COBIT® 5 Foundation Course
Certificate:  COBIT® 5 Foundation
 Duration:  3 Weeks
Course Delivery: Classroom
The purpose of the 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.
COBIT 5 provides the next generation of ISACA’s guidance on the enterprise governance and management of IT. It builds on more than 15 years of practical usage and application of COBIT by many enterprises and users from business, IT, risk, security and assurance communities. Today, more than ever, information and related technologies need to be governed, managed and operated in a holistic manner—with a single, integrated process model that provides end-to-end coverage of the roles, responsibilities and practices required.
COBIT 5 provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises in achieving their objectives for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It helps 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 both the full end-to-end business and IT functional areas of responsibility, while considering the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders. COBIT 5 is generic, and is useful for enterprises of all sizes; whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector.
  • Business Management
  • Chief Executives
  • IT /IS Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Information Security and IT Practitioners
  • Consultants
  • IT/IS Management
  • Anyone wishing to achieve the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate
  • 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.
Learning Objectives
Upon the successful completion of this training course, candidates will know:
  • IT Management Issues and Challenges affecting Organizations
  • Enterprise Governance AND the Governance & Management of Enterprise IT Concepts
  • General Requirements of Key Stakeholders from the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT
  • Key Benefits from Effective Governance and Management of Enterprise IT
  • The Need for an Effective Framework to govern and manage Enterprise IT
  • The 5 Key Principles of COBIT 5 for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT
  • The Structure of COBIT 5 Framework
  • How COBIT 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise
  1. COBIT 5 Processes and the Process Reference Model (PRM)
  2. How COBIT 5 is used with other standards and best practices
  3. The functions that COBIT 5 provides towards the Governance and Management of IT
  • The Basic Concepts for the Implementation of COBIT 5
  • The Basic Concepts and Needs of the new Process Assessment Model of COBIT 5 & ISO/IEC15504
At the end of this course, participants will enjoy these benefits:
  • Master COBIT 5 at a foundation level
  • Interact and learn from peers in this intensive, group-learning exercise
  • Apply COBIT in their day-to-day practice
The course is a stepping stone for the COBIT Implementation Methodology course, as well as other COBIT 5 courses.
Course Outline: Topics & Activities
1.   Overview & Key Features of COBIT 5
  • The business case for COBIT 5
  • The key differences between COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5
2.   The COBIT 5 Principles
  • Meeting Stakeholder Needs
  • Covering the Enterprise End to End
  • Applying a Single Integrated Framework
  • Enabling a Holistic Approach
  • Separating Governance From Management
3.   The COBIT 5 Enablers
  • Principles, Policies, and Frameworks
  • Processes
  • Organizational Structures
  • Culture, Ethics and Behavior
  • Information
  • Services, Infrastructure, and Applications
  • People, Skills, and Competencies
4.   Introduction to COBIT 5 Implementation
  • What are the Drivers?
  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • What needs to be done?
  • How do we get there?
  • Did we get there?
  • How do we keep the momentum going?
5.   Process Capability Assessment Model
  • Essential elements of the model
  • Differences between the COBIT 4.1 Maturity Model and the COBIT 5 Process Capability Model
  • Performing a capability assessment
6.   Representative Case Study
7.   Exam Preparation
8.   Foundation Exam (OPTIONAL)
There are no formal prerequisites. However, it is recommended that participants have experience in the IT governance domain.
International Examination
The exam is in closed-book format with 50 multiple-choice questions. The pass score is 50%. The exam lasts for 40 minutes. The exam is available as web-based or paper-based.
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