ISO 27001 Foundations Course

In this online course you’ll learn everything you need to know about ISO 27001, including all the requirements and best practices for compliance. The course is made for beginners in information security and ISO standards, and no prior knowledge is needed to take this course.

The exam from this ISO 27001 foundation course is certified by Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA). After passing the exam you will receive a certificate proving that you attained Information Security Management Systems competency.

The course is organized into 6 modules, where each module has several video lectures and quizzes that will help you learn more quickly, as well as a recap quiz that will prepare you for the certification exam – please see below for the content of each module. All the video lectures are pre-recorded, so you can take the course from anywhere, at any time for your convenience.

  • The total course duration, including the reading of required materials, is approximately 8 hours.
  • Materials provided in the course (video lectures, articles, and practice exams) are everything you need to successfully pass the certification exam.
  • There is no time limit for taking the course, but it is recommended that you finish it within one week’s time.
  • Access to this course and the quizzes is completely free; the fee for the certification exam is US$ 249– after you pass the exam we’ll send you your certificate in a matter of days.
  • After you purchase the exam, you will receive a bonus PDF containing scripts from all of the video lectures and quizzes, links to additional reading, and access to the practice exams.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course 04:00:00
Module 1 - Introduction to ISO 27001
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
What is ISO 27001? 01:30:00
The structure of ISO 27001 02:30:00
Information security principles 02:30:00
Introduction to the Information Security Management System 02:30:00
Implementing ISO 27001 requirements 03:00:00
Implementing ISO 27001 as a project 01:30:00
Documenting ISO 27001 requirements 03:30:00
ISO 27001 Benefits 02:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Certification FAQs 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 2 - The planning phase
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Understanding your organization and its context [clause 4.1] 02:30:00
Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties [clause 4.2] 02:00:00
Determining the scope of the ISMS [clause 4.3] 02:00:00
Leadership and commitment [clause 5.1] 02:00:00
Information Security Policy [clause 5.2] 01:00:00
Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities [clause 5.3] 02:30:00
Information security objectives [clause 6.2] 02:30:00
Resources [clause 7.1] 02:00:00
Competence [clause 7.2] 01:30:00
Awareness [clause 7.3] 01:30:00
Communication [clause 7.4] 01:30:00
Documented information [clause 7.5] 03:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 3 - Risk management
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Addressing risks and opportunities [clause 6.1.1] 02:00:00
Risk management process [clause 6.1.2] 02:30:00
Information security risk assessment – Risk identification [clause 6.1.2] 03:00:00
Information security risk assessment – Risk analysis and evaluation [clause 6.1.2] 03:00:00
Information security risk treatment [clause 6.1.3] 03:00:00
Statement of Applicability [clause 6.1.3] 02:00:00
Risk treatment plan [clause 6.1.3] 00:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 4 - The Do phase
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Formulating the risk treatment plan [clause 6.1.3] 02:00:00
Implementing the risk treatment plan [clause 8.3] 01:30:00
Operational planning and control [clause 8.1] 02:30:00
Operating the ISMS [clause 8] 01:00:00
Managing outsourcing of operations [clause 8.1] 02:30:00
Controlling changes [clause 8.1] 02:30:00
Risk assessment review [clause 8.2] 02:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 5 - The Check and Act phases
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and evaluation [clause 9.1] 04:00:00
Internal audit [clause 9.2] 03:00:00
Management review [clause 9.3] 03:00:00
Nonconformities and corrective actions [clause 10.1] 04:30:00
Continual improvement [clause 10.2] 02:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 6 - Annex A – Control objectives and controls
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Introduction to Annex A – Reference control objectives and controls 02:30:00
Structure of Annex A 04:00:00
Information security policies [A.5] 02:00:00
Organization of information security [A.6] 02:30:00
Human resources security [A.7] 01:30:00
Asset management [A.8] 02:30:00
Access control [A.9] 02:00:00
Cryptography [A.10] 02:00:00
Physical and environmental security [A.11] 03:00:00
Operational security [A.12] 03:30:00
Communications security [A.13] 04:00:00
System acquisition, development and maintenance [A.14] 04:30:00
Supplier relationships [A.15] 02:30:00
Information security incident management [A.16] 03:30:00
Information security aspects of business continuity management [A.17] 03:00:00
Compliance [A.18] 03:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Instructions for taking the exam and obtaining the certificate 00:00:00

Benefits of getting the certificate

Certificate of competence proves that you attended the eTraining course, and that you passed the exam certified by Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA). This ensures that you understand and can apply the knowledge you gained in each of the course's modules.

How to get certified?

It's simple:
1) Watch complete videos of all lectures, and answer all practice exams.
2) Pass the online certification exam.

