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This Certified ISO27001 Practitioners training course will provide delegates with the requirements and principles of ISO/IEC 27001, with an awareness of the issues and challenges involved in implementing an information security management system.

This practical course is designed to deliver the delegate with a solid understanding of information security management (ISM) systems as set out in ISO/IEC 27001:2017.

The course will impart the skills to plan, audit and implement an ISO 27001:2017 compliant information security management system (ISMS) audit.

Delegates will receive a voucher to sit an independent APMG certification exam, based upon the materials covered in this ISO27001 Practitioner’s course. Successful exam delegates will be provided with an electronic APMG certificate and digital badge.

Target audience

Security and IT professionals, those responsible for risk, audit and compliance or project managers responsible for ISO27001 compliance programmes.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

CPD points can be claimed for GCT accredited courses at the rate of 1 point per hour of training for GCHQ accredited courses (up to a maximum of 15 points).

N.B. There is no change to the content of the ISO27001 standard despite a new 2017 version being published recently. It is basically just a change to incorporate renumbering of BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 to include the EN status as BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017. This means the standard has now been ratified by at least one of the European Standardisation Organisations.


Security and IT professionals, those responsible for risk, audit and compliance or project managers responsible for ISO27001 compliance programmes.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

CPD points can be claimed for NCSC accredited courses at the rate of 1 point per hour of training for NCSC accredited courses (up to a maximum of 15 points).

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Skills Gained

  • Detail the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2017
  • How to identify information assets
  • How to identify the threats, vulnerabilities and risks associated with Assets
  • How to Plan the ISMS implementation program: Timescales and resources, Risk assessment and management, Producing a Statement of Applicability and Documentation, monitoring and auditing
  • Prepare for ISO27001 certification (Phase 1 & 2)
  • Understand the sources of information and further development
  • Understanding of best-practice audit methodology
  • Prepare, lead and report on the findings of an information security audit.
  • Detailed information about auditing the ISMS against ISO 27001
  • Interview techniques, following audit trails and reviewing documented evidence
  • Audit risk assessments, business continuity and effective continual improvement
  • How to identify nonconformities, and ensure appropriate corrective action is undertaken
  • Challenges of maintaining ISO27001 certification, including surveillance audits
  • Governance and the relationship between auditing and risk management


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Every delegate will be sent their own copy of the following standards for pre-course reading.

BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 BS EN ISO/IEC 27002:2017

Familiarisation with the structure of these standards will support delegates with course exercises and the post course exam.


Day 1:

Module 1: Why do you need certification to ISO 27001?

Module 2: An ISMS

Module 3: Definitions

Module 4: ISO27001

Module 5: Implementing the ISMS

Module 6: Defining an Information Security Policy

Module 7: Defining the scope of the ISMS

  • Exercise 1 - ISMS Scope

Module 8: What are information assets, and identifying them?

  • Exercise 2 - Assets

Module 9: Conducting risk assessments

  • Exercise 3 - Risk assessment

Day 2:

Module 10: Risk measurement

Module 11: Determining control objectives

  • Exercise 4 - Risk treatment/controls

Module 12: Information security overview

Module 13: Preparing a Statement of Applicability

  • Exercise 5 - SOA

Module 14: The application of countermeasures and creating a workable countermeasure

Module 15: The role of governance

Module 16: InfoSec and management roles

  • Exercise 6 - InfoSec and Management Roles

Day 2 homework – ISMS

Day 3:

Module 17: Auditing the ISMS:

Module 18: Preparing for formal certification audits

  • Exercise 7 - Internal audit

Module 19: The stages 1 and 2 of ISO 27001 certification audits

Module 20: Maintaining Certification

Module 21: Auditors

Module 22: Role of standards in audits

Module 23: Audit terms and definitions & Refresh Q&A

Day 4:

Module 24: Principles of auditing

Module 25: Managing an audit programme

  • Exercise 8 - Internal audit preparation

Module 26: Performing an audit

Module 27: Reporting and summarising audit findings

  • Exercise 9 - Internal Audit

Module 28: Conducting audit follow-up

Module 29: The relationship between audits and risk management

Module 30: Continual improvement

Module 31: The value of awareness training

  • End of Course: Knowledge Assessment

Exam Information

The GCT exam is a Proctor-U APMG exam for the Certified ISO27001 Practitioner, which will be taken by delegates in their own time after the course.

Delegates will receive individual emails to access their AMPG GCT candidate portal, typically available two weeks post exam.

If you experience any issues, please contact the APMG GCT technical help desk on 01494 4520450.

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