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CERTIFIED ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor

About iso 27001 lead auditor Certification

With GSDC Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor you can validate your role in various areas including planning, execution, and reporting of audits on organizations' ISMSs. As we know the objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of these systems in safeguarding information confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Lead Auditors must have a deep understanding of ISO 27001 and its requirements and the ability to apply audit techniques to assess whether an ISMS is compliant with the Standard. Lead Auditors are also in charge of making sure that audits are carried out in compliance with ISO 19011, the global standard for managing systems audits. 

To attain Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor status, individuals must complete an accredited course and pass an examination.

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Objectives of ISo 27001 certification

You will be ready to do the following after successfully completing this certification:

1. Assess compliance with ISO 27001:2022 standards
2. Identify gaps and non-conformities for improvement
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of information security management systems
4. Conduct thorough audits of security controls
5. Verify adherence to legal and regulatory requirements
6. Provide recommendations for enhancing information security
7. Ensure continuous improvement of security practices
8. Foster a culture of risk management awareness
9. Promote confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data
10. Enhance overall information security governance



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Exam Syllabus of  iso 27001 lead auditor

  • 1. Overview of ISO 27001:2022 and ISMS Principles:
    • Overview of the changes introduced in ISO 27001:2022
    • Comprehensive understanding of the principles of information security: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
    • Analysis of the organization's scope and context in relation to ISMS
  • 2. Governance and Policy for ISMS:
    • Recognizing the pivotal role of leadership in information security management
    • Formulating an Effective Information Security Policy
    • Ensuring alignment between the policy and organizational objectives
  • 3. Strategic Planning and Risk Analysis:
    • Strategizing the implementation of ISMS
    • Conducting meticulous risk assessments and identifying potential information security risks
    • Developing comprehensive risk treatment plans
  • 4. Support and Allocation of Resources:
    • Efficiently managing resources for ISMS implementation
    • Enhancing competence and awareness within the organization
    • Establishing effective communication channels
    • Managing documented information effectively
  • 5. Implementation and Mitigation of Risks:
    • Implementing robust controls to mitigate identified risks
    • Monitoring and managing security incidents effectively
    • Ensuring seamless business continuity and disaster recovery
  • 6. Evaluation of Performance and Monitoring:
    • Thoroughly evaluating the effectiveness of ISMS
    • Conducting regular performance reviews
    • Monitoring key performance indicators diligently
  • 7. Internal Audit and Review by Management:
    • Understanding the purpose and process of internal audits
    • Clarifying roles and responsibilities of internal auditors
    • Conducting comprehensive management reviews of ISMS
  • 8. Remedial Action and Ongoing Enhancement:
    • Managing non-conformities and implementing corrective actions promptly
    • Establishing a culture of continual improvement within the organization
    • Learning from incidents and effectively implementing lessons learned
  • 9. ISMS Certification Audit Procedure:
    • Understanding the intricacies of the certification audit process
    • Defining roles and responsibilities of auditors and auditees
    • Preparing for and actively participating in the certification audit
  • 10. Basics of Auditing:
    • Introduction to fundamental auditing terminology and definitions
    • Understanding different types of audits and their respective purposes
    • Establishing a robust and effective audit program
  • 11. Management of Audit Programs:
    • Identifying and evaluating risks associated with the audit program
    • Defining clear and measurable audit program objectives
    • Clarifying roles, responsibilities, and competence requirements for auditors
    • Evaluating and measuring the performance of individual auditors
  • 12. Planning and Implementation of Audits:
    • Defining the scope, objectives, and criteria for audits
    • Developing a comprehensive audit methodology and approach
    • Initiating audit activities and meticulously planning the audit process
    • Assigning appropriate roles and responsibilities to auditors
    • Creating an effective audit checklist
  • 13. Collection of Audit Evidence and Reporting:
    • Utilizing effective methods for collecting audit evidence
    • Preparing and distributing comprehensive and accurate audit reports
    • Ensuring completion of the entire audit process
  • 14. Evaluating Auditor Competence:
    • Ensuring continuous competence and development of auditors
    • Evaluating the Performance and Skills of Auditors
  • 15. Resolution of Non-Conformities and Follow-Up Audits:
    • Efficiently managing non-conformities identified during audits
    • Ensuring closure of non-conformities and verifying their effectiveness
    • Conducting follow-up audits to ensure ongoing compliance


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Expanded opportunities in information security auditing.

Increased industry reputation and recognition.

The ability to identify and reduce security issues.

Improved understanding of ISO 27001:2022 standards.

Higher chances of promotion and career growth..

Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Expanded career opportunities in various industries.

Increased marketability and competitive edge.



There are no mandatory prerequisites for ISO 27001:2022 but below are a few recommendations:

  • Recommended to have training on ISO 27001:2022 through a qualified training institution.
  • Recommended to have work experience in quality and security.




There will be a Multiple Choice Questions exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 24+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case Participant does not score passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.


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Emily Hunt

Designation - Security Analyst

I needed to become an ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor to ensure that our organization was following the best practices for information security. The certification also helped me to gain confidence in my abilities, and I was able to use my expertise to improve our organization's security posture. Thanks to GSDC, I was able to achieve my professional goals and take my career to the next level.

James Ruff

Designation - IT Consultant

As an expert in this field, I was looking to advance my career and demonstrate my expertise to potential clients. That's when I decided to take the GSDC Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor exam. After passing the exam, I was able to add this prestigious certification to my resume and showcase my knowledge to clients. The certification also helped me to stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and best practices, which is critical in my line of work. 

Brenda Nuk

Designation - Security Consultant

As part of my job, I needed to become an ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor to help our organization comply with international security standards. After completing the GSDC Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor exam, I was able to demonstrate my expertise to my team and provide valuable insights into our organization's security practices. Thanks to GSDC, I was able to achieve my professional goals and help our organization stay ahead of the curve in terms of information security.


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