Bonuses with the certificate

Once you purchase the certificate, you will receive the following bonuses:

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SECURE & SIMPLE: A Small-Business Guide to Implementing ISO 27001 On Your Own (eBook)

The plain English, step-by-step handbook for information security practitioners.

In this book, Dejan Kosutic, an author and experienced information security consultant, is giving away all his practical know-how on successful ISO 27001 implementation. No matter if you’re new or experienced in the field, this book gives you everything you will ever need to implement ISO 27001 on your own.

Course Script (PDF)

If you decide to purchase the exam, you will get the PDF script from the course completely free. The script includes everything said in the videos and all quizzes.

This way, you can access course materials any time you like, making it much easier to practice and prepare for the exam.

Free exam retake

Once you purchase the exam, you will be able to retake it.

This means, if you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you can retake it one time, free of charge.

There is no mandatory waiting period between the two attempts.

Practice Exam

With the purchase of the exam, you get access to practice exams. You can use these exams to test your knowledge and familiarize yourself with the exam environment.

The results from the practice exam do not have any effect on the results of the final exam.

Course Reviews

  1. Great overview

    The source is concise, well-structured and easy to understand. It is especially helpful as a refresher or for busy professionals who would like to have a basic understanding of ISO 27001.

  2. Provided a great review of the topics

    The course is well structured and easy to follow. The information is explained in a simple and useful way. Great job.

  3. A great stepping stone in the GRC Domain

    Dejan provided a well presented and through input about IS027001. The book on how to implement IS027001 in a small business is simple to understand, read and gives a really strong idea on how to implement the standard in an organisation. Took the exam and passed on my first go.

  4. I was initially sceptical, because I’ve taken other ISO courses with another training company, and I feared it would be a tedious and overwhelming course.
    However, Dejan Kosutic has prepared a truly intersting, to the point, well-structured course. What I also like is that I could take notes during his lectures without having to stop and replay all the time, and there are also subtitles with the main points in the presented clauses, which additionally helps me remember the important content. Also, Mr. Kosutic always emphasizes what documentation is mandatory, advisable or not required, which is very helpful for me, personally.
    This is a course for people who value their time. I have the sense that it’s tailored to my needs, even though it’s a pre-recorded course.
    Thank you!

  5. Provided a great overview of what is expected for ISO implementation

    Dejan provided well structured course that was easy to understand. It has provided me with a good overall understanding of concepts and requirements of ISO 27001 implementation.

  6. A great course for learners in ISMS ISO 27001

    Awesome explanation by Dejan.

  7. Great way to understand the breadth and depth of ISO 27001

    The course is divided up into good chunks that make it easy to learn about ISO 270001 and then to use the course as a resource to implement and support your company’s ISMS.

  8. Excellent course, well structured, clear and precise. No needless and excessive information, extra materials, document samples and explanations are provided in addition. Clear and legible speech.

    Thanks a lot.

  9. ISO 270001 Foundation course

    It was very helpful in understanding the standard , explanation of controls & clauses with examples has made me understand the concepts.
    additional recourses give also added a lot of value add in understating the concepts. This course helps us in taking forward ISO 27001 to work.

  10. Very comprehensive course - ISO 270001 Foundation course

    Very useful, detailed and full of insightful examples. Great side posts and materials.
    Can’t wait to put it into practice.

  11. ISO 270001 Foundation course

    Extremely helpful. Explained and demystified iso27001
    Strongly recommend it.

  12. ISO 27001 training

    Enjoyable course , with a pleasant presenter.
    Great refresher course for me with larger view to become an official ISO Certification Auditor.
    Will certainly keep going with Advisera to that end.

  13. ISO 27001 foundation course

    A good foundation course for ISO 27001. Well presented Simple , short and clear course.

  14. Very helpful. Simple crystal clear english, clear voice, nice presentation, without being boring but gives you the main idea and what is all about. I highly recommend it

  15. ISMS Foundation Course

    Excellent and very good ISO 27001 course. It gives you all the details needed to understand and implement the standard.
    The training contains excellent informationis to pass the certification. Highly recommended.

    I thank Dejan Kosutic for this great Course.

  16. Awesome Learning Experience

    Indeed, it’s true to its promise to make you very ready for the certification exam. The lessons are easy to understand and the duration is sufficient and convenient. Dejan Kosutic is also a commendable instructor showing real expertise on the subject. Highly recommended.👌

  17. ISMS Foundation Course

    I really enjoyed the course because it contains excellent information and at the same time does contain the necessary information without any of the non-essential add-ons quite often provided by others. It does provide a great overview on ISO 27001.

  18. ISMS Foundation Course

    I thought I already knew it all. I was wrong!

    The online training taught me a great deal understanding about ISMS. It is a very compact, yet very informative and useful material.

    I thank Advisera for this great help.

