ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer

The ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer training course enables you to develop the necessary expertise to assist an organization to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) based on ISO/IEC 27701 by enhancing an existing ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001 and the guidance of ISO/IEC 27002.

Course description:

This training course is designed to prepare its participants implement a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) in compliance with the requirements and guidance of the ISO/IEC 27701. Moreover, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the best practices of privacy information management and learn how to manage and process data while complying with various data privacy regimes.

After mastering the implementation and management of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS), you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer” credential. The internationally recognized PECB Lead Implementer Certificate proves that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement the ISO/IEC 27701 requirements in an organization.

Course objectives:

  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a PIMS.
  • Learn about the correlation between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks.
  • Understand the operation of a PIMS based on ISO/IEC 27701 and its principal processes.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the specific context of an organization.
  • Develop the expertise to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and maintaining a PIMS.

Audience:

  • Managers and consultants involved in privacy and data management
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Privacy Information Management System
  • Individuals responsible and accountable for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within organizations
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with data privacy regimes requirements
  • PIMS team members

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. 

For more information about ISO/IEC 27701 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

To be considered valid, the implementation activities should follow the best implementation practices and include activities such as:

  1. Drafting a PIMS plan
  2. Initiating a PIMS implementation
  3. Implementing a PIMS
  4. Monitoring and managing a PIMS implementation
  5. Performing continual improvement measures

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Prerequisites:

A fundamental understanding of information security and comprehensive knowledge of the ISMS implementation principles.

Course outline:

  • Introduction to ISO/IEC 27701 and initiation of a PIMS

    1. Training course objectives and structure
    2. Standards and regulatory frameworks
    3. Privacy Information Management System (PIMS)
    4. Fundamental concepts and principles of information
      security and privacy
    5. Initiation of the PIMS implementation
    6. Analysis of the ISMS scope and Statement of Applicability
    7. PIMS scope
    8. Management approval
    9. Privacy policy
    10. Privacy risk assessment
  • Planning the implementation of a PIMS

    1. Privacy impact assessment
    2. PIMS Statement of Applicability
    3. Documentation management
    4. Selection of controls
    5. Implementation of controls
  • Implementing a PIMS

    1. Implementation of controls (cont’d)
    2. Implementation of controls specific for PII controllers
    3. Implementation of controls specific for PII
      processors
  • PIMS monitoring, continual improvement and preparation for the certification audit

    1. Awareness, training, and communication
    2. Monitoring, measurement, analysis, evaluation,
      and management review
    3. Internal audit
    4. Treatment of nonconformities
    5. Continual improvement
    6. Preparing for the certification audit
    7. Certification process and 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:

    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the first attempt, he/she must wait 15 days for the next attempt (1st retake). Retake fee applies.
      Note: 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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