COBIT®5 Foundation

This three day, instructor-led IT Governance Foundation Course provides an overview the main concepts of IT Governance according to COBIT 5, ISACA’s latest governance framework, and how they can be applied. COBIT 5 provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realizing benefits and optimizing risk levels and resource use. COBIT 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise, taking in the full end-to-end business and IT functional areas of responsibility, considering the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders.

This course and the COBIT 5 Foundation certificate are mandatory for additional COBIT 5 training, including the COBIT 5 Implementation Course and Assessor Program Training.

The COBIT 5 Foundation certificate is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the COBIT 5 guidance to:

  • Be able to understand the enterprise Governance and Management of Enterprise IT

  • Create awareness with their business executives and senior IT Management

  • Assess the current state of their Enterprise IT with the objective of scoping what aspects of COBIT 5 would be appropriate to implement.

At the conclusion of the course attendees will understand:

  • The major drivers for the development of a Framework

  • The business benefits of using COBIT 5

  • The COBIT 5 Product Architecture

  • The IT management issues and challenges that affect enterprises

  • The 5 Key Principles of COBIT 5 for the governance and management of Enterprise IT

  • How COBIT 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise

  • The key concepts in a Process Capability Assessment and the key attributes of the COBIT 5 PAM (Process Assessment Model)

  • How the COBIT 5 processes and the Process Reference Model (PRM) help guide the creation of the 5 Principles and the 7 Governance and Management Enablers.

This course prepares candidates for the exam leading to the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate.  The optional exam is a closed book, multiple choice exam, existing of 50 questions. The pass mark is 50% or at least 25 correct answers. The duration for the exam is 40 minutes.

Course Outline

Module 1 – The key features of COBIT 5

  • The Reasons for the Development of COBIT 5

  • The History of COBIT

  • The Drivers for developing a Framework

  • The Benefits of using COBIT 5

  • The COBIT 5 Format & product Architecture

  • COBIT 5 and Other Frameworks

Module 2: The COBIT 5 principles

  • Topic 1: Enabler Focus

  • Topic 2: Control Objectives to Management Practices

  • Topic 3: From COBIT®4.1 Management Guidelines to COBIT®5: Enabling Processes Guidelines

Module 3: The COBIT 5 enablers

  • Enabler 1 – Principles, Policies and frameworks

  • Enabler 2 – Processes

  • Enabler 3 – Organizational Structures

  • Enabler 4 – Culture, Ethics, and Behavior

  • Enabler 5 – Information

  • Enabler 6 – Services, Infrastructure and Applications

  • Enabler 7 – People, Skills and Competencies

  • Walk Through on using Goals cascade to scope Processes

Module 4: Introduction to COBIT 5 implementation

  • The Life cycle Approach

  • Inter related components of the life cycle

  • Understanding the enterprise internal and external factors

  • Key success factors for implementation

  • The seven phases of the Life Cycle model explained

  • The seven Change Enablement characteristics used in the life cycle

  • Change Enablement relationships to the Continual Improvement Life Cycle

  • Making the Business case

  • The differences between COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5

Module 5 – Process capability assessment model

  • What is a process assessment

  • What is the COBIT Assessment Program

  • The differences between a capability and maturity assessment

  • Differences to the COBIT 4.1 CMM

  • Overview of the COBIT Capability Model & Assessments

  • The Process Reference Model (PRM)

  • The Process Assessment Model (PAM)

  • The Measurement Framework

  • Introduction to the Assessor Training Steps

Module 6 – Exam

  • Topic 1: preparation for the exam

  • Topic 2: taking the exam


This course is valuable for: Business Management, IT /IS Auditors, Internal Auditors, Information Security and IT Practitioners; Consultants, IT/IS Management looking to gain an insight into the Enterprise Governance of IT and looking to be certified as a COBIT Implementer or Assessor.

This course is also useful for those who want to gain knowledge of the scope and structure of COBIT 5 or want to improve IT Governance in their or their clients’ organizations.

Available Course Dates

02/07/2018 10:00 am - 02/09/2018 6:00 pm
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