  19. ISMS Foundation

    Excellent course for anyone looking to get an overview of what is involved in ISO27k1 and get a better understanding of each component of the standard and what is required to go through an implementation. Well presented in short digestible chunks.
    Invaluable to anyone who is going to be part of an implementation project

  20. isms awareness

    Great course, some important stuff to consider . Thanks a lot ,

  21. Useful and helpful course

    a good start for training course for 27001 and it is full of good information, need only to add document sample and attendance certificate

  22. Well presented introduction to ISO 27001 Foundations

    New to ISO Frameworks, the course is thorough and well presented with extensive details for each topic / category.
    This is a great start for anyone entering the Audit & Compliance area.

  23. Helped me a lot to understand ISO 27001 fundamentals. I really appreciate it. thank you, Dejan Kosutic.

  24. Very useful and well presented course

    Well presented ISO27001 course. Dejan is an expert in this field and explains the standard clearly and in an interesting manner. Well done.

  25. Fantastically Delivered

    I am very happy to write this review and for a simple reason as well…The course was well delivered and decimated even for someone like me with very little IT Auditing experience. Thank you.


    Great Course, I really appreciate the way the course delivered. Even as a beginner it was easy to understand the content and concept. All modules were crisp and clear to the point.

  27. Great course

    I would like to thank you for devoting your time and resources on preparing this well executed training. It is exactly what I needed. Also, thank you for sharing it.

  28. very. clear, even in french which is my language i couldn’t understand this course better

  29. Great learning..!

    Firstly thanks to Dejan Kosutic for wonderful lectures.

    I have experience in process audits and finance audit, however i would to learn about IT audits, so this Foundation course has given me an idea of IT audit & about the ISO 27001. I would like to take other course like Internal Auditor / Lead auditor to enhance my knowledge.

    Thanks u.. sir

  30. The course is very helpfull and the separate modules are presented in a very systematic and interesting way. The course is indeed what you need to understand ISO27001.

  31. I love the course.

    It was the best and easiest to understand course or resource I have found about ISO27001.

  32. This is a very good ISO 27001 course. It gives you all the details needed to understand and implement the standard.
    The training is also all you need to pass the certification

  33. Review about course

    Would be lot more effective if conveyed through PPT/SLIDES .The course itself and in depth knowledge regarding information security is assured.Great Work & Thank you..

  34. Excellent!!!

    Helped me lot to understand ISO 27001 fundamentals. Really appreciate Dejan Kosutic. I plan to purchase more ISO tutorial from Advisera. I will recommend to my friends also.


  35. ISO 27001 Foundation Course

    Very Informative Course.

  36. Really helpful information about ISO27001 in very simple way

    After completing the full course I feel like its full bundle of complete information required to individual who is concerned & looking for knowledge about ISMS.

    Really helpful training i have came across.

    Satish Korde

  37. ISO 27001 Foundation Course

    This course is perfect to start learning ISO 27001 standard.

  38. ISO 27001 Foundation Course

    Very Helpful and Informative for beginners.

  39. ISO 27001 Foundation course

    Very informative and easily understandable. Thanks for your efforts to make it simple and easier.

  40. ISO 27001 Foundation

    Planned to complete course in 3 days, however, I managed it in 2 days as the material was clearly presented and supporting material enable quicker learning and understanding. Many thanks

  41. ISO27001 foundation

    Took the course in 1 day, well paced and very understandable. It provided a good basis for planning an implementation of the standard.
    Some course notes to accompany the presentation would be good.

  42. Very informative

    The course is presented in nice clear modules that flow well. The information is delivered clearly so the materials are understood well. The information is very relevant to the ISO 27001 standard and this course should be a must for anyone either working with the standard or those considering implementing it. Thank you Advisera and Dejan!

  43. very good, structured and documented course in a perfectly understandable english for non native english speaker people.

    very good, structured and documented course in a perfectly understandable english for non native english speaker people.

  44. Quick and concise, a really good, easy to understand introduction

  45. Dejan and team succeeded in presenting a comprehensive course in a well structured and interesting style; it’s a great achievement.

  46. Great Learning

    Found the course structured very well, facilitated simple and complete learning. Good course overall

  47. Good course

    It was very useful.

  48. Perfect introduction to ISO 27001

    It helped a lot understanding the structure and requirements of the standard.
    Very useful and very well presented course.

  49. Very Good

    This course was very useful. The main advantage of this course was there was no time limit. Videos can be viewed anytime. The way the professor was taking class was also good. Simple clear and to the point.
    This was very helpful for me.

  50. Excellent


    The truth that it is a pleasure to have done this course,
    It has given me a very clear vision of the ISO, addresses all issues in a very easy way to understand, although the study of regulations is usually not pleasant due to the vocabulary that is commonly used, and its extension,
    But as I said, the videos are very clear and rich in content as other users comments.

