COBIT® 5 Foundation

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The COBIT® 5 Foundation course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. Participants learn about the need for an IT governance framework and how COBIT addresses…

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Certificate COBIT® 5 Foundation Course
Duration 2 or 3 Days (Plus)
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor APMG, ISACA
Languages English, Spanish, Portuguese

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What is included in COBIT® 5 Foundation

Course Description

The COBIT® 5 Foundation course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. Participants learn about the need for an IT governance framework and how COBIT addresses this need by providing the latest insights into enterprise-wide governance of IT. This course explains the elements and supporting materials of the COBIT framework, using a logical and example-driven approach for anyone interested in obtaining COBIT foundation level knowledge. COBIT® 5 Foundation is the first step to enroll into COBIT® 5 Implementation and COBIT® 5 Assessor. The COBIT® 5 Foundation exam is a prerequisite to attaining the COBIT® 5 Implementation and COBIT® 5 Assessor exams.

COBIT 5 Foundation Plus:
We offer COBIT® 5 Foundation as a 2-day or 3-day “Plus” course. This “Plus” course includes extra content above the exam syllabus. The third day is optional for the exam.

Course Information

Certification: COBIT® 5 Foundation Course

Duration: 2 or 3 Days (Plus)

Domain: IT Governance and Strategy

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: APMG, ISACA

Available Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


A wide range of business managers, IT management consultants, IT governance professionals, and auditors who wish to gain a better understanding of COBIT 5 and what the framework can provide their organization.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will gain competencies in:

  • Key challenges of using IT
  • IT governance concepts and benefits
  • COBIT 5 framework, principles, and enablers
  • Relationship between stakeholder needs and governance
  • Implementation approach for the use of COBIT 5
  • Structure of COBIT 5 process reference model
  • Governance and management domains
  • Components of COBIT 5 processes
  • Need for capability assessments
  • COBIT 5 ISO/IEC 15504 approach
  • Application of COBIT 4 maturity model approach with COBIT 5
  • Other COBIT 5 enablers for IT governance and management

Course Outline

  1. Why COBIT? – IT Governance and Management Challenges 
    1. Key Challenges of Using IT
    2. Difference between Governance and Management
    3. Key Stakeholders & their Roles and Responsibilities 
    4. Benefits of IT Governance
  2. COBIT 5 Framework and Principles
    1. COBIT 5 Framework
    2. COBIT 5 Principles
  3. COBIT 5: Meeting Stakeholder Needs
    1. Internal Stakeholders Questions
    2. Stakeholders Questions
    3. Goals Cascade
    4. Implementation Guidance
  4. COBIT 5 Enablers
    1. Processes
    2. Reference Model
    3. Frameworks, Principles and Policies
    4. Organizational Structures
    5. People, Skills and Competencies
    6. Culture, Ethics and Behavior
    7. Services, Infrastructure and Applications
    8. Information
  5. Introduction to COBIT 5 – Enabling Processes
    1. COBIT 5 Process Components
    2. COBIT 5 Process Domains
  6. COBIT 5 Processes
    1. The Management Domains
      1. EDM Processes
    2. The Management Domains
      1. Align, Plan and Organize
      2. Build, Acquire and Implement
      3. Deliver Services and Support
      4. Monitor, Evaluate and Assess
      5. Processes for Governance of Enterprise IT
  7. COBIT 5: Process Capability Assessments
    1. Why Capability Assessments? 
    2. The New ISO/IEC 15504 Process Capability Assessment Approach
  8. Apply the COBIT 4 CMM Approach Using COBIT 5 (optional)

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