COBIT® 2019 Foundation Training

Level: Foundation

COBIT 2019 is the latest iteration of the industry-leading framework for governance and management of enterprise IT, and provides best practises for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology.

This course provides the knowledge needed to pass the COBIT 2019 Foundation certification exam, including a comprehensive understanding of the COBIT 2019 framework, the six key governance principles, and the components of a comprehensive governance system. You will learn about COBIT 2019’s forty governance and management objectives, how performance is managed, and how to design and implement a tailored governance system for your enterprise.

Key features of this COBIT 2019 Foundation Training:

  • COBIT 2019 Foundation exam voucher included
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • COBIT 2019 Publication

You Will Learn How To:

  • Manage performance using COBIT 2019
  • Design a tailored governance system
  • Understand and use COBIT 2019’s goals cascade
  • Implement COBIT 2019 using a seven stage model

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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • Practise exams and prep questions
  • One-on-one after course instructor coaching
  • COBIT 2019 exam included (exam voucher provided)
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COBIT® 2019 Foundation Course Information

  • Course Preparation

    • Learning Tree’s Pre-Course Study Guide is sent to students for pre-course reading.
    • The Study Guide enables you to download key COBIT 2019 information that will be required for the course.
    • 20 hours of pre-course reading is recommended.
  • Exam Information

    • Course tuition fee fee includes the Foundation Exam.
    • Exam-takers will be given two hours (120 minutes) to complete the exam.
    • A score of 65% or higher is required to pass the exam.
    • The ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide provides valuable information regarding exam day rules and information as well as exam dates and deadlines. You can find your copy at

COBIT® 2019 Foundation Course Outline

  • Key Concepts and Terminology of COBIT 2019

    • Structure and format of the COBIT 2019 framework
    • Key stakeholders of COBIT 2019
    • Business benefits provided by COBIT 2019
  • Analysing the Six Governance Principles

    Provide stakeholder value
    • Benefits realisation
    • 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
    Holistic approach
    • Evaluating the key components of a governance system
    Dynamic governance system
    • Creating a dynamic governance system
    Governance distinct from management
    • Distinguishing between governance and management in an enterprise
    • Relationships between governance and management
    Tailored to enterprise needs
    • Using design factors to produce an enterprise-specific governance system
    • Using COBIT variants to tailor for a specific purpose or context
    End-to-end governance system
    • A framework for business and IT leaders
    • Interrelating key roles and activities
  • Analysing the Three Governance Framework Principles

    Based on conceptual model
    • Identifying key components
    • Relationships between key components
    • Maximising consistency and allowing automation
    Open and flexible
    • Updating content
    • Addressing new issues
    • Maintaining integrity and consistency
    Aligned to major standards
    • Alignment between COBIT and related standards, frameworks and regulations
  • The Governance System and Components

    COBIT 2019 Core Model
    • The forty governance and management objectives
    • The five domain structure
    Principles, policies, procedures
    • Meeting good practise requirements for the scope, compliance, exceptions and monitoring
    • Differentiating policies, principles and procedures
    • Reviewing the key characteristics of the process goal categories
    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
  • Performance Management with COBIT 2019

    Performance Management Principles
    • Simple to understand and use
    • Consistent with conceptual model
    • Providing reliable, repeatable, relevant results
    • Flexible to suit different organisations
    • Supporting multiple assessment types
    Managing performance of processes
    • CMMI-based process capability scheme
    • The six process capability levels
    • Focus area maturity levels

    Managing performance of other components

  • Designing and implementing a tailored governance system

    The design process
    • Understanding the need for tailoring
    • Using design factors and variants
    • Stages and steps in the design process
    The relationship between design and implementation
    The COBIT 2019 seven phase implementation approach
    • 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?

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COBIT® 2019 Foundation FAQs

  • Will COBIT Guidance still be available?

    ISACA will continue to support the many governments and non-government organisations that have implemented COBIT 5 since its inception in 2012.

  • Does COBIT 2019 align with other international standards and frameworks?

    One of the guiding principles applied throughout the development of COBIT 2019 was to maintain the positioning of COBIT as an umbrella framework. Thus, COBIT continues to align with a number of relevant standards, frameworks and/or regulations. The COBIT 2019 includes references and aligns to concepts originating in other sources (e.g., other IT standards and frameworks).

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