ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer (Privacy Information Management System) - 5 days (Self-Paced Learning)


ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer (Privacy Information Management System) - 5 days (Self-Paced Learning)

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Ideal For
  • 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

This course is a Self-Paced learning programme with 5 days’ worth of content and is brought to you by Straits Interactive on behalf of PECB.

This programme is designed to prepare participants to implement a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) in compliance with the requirements in ISO/IEC 27001 and provide guidance in following the standard's guidelines. Moreover, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the best practices of privacy information management and learn how to manage and process data while complying with various data privacy regimes.

Upon completion of the programme, participants can choose to apply and take an exam for the   “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer” credential. The PECB Lead Implementer Certificate is a globally recognized certification that validates an individual’s practical knowledge and professional capabilities in implementing ISO/IEC 27701 in an organisation.

To get a better overview of the ISO certification courses available, you can find our roadmap here.

For more information about the ISO courses, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page here.

*PECB is an accredited Personnel Certification Body by The International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC 17024. PECB (legal name “PECB Group Inc.”) is a certification body which provides education¹ and certification under ISO/IEC 17024 for individuals on a wide range of disciplines. Click here for more on PECB.

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  • Requirements to take course - A fundamental understanding of information security and comprehensive knowledge of the ISMS implementation principles.
  • Requirements for credential certification, please refer to table under "Certification".


  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a PIMS.
  • Learn about the correlation between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks.
  • Understand the operation of a PIMS based on ISO/IEC 27701 and its principal processes.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the specific context of an organization.
  • Develop the expertise to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and maintaining a PIMS.


(Course modules need not be taken on consecutive days as this is a self-paced learning programme and self-booking of exam)

Day 1 - Introduction to ISO/IEC 27701 and initiation of a PIMS

  • Programme objective and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Privacy Information Management System (PIMS)
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of information security and privacy
  • Initiation of the PIMS implementation
  • Analysis of the ISMS scope and Statement of Applicability
  • PIMS scope
  • Management approval
  • Privacy policy
  • Privacy risk assessment

Day 2 - Planning the implementation of a PIMS

  • Privacy impact assessment
  • PIMS Statement of Applicability
  • Documentation management
  • Selection of controls
  • Implementation of controls

Day 3 - Implementing a PIMS

  • Implementation of controls (cont’d)
  • Implementation of controls specific for PII controllers
  • Implementation of controls specific for PII processors

Day 4 - PIMS monitoring, continual improvement and preparation for the certification audit

  • Awareness, training, and communication
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis, evaluation, and management review
  • Internal audit
  • Treatment of nonconformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Preparing for the certification audit
  • Certification process and closing of the programme

Day 5 - Certification exam


This is a self-paced learning programme. There are no trainers.


5 days (inclusive of exam)


The examination duration is 3 hours by *online proctoring. Exam format will be essay questions. 

*Online proctoring: candidates are free to select to do it at their convenient location, date, and time using their laptop. Candidates are remotely invigilated by PECB authorized invigilators via webcam.

The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Implementer” exam meets all the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 Fundamental principles and concepts of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS)
  • Domain 2 Privacy Information Management System controls and best practices
  • Domain 3 Planning a PIMS implementation based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Domain 4 Implementing a PIMS based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Domain 5 Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001
  • Domain 6 Continuous improvement of a PIMS based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Domain 7 Preparing for a PIMS certification audit

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies. (


After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Certification fees are included in the exam price.

For more information about the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies. (

Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme.

For more detailed information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link:

  • Exam fee
  • Certification fees
  • Training materials and practical examples
  • In case of exam failure, candidates can retake the exam for a second time at no additional fees within a time frame of 12 months following the initial exam date


The course fee is USD$600 (Excludes GST if applicable).

As the programme is self-paced learning, it is non-refundable.

Payment can be made by the following means below. Cheque payments will not be accepted. 

1. Bank transfer in US dollars. (Details for transfer will be provided in the invoice)

2. Credit card

3. Credit card promotion: 

a. Singapore OCBC card holders: 12-month interest-free instalment payment. Instalment payment will be in Singapore dollars based on the prevailing currency exchange rate. 

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Funding is not applicable.


The course fee is USD$600 (Excludes GST if applicable).

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment via bank transfer or credit card. Note that course materials will be released electronically by PECB within 5 working days upon receipt of payment.

For more information about the ISO courses, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


  1. As Straits is only a Singapore-based reseller of selected PECB courses, Straits will not be able to offer any learning support in relation to the materials nor address any concerns or issues in relation to the quality of the PECB Self-Paced Learning Programme.
  2. All queries in relation to PECB Self-Paced Learning Pogramme are to be channelled to PECB directly at [].
  3. The PECB Self-Paced Learning Programme is provided to you "as is" directly from PECB. As such, Straits has no control over the quality or merchantability of its contents, as such we disclaim any liabilities or implied warranties, including any warranty of merchantability over the quality of the PECB Self-Paced Learning Programme/content.
  4. Straits recommends you to complete the PECB Self-Paced Learning Programme and the exam within 12 months from the date of purchase.

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Participants will receive an email acknowledgement for the self-paced learning programme followed by an invoice shortly. Full payment must be made before course material will be released electronically by PECB within 5 working days upon receipt of payment. PECB will send 2 emails containing instructions on how to view the course material and the exam coupon code with instructions on how to schedule the online exam.


As this is a self-paced learning programme, there will be no refund for any cancellation or withdrawal.