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ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Online


This fully accredited distance learning course covers the nine key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS). This course contains ten modules, access is valid for 1 year. By completing the course and passing the exam, you will achieve the ISO 17024-Certificated ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) qualification.

PCI SSC has indicated that it accepts GASQ certifications in relation to this course, meeting the requirements of an individual applying to become a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Learn the key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS at your own pace. This distance learning course is a modular recording of our popular three-day ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer Classroom Course, which covers all nine of the key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

This course is accredited by The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B1, B2, G1, H1 and H2.

Benefits of the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Online training course:

Designed by experts

Designed by ISO 27001 experts Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, drawing on their industry-leading implementation guide: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002.

Delivered by professionals

Alan Calder and Steve Watkins will also deliver the course, using a combination of formal training, practical exercises and relevant case studies.

Save time and travel costs

Save time and travel costs with ISO 27001 online training delivered to any location with Internet access.

Study at your own pace

Distance learning enables you to study at your own pace, without committing to a structured timetable.

Course agenda

•Project mandate

•Project initiation

•ISMS initiation

•Management framework

•Baseline security criteria

•Risk management


•Annex A controls

•Measure, monitor, review and improve


What's Included

•Comprehensive documentation (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
•A CIS LI exam voucher;
•A certificate of attendance; and
•Access to a monthly security bulletin on the Learning Management System (LMS), put together by our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats.

Please note that delegates will receive 12 months access to the course materials and the examination must be taken within this timeframe.

More Information

Who should attend this course?

Anyone involved in information security management, writing information security policies or implementing ISO 27001, either as a lead implementer or as part of an implementation team.

Job titles:

•IT/ Information Security Consultant
•IT/ Information Security Manager
•IT/ Information Security Officer
•IT/ Information Security Project Manager
•Cyber security consultant
•Head of IT
•CISO (Chief Information Security Officer)
•GDPR Consultant
•Information security analyst
•ISMS Manager
•Network manager

Why choose us for your training needs?

Our trainers are 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 information security management system (ISMS) implementations and audits.

Distance learning lets you learn in your own time from the comfort of your own home or office. Stop and start the recording according to your schedule, repeat modules that you want to go over again or skip parts that cover familiar topics. If you have a busy schedule and cannot commit to a whole day’s uninterrupted training, this is the solution for you.

Because this is a recorded session, you get just the undiluted core content, delivered in the most time-efficient manner, without any of the interruptions normally associated with a classroom course.

The course will cover:

•Why information security management (ISM) is important to an organisation.

•The role and structure of an information security policy.

•The key concepts, principles and main requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

•The terms and definitions used in the Standard, including risk and options for risk assessments.

•How to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 to determine the scope of your ISMS.

•How to secure senior management commitment by building a compelling business case.

•How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project.

•How to allocate roles and responsibilities for your ISO 27001 implementation.

•How to review and map your existing controls to Annex A of ISO 27001.

•The importance of the Statement of Applicability (SoA), and justifications for inclusions and exclusions.

•How to carry out an information security risk assessment – the core competence of information security management.

•The benefits of, and key issues when selecting, a risk assessment tool.

•How to develop a management framework, write policies and produce other critical documentation.

•The importance of staff, an effective communication strategy and general awareness training.

•The key elements of management review.

•How to prepare for your ISO 27001 certification audit and ensure you that you pass first time.

•How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27001.


Attendees take the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI), ISO 17024-certificated exam at the end of the course. This is a 90-minute multiple-choice online exam, consisting of 40 questions. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 65% to pass. There is no extra charge for taking the exam.

•The exam uses automated remote proctoring.
•You will be monitored online through your webcam and your results will be confirmed once the footage of your examination has been reviewed by the certification body.
•System requirements:
•Internet access for the full duration of the exam.
•A Flash-compatible webcam (built-in or external).
•Adobe Flash Player installed and activated.
•Proctoring software downloaded and installed on your computer.
•Important: Before purchase, please check with your IT department that you have permission to download software on your computer.

What qualifications will I receive?

ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI).

How will I receive my 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.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.

What equipment do I need?
You will need a computer for the duration of this course.
You will receive a voucher valid for six months for the ISO 27001 CIS F exam when you buy this course.

Course duration and times
Ten modules – learn in your own time as your schedule allows.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before joining this course, you need to have attended the ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Foundation training course or you have a good working knowledge of ISO 27001 gained through practical experience.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the standard prior to attending the course:
•ISO/IEC 27001 2013 and ISO/IEC 27002 2013

We also recommend that you purchase and read the following textbooks:
•ISO 27001/ISO 27002 – A Pocket Guide
•An Introduction to Information Security and ISO 27001:2013 – A Pocket Guide

CPD/CPE points
This course is equivalent to 21 CPD/CPE points.

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