3 days


COBIT® is a framework for the enterprise governance and management of information and technology (I&T) that supports enterprise goal achievement. This foundation course is intended for those new to COBIT who are interested in achieving the latest foundation certificate as well as current COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate holders.

From its foundation in the IT audit community, COBIT has developed into a broader and more comprehensive information and technology (I&T) governance and management framework and continues to establish itself as a generally accepted framework for I&T governance.

This course pricing includes an exam voucher to sit an online proctored exam through ISACA. The voucher is valid for 365 days. A sample exam paper will be discussed during class to assist with preparation.

  • Closed book
  • 120 minutes duration
  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • Answer 49 questions correctly (65%) to pass and be awarded the COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Framework Introduction
  • Governance System and Components
  • Performance Management
  • Business Case
  • COBIT Principles and Concepts
  • Governance and Management Objectives
  • Designing a Tailored Governance System
  • Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Industry Association Recognition

Skills Gained

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognise the context, benefits and key reasons COBIT is used as an information and technology governance framework
  • Explain the COBIT framework:
    • Key attributes
    • Product family
    • Alignment with industry frameworks
  • Compare the COBIT principles for governance system framework
  • Describe a governance system:
    • Governance and management objectives
    • Components of the governance system
    • Focus areas
    • Design factors
    • Goals cascade
  • Describe the elements of governance and management objectives
  • Differentiate COBIT based performance management using maturity and capability perspectives
  • Design a tailored governance system using COBIT
  • Explain the key points of the COBIT business case
  • Describe the relationships between the COBIT Design and Implementation Guides
  • Prepare for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam

Key Topics

Framework Introduction

  • Enterprise Governance of Information and Technology (I&T)
  • COBIT as an I&T Framework
  • Intended Audience for the COBIT 2019 Framework
  • COBIT Format and Product Architecture
  • COBIT and Other Standards
  • Training and Certification
  • Group Discussion and Questions
  • Module Summary and Sample Questions

COBIT Principles and Concepts

  • Governance “System” Principles
  • Governance “Framework” Principles

Governance System and Components

  • Governance and Management Objectives
  • Components of the Governance System
  • Focus Areas
  • Design Factors
  • Goals Cascade
  • Exercise

Governance and Management Objectives

  • Overview of the COBIT Core Model
  • Governance and Management Objectives Purpose Statements
  • Governance and Management Objectives Detailed Guidance
  • Group Exercise

Performance Management

  • Performance Management Definition, Principles and Overview
  • Managing Performance of Processes
  • Managing Performance of Other Governance System Components

Designing a Tailored Governance System

  • Introduction to Designing a Tailored Governance System
  • Impact of Design Factors
  • Designing a Tailored System

Business Case

  • Making a Case for Getting Started
  • Overview of the COBIT Business Case
  • Example Scenario

Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT

  • Implementation Guide Purpose and Scope
  • Implementation Phases
  • Design Guide and Implementation Guide Relationships

Target Audience

  • Stakeholder with responsibilities for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology
  • Individuals with no previous COBIT training or certifications interested in learning the COBIT 2019 framework essentials
  • Current COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate holders who are interested in achieving the COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate
  • Those looking to prepare for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam


We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.


No formal prerequisites but it is recommended that participants have some understanding of IT governance.

Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI)®

  • Contact Hours: 14 hours
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 14 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 5 points
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March 29 2021 - March 30 2021
June 7 2021 - June 8 2021

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