COBIT 2019 Foundation
9/20/2021 - 9/21/2021
11/8/2021 - 11/9/2021


COURSE COST: $995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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In this 2 Day Class students will learn the heart of the COBIT framework updates COBIT principles while laying out the structure of the overall framework including:
· New concepts are introduced and terminology is explained—the COBIT Core Model and its 40 governance and management objectives provide the platform for establishing your governance program
· The performance management system is updated and allows the flexibility to use maturity measurements as well as capability measurements
· Introductions to design factors and focus areas offer additional practical guidance on flexible adoption of COBIT 2019, whether for specific projects or full implementation


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.

Although there is no mandatory requirement, ideally candidates should have at least two year’s professional experience working in an IT Services environment.

The COBIT 2019 Foundation course would suit candidates working in the following IT professions or areas:

· IT Auditors, · IT Managers, · IT Quality professionals, · IT Leadership, · IT Developers, · Process practitioners, · Managers in IT service providing firms
The above list is a suggestion only; individuals may wish to attend based on their own career aspirations, personal goals or objectives. Delegates may take as few or as many Intermediate qualifications as they require, and to suit their needs. There is no prerequisite to attending this foundation course, although it is recommended that candidates should have a good understanding of enterprise governance concepts and IT organisational management.


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Please contact us at or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions. Course is subject to minimum enrollment to run. This course may run as a live distance learning class if minimum enrollment is not met. Required:


Lesson 1: COBIT 5 Overview and Introduction
Course Administration
Course Objectives
Exam Overview
Certification Scheme
History of COBIT
COBIT 2019 Improvements
Major differences with 2019
Misconceptions about COBIT
COBIT and Other Standards

Lesson 2: Key Concepts and Terminology
Introduction to Enterprise Governance of Information and Technology
Benefits of Information and Technology Governance
COBIT Information and Technology Governance Framework
Distinction of Governance and Management
Three Principles of a Governance Framework
Six Principles for a Governance System

Lesson 3: Governance Systems and Components
Introduction to the Components of a Governance System
Processes and Capability Levels
Organizational Structures and Defined Roles
Information Flows and Items
People, Skills and Competencies
Principles, Policies and Frameworks
Culture, Ethics and Behavior
Services, Infrastructure and Applications

Lesson 4: Governance Management Objectives
Governance and Management Objectives Publication
Governance and Management Objectives
Governance and Management Objectives Core Model
Evaluate, Direct and Monitor
Align, Plan and Organize
Build, Acquire and Implement
Deliver, Service and Support
Monitor, Evaluate and Assess

Lesson 5: Goals Cascade
Governance and Management Objective Relationships
Governance and Management Objective Descriptions
High-Level Information Example
Introduction to the Goals Cascade
Enterprise Goals
Alignment Goals
Mapping Tables

Lesson 6: Performance Management
Introduction to Performance Management
COBIT Performance Management Principles
COBIT Performance Management (CPM) Overview
Process Capability Levels
Rating Process Activities
Focus Area Maturity Levels
Performance Management of Organizational Structures
Performance Management of Information Items
Performance Management of Culture and Behavior

Lesson 7: Designing a Tailored Governance System
The Need for Tailoring, Design Factors
Enterprise Strategy, Enterprise Goals
Risk Profile, I&T Related Issues, Threat Landscape
Compliance Requirements, Role of IT
Sourcing Model for IT
IT Implementation Methods
Technology Adoption Strategy
Enterprise Size, Focus Areas
Designing a Tailored Governance System
Management Objective Priority and Target Capability Levels
Component Variations, Specific Focus Areas
Stages and Steps in the Design Process

Lesson 8: Implementing Enterprise Governance of IT
The Business Case
The COBIT Implementation Guide Purpose
COBIT Implementation Approach
Phase 1 – What are the Drivers
Phase 2 – Where are we Now
Phase 3 – Where do we Want to be
Phase 4 – What Needs to be Done
Phase 5 – How do we get There
Phase 6 – Did we get There
Phase 7 How do we Weep the Momentum Going?
EGIT Implementation Program Challenges