    Great experience and great Professor, I highly recommend this course.
    I hope they also add courses for ISO 15504

    @ABHAY SHEKHAWAT, have you tried with another web browser?, It works me fine with Firefox

  51. Very well developed

    It serves as an excellent starting point for a beginner. Videos are short enough to easily consume content, articles are rich in content. I wish the certificates were a little cheaper :P, but it is certainly a value addition. Prof. Dejan’s delivery is excellent. It was a great experience. I hope they also add courses for ISO 27002 and ISO 27005.

  52. Nice course

    Excellent articulation of entire standards with examples. it helped me to understand better

  53. Useful and exellent refresh

    This course was very useful and easy to follow and understand by many examples provided by the instructor. It was for me a good refresh as I am familiar with ISO27001. Hope to follow another course.

  54. Excellent Course

    Devan, the instructor really knows his stuff and knows how to teach as well. It is very clear that he knows information security by experience since he gives examples for everything on the spot.
    The course is eight hours but believe me you have to repeat some videos several times to get all the information since the instructor does not waste time, he is very objective and clear in his explanation but there are many points to cover and explain.
    I highly recommend this course.

  55. I was looking this ISO 27001 course for my carrier purpose and I got it without paying anything and its really very good and very well explained.Thank you for providing this free course.

  56. I appreciate a lot this course.

    This course is very good and give a lot of information about ISO 27001.

  57. Very informative

    This is a great course for demystifying ISO 27001. The videos are very clear and the accompanying text highlights throughout them is very useful.

  58. Tempo or speed setting is required besides other minor issues

    Please provide some kind of Tempo or speed setting for fast forwarding video like topics that we know about and Slow down others that may be more complex also some videos were kept on not complete status but were completed so additional manual control to mark them as completed would help many.

  59. ISO 27001 Foundations Course

    A very precise and detailed short course that is interesting and easy to follow . Dejan is a master of his field, Thank you for making available this free resource and greatly enhancing my understanding of ISO27001.

    Asim Bashir

  60. Excellent course!

    Very well explained and easy to understand!

  61. KFL

    ISO 27001 Foundation Course, ISMS

    Excellent course, very well explaned. Easy to access, Support in top
    Highly recommended.
    Looking forward to rest of the online courses

  62. Excellent course

    Excellent course, excellent explanation. …..this course is having all things which i expected

  63. Online training

    The whole online training material and presentation is very useful and helpful.
    The description & presentation by Dejan is very crisp & to the point using easy/simple language. The best part is explaining using example which helps clearing the concept and maturing the understanding.

  64. ISO27001 Course

    Simple, precise, get to the point. No BS. No Garbage. Very helpful!

  65. ISO 27001 Foundation Course, ISMS.

    Explanation in the video is easy to understand with good examples. For me, it is very helpful in understanding ISO 27001 standards. Thanks a lot to Dejan Kosutic Sir for your excellent knowledge sharing.

  66. ISO 27001 Foundation

    This course was ideal for me as a newbie to ISO27001. I’m so much better prepared for the ISMS and GDPR project we are running.

  67. ISO 27001

    The step by step modules in this course have really made the whole process for working towards ISO27001 certification much clearer. Clear and concise videos explaining what is required.

  68. Great

    Great approach to understanding the subject.

  69. ISO27001 Excellent deleivery

    This is a very concise, informative and beneficial introduction to ISO 27001.
    I think there could be more practical assessment questions at the end of each module that will prepare candiadtes for both the exams and real-life scenarios.
    Thank you, Dejan.

  70. Completion Certificate

    What happened to the completion certificate for those who are not taking the certification exam.

  71. Perfect Course with Nice videos Tutorials

    Perfect course with nice videos tutorials which covers important elements and implementation steps of a particular ISO standard

  72. ISO 27001 Foundations Course

    The course was well delivered and easy to understand with easy examples.

  73. ISO 27001 Foundations Course

    The course was well delivered and easy to understand.


  74. akz

    This course makes ISO 27001 implementation much easier

    We can learn from author of this course to explain complex things in simple words. Great course!

  75. Great insight to ISO 27001 and its implementation

    Very well explained with all key practical points for consideration while implementing ISO 27001. Really helpful. Much appreciated. Thank you !

  76. Course Feedback

    The explanation is simple and perfect, however if there is a scripting sheet of what the lecturer has said(I mean text content), it will make it easier for the learner to understand, track and review the content of each unit taking into account that there will be none native English speakers. On the other hand the idea of having assessment questions after each unit is a very good idea,however I noticed that these questions usually focus on one part(objective) of the unit, which effects and degrades the value of the assessment.
    Thank you

  77. ISO/IEC 20001 in plain language

    i found the course very helpful in understanding iso 27001 standards and its implementation.

