COBIT - Foundation

COBIT stands for Control Objectives for Information and related Technology. COBIT is a model for control of the full IT environment and is based on 41 internationally acknowledged standards, that each covers a part of the information systems control field.

 COBIT aims at providing an IT Governance instrument that allows managers to bridge the gap with respect to control requirements, IS & IT issues and business risks and communicate that level of control to stakeholders. It enables the development of clear policy and good practice for IT control throughout organizations. COBIT is designed as an IT process management tool and can also be used as an IT Governance tool that helps in understanding, assessing and managing the risks and benefits associated with information and related IT.

These practices will help optimise IT-enabled investments, ensure service delivery and provide a measure against which to judge when things do go wrong. For IT to be successful in delivering against business requirements, management should put an internal control system or framework in place. The COBIT control framework contributes to these needs by:

  • Making a link to the business requirements
  • Organising IT activities into a generally accepted process model
  • Identifying the major IT resources to be leveraged
  • Defining the management control objectives to be considered
  • CobiT defines 34 significant processes, links 210 tasks and activities to them, and defines an internal control framework for them all.

CobiTs processes and control objectives are segmented into four domains:

  1. Plan and Organize (PO)
  2. Acquire and Implement (AI)
  3. Deliver and Support (DS)
  4. Monitor and Evaluate (ME)

The COBIT Foundation course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. Participants learn about the need for an IT control framework and how COBIT addresses this need by providing a globally accepted IT governance and control framework. This workshop presents the introductory concepts of CobiT and their applicability through the following objectives:

  • To understand the concepts and the differences between Corporate Governance and IT Governance;
  • To understand the structure and the objectives of CobiT framework;
  • To understand the concepts and the terminologies used in CobiT framework;
  • To understand the relationship between CobiT and other market practices;
  • The COBIT framework and all the components of COBIT, which are control objectives, control practices, management guidelines, and audit guidelines;
  • To understand how CobiT can be used as a tool to upgrade activities within the organization;
  • To simulate the application of the concepts learned inside the organizational environment through classroom activities;
  • To know the existing products offered by ISACA® related to CobiT.

At the end of the training, the attendees will be able to complete the exam.

Target Audience
Potential participants are:

  • IT Managers and IT process owners.
  • Business Managers involved in the IT governance domain.
  • IT, IT Security and IT Governance Leadership
  • IT Auditors and IT Quality professionals.
  • IT Professionals involved in the regulatory domain.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about IT Governance using CobiT based processes and control mechanisms.

2-day course and includes preparation for the optional examination.

Course Outline
This course was developed based on CobiT 5, provided by ISACA. Course delivery consists of 16 hours (2days) instruction, plus 4 hours for the review and examination session. This course has 8 modules:

1. IT Governance
2. CobiT Introduction
3. Framework
4. Domains and Process
5. Maturity Model
6. Performance Measurement
7. IT Assurance Guide
8. CobiTs Products

No mandatory prerequisites although experience in IT or related fields is beneficial

This course prepares the participant for the official CobiT Foundation certificate exam provided by ISACA.

Why Future Frameworks?

  • Future Frameworks is a global organization that has specialized in ITIL And IT Governance Consulting and Training solutions.
  • Future Frameworks trainers have proven to achieve the best exam pass rates, and Future Frameworks trainers have extensive practical experience on the topics they teach.

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