COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. Launched in April 2012, COBIT 5 helps maximize the value of information by incorporating the latest thinking in enterprise governance and management techniques and provides globally accepted principles, practices, analytical tools and models to help increase the trust in, and value from, information systems.
Learn the importance of an effective framework to enable business value. Delve into the elements of ISACA’s evolutionary framework to understand how COBIT 5 covers the business end-to-end and helps you effectively govern and manage enterprise IT. Developed for anyone interested in obtaining foundation-level knowledge of COBIT, the course explains the COBIT framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach.
This COBIT 5 Foundation course is designed as an introduction to COBIT 5 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:
- How IT management issues are affecting organizations
- The need for an effective framework to govern and manage enterprise IT
- How COBIT meets the requirement for an IT governance framework
- How COBIT is used with other standards and best practices
- The functions that COBIT provides and the benefits of using COBIT
- The COBIT framework and all the components of COBIT
- How to apply COBIT in a practical situation
Lesson 1: COBIT 5 Overview and Key Features
- What is COBIT 5?
- COBIT 5 Scope
- History of COBIT 5
- The Drivers for COBIT 5
- Mapping COBIT 5 with other frameworks
- Mapping COBIT 5 in a business
Lesson 2: The Five COBIT 5 Principles
- Meeting Stakeholders Needs
- The Goals Cascade
- Covering an Enterprise Endo-to-end
- Single Integrated Framework
- Enabling a Holistic Approach
- Separating Governance from Management
Lesson 3: The Seven COBIT 5 Enablers
- COBIT 5 Enabler Dimensions
- Enabler 1 – Principles, Policy 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
Lesson 4: COBIT Implementation
- Challenges to Success
- Key Success Factors
- COBIT 5 Lifecycle Approach
- COBIT 5 Implementation Lifecycle
- 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 to Keep Momentum
- Business Case
Lesson 5: The COBIT 5 Process Capability Model
- What is a Process Assessment?
- What is the COBIT Assessment Programme
- The Differences between a Capability and Maturity Assessment
- Overview of the COBIT 5 Capability Model & Assessments
- The Process Reference Model (PRM)
- The Process Assessment Model (PAM)
- The Measurement Framework
Although there is no mandatory requirement, ideally candidates should have at least two year’s professional experience working in an IT Services environment.
The COBIT 5 Foundation course would suit candidates working in the following IT professions or areas:
- IT Auditors
- IT Managers
- IT Quality professionals
- IT Leadership
- IT Developers
- Process practitioners
- Managers in IT service providing firms
The above list is a suggestion only; 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.