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Description of the COBIT 5 Implementation Course

ISACA has introduced the COBIT 5 Implementation course and exam for organisations to identify who is competent to implement COBIT 5 using the ISACA approach for enabling change through a programme designed to enable change and manage continuous improvement.

The COBIT 5 Foundation course and exam is the entry point. Only candidates who have passed the COBIT 5 Foundation exam may register for the COBIT 5 Implementation exam.


Participants will obtain an understanding of the of the key aspects of "Change Enablement" using the COBT 5 Implementation Guide and be able to: 

  • Analyse the enterprise drivers for change in IT
  • Identify the implementation challenges, root causes & success factors
  • Assess current process capability (As Is)
  • Determine target process capability (To Be)
  • Scope and plan improvements
  • Consider practical implementation factors
  • Identify and avoid potential pitfalls
  • Leverage the latest good practices
  • Apply the COBIT 5 continual improvement life-cycle approach to address these requirements and establish and maintain a sustainable approach to governing and managing enterprise IT as “normal business practice”.


Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples about:

  • Analysing the enterprise drivers, prioritising business requirements and identifying opportunities for improvements in IT to add value to the business in alignment with strategic objectives
  • Recognising the implementation challenges, root causes and success factors to enable change
  • Avoiding potential implementation pitfalls by leveraging good practice and avoiding poor strategies.
  • Selecting the most appropriate approach to implementing GRC, addressing information technology related pain points and building IT capability 
  • Resourcing strategies for the implementation team
  • Scoping and planning improvements
  • The phases of the Programme Management life-cycle
  • The phases of the Change Enablement life-cycle
  • The phases of the Continuous Improvement life-cycle.

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The IT Governance Network is the global leader in providing COBIT 5 training. Since its first training course in 1998, delegates from around the world have received training that covers:

  • COBIT for Assurance
  • COBIT for Application Controls
  • COBIT for General Controls
  • COBIT for Information Security Management
  • COBIT and ISO 27001
  • COBIT and IT Governance
  • COBIT and Risk Management
  • COBIT and ISO 31000
  • COBIT and Enterprise Architecture
  • COBIT and Service Management
  • COBIT and ISO 20000
  • COBIT and Performance Management
  • COBIT and Process Capability Assessment
  • COBIT and Quality Management.

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ISACA has introduced the COBIT 5 Assessor course and exam for individuals to learn and understand how an assessor should conduct COBIT 5 process capability assessment using the COBIT 5 Assessor Guide and COBIT 5 Self-Assessment Guide.

As the scope of the APMG Assessor course does not include the process definition and actual capability development,  the ITGN has extended the learning experience with examples of process definition and capability improvement based on ISO 15504.

The COBIT 5 Foundation course and exam is the entry point to become familiar with the COBIT terminology. Candidates who have passed the COBIT 5 Foundation exam can register for the COBIT 5 Assessor course and exam to learn how to undertake a process capability assessment using COBIT 5.


The official COBIT 5 Assessor course will provide participants with an understanding of the key issues an assessor should be aware of when organising and executing a COBIT 5 capability assessment. At the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and assess the roles and their responsibilities regarding the assessment process
  • Organise an assessment team to conduct an assessment
  • Determine the requirements for conducting an assessment
  • Perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide to initiate, plan, coordinate and complete a process assessment
  • Conduct a process capability assessment in accordance with the COBIT 5 Assessor Guide requirements.

In addition, through examples provided by the ITGN, candidates will learn about:

  • Process definition
  • Capability improvement.


Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples about:

  • Introduction to the Assessment Programme
  • Overview of Process Assessment Model
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Assessment team and other Participants
  • Initiation – recommended steps
  • Scoping – selecting processes
  • Planning and briefing of the Team
  • Data Collection – “instances”, evidence, records
  • Data validation and dealing with Deficiencies
  • Process Attribute Rating
  • Reporting the Assessment results
  • Performing a Self-Assessment
  • Exam Preparation</li>
  • Certification Requirements and Registration with ISACA.

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Description of the COBIT 5 Foundation Course

This course provides an introduction to COBIT 5, ISACA’s latest business framework for the governance, management and operation of IT across an enterprise. It prepares candidates for the COBIT 5 Foundation exam taken at the end of the course. With an understanding of the COBIT 5 Framework, delegates will be able to identify and understand how to make use the COBIT 5 components in their business operations.

This course is recommended for IT personnel working in IT governance, management, operations, enterprise architecture, information security, compliance, assurance and audit who would like to pass the COBIT 5 FOUNDATION exam.


Participants will obtain a good understanding of the COBIT 5 Framework and thereafter they will be able to: 

  • Articulate the key features of the COBIT 5 Framework
  • Describe the differences between COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5
  • Explain the benefits of using COBIT 5.
  • Understand the difference between governance, management and operational processes
  • Understand the COBIT 5 basic Principles 
  • Implement the COBIT 5 Enablers, including cascading goals and identify relevant processes
  • Use the seven governance and management enablers to build capability following the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Methodology
  • Use COBIT 5 for managing risk and implementing internal controls
  • Use COBIT 5 for assurance purposes
  • Pass the COBIT 5 FOUNDATION exam.


Participants will review COBIT 5 sufficiently well to be able to pass the COBIT 5 FOUNDATION Exam.

Module 1: Overview of COBIT 5

  • Section 1: The business case for COBIT 5
  • Section 2: The business application

Module 2: The differences between COBIT 4.1 to COBIT 5

  • Section 1: From a Process Model to a Governance Model
  • Section 2: Narrative descriptions to Process Diagrams
  • Section 3: From COBIT 4.1 Management Guidelines to COBIT 5 Enabling Processes and Capability Assessment

Module 3: Understanding the COBIT 5 Principles

  • Section 1: Meeting Stakeholder needs
  • Section 2: Covering the enterprise end-to-end
  • Section 3: Applying a single integrated framework
  • Section 4: Enabling a holistic approach
  • Section 5: Separating Governance from Management

Module 4: COBIT 5 Implementation Guidance

  • Section 1: Designing COBIT 5 Governance Practices
  • Section 2: Implementing a COBIT 5 Management System
  • Section 3: Building a set of integrated COBIT 5 processes

Module 5: The COBIT 5 Process Capability Model

  • Section 1: Differences between COBIT 4.1 Maturity Model and the COBIT 5 Process Capability Model
  • Section 2: Building sufficient capability
  • Section 3: Performing a Process Capability Assessment (including a practical demonstration)

Module 6: Understand COBIT 5 for Risk and COBIT 5 for Assurance

  • Section 1: Articulate the key features of COBIT 5 for Risk
  • Section 2: Understand the core aspects of COBIT 5 for Assurance.

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Description of the COBIT 5 Risk Management Course


Participants will gain an understanding of the "COBIT 5 for Risk" approach to managing risk. This approach focuses on establishing a risk function and building a risk management process. 

On completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Risk Function and Risk Management perspectives
  • Communicate how the COBIT 5 Enablers contribute the Risk Function perspective
    • Process aspects that impact risk management
    • Information flows
    • Organisational structures
  • Communicate how the COBIT 5 processes EDM 3 Governance of Risk and APO 12 Manage Risk establish an effective risk management capability.


Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples how to establish a Risk Management function and implement the process and practices necessary for an integrated approach to effectively managing risk.

This seminar includes topics about:

  • Overview of COBIT 5 for Risk
  • The scope of risk management
  • An integrated process approach to managing risks
  • COBIT 5 process EDM 3 Governance of Risk
  • COBIT 5 process APO 12 Manage Risk
  • Comparison with ISO/IEC 31000, the international standard for risk management.

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