Taking the Exam

What is the exam structure and domains?

The Foundation Exams is 1hour exam  and consists of 40 multiple choice questions. While, The Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer exams are a 3hours exam with 12 essay type questions with scenarios and explanations that an auditor or a potential implementer of a management system might face during their work.

Each exam has its own competency domains that are required from a candidate to demonstrate them well in order to pass the exam.

For example, you will see that the 7 competency domains for ISO/IEC 27001 lead Implementer exam are as follows:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental information security principles and concepts
  • Domain 2: Planning an ISMS based on ISO 27001
  • Domain 3: Implementing an ISMS based on ISO 27001
  • Domain 4: Information security control best practices, based on ISO 27002
  • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an ISMS based on ISO 27001
  • Domain 6: Continuous improvement of an ISMS based on ISO 27001
  • Domain 7: Preparing for an ISMS certification audit

What are the upcoming exam dates?

Contact Africa Value Solutions Limited (AVS) at info@avs.co.ke to shedule an exam with one of our accredited invigilators.

What time do the exams start and what is the time limit?

Africa Value Solutions Limited (AVS) requires a 3 working day notive to book your exam. For more accurate information please contact us at examination@avs.co.ke

Foundation exams lasts one hour, while Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer lasts three hours.

Is the exam open-book?

YES. All notes and reference documents may be used during the exam excluding the use of a computer and/or other smart devices.

Can I bring water or food into the exam?

You may bring water into the exam room, but food isn’t allowed except for medical reasons. Please inform us accordingly of any special needs so that we can notify the proctor.

I do not live in the United States, Canada or Europe. Can I take your exams in my country?

Africa Value Solutions Limited (AVS) has accredited invigilators in all the five East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia. Please contact us at examination@avs.co.ke for more information about our exams in your country.

What is AVS’s exam cancellation policy?

To receive a full refund, you must cancel your exam registration at least 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

If you cancel between fourteen (14) and seven (7) calendar days before the course, you will receive a 50% refund of the exam fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations requested less than seven calendar days of the exam start date.

You may also contact us up to seven (7) calendar days prior to the course and arrange to transfer to another exam. When a transfer request is made, a new course date must be provided. No transfer requests will be allowed less than seven (7) calendar days of the exam start date.


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