  78. Material del curso y certificación en español

    Buenas noches, Actualmente estoy tomando el curso gratis que ofrecen para la certificación ISO 27001:2013 Foundation quisiera saber si estos materiales lo tienen en español mas las pruebas de certificación

    muchas gracias

  79. Excellent course on ISO 27001

    I am certified ISO 27001 Auditor. Did this Course for refresh. Great resource.
    Thank you very much for providing this for free.

  80. Great Course

    Really enjoyed the course! I don’t think I would have been able to do it in 8 hours though – I needed more than that. Still, the material is really good, the videos are entertaining and now I am a lot better prepared for our ISO27001 audit.

  81. Good Course

    Good Course, easy to follow

  82. ISO 27001 foundation

    Very informative
    Gave complete clarity on what exactly is ISO27001

  83. Excellent Education material - Recommended!

    Easy to understand all Clauses and Annex A controls

  84. Best introduction to Information security .

    Brilliant stuff. Easy to understand all Clauses and Annex A controls.

  85. Insightful

    I love this course, simple and easy to follow. Great help in my implementation of the standard in the organization. Thank you!

  86. ISO27001 - Course questionnaire is not locale sensitive

    The course is not locale sensitive, ie. in the course for ISO 27001, the module does states that the chance for having a laptop stolen out of a car is 3/10. In South Africa, its 9/10. Maybe in Europe we will see how this could be different.

    Module details:
    ISO 27001 Foundations Course
    Module 3 – Risk management
    Information security risk assessment – Risk analysis and evaluation [clause 6.1.2]

  87. To be recommended!

    Thank you Mr Kosutic for this excellent course. I would recommend it to everybody

  88. Excellent Education material. Thank you!

    Very good and clear presentation and video guidance. Made it easy to understand.

  89. Outstanding learning opportunity!

    Excellent course which went beyond my expectations. Very clear and practical!

  90. I believe the best free resource available

    Even some feature needs to be purchased (and this is completely fair), the documentation (via PDFs) and the videos (imo) are probably the best free resources in the whole internet to understand the whole procedure of ISO 27001.
    In addition, if you have some experience of several years in the IT field, most of the topics looks like an obvious consequence of the (business) logic behind it.
    The eBooks look very useful and at a reasonable price too.
    The purchased documentation looks really promising but it is expensive (imo), at least for the ISO 27001 set of docs. I believe a price near to 500€-550€ would make them far more competitive.
    Lastly, I would like to see more quiz and practical exercises that will simulate the final exams in this field.


    This is fantastic. A flexible way of learning without hustle. I learnt so much from here and preparing for the exams. Advisera thank you so much.

  92. ISO 27001 Foundation Course

    Easy to understand all Clauses and Annex A controls.

  93. ISO 27001 Foundation Course

    It is crisp, capsule module, easy to comprehend and understand clearly about the basic concepts. Energize me to take more subjects. Great.

  94. Great Course

    I am really learning new information without realizing. It’s great.

  95. Brief BUT exactly to the point

    Excellent course in 3 to 4 minute short video format. To the point and precise.

  96. Very informal overview

    I am new with ISO27000 and this course gave me a lot of information in easy format. These short tracks are suitable to listen whenever you have spare time.

  97. Great way to get to know ISO 27001

    This is an excellent way to get introduced to the ISO 27001. Everthing is explaned very well and with some questions you can control whether you absorped the information well. Great set up, it is very well done.

  98. ISO 27001 Foundations Course

    ISO 27001 Foundations Course

  99. Very well presented. Thank you!

    Very comprehensive auxiliary material for the articles on the site.

    Thank you!

  100. Exceptional

    Very good. Thank you for this free course and related materials.

  101. Excellent foundations course.

    The presentations where very clear to me. It helps hearing someone speak to the different clauses of the course. Secure & Simple!
    I would definitely recommend this course for anyone starting out with ISO 27001:2013.

  102. Excelente curso!

    Es una muy buena guía para entender desde lo más básico la norma

  103. ISO 27001 Foundations Course

    Nicely derived ISO 27001 Foundations Course, the understanding of ISMS standards and the explanation technique of trainer is extremely great.

  104. Awesome

    Thanks Dejan,

    You blew my mind with this learning approach. It is simple with a lot of real life simple scenarios to enable understanding, which should be the focus of learning program.

    Thank you

  105. Useful

    Excellent course and guide. Video presentations and explanations of terms also examples were very useful for me. I recommend it to anyone interested about ISO27001

  106. Very good!

    Great course. Well explained.


  107. Excellent Foundation course

    An Excellent guide to iso 27001 certification process.

  108. Human insite into technical information

    This course is excellent. It helps hearing someone speak to the different clauses of the course. Secure & Simple is great but to add the human element was very helpful. Thanks for providing this. I will take it a second time before taking the test.

