ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor

The ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor training course enables you to develop the necessary skills to perform a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.

Course description:

During this training course, you will obtain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to acquire knowledge on the protection of privacy in the context of processing personally identifiable information (PII), as well as master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, establish communication with customers and resolve potential conflicts.

After completing this training course, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor” credential. The internationally recognized PECB Lead Auditor certificate proves that you have the capabilities and competences to audit organizations based on best practices.

Course objectives:

  • Understand a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and its processes based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire the competences of the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the context of a PIMS audit

Audience:

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisors in the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Certification

After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Certification fees are included on the exam price.

For more information about the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

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Prerequisites:

A fundamental understanding of information security and privacy, and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Course outline:

  • Introduction to Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and ISO/IEC 27701

    1. Training course objectives and structure
    2. Standards and regulatory frameworks
    3. Certification process
    4. Fundamental information security and privacy
      concepts and principles
    5. Privacy information management system (PIMS)
  • Audit principles, preparation, and launching of an audit

    1. Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    2. The impact of trends and technology in auditing
    3. Evidence-based auditing
    4. Risk-based auditing
    5. Initiation of the audit process
    6. Stage 1 audit
  • On-site audit activities

    1. Preparations for stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
    2. Stage 2 audit
    3. Communication during the audit
    4. Audit procedures
    5. Creating audit test plans
  • Closing the audit

    1. Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
    2. Audit documentation and quality review
    3. Closing of the audit
    4. Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
    5. Beyond the initial audit
    6. Managing an internal audit program
    7. Closing of the training course
  • Certification Exam

    1. Exam
  • Test details:

    • The exam duration is three (3) hours. Non-native speakers receive an additional half an hour.
    • The exam contains essay type questions. 


    As the exam is “open book”, candidates are authorized to use:

    • A copy of the General Data Protection Regulation;
    • Course notes from the Participant Handout;
    • Any personal notes made by the student during the course; and
    • A hard copy dictionary


    Exam-preparation-guides

    Examination rules and policies

    RECEIVE YOUR EXAM RESULTS

    Results will be communicated by email in a period of 6 to 8 weeks, after taking the exam. The results will not include the exact grade of the candidate, only a mention of pass or fail.

    Candidates who successfully complete the examination will be able to apply for a certified scheme which is explained in the course description.

    In the case of a failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which the candidate had failed to provide guidance for exams’ retake preparation.

    Candidates, who disagree with the exam results, may file a complaint by writing to  or through PECB ticketing system.

    EXAM RETAKE POLICY

    There is no limit on the number of times a candidate may retake an exam. However, there are some limitations in terms of allowed time-frame in between exam retakes, such as:

    • Students, who have completed the full training but failed the written exam, are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12 month period from the initial date of the exam.
    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the second attempt, he/she must wait 3 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (2nd retake). Retake fee applies.
    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the third attempt, he/she must wait 6 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (3rd retake). Retake fee applies.

    After the fourth attempt, a waiting period of 12 months from the last session date is required, in order for candidate to sit again for the same exam. Regular fee applies.

    For the candidates that fail the exam in the 2nd retake, PECB recommends to attend an official training in order to be better prepared for the exam.

    To arrange exam retakes (date, time, place, costs), the candidate needs to contact Glasspaper.

     

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