COBIT® 5 Foundation

Level: Foundation
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The COBIT 5 framework covers five main topic areas: audit and assurance, risk management, information security, regulatory and compliance, and governance of enterprise IT.

This COBIT Certification course provides a comprehensive understanding of the COBIT 5 product architecture, the five key principles, and the knowledge needed to pass the COBIT 5 Foundation certification exam.

Key Features of this COBIT Certification Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply COBIT 5 to assess the effectiveness of various processes
  • Evaluate the differences between governance and management
  • Investigate the implementation pain points and triggers
  • Assess people, skills, and competencies for successful completion of all activities



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COBIT Certification Course Information

  • Course Preparation

    • COBIT 5 and the Learning Tree Pre-Course Study Guide are sent to students for pre-course reading.
    • 20 hours of pre-course reading is recommended.
  • Exam Information

    • The COBIT 5 Foundation Certification exam is offered on the final day of class.
    • Course tuition fee fee includes the Foundation Exam.
    • To earn this certification, you must achieve a score of 25/50 (50%) on the certification exam

COBIT Certification Course Outline

  • Key Features of COBIT 5

    • Structure of the COBIT 5 framework
    • Business needs and benefits provided by COBIT 5
  • Analysing the Five Principles

    Meeting stakeholder needs

    • Benefits realization
    • Risk and resource optimisation
    • Supporting the creation of business value through IT
    • Transforming stakeholder needs into an enterprise's actionable strategy
    • Clarifying the purpose of the goals cascade
    • Translating high-level enterprise goals into specific IT-related goals

    Covering the enterprise end-to-end

    • A framework for business and IT leaders
    • Interrelating key roles and activities

    Applying a single integrated framework

    • Implementing COBIT 5 as an integrator
    • Aligning the practises into a single model

    Enabling a holistic approach

    • Evaluating the key components of the enabler dimension
    • Reviewing measurement indicators for achieving goals

    Separating governance from management

    • Balancing enterprise direction and objectives
    • Governance vs. management of IT
  • Investigating the Seven Enablers

    Principles, policies and frameworks

    • Meeting good practise requirements for the scope, compliance, exceptions and monitoring
    • Differentiating policies and principles


    • Reviewing the key characteristics of the process goal categories
    • The Process Reference Model

    Organisational structures

    • Implementing practises for operations, responsibility delegation and decision-making
    • The key responsibilities of key organisational roles

    Culture, ethics and behaviour

    • Creating, encouraging and maintaining desired behaviours
    • Relating organisational and individual ethics with goals


    • Reviewing the information quality categories
    • Interrelating the five steps of the information cycle with the information enablers
    • Applying information attributes to layers
    • Assessing context and quality of information to the user with key attributes

    Services, infrastructure and applications

    • Analysing the five architecture principles that govern the use of IT-related resources
    • Relationship with the other enablers

    People, skills and competencies

    • Defining skill requirements for each role
    • Mapping the skill categories to the process domains
    • Skill categories in relation to the process domains
  • The Foundations of COBIT 5 Implementation

    Recalling the facts, terms & concepts of implementation

    • Management of the program
    • Change enablement
    • Core continual improvement life cycle

    Applying the continual improvement life cycle to enable change

    • Reviewing enterprise-specific internal and external environments related to change management
    • Addressing pain points and trigger events
    • Phases and characteristics of the life cycle model
    • Realising business benefits with a good business case
  • Integrating the COBIT 5 Process Capability Model

    The core facts, terms and concepts based on ISO 15504

    • The six capability levels
    • The nine attributes
    • The rating scale
    • Defining key ISO 15504 terms

    Scoping and the Process Assessment Model (PAM)

    • Identifying the reasons to conduct a process assessment
    • Differences between maturity and capability assessments
    • Implementing a Process Reference Model with COBIT 5

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