  109. good course

    good training course and easy to understand for a french people 🙂

  110. Useful and enjoyable

    I find this course both beneficial and enjoyable. Hence, I would recommend it to those interested in learning about ISO 27001/2 standards.

  111. I enjoyed every part of the course.

    This is a great introductory course and gives direction in the case that you want to adopt ISO27001

  112. Wonderful experience

    A useful course and excellent value
    I would definitely recommend this course for anyone starting out with ISO 27001.

  113. Thanks

    Excellent and Very interesting and instructive course

  114. Wonderful experience

    Great experience overall. Thank you

  115. I enjoyed every part of the course.

    Advisera is is brilliant! It’s easy to use, clear and simple.

  116. Congratulations! It is an excelent course.

    Great job, it is an excelent course, it is easy to understand. In order to reinforsed the ISO 27001 course knowledge, I think is better to read the standard when a module is finished.
    Thank you.

  117. Great Resource

    Brilliant course and all the information is very easy to mentally digest.
    Highly recommended

  118. Fantastic Course

    The course is

  119. Many Thanks.

    A useful course and excellent value.

  120. Awesome foundation work

    This is a great introductory course and gives direction in the case that you want to adopt ISO27001.

  121. Video can't load

    My iphone 5S can’t load video in advisera

  122. Very Useful

    A useful course and excellent value, given that it’s free!
    It’s not the most exciting presentation but it contains good content and is very effective at what it sets out to do.

  123. Very Good

    The course provides very good explanation of the concepts of controls needed for the information security and of the standard ISO 27001.

  124. LQL

    ISO 27001 foundation Course

    Excellent course. It gives a kick, so now I will start to read some of the additional material to get a clear view.

  125. ISO 21001 Foundations Course

    Thank you, a very thorough introduction to ISO 27001, well paced and informative, good to have an independent perspective on what is actually required to implement.

  126. ISO 27001 Foundations Course

    Thank you. I very much enjoyed this course. I am new to ISO27001 (and InfoSec audits in general) and I found the course to be well-paced, well organized and well delivered. I especially appreciated the fact that it was self-paced and available to me at any time. I will plan to take the exam in the next week or so.

  127. Very good and very clear, thanks

  128. So far, very clear

    I’m new to ISO/IEC 27001 (with long-lasting background on IT management and advisory)
    I’ve just implemented ISO 9001:2015 in a medium business and I’d like to lead it to ISMS.
    So, this course is a good starting point.
    I had appreciated even the template provided if it was in italian.. Too bad it is not! I have no time to translate it.

  129. Well Organized

    Very well organized and well structured course and helps me a lot to learn ins and out of ISO 27001

  130. Great Intro

    Still doing the course, but helping a great deal

  131. My opinion

    This is really worth to go through this course. We are preparing for ISO27k audit and this was very helpful to understand all the aspects.

  132. very well structured

    very well structured and presented

  133. Very interesting course

    Very interesting and instructive course

  134. ISO 27001 Made Easy!

    I find Dejan’s explanation of the course so easy to understand and follow. This has definitely increased my understanding of the entire process and relationships and I now feel even more confident taking this on as a project. In my humble opinion it should be called ‘ISO 27001 Made Easy’.

  135. Very useful

    Very useful and an excellent aid in producing a PID


    Good work Advisera Very convenient and knowledgeable

  137. Free and great course!

    Very helpfull course, not only for the standard but also for consolidating general knowledge in the field. In combination with the good articles and Dejan exceptional ebooks it gave me a very good understanding of the ISO 27000/22301 landscape. Thank you Dejan for this great work!


    This needs to be jazzed up a bit but is very thorough . My God get rid of that insipid beige and make it less monotone!

  139. Very interesting course

    I already had experience with implementing ISO27001 in a organization. I took this course as a refreshment course and the first 5 modules for me where repetitive, but non the less educative. The last module however I was quite surprised of how much the course teached me! Thanks for this free course!

  140. Very Interesting and Informative Course

    Good day

    Great foundation course indeed and at a right time for me. I am tasked with ISMS implementation as part of my KPI, the course really prepared me to knowing where to begin. I also created about 130 pages of notes from this invaluable and informative information. Thanks to the course convenor and the whole team of Advisera thumbs up. Looking forward to purchase and taking the exam while still fresh.

  141. Great Course!!!


    This is an awesome course just what I needed.I have a question though,will this also have an option to be PECB certified?

  142. Helped me a a german beginner

    Even for me as a German, this english course was well structured and understandable. Now I’m reading your book “Secure & Simple”. The first pages showed me the same good understandable english language and content, also fit for non native english speaker. After reading the book the next step will start with your documenation toolkit.
    So thanks for taking away my fear for implementing ISO 27001.

