COBIT® 5 Foundation

Course Information


Certification: COBIT® 5 Foundation 

Duration: 3 days

Domain: IT Governance

Delivery Method: Classroom, Virtual Classroom


Accreditor: APMG

Available Languages: English, Portuguese

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.

About COBIT:

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 consultants
  • IT 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 Agenda:



Day3 (Optional)

Course Introduction

COBIT 5 Processes and Good Practices

Exam Preparation Guide

Setting the Context – Why COBIT 5

Assignment 2: Stakeholder Concerns and IT Governance Principles

Revision Recap – Key COBIT 5 facts for the exam

COBIT 5 Design Principles

Implementing an Improvement Programme

Mock Exam

Assignment 1: The Goals Cascade

Assignment 3: Identifying IT Processes, Practices, and Goals

Self Study

Enablers for Governance and Management

Assessing Capability Maturity COBIT 5 Method

Further Self Study / Exam

Recap of Day 1

Assessing Capability Maturity COBIT 4 Method

Recap of Day 2

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
  • Processes
  • Organizational Structures
  • Culture, Ethics, and Behaviour
  • Information
  • 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

Exam Information

Exam Facts


Online / Paper based


Closed Book


Web proctored / In-class proctored / Test Center


40 minutes

# of questions

50, simple multiple choice (1 mark per question)

Pass Grade


Exam Prerequisites

  • While there are no formal prerequisites, it is recommended that the participant has completed COBIT® 5 Foundation training.

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