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Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course

SKU: 3840
  • Fully certified and accredited three-day online course
  • Equips you with the skills to lead and manage an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS (information security management system) implementation project
  • Developed by the team that led the world’s first successful ISO 27001 implementation project
  • Train without the travel with our instructor-led online course, giving you all the benefits of classroom study without the hassle, uncertainty and cost of travel
  • Passing the included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated ISO 27001 Lead Implementer (CIS LI) qualification
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Training course outline

This fully accredited, practitioner-led course equips information security professionals with the skills to manage an ISO 27001 ISMS implementation project.

It will teach you:

  • The nine critical steps involved in planning, implementing, and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS
  • Information security management best practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data
  • How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project
  • Typical pitfalls and challenges and how to deal with them

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer training course benefits

 Designed by experts

Designed by the team that led the world’s first successful ISO 27001 implementation project.

 Delivered by professionals

Real-world practitioners show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish.

 Fast-track to certification

Achieve a globally recognized ISO 27001 qualification certificated to ISO 17024 in just three days.

 Hands-on study

Group discussions, practical exercises, and case studies throughout the course.

 Learn from anywhere

Available from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, take advantage of all the interactive benefits of classroom training from the convenience of your desk.

 Nine steps to success

Learn about the nine steps to implementing an ISMS.

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“William Gamble did a great job preparing us for the exam and for what lies ahead. I appreciate his expertise on the specifics and general matters.”

- icardo Marquez, Software Solutions Architect


“If I had 6 months to live, I would want to spend it with you talking to me LOL William is AWESOME!!!”

- Giles Witherspoon-Boyd, Founder & CEO


"In 2020 BlueMatrix decided to become ISO 27001 certified and as a first step, sought training. After evaluating several vendors, BlueMatrix settled on IT Governance and sent three members for the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Foundation Training Course and Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course both taught by William Gamble in March 2020. The CIO, CISO, and a member of the security team found the courses incredibly effective and prepared them to begin the journey to ISO 27001 certification. BlueMatrix was granted it's ISO 27001 certification from Glocert -QA Tech accredited by DAkkS in April 2021. A large part of BlueMatrix's success is predicated on the effective training received at the start from IT Governance."

- Dan Faltyn, BlueMatrix


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, for example:

  • IT/ Information security consultants
  • IT/ Information security managers
  • IT/ Information security officers
  • IT/ Information security project managers
  • Cyber security consultants
  • Head of IT
  • CISOs (Chief Information Security Officer)
  • GDPR consultants
  • Information security analysts
  • ISMS Managers
  • Network managers

Your learning path

Find out how the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

ISO 27001 learning path

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on ISO 27001 – our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project.
  • We have trained more than 8,000 professionals on ISMS implementations and audits.
  • Taught by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Learn from anywhere – we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere.
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.
Course details

What does this training course cover?

  • Why information security management (ISM) is essential to an organization
  • 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 assessment.
  • 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 the first time
  • How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27001

Course agenda

  • Project mandate
  • Project initiation
    • Basics
    • Setting up the project
  • ISMS initiation
    • Documented information
    • Improvement
  • Management framework
    • Context
    • Leadership
  • Baseline security criteria
  • Risk management
  • Implementation
    • Annex A controls
  • Measure, monitor, review and improve
  • Certification

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • The ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer exam
  • A certificate of attendance

What equipment should I bring?

This course is delivered as a WebEx Live Online session. Anyone booked on this course is expected to have a reliable Internet connection at their home or office. We will check and confirm that you have the WebEx application installed, and that you can correctly log on to our WebEx training centre before the course.

To sit the online exam you will need:

  • Internet Explorer 9 (or later) or Mozilla Firefox version 16 (or later)
  • Internet access for the full time of the exam
  • To deactivate the pop-up blocker
  • A working webcam on the machine you are using to sit the exam

Course duration and times

9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day course is run.

Exams and qualifications

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer exam

Attendees take the ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) exam set by IBITGQ
(International Board for IT Governance Qualifications). There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 75%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI).


This course is accredited by IBITGQ, as well as CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security), it satisfies the CIISec Knowledge Areas requirements at Level 1: A1, A3, A7, C1, C2, D2, E3, F2, H1 and H2; and at Level 1+: A2, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, D1, E1, E2, F1 and G1

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.

The PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council) has indicated that it accepts GASQ certifications in relation to the IBITGQ-accredited courses as meeting the requirements of an individual applying to become a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) QSA (Qualified Security Assessor).


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.


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:

We also recommend that you purchase and read the following textbooks:

Customer reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 11
1. on 12/19/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
I attended the ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course to better prepare myself for an upcoming project. That project is designed to gain ISO certification for one of our critical systems. The course built successfully on knowledge I had already acquired through self-study. The course material helped to clarify many items I was unclear on. Alan understands his subject well. He delights in sharing that knowledge with his students. As an on-line course this brought many regions, cultures, and organizational climates together. That global perspective really added to the dynamics of the learning experience. The pace was comfortable, we kept the established schedule, and the knowledge transfer was very effective. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain a deeper knowledge on ISO 27001.
2. on 11/3/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
This was an excellent class. Alan is an accomplished instructor in terms of lecturing ability and sheer knowledge. The accompanying materials are equally as useful as the discussion. Great!
3. on 7/6/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
This was my first ‘remote’ training experience. I must say that ITG really has executed all aspects of technology, content delivery and process very effectively. It was such a great pleasure to have the opportunity to attend a course with attendees from other countries and regions. I am thankful to have had the time with the instructor (Alan) with such expertise and teaching talents. I have a MUCH better understanding of ISO 27001 implementation/ ISMS application despite previous experience. The course has not only improved my current knowledge level, but has also provided insights regarding areas in which I need more focused study. It was very beneficial to have the material to review ahead of the time as well. Thank you!
4. on 6/30/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent course! Comprehensive, well-organized and engaging. My level of understanding has increased and I have gained critical insights in key areas. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone leading an ISO 27001 project.
5. on 6/28/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
I came at this with a clean slate and feel confident that I can progress our ISO activities after only three days of training.
6. on 2/24/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
The Lead Implementer class was very informative and professionally done. I gained a number of valuable insights into the ISO 27001 standard and real-world advice on implementing it.
7. on 12/17/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
The course was one of a kind and no book can replace Alan’s experience, teaching and insight. He’s a true expert on the subject and transformed my understanding of ISO 27001 into a comprehensible, useful and applicable tool and framework. I was afraid it would be a boring course, but not one dull moment with Alan. Time flew and I had many AHA moments.
8. on 10/6/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
I would like to give IT Governance a special thanks for the quality of the training not because I passed them successfully, but because of the level of professionalism of the staff and the knowledge I gained.
9. on 10/6/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Objectively, your way of dealing with customer is great, great, great. I thank Donna and Sue, they are really good. And this is encouraging to do other trainings with you in the future.
10. on 6/16/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
The online option really suited me, and the course was excellent.
11. on 6/1/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
They key element for myself was getting a better and deeper appreciation of the benefits of ISO 27001 compliance and certification. Also, understanding the key elements required to facilitate ISO 27001 certification as well as appreciating how the controls highlighted in ISO 27002 related back to 27001 were key takeaways. The key benefit [of this course] was the savings in cost for travel. The second was being able to fully participate in the classroom setting without having to travel. The live audio and video components provide a near in-person experience. IT Governance was viewed as a lead player in this space. Previous experience with IT Governance has always been positive.
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