.

Learning Objectives

In addition to preparing you for the certification examination, this course will help you achieve the following learning outcomes set by PECB:

  • Understand the elements and operations of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) 
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks 
  • Understand the approaches, standards, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of an ISMS 

Who Should Attend this Training

  • Practitioners involved in information security management
  • Professionals who wish to learn about the main processes of information security management systems (ISMS)
  • Individuals interested in a career in information security management


There are no pre-requisites for the ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation certification examination.

Examination Format

  • Paper-based
  • Multiple choice questions
  • 60 minutes duration (+10 minutes for non-English speakers)

What’s Next?

Upon becoming achieving the ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation certification, you can expand your knowledge on the standard with the ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor certifications.

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Exam & Certification FAQs

Is training mandatory?

No, training is not mandatory. However, candidates will be better prepared for the examination with the help of training. Moreover, those who attend a training course can retake the exam for free within 12 months from the initial exam date.


When will I get my certification examination results?

You can expect your results via email between two to four weeks. However, keep in mind that you will only be provided with two possible exam results – pass or fail – rather than an exact grade.

In case of exam failure, candidates will receive the results with the list of domains they did not attempt fully. That way, they can prepare better the next time.


What is the exam retake policy?

Candidates can retake a PECB certification exam as many times as they wish. However, the following limitations apply:

  • Candidates need to wait 15 days for their second attempt if they do not pass on the first attempt. They can retake the exam for free within 12 months.
  • Candidates who do not pass the second attempt need to wait for three months from the initial date of the exam. Examination retake fees will be charged.
  • Candidates who do not pass the third attempt need to wait for six months from the initial date of the exam. Examination retake fees will be charged.
  • Candidates who do not pass the fourth attempt need to wait for a year (12 months) from the last session date.


Are there any certification requirements I should know of?

Yes. To receive your ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation certification, you will need to sign the PECB Code of Ethics.

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