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COBIT® Foundation Certification Training

Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT 5) is the latest edition of ISACA’s globally accepted business framework for the governance and management of enterprise information technology.

COBIT 5 provides a holistic business view of the governance of enterprise IT, which shows the central role of information and technology in creating value for enterprises.

What is COBIT® 5?

COBIT 5 is the latest edition of ISACA’s globally accepted framework. It provides an end-to-
end business view of the governance of enterprise IT, reflecting the central role of
information and technology in creating value for enterprises of all sizes. The principles,
practices, analytical tools and models found in COBIT 5 embody thought leadership and
guidance from business, IT and governance experts around the world.

COBIT 5 provides guidance to executives and those charged with making decisions
concerning the use of technology in support of organizational objectives. COBIT 5 helps
business leaders address the needs of all stakeholders across the enterprise and ultimately
maximize the value from information and technology.

Course Description

Get a practical appreciation of how to apply COBIT 5 to specific business problems, pain points, trigger events and risk scenarios within the organization. Learn how to implement and apply COBIT 5 into your enterprise and how to effectively use it for client initiatives. Attendees will walk away with an appreciation of how to effectively use COBIT 5 for different organizational scenarios.

The course material is supported by practical exercises and case-based scenarios. Candidates learn how to apply the COBIT 5 continual improvement lifecycle approach to address requirements and establish and maintain a sustainable approach to governing and managing enterprise IT as “normal business practice”

Target Audience

COBIT® 5 is ideal for assurance, security, risk, privacy and compliance professionals or business leaders and stakeholders who are involved in or affected by governance and management of information and information systems.

  • IT Auditors
  • IT Managers
  • IT Quality Professionals
  • IT Leadership Professionals
  • IT Developers
  • IT Security
  • Process Practitioners and Managers in IT service providing firms.
  • Business Managers

Prerequisites

Successful Completion of the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam

Syllabus

Syllabus: COBIT® 5 Implementation Certification Training

Module 1. Positioning GEIT

  1. a)      Understanding the Context
  1. What Is GEIT?
  2. Why Is GEIT so Important?
  3. What Should GEIT Deliver?
  1. b)      Leveraging COBIT®5 and Integrating Frameworks, Standards and Good Practices
  1. Principles and Enablers

Module 2. Taking the First Steps Towards GEIT

  1. a)      Creating the Appropriate Environment
  2. b)      Applying a Continual Improvement Life Cycle Approach
  3. a)      Phase 1—What Are the Drivers?
  4. b)      Phase 2—Where Are We Now?
  5. c)       Phase 3—Where Do We Want To Be?
  6. d)      Phase 4—What Needs To Be Done?
  7. e)      Phase 5—How Do We Get There?
  8. f)       Phase 6—Did We Get There?
  9. g)      Phase 7—How Do We Keep the Momentum Going?
  10. c)       Getting Started—Identify the Need to Act: Recognizing Pain Points and Trigger Events
  1. Typical Pain Points
  2. Trigger Events in the Internal and External Environments
  3. Stakeholder Involvement
  1. d)      Recognizing Stakeholders’ Roles and Requirements
  1. Internal Stakeholders
  2. External Stakeholders
  3. Independent Assurance and the Role of Auditors

 Module 3. Identifying Implementation Challenges and Success Factors

  1. a)      Creating the Appropriate Environment
  1. Phase 1—What Are the Drivers?
  2. Phase 2—Where Are We Now?
  3. Phase 3—Where Do We Want To Be?
  4. Phase 4—What Needs To Be Done?
  5. Phase 5—How Do We Get There?
  6. Phase 6—Did We Get There?
  7. Phase 7—How Do We Keep the Momentum Going?

Module 4. Enabling Change

  1. a)      The Need for Change Enablement
  1. Change Enablement of GEIT Implementation
  1. b)      Phases in the Change Enablement Life Cycle Create the Appropriate Environment
  1. Phase 1—Establish the Desire to Change
  2. Phase 2—Form an Effective Implementation Team
  3. Phase 3—Communicate Desired Vision
  4. Phase 4—Empower Role Players and Identify Quick Wins
  5. Phase 5—Enable Operation and Use
  6. Phase 6—Embed New Approaches
  7. Phase 7—Sustain

Module 5. Implementation Life Cycle Tasks, Roles and Responsibilities

  1. a)      Phase 1—What Are the Drivers?
  2. b)      Phase 2—Where Are We Now?
  3. c)       Phase 3—Where Do We Want To Be?
  4. d)      Phase 4—What Needs To Be Done?
  5. e)      Phase 5—How Do We Get There?
  6. f)       Phase 6—Did We Get There?
  7. g)      Phase 7—How Do We Keep the Momentum Going?

 Module 6. Using the COBIT®5 Components

  1. a)      Transition Considerations for COBIT®5 4.1, Val IT and Risk IT Users
  2. b)      Planning and Scoping
  1. performance Measurement
  2. Governance and Management Practices and Activities
  3. Roles and Responsibilities

 

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand

  • How to analyze enterprise drivers
  • Implementation challenges, root causes and success factors
  • How to determine and assess current process capability
  • How to scope and plan improvements
  • Potential implementation pitfalls

 

Exam Format:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book (‘COBIT 5 Implementation’ book only).