COBIT® 5 Foundation - APMG Certified

On Demand

Course Description

COBIT is a set of best practices that was developed in 1996 by ISACA (Information Systems Audit & Control Association) and IT Governace Institute to ensure successful Information Technology Management. COBIT 5 is the latest edition of this standard. In this APMG Certified course you will learn how COBIT 5 helps business to govern and manage IT enterprises effectively while preparing to take the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam.


The goal of the COBIT 5 standard is to provide guidance to executives and those charged with making decisions concerning the use of technology in support of organizational objectives. The standard assists business leaders address the needs of all stakeholders across the enterprise in order to get the most value from information and technology. It is designed 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.


Obtaining the Foundation qualification will show that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the COBIT 5 guidance to be able to:

  • Understand the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Create awareness with your business executives and senior IT management
  • Assess the current state of enterprise IT in your department or organization
  • Scope which aspects of COBIT 5 would be appropriate to implement


Benefits for individuals include:

  • Understanding of business requirements, mission objectives and their priorities
  • Understanding relationship of business systems and their associated risk appetite
  • Ability to make informed decisions to reduce information security incidents
  • Understanding of all compliance requirements for each business unit
  • Deliver this understanding and risk awareness to improve prevention, detection and recovery within an organization and provide tools to their organizations to maintain high quality information to support business decisions
  • Understand COBIT approach to governance and its relationship with other IT best practices


Benefits for Organizations include:

  • Achieve strategic goals and realize business benefits through the effective and innovative use of IT.
  • Support compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies and gain competitive edge over other organizations
  • Reduce complexity and increase cost-effectiveness due to improved and easier integration of information security standards, good practices and/or sector-specific guidelines resulting in operational excellence through reliable, efficient application of technology
  • Improved integration of information security in the enterprise, resulting in increased user satisfaction with information security arrangements and outcomes
  • Understanding of responsibilities and roles in cybersecurity within the organization
  • Better understanding of current cybersecurity posture and risks to the organization
  • Understanding of actions required to close gaps between current cybersecurity posture and target state


In This Course You Will Learn How To:

  • How IT management issues are affecting organizations
  • The need for an effective framework to govern and manage enterprise IT
  • The requirement for an IT governance framework and how cobit 5 helps
  • How COBIT works with other standards and best practices
  • The benefits of using COBIT
  • The COBIT Framework and components of COBIT and how they work
  • How to apply COBIT in a practical situation








Module 00: COBIT 5 Foundation - Video Training Course Introduction


Module 01: COBIT 5 Overview

  • Reason for Development
  • History of COBIT
  • Drivers for Developing the Framework


Module 02: COBIT 5 Architecture and Framework

  • Benefits of Using COBIT 5
  • COBIT 5 Format and Product Architecture
  • COBIT 5 and other Frameworks
  • Quiz: COBIT 5 Foundations Overview


Module 03: COBIT 5 Foundation Principles Part 1

  • The Objectives of COBIT 5 Foundation Principles
  • High Level of the 5 Principles
  • Principle #1: Meeting Stakeholder Needs
  • Exercise: Examples of Creating Value For Stakeholders


Module 04: Principles #2 and 3

  • Principle #2: Covering the Enterprise End-to-End
  • Principle #3: Applying a Single Integrated Framework


Module 05: Principles #4 and 5

  • Principle #4: Enabling a Holistic Approach
  • Principle # 5: Governance and Management Defined
  • Quiz: Foundation Principles


Module 06: Exercise and Discussion: COBIT Goals Cascade Mapping


Module 07: COBIT 5 Foundation Enabler #1: Principles, Policies and Frameworks

  • Purpose
  • Difference Between Policies and Principles
  • Good Practice Requirements
  • Enabler #1
  • Quiz: Goals Cascade


Module 08: Enabler #2: Processes

  • Definitions
  • The Process Model
  • Process Example Walkthrough


Module 09: Enabler #3 and 4

  • Enabler #3: Organizational Structures
  • Enabler #4: Culture, Ethics and Behavior


Module 10: Enabler #5, 6 and 7

  • Enabler #5: Information
  • Enabler #6: Services, Infrastructure and Applications
  • Enabler 7: People, Skills and Competencies
  • Quiz: Enablers


Module 11: COBIT 5 Foundation Implementation Phase #1

  • Challenges to Success
  • Lifecycle Approach
  • Phase 1 of the Lifecycle


Module 12: COBIT 5 Foundation Implementation Phases #2 through 7

  • The 7 Phases of the Lifecycle
  • Relationships
  • Making the Business Case
  • Quiz: Implementation Phases


Module 13: The Differences between COBIT 4 and 5

  • New Principles
  • Focus on Enablers
  • New and Modified Processes
  • New Assessment Model


Module 14: Process Assessment Overview

  • What is Process Assessment
  • Parts of the COBIT Assessment Program
  • The Differences Between Capability and Maturity Assessments
  • Quiz: Process Assessment Overview


Module 15: Process Reference Model Walkthrough

  • Key Definitions
  • COBIT 5 Reference Model
  • COBIT 4.1 Reference Model


Module 16: Process Assessment Model Part 1

  • Scope
  • Indicators
  • Capability Levels


Module 17: Process Assessment Model Part 2

  • Rating Scale
  • The 7 Assessment Steps
  • The Assessment Roles
  • Quiz: Elements of Process Assessment


Module 18: Exam Process and Sample Exam Questions and Review

  • Understanding the exam process
  • Exam questions and grading
  • Taking the exam
  • Using the practice exams


Module 19: Sample Exam Questions and Review