COBIT 2019 builds on and integrates more than 25 years of development in this field, not only incorporating new insights from science, but also operationalizes these insights as practice. The heart of the COBIT framework updates COBIT principles while laying out the structure of the overall framework including: The COBIT Core Model and its 40 governance and management objectives provide the platform for establishing your governance program. The performance management system provides the flexibility to use maturity measurements as well as capability measurements. Design factors and focus areas offer additional practical guidance on flexible adoption of COBIT 2019, whether for specific projects or full implementation.


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Learning Objectives

This COBIT 2019 Foundation course is designed as an introduction to COBIT 2019 and enables you to understand how an integrated business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT can be utilized to achieve IT business integration, cost reductions and increased productivity. The syllabus areas that this course is designed to cover are:

New framework introduction
Key concepts and terminology
Governance and Framework Principles
Governance system and components
Governance and management objectives
Performance management
Designing a tailored governance system

  • COBIT 5 Overview and Introduction

  • Course Administration
    Course Objectives
    Exam Overview
    Certification Scheme
    History of COBIT
    COBIT 2019 Improvements
    Major differences with 2019
    Misconceptions about COBIT
    COBIT and Other Standards

  • Key Concepts and Terminology

  • Introduction to Enterprise Governance of Information and Technology
    Benefits of Information and Technology Governance
    COBIT Information and Technology Governance Framework
    Distinction of Governance and Management
    Three Principles of a Governance Framework
    Six Principles for a Governance System

  • Governance Systems and Components

  • Introduction to the Components of a Governance System
    Processes and Capability Levels
    Organizational Structures and Defined Roles
    Information Flows and Items
    People, Skills and Competencies
    Principles, Policies and Frameworks
    Culture, Ethics and Behavior
    Services, Infrastructure and Applications

  • Governance Management Objectives

  • Governance and Management Objectives Publication
    Governance and Management Objectives
    Governance and Management Objectives Core Model
    Evaluate, Direct and Monitor
    Align, Plan and Organize
    Build, Acquire and Implement
    Deliver, Service and Support
    Monitor, Evaluate and Assess

  • Goals Cascade

  • Governance and Management Objective Relationships
    Governance and Management Objective Descriptions
    High-Level Information Example
    Introduction to the Goals Cascade
    Enterprise Goals
    Alignment Goals
    Mapping Tables - Appendix A

  • Performance Management

  • Introduction to Performance Management
    COBIT Performance Management Principles
    COBIT Performance Management (CPM) Overview
    Process Capability Levels
    Rating Process Activities
    Focus Area Maturity Levels
    Performance Management of Organizational Structures
    Performance Management of Information Items
    Performance Management of Culture and Behavior

  • Designing a Tailored Governance System

  • The Need for Tailoring
    Design Factors
    Enterprise Strategy
    Enterprise Goals
    Risk Profile
    I&T Related Issues
    Threat Landscape
    Compliance Requirements
    Role of IT
    Sourcing Model for IT
    IT Implementation Methods
    Technology Adoption Strategy
    Enterprise Size
    Focus Areas
    Designing a Tailored Governance System
    Management Objective Priority and Target Capability Levels
    Component Variations
    Specific Focus Areas
    Stages and Steps in the Design Process

  • Implementing Enterprise Governance of IT

  • The Business Case
    The COBIT Implementation Guide Purpose
    COBIT Implementation Approach
    Phase 1 - What are the Drivers
    Phase 2 - Where are we Now
    Phase 3 - Where do we Want to be
    Phase 4 - What Needs to be Done
    Phase 5 - How do we get There
    Phase 6 - Did we get There
    Phase 7 How do we Weep the Momentum Going?
    EGIT Implementation Program Challenges
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The COBIT 2019 Foundation course would suit candidates working as IT Auditors, IT Managers, IT Quality professionals, IT Leadership, IT Developers, Process practitioners, and Managers in IT service. Individuals may wish to attend based on their own career aspirations, personal goals or objectives. Delegates may take as few or as many Intermediate qualifications as they require, and to suit their needs.




There is no prerequisite to attending this foundation course, although it is recommended that candidates should have a good understanding of enterprise governance concepts and IT organizational management.


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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