Course #:WA1945

COBIT V5 Foundation Certificate Program Training

The purpose of the Foundation certificate is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the COBIT® 5 guidance to be able to understand the enterprise Governance and Management of Enterprise IT, create awareness with their business executives and senior IT Management; assess the current state of their Enterprise IT with the objective of scoping what aspects of COBIT® 5 would be appropriate to implement.


The course will provide the participants with the understanding of the key principles and terminology

  • within COBIT® 5. Specifically the candidate shall know and understand:
  • The major drivers for the development of COBIT® 5.
  • The business benefits of using COBIT® 5.
  • The COBIT® 5 Product Architecture.
  • The IT management issues and challenges that affect enterprises.
  • The 5 Key Principles of COBIT® 5 for the governance and management of Enterprise IT.
  • How COBIT® 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise.
  • How the COBIT® 5 processes and the Process Reference Model (PRM) help guide the creation of the 5 Principles and the 7 Governance and Management Enablers.
  • The basic concepts for the Implementation of COBIT® 5.
  • The basic concepts of the new Process Assessment Model.
  • The COBIT® 5 guides and how they interrelate.


The target group for this program is:

  • Business Management,
  • Chief Executives, IT /IS Auditors, Internal Auditors,
  • Information Security and IT Practitioners; Consultants,
  • IT/IS Management looking to gain an insight into the Enterprise Governance of IT and looking to be certified as a COBIT® Implementer or Assessor.


It is highly recommended for course participants to obtain the following publication as it is critical to their success in the foundation course:

  • COBIT® 5 – A Business Framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT
  • The Process Capability Supplementary Guide (it supplements chapter 8 of the framework.
  • This utilizes extracts from the Process Assessment Model (PAM using COBIT® 4.1 and COBIT® 5)

Also, course participants should study the syllabus related topics that reference items from these books, prior to attending the course.


3 Days with in-class exam performed at the end of the third day.

Outline of COBIT V5 Foundation Certificate Program Training

  • General Introduction
  • Purpose of the training
  • High level learning outcomes
  • Structure of the material
  • Exam requirements and preparation
  • Overview & Key Features of COBIT® 5
  • The Reasons for the Development of COBIT® 5
  • The Evolution of COBIT®
  • The Drivers for developing a Framework
  • The benefits of using COBIT® 5
  • The COBIT® 5 Format & product Architecture
  • COBIT® 5 and Other Frameworks
  • The COBIT® 5 Principles
  • Principles model
    • Principle 1 – Meeting Stakeholder Needs
    • Principle 2 – Covering the Enterprise End-to-End
    • Principle 3 – Applying a Single Integrated Framework
    • Principle 4 – Enabling a Holistic Approach
    • Principle 5 – Separating Governance from Management
  • The COBIT® 5 Enablers
    • Enabler 1 Principles, Policies and Frameworks
    • Enabler 2 Processes
    • Enabler 3 Organizational Structures
    • Enabler 4 Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
    • Enabler 5 Information
    • Enabler 6 Services, Infrastructure and Applications
    • Enabler 7 People, Skills and Competencies
  • Introduction tCOBIT® 5 Implementation
  • The Life cycle Approach
    • Inter related components of the life cycle
    • Understanding the enterprise internal and external factors
    • Key success factors for implementation
    • The seven phases of the Life Cycle model explained
    • The seven Change Enablement characteristics used in the life cycle.
    • Change Enablement relationships tthe Continual Improvement Life Cycle
    • Making the Business case
  • Process Capability Assessment Model
  • What is a process assessment
  • What is the COBIT® Assessment Program
  • The differences between a capability and maturity assessment
  • Differences tthe COBIT® 4.1 CMM
  • Differences between the COBIT® 4.1 and COBIT® 5 PAMs’
  • Overview of the COBIT® Capability Model & Assessments
    • The Process Reference Model
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