ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation


This 2-day course is designed that candidates have sufficient knowledge of the contents and high-level requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and understand the foundation level how the standard operates in a typical organisation.

This is delivered on an on-demand basis and requires a minimum of 6 delegates to run.

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  • The scope and purpose of ISO/IEC 27001 and how it can be used
  • The key terms and definitions used in ISO/IEC 27001
  • The fundamental requirements for an ISMS in ISO/IEC 27001 and the need for continual improvement
  • The processes, their objectives and high-level requirements
  • Applicability and scope definition requirements
  • Use of controls to mitigate Information Security risks
  • The purpose of internal audits and external certification audits, their operation and the associated terminology
  • The relationship with best practices and with other related International Standards: ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 20000.


This qualification is aimed at those who are:

  • Working to implement or maintain an ISMS within an organization
  • Required to audit an ISMS and are required to have a basic understanding of the standard
  • Working within an organization with an ISMS, whether the organization is already certified or is considering certification to ISO/IEC 27001.


There are no-prerequisites for the foundation qualification but an interest and/or background in information security management would be an advantage.


Material for this course will be provided in downloadable soft copy the week before the course. However, if preferred, attendees may print the files according to the Pink Elephant “Terms of Use”.



  • ISO/IEC 27001 foundation

Duration and style

  • A 40-minute, 50 multiple-choice. Paper-based or online at Pink Elephant’s training centre on Thursdays or Fridays. Onsite exams can be arranged with notice.

Pass mark

  • 50% this will be essential should you want to do the practitioner course

Examination board

  • APMG


  • Self-Paced Online: Take the course at any time on your web browser at your own pace.
  • Public (Open Enrolment): Live Classroom: On specific dates throughout the year, conveniently located at our premises in Woodmead, with our expert instructor.
  • In-House (On-Site): Live Classroom: On dates convenient to you; exclusively for your team at your location with our expert instructor.
  • Instructor Led Online: On dates convenient to you via WebEx at your staff’s location globally but simultaneously

If you would like more information on any of these options, please call us at 011 656 0020 or email us at

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ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation

On Demand