About the certification


The ISO/IEC 27001 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization.
The Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001) is a certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of the ISO/IEC 27001.

This exam includes topics such as terms and definitions, normative references, Context of the organization, Leadership (Leadership, commitment, policy, organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities), Planning, Support (Resources, Competence, Awareness, Communication, and Documented information), Operation (Operational planning and control, information security risk assessment, information security risk treatment), Planning (Actions to address risks and oportunities, information security objectives), Performance evaluation (Monitoring, Measurement, analysis, evaluation, internal audit, management review), and Improvement (Nonconformity and corrective action, continual improvement).

The Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001) certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of the ISO/IEC 27001 and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details


Exam code

ITC-006

Launch date

August 20, 2016

Exam description

The Information Security Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001) exam tests the candidate knowledge of the ISO/IEC 27001.

Current version

v2 (September 4, 2020)

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book (online proctored exam)

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes

Level

Foundation

Languages

English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

This exam includes topics such as terms and definitions, normative references, Context of the organization (understanding the organization and its context, understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties, determinining the scope of the ISMS), Leadership (leadership, commitment, policy, organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities), Planning, Support (Resources, Competence, Awareness, Communication, and Documented information), Operation (Operational planning and control, information security risk assessment, information security risk treatment), Planning (Actions to address risks and oportunities, information security objectives), Performance evaluation (Monitoring, Measurement, analysis, evaluation, internal audit, management review), and Improvement (Nonconformity and corrective action, continual improvement).

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

BLOOM'S TAXONOMY

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

• ISO/IEC 27001 Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems - Requirements

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Information Security

Validity period

Lifetime

Cost

$100 USD

How to get certified


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Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

3

Register for your online proctored exam.

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Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

Stackable Certifications


Earn 4 certifications and receive an integrator certification (designation).

InfoSec Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001)

Privacy Foundation (ISO/IEC 29100)

Privacy Information Mgmt Foundation (ISO/IEC 27701)

GDPR Foundation (GDPRF)

Certified Privacy Officer (CPO)

DPO

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