  143. Very good course

    Very good course for beginners and a very good Dejan that explained all the ISMS requirements as well as controls with examples.
    I would recommend this course for anyone starting out with ISO 27001.

  144. Great course!

    I love this course – the way it’s build and represented to us, the short and easy to understand videos, and the way of speaking clear and no rush – it feels like you are sitting in the class room with the real person. The website is very easy to access even from my phone, and it loads quick too, quicker then facebook. All I need is my headphones and little more time to finish the course faster. Thank you, guys! Great job! I’m looking forward for taking the test and the next course for internal auditing!

  145. Course review

    I am going through the contents and taking the tests, yet to purchased the exam and take the exam, hoping to the tackle the Auditing course and exam after this.
    So far clear and concise, inittially it is slow and painful but due to the contensts. I have just completed Module 3 starting module 4 and probably because the contnets is more interesting it is going in better .
    Contents is great hope to pass the exam this space

  146. Great Course

    Excellent staff. I like it very much. Can’t be better.

  147. Great tutor

    I am very thankful for the way the Dejan explained all the ISMS requirements as well as controls with examples.
    I have never come across such a tutor who explained all the points in short but effective way. I wish him all the best.

  148. Really useful course for beginners

    I would definitely recommend this course for anyone starting out with ISO 27001.

  149. Good course for beginners

    I was not familiar at all with ISO27001, I find this course very good. It is well structured, the information provided is relevant in each reading and video. The free toolkit is also a good help.

  150. Fantastic presentation and content coverage

    One of the best online trainings i have attended recently. complete coverage of ISO 27001 standards, requirements, basics, examples and supporting documentations. i will also explore on other courses and i am sure they will be as good as this one. Thank you very much.

  151. Course is well worth the time

    I definitely consider the course to be worthwhile. I am planning on also completing the auditing course. The information was broken up into good segments. I think the quizzes could have been a little better, topic-wise. It would also be nice to have a longer assessment test at the end. I hope to be able to purchase the certificate exam soon. Thank you for providing this very valuable resource.

  152. The videos are great. The quizzes . . . . not so much

    I love the videos. They’re great and very informative. The white papers, by in large, are repetitive. Sadly, the quizzes which are very good, are not scored accurately. When you look at the explanation, the “correct” answers often do not agree with items selected (e.g., there have been a number of instances where items that I have selected have been marked wrong, but . . . even more significant have been answers that I have NOT selected that have been marked as correct anyway.

  153. Great Great Course indeed

    This is a great foundation course, clear, to the point and include all what you need to start your first steps in ISO27001.

  154. Very helpful and well structured course

    The course, together with the extensive documents provided, gives a very good and solid insight into what is involved in going for 27001 certification and the steps to take.

  155. Great course

    Thank you very much for this helpfull and clearc ourse

  156. Great Course!

    Great Course!

    I found the course very well structured.

    The 27001 process and its dependent elements were well explained. Meanwhile, definitions and terms were also elaborated in simple English; making the whole concept easy to understand and applicable in real-life situation.

    I deeply appreciated and thanks very much for the sharing!

  157. Enjoyed the course - Wonderful

    Great course! I find this ISO 27001 course very pragmatic. It helped me fixing some vague concepts. I feel much confident now as I see from where to start should I implement it for my organisation. Thanks for sharing!

  158. Great course. I’m really learning a lot. Lots of additional reading and resources. My company wanted me to learn about ISO 27001 so that we could roll out at our company. I feel much more confident now that I had before taking this course.

  159. Fondation Course

    The course was excellent, a great concept.

  160. smj

    Foundation Course

    Impressive & great work .

  161. Excellent course, highly recommended

    Excellent course and highly recommended for beginners and information security professionals who want to brush up the ISO 27001 skills.

    The contents are well presented and spot on. No fluff just stuff. Highly recommended.

  162. An excellent course for beginners. It helps me clarify and organise ideas and concepts about the ISMS.

  163. Excellent Organisation

    Am enjoying the course mode of delivery the revisions and activity challenging and very informative to foster better understanding of the ISO requirement

  164. Excellent course for absolute beginners.

  165. البداية المثالية لشهادات متقدمة

    يمكن أعتبار هذه الدورة كحجر ارتكاز للانطلاق في عالم ISO27001 بحيث ستكتسب من خلال هذه الدورة جميع المفاهيم الاساسية للمعيار , ايضا ومن خلال سلسلة الفيديوهات ستتكمن من ربط المواد التي قمت بقراءتها مسبقا في بداية كل موضوع وستمكن من فهم الطريقة التي يمكنك التحدث بها عن موضوع المعيار ….. بمعنى أن الدورة لن تكسبك فقط مهارات نظرية عن موضوع المعيار بل ستعززها بمهارات حوارية من خلال الفيديوهات .

    أحببت أن أضع تقييم للدورة باللغة العربية لنقل تجربتي للناطقين بها

    أ.م صلاح الدين الشتيوي
    المدير الفني لشركة آمن الوطنية للاتصالات وأمن المعلومات
    طرابلس – ليبيا

  166. Godd instructor and material

    The articulation was very clear! The Content was very good. The sessions appropriate.

    Summary: very useful

  167. Really enjoying the course

    The content is appears to be quite comprehensive and logically organised it has been easy to follow and I have found this course very useful.

    Let you know how I do with the exam 🙂

  168. Comprehensive and easy to follow

    I have come form an InfoSec background and I am a CISSP so I was able to follow the concepts and content quite easily. Having said that, I believe the course material is such that anyone wanting to learn more about 27001 will benefit greatly from taking this course.

  169. Good Course and Easy to Understand

    I am new to Information Security and this course help me a lot to have basic understanding of ISO27001.

  170. Great Course but Vimeo

    Great Courses,

    but in my country all vimeo video are blocked by most ISP.

  171. professional, simple and direct

    Dejan is definitely a very good instructor.
    The videos are short, straight to the point and will organized, also the scenario is well constructed.
    over all, pretty professional and simple.
    might need a bit touches of more enthusiastic voice tone, animated examples or attractive visuals.

    overall, well done and hope for more particle examples about implementation methods of the standards

    Eslam Osman

  172. Iso27001

    Your explanation for each section of the standard, even short, are very usefull and help a lot in summarizing all the standard’s concepts.
    Aslo your comments and practical experience are helping a lot.

  173. Excellent Course Delivery!!

    Hello Dejan,

    I really enjoyed every bit of the training though yet to tidy up but thus far it been a wonderful experience.

    The content of the referenced blog per module has been very helpful. It almost like a live training.

    Thumbs up to you and your team.


  174. Few Confusions

    Lectures are very good and delivered very impressively. But there is some confusion in my mind. i.e. you have included 4 to 7 mandatory clause in the planning phase with respect to PDCA model but if we see the IS top level policy is also made in Clause 5 of leadership. Kindly elaborate it. Furthermore, some other task are also performed during the 4 to 7 clause. Kindly reply as soon as possible. My email address is

    M. Aqeel Haider


    I’m very grateful having had the opportunity to take this course, It has been designed in a very easy way to understand this standard and it gave to me a comprehensive overview about the its structure and general operation and I could understand relationships with frameworks like COBIT and ITIL. It made me clear themes related with ISO 27002, 27005, 22301 and 31k.

    Keep it up!

    Best Regards

    Helman Darley-Bentley
    IT Chief Manager

  176. ISO 27001 Foundation Course

    G’day Dejan,

    I am very impressed with the outline and the presentation of this course. Your explanation of every step is very comprehensive and I would personally recommend this type of training to any employee or staff member that wants to understand the basics/foundation of the the ISO 27001:2013 ISMS framework standard.

    All the best

    Errol Abrahams

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can attend the course as long as you like; however, you should try to finish it in a couple of weeks because otherwise, you won’t get enough benefits out of it.

You can access it any time – the course is a combination of recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities, and because all those materials are readily available, you can access them at a time that is convenient for you.

None. The course was made in such a way that a beginner in this topic can easily understand it.

Well, we have to make money somehow :). We have made most of the course freely available, but to access the exam and get the certificate you’ll have to pay a fee – by the way, this fee is by far smaller than the fee for attending the classroom-type course. Additionally, when you pay for the certificate, you will be able to download a PDF scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading. This way, you can access the content from the course and prepare for the exam much more easily.

The exam, as well as the whole course, is done completely online, from your office, your home, or any other place convenient for you. By the way, during the exam we use an online proctoring service that will ask for proof of your identity, and make sure that you have taken the exam with no external help.

After you finish attending the course, you can go for the exam – if you finish this exam successfully, i.e., if your score is above the minimum, then you will receive the certificate. Click here to learn more about the ISO 27001 Foundations Course Certificate.

The course is a combination of recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities – the course takes you through all these materials in an optimal way.

You can access the course using your PC, Mac, or mobile device, using any major browser (i.e., Chrome, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Safari); a broadband Internet connection will also be needed. And, of course, enough time to attend the course.

The materials provided in the course – recorded video lectures, quizzes, readings, practice exams, and other activities – are everything you need to successfully pass the exam and obtain the certificate. The best part is: they are completely free with unlimited access!

If you decide to purchase the exam, you will receive a bonus PDF containing scripts from all of the video lectures, quiz questions, links to additional reading, and access to the practice exams. This way, you can prepare for the exam much more easily.



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