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COBIT® 5 Foundation

Course Description

The COBIT® 5 Foundation course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. Participants learn about the need for an IT governance framework and how COBIT addresses this need by providing the latest insights into enterprise-wide governance of IT. This course explains the elements and supporting materials of the COBIT framework, using a logical and example-driven approach for anyone interested in obtaining COBIT foundation level knowledge. COBIT® 5 Foundation is the first step to enroll into COBIT® 5 Implementation and COBIT® 5 Assessor. The COBIT® 5 Foundation exam is a prerequisite to attaining the COBIT® 5 Implementation and COBIT® 5 Assessor exams.

On successful completion of this course and the corresponding exam, a candidate can earn 14 CPE Hours.

COBIT 5 Foundation Plus
We offer COBIT® 5 Foundation as a 2-day or 3-day “Plus” course. This “Plus” course includes extra content above the exam syllabus. The third day is optional for the exam.


COBIT® 5 provides the next generation of ISACA’s guidance on the enterprise governance and management of IT. It builds on more than 15 years of practical usage and application of COBIT by many enterprises and users from business, IT, risk, security and assurance communities. Today, more than ever, information and related technologies need to be governed, managed and operated in a holistic manner—with a single, integrated process model that provides end-to-end coverage of the roles, responsibilities and practices required.

COBIT® 5 provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises in achieving their objectives for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It helps enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realizing benefits and optimizing risk levels and resource use. COBIT® 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise, taking in both the full end-to-end business and IT functional areas of responsibility, while considering the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders. COBIT® 5 is generic, and is useful for enterprises of all sizes; whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector.


  • Business managers
  • IT management
  • Governance professionals
  • Auditors who wish to gain a better understanding of COBIT 5 and what the framework can provide to their organization.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will learn about the:

  • Key challenges of using IT
  • IT governance concepts and benefits
  • COBIT 5 framework, principles, and enablers
  • Implementation approach for the use of COBIT 5
  • COBIT 5 process reference model
  • Structure of COBIT 5 process reference model
  • Governance and management process domains
  • Components of COBIT 5 processes
  • COBIT 5 ISO/IEC 15504 approach
  • Application of COBIT 4 maturity model approach with COBIT 5


There are no formal prerequisites. However, it is recommended that you have experience in the IT governance domain.

Course Outline

Module 1 : Course Introduction
Module 2 : Setting the Context – Why COBIT 5
Key Challenges of Using IT
Introduction to IT Governance
The COBIT 5 Framework
Module 3 : COBIT 5 Design Principles
COBIT 5 Principles
Module 4 : Enablers for Governance and Management
COBIT 5 Enablers for IT Governance
Principles, Policies, and Frameworks
Organizational Structures
Culture, Ethics, and Behaviour
Services, Infrastructure, and Applications
People, Skills, and Competencies
Module 5 : COBIT 5 Processes and Good Practices
The Governance Area
The Management Areas
Process Examples
Module 6 : Implementing an Improvement Programme
Implementation Guidance
Module 7 : Assessing Capability Maturity COBIT 5 Method
The ISO/IEC 15504 Process Capability Assessment Approach
Module 8 : Assessing Capability Maturity COBIT 4 Method
Applying the COBIT 4 Maturity Model Approach with COBIT 5
Exam Preparation Guide (where required)

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