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COBIT® 5 Foundation Training & Certification

Course Description
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 realising benefits and optimising 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.


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 – Organisational Structures
  • Enabler 4 – Culture, Ethics, and Behaviour
  • 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 Programme
  • 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

Course Objectives
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.

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.

Target Audience
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 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.

3 Days

No mandatory prerequisites although some experience in IT or related fields is recommended

Training fees:
EUR 1.373,00

EUR 1.373,00

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