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ISO 27701 Lead Implementer

Course description

This course is tailored to equip participants with the skills to set up a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) in adherence with the stipulations and guidelines of ISO/IEC 27701. It offers a thorough understanding of the optimal practices of privacy information management and the means to manage and process data in compliance with various data privacy regimes.

Upon mastering the setup and administration of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS), participants are eligible to take the exam and earn the "Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer" credential. This certification is an endorsement of your expertise and professional capabilities in implementing the provisions of ISO/IEC 27701 in an organization.

Target audience

  • Project 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

Learning outcomes

  • Gain proficiency in the principles, methodologies, techniques and tools needed for the successful setup and efficient management of a PIMS.
  • Comprehend the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other related standards and regulatory frameworks.
  • Understand the functioning of a PIMS in compliance with ISO/IEC 27701 and its major processes.
  • Learn to interpret the provisions of ISO/IEC 27701 in the unique context of a specific organization.
  • Cultivate the skills required to assist an organization in effectively strategizing, implementing, managing, monitoring and maintaining a PIMS.

Our approach

  • This training course is based on Prince2 Project Management practices used in the implementation of a PIMS.
  • Modules are illustrated with examples based on real world case studies.
  • Exercises are based on a case study.
  • Quizzes are similar to the final Certification Exam


  • A basic understanding of information security and knowledge of the ISMS implementation principles would be beneficial

Course Overview

  • Module 1 Principles and concepts of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) 
  • Module 2 Privacy Information Management System control requirements 
  • Module 3 Preparing for a PIMS implementation 
  • Module 4 Planning a PIMS based on context analysis 
  • Module 5 Implementing PIMS  
  • Module 6 Improving a PIMS  
  • Module 7 Preparing for a PIMS certification audit

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: ISO/IEC 27701 requirements and initiation of a PIMS
  • Day 2: Planning the implementation of a PIMS with Prince2
  • Day 3: Implementing a PIMS
  • Day 4: PIMS monitoring, continual improvement and preparation for the certification audit and the Certification exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 12 question essay type which should be completed within 180 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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