COBIT® 5 Foundation
This course is the starting point for anybody looking to use COBIT to manage and control information within their organisation. It covers all the core principles needed to understand what COBIT is all about and prepares delegates for the COBIT Foundation exam.
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This is the initial course for anybody that wants to know what the COBIT Framework contains, what its goals are and what the core principles that it is based on can do for them. It is a general course aimed at giving awareness as most ‘Foundation’ courses are.
Anybody that is involved in the management and governance of information within their organisation. Individuals that are looking to achieve higher levels of COBIT qualifications will need to start with the Foundation course as well. This is not an IT course but may refer to aspects of IT as a key enabler of information management.
- Recognise the COBIT core principles
- Identify the process domains and how to use the process cascade
- Learn about the COBIT enablers and how they are used within COBIT
- Differentiate between different versions of COBIT
- Understand the benefits that adopting COBIT can deliver within the organisation
- Prepare for further COBIT training
- Achieve your COBIT Foundation certificate and demonstrate your knowledge in the area of information governance
Employees attending COBIT Foundation will have a greater appreciation of the importance of information management, of governance and their role within it and insight into how information management can be delivered alongside ITIL, PRINCE2 and other initiatives that require the management and governance of information throughout.
Achieve a recognised industry qualification that shows you understand not just IT but a framework to deliver the main product of IT – information and can demonstrate how COBIT can help ensure it is leveraged correctly.
Reasons for developing COBIT5
History of COBIT
Drivers for developing a framework
Benefits of using COBIT5
COBIT 5 format and product architecture
COBIT 5 and other frameworks
Introducing the 5 principles
Principle 1 – Meeting Stakeholder needs
Principle 2 – Covering the Enterprise
Principle 3 – Applying the integrated framework
Principle 4 – Enabling a holistic approach
Principle 5 – Separating governance from management
Overview of Enablers
Enabler 1 – Principles, policies and frameworks
Enabler 2 – Processes
Enabler 3 – Organisational Structures
Enabler 4 – Culture, ethics and behaviour
Enabler 5 – Information
Enabler 6 – Services, infrastructure and applications
Enabler 7 – People, skills and competencies
The COBIT lifecycle approach
Internal and external enterprise factors
Key success factors
7 phases of implementation
Making the business case
New principles Focus on enablers
New process reference model
New and modified processes
Practices and activities
Enhanced goals and metrics
Revised inputs and outputs
Expanded RACI charts
New process capability maturity assessments and models
There are no specific pre-requisites for this course but a basic understanding of the role of information in a business context and how it is managed within their own organisation may prove beneficial.
You must obtain a free, downloadable, PDF copy of the COBIT 5 Introductory book from the ISACA website. It would be extremely useful to bring a printed copy to the course as a reference as well. As each copy is individually registered to delegates you must do this yourself, we are not allowed to reproduce the copyright material under the ISACA licence.
You should pay special attention to the 5 principles, the 7 enablers and, within the process enabler, the 5 process areas. It is anticipated that could take 5 hours of pre-course study.
You can download your free pre-course reading here: