COBIT® 5 Foundation Certification

Help your business maximise the value of IT, through COBIT 5 training and certification. Learn about the latest governance and management techniques, and the analytical tools and models that increase trust in your IT service.

COBIT 5 will ensure that your business:

  • Maintains high-quality information, to support business decisions
  • Achieves strategic goals through the effective and innovative use of IT
  • Achieves operational excellence through reliable, efficient technology
  • Maintains an acceptable level of IT-related risk
  • Optimises the cost of IT services and technology
  • Supports compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies.
COBIT 5 combines major frameworks, standards and resources, including:
  • ISACA’s Val IT and Risk IT
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Related standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Workshop Activities Include:

  • Evaluating the differences between governance and management
  • Investigating the implementation pain points and triggers
  • Applying COBIT 5 to assess the effectiveness of various processes
  • Assessing people, skills and competencies for successful completion of all activities

COBIT 5 Course Outline:

Key Features of COBIT 5

  • Structure of the COBIT 5 framework
  • Business needs and benefits provided by COBIT 5

Analysing the Five Principles

Meeting stakeholder needs

  • Benefits realisation
  • Risk and resource optimisation
  • Supporting the creation of business value through IT
  • Transforming stakeholder needs into an enterprise's actionable strategy
  • Clarifying the purpose of the goals cascade
  • Translating high-level enterprise goals into specific IT-related goals

Covering the enterprise end-to-end

  • A framework for business and IT leaders
  • Interrelating key roles and activities

Applying a single integrated framework

  • Implementing COBIT 5 as an integrator
  • Aligning the practices into a single model

Enabling a holistic approach

  • Evaluating the key components of the enabler dimension
  • Reviewing measurement indicators for achieving goals

Separating governance from management

  • Balancing enterprise direction and objectives
  • Governance vs. management of IT

Investigating the Seven Enablers

Principles, policies and frameworks

  • Meeting good practice requirements for the scope, compliance, exceptions and monitoring
  • Differentiating policies and principles

Processes

  • Reviewing the key characteristics of the process goal categories
  • The Process Reference Model

Organisational structures

  • Implementing practices for operations, responsibility delegation and decision-making
  • The key responsibilities of key organisational roles

Culture, ethics and behaviour

  • Creating, encouraging and maintaining desired behaviours
  • Relating organisational and individual ethics with goals

Information

  • Reviewing the information quality categories
  • Interrelating the five steps of the information cycle with the information enablers
  • Applying information attributes to layers
  • Assessing context and quality of information to the user with key attributes

Services, infrastructure and applications

  • Analysing the five architecture principles that govern the use of IT-related resources
  • Relationship with the other enablers

People, skills and competencies

  • Defining skill requirements for each role
  • Mapping the skill categories to the process domains
  • Skill categories in relation to the process domains

The Foundations of COBIT 5 Implementation

Recalling the facts, terms & concepts of implementation

  • Management of the program
  • Change enablement
  • Core continual improvement life cycle

Applying the continual improvement life cycle to enable change

  • Reviewing enterprise-specific internal and external environments related to change management
  • Addressing pain points and trigger events
  • Phases and characteristics of the life cycle model
  • Realising business benefits with a good business case

Integrating the COBIT 5 Process Capability Model

The core facts, terms and concepts based on ISO 15504

  • The six capability levels
  • The nine attributes
  • The rating scale
  • Defining key ISO 15504 terms

Scoping and the Process Assessment Model (PAM)

  • Identifying the reasons to conduct a process assessment
  • Differences between maturity and capability assessments
  • Implementing a Process Reference Model with COBIT 5

   

COBIT Certification Benefits

  • Meeting regulatory compliance requirements
  • Performing end-to-end IT process capability assessments to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas in need of improvement
  • Developing IT risk management frameworks
  • Most important, the need to bring all the individual functions within IT into a common, integrated model

 

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