About the course

If you want to take a training course at your own pace and in a location of your choosing, you can do so through self-study, where all you need is access to the training course materials.

One of the primary benefits of our self-study training course delivery format is that you can control and direct your own learning. This format is appropriate for participants who have extensive knowledge of the subject and do not require assistance with lecturing.

Irrespective of the format of the training course, all participants will have digital access to the course material via KATE.  You can take the exam from anywhere in the world after completing the training. Those who pass the exam will then be invited to apply for certification.

Training done in collaboration with

Course Outlines

Who should attend this training course?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits.
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Information Security Management System audit process.
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Information Security Management System requirements.
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Information Security Management System audit.
  • Expert advisors in Information Security Management.

Course Details

Course Agenda

Day 1 Introduction to the Information Security Management System (ISMS) and ISO/IEC 27001

  • Training course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of information
  • Information security management system (ISMS)

Day 2 Audit Principles, Preparation, and Initiation of an Audit

  • 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

Day 3 On-site Audit Activities

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

Day 4 Closing the Audit

  • 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

Day 5 Certification Exam


Frequently Asked Questions

This course is completed entirely online.

You can begin whenever you choose and have up to 6 months to complete the course.

This course is held in collaboration with PECB.

You will be provided notes and training material and you can study at your own pace and in your own time.

This format is feasible for participants who have considerable knowledge on the subject and do not require assisted lecturing. With this format, you can take control of your own learning and direct your own studying.


ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor – Self-Study


Master the Audit of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001

Course Price: €1,000 (Exc. Vat)