IT Governance and COBIT ® 4.1: A Comprehensive Overview

 

Course Description

In this IT online training course, you will learn about IT Governance and COBIT® 4.1, the core definitions, and address key considerations as to how IT can become more effective. You will study how to align IT to the business requirements, organize IT activities leveraging people, processes, partners and technology, identify resources required, and define control objectives and how to measure performance. This IT course will assist you in your studies toward COBIT® 4.1 Foundations Certification.

In This Course You Will Learn How To:

As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:

• Identify how IT management issues affect organizations.

• Recognize the need for a control framework driven by the need for IT governance.

• Identify how COBIT® meets the requirement for an IT governance framework.

• Identify how COBIT® is used with other standards and best practices.

Prerequisites

None

Outline

Module 00: Course Introduction

Module 01: Managing IT Effectively: Key IT Management Issues

  •  Overview of COBIT®, it's Target Groups and Structure
  •  Review key COBIT® Domains and Processes
  •  Overview of IT Governance and the Focus Areas
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 02: COBIT® Framework: Executive Overview

  •  Recap: The COBIT® Control Framework
  •  Why Implement a Control Framework?
  •  Benefits of COBIT®
  •  Key Definitions
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 03: The COBIT® Framework: A Deeper Dive

  •  Recap: The COBIT® Control Framework
  •  Why Implement a Control Framework?
  •  Benefits of COBIT® 4.1
  •  Key Definitions
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 04: Maturity Models and Measurement Concepts Part I

  •  COBIT® in Context with Other Models
  •  Maturity Models
  •  COBIT® Maturity Model (MM)
  •  Performance Measurement
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 05: Measurement Concepts: Part II

  •  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  •  Designing KPIs
  •  Performance Management
  •  The RACI Chart
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 06: The COBIT® Framework Model

  •  The COBIT® Cube
  •  Good Practice Overview
  •  Best Practice Frameworks and Quality Systems
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 07: Navigating through the COBIT® Framework

  •  The COBIT® Processes
  •  COBIT® Domain: Plan and Organize (PO)
  •  Using COBIT®: The Waterfall Methodology and the PO Domain
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 08: The COBIT® Framework Domains: Plan and Organize (PO) Overview

  •  The COBIT® Domains: Review
  •  Control Objectives & Plan and Organize Recap
  •  COBIT® Domain: Acquire and Implement (AI)
  •  Using COBIT®: The Waterfall Methodology, Control Objectives and the AI Domain
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 09: The COBIT® Framework Domains: Acquire and Implement (AI) Overview

  •  The COBIT® Domains: Review
  •  COBIT® Domain: Deliver and Support (DS)
  •  Using COBIT®: The Waterfall Methodology Control Objectives and the DS Domain
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 10: The COBIT® Framework Domains: Deliver and Support (DS) Overview

  •  The COBIT® Domains: Review
  •  COBIT® Domain: Monitor and Evaluate (ME)
  •  Using COBIT®: The Waterfall Methodology and the ME Domain
  •  Module Review Questions

Module 11: Case Study: The Zoo Case Study

Module 12: Part 1: Process, Goals, Issues and COBIT®

  •  Process the Basic COBIT® Principle: Review
  •  Management Issues by Domain
  •  Process Goals and Metrics: Relationships
  •  Mapping COBIT® to IT Governance Focus Areas
  •  Module Review Questions & 10 Question Quiz

Module 13: Part 2: Recap and Review

  •  The Basic COBIT® Principle: Review
  •  Management Issues by Domain
  •  Process Goals and Metrics: Relationships
  •  Mapping COBIT® to IT Governance Focus Areas
  •  Module Review Questions & 10 Question Quiz

Module 14: Part 1: Where do we go from here?

  •  COBIT® & IT Governance: A Review
  •  Tying Best Practice Together
  •  COBIT® Resources

Module 15: Part 2: Summary

  •  Where you can go from here Implementing IT Governance in Your Organization

Module 16: Addendum - Certification Options for Best Practice

  •  Certification Overview of COBIT® 4.1
  •  Certification Overview of ITIL
  •  Certification Overview of IT Governance

Module 17: Course Summary

  •  COBIT® & IT Governance: A Deeper Dive Review
  •  Tying Best Practice Together
  •  COBIT® Resources
  •  Next Steps: Where you can go from Here Implementing IT Governance in Your Organization