Course overview

The COBIT 5 Foundation course provides the ideal introduction to COBIT 5 and provides full preparation for the Foundation Certificate exam.

COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. COBIT Version 5 incorporates the latest thinking in enterprise governance and management techniques, and provides globally accepted principles, practices, analytical tools and models to help increase the trust in, and value from, information systems.

COBIT 5 helps enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realising benefits and optimising risk levels and resource use. The framework addresses both business and IT functional areas across an enterprise and considers the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders. Enterprises of all sizes, whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector, can benefit from COBIT 5.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will know and understand:
  • The major drivers for the development of COBIT 5
  • The business benefits of using COBIT 5
  • The COBIT 5 Project 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
  • How the COBIT 5 processes and the Process Reference Model (PRM) help guide the creation of 5 x Principles and 7 x Governance and Management Enablers
  • The COBIT5 guides and how they interrelate

Who should attend

This course is designed for:
  • Business Executives responsible for IT Governance
  • Professionals and Managers of IT Service Providers
  • Risk and Security Practitioners
  • Auditors / Assurance Professionals
  • Quality Professionals
  • Consultants, Service Managers and Project Managers

Course contents

1.    Introduction to COBIT 5

  • New COBIT 5 Framework components and new process model
  • COBIT Processes Reference Guide and new processes

2.   COBIT 5 Framework

  • Principles
  • Drivers
  • Architecture
  • Goals Cascade
  • Enablers
  • Governance and Management
  • Process Reference Model
  • Implementation Guidance
  • Process Capability Model
  • Information Model
  • Organisational Structures Model
  • Skills and Competencies Model
  • Principles and Policies Model
  • Culture, Ethics and Behaviour Model
  • Service Capabilities Model

3.   COBIT 5 Process Reference Model

  • Process identification
  • Process description
  • Process purpose statement
    • Goals cascade information IT-related goals
    • Process goals and metrics
    • RACI chart
    • Detailed description of the process practices
      • Practice title and description
      • Practice inputs and outputs
      • Process activities

 4.    Processes Reference Model

  • Governance  processes
    • Evaluate, Direct and Monitor
    • Management processes
      • Align, Plan and Organise
      • Build, Acquire and Implement
      • Deliver, Service and Support
      • Monitor, Evaluate and Assure

5. Foundation Exam

  • Day 3 – 9am

Course fees

Course

Fees A$ Per Person

  • COBIT® Foundation Certificate (Course & Exam)
  • $1,560 + gst

Examination

A candidate is expected to meet the requirements of all the syllabus topics, although each examination will not necessarily examine all syllabus topics.
  • Multiple Choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 mark or more required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minute duration
  • Closed book.

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites. However, experience in IT governance and/or management would be valuable.
 
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