Course duration: 3 days, 9am – 5pm

An instructor-led classroom training relevant for professionals keen to learn more about COBIT5, the leading framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT. It helps the modern technology professionals deliver true value by realizing maximum benefits while optimizing risk and costs to the business.

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COBIT5 helps enterprises maximize the value of their information – the currency of the 21st century. Throughout its history, COBIT has been used by enterprises around the world to improve management of enterprise IT and governance.

COBIT5 provides globally accepted principles, practices, analytical tools and models designed to help business and IT leaders maximize trust in, and value from, their enterprise’s information and technology assets. COBIT5 provides guidance to executives and those charged with making decisions concerning the use of technology in support of organizational objectives. This framework helps business leaders address the needs of all stakeholders across the enterprise and ultimately maximize the value from information and technology.

COBIT5 integrates existing ISACA risk and value management frameworks into an established governance framework provided for in earlier versions of COBIT.

This course may be eligible for PMI’s PDUs.

  • Understanding the drivers and benefits to organizations using the COBIT 5 Framework
  • Understanding the 5 Key Principles of the COBIT 5 Framework
    • Meeting stakeholder needs
    • Covering the enterprise end-to-end
    • Applying a single integrated framework
    • Enabling a holistic approach
    • Separating governance from management
  • Understanding the 7 Enablers of the COBIT 5 Framework
    • Principles, Policies and Framework
    • Processes
    • Organizational Structures
    • Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
    • Information
    • Services, Infrastructure and Application
    • People, Skills and Competencies
  • How to manage performance of organization enablers
  • Understanding Process Reference Model Governance Domain including
    • Five Processes in the Governance Domain
    • Processes in the 4 Management Domains
  • Using Continual Improvement Cycle in enabling change in the enterprise
  • Understanding pain points and trigger points for improving governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Developing a business case for initiatives related to COBIT 5
  • Appreciating and understanding the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM) including
    • Differences between Maturity Levels and Capability Levels
    • Capability Levels in the PAM
    • Attributes for the levels in PAM
    • Ratings scale and how it is used in PAM
    • Purpose and Benefits of the Assessment Model
  • Guided Examination Preparation.

On completion of this course, the following learning outcomes  will be achieved:

  • 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.

The target audience for this course and qualification are:

  • IT Consultants
  • IT Management and Governance related roles
  • Business Professionals who want to gain knowledge of the scope and structure of COBIT 5
  • Professionals who want to improve IT Governance in their or their clients’ organizations.


Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the examination will be recognized as certified with COBIT5 Foundation under the ISACA certification scheme managed by Peoplecert.

Delegates who do not attain a passing score for the examination would be awarded a course attendance certificate only.

The format of the examination is:

  • 50 Multiple Choice
  • 1 mark per correct answer
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • One hour duration
  • Closed-book.

There are no prerequisites to attending the COBIT5 Foundation course or for sitting for the COBIT5 Foundation certification examination.

Complimentary refresher

Participants can attend a complimentary refresher if they wish

Post-training support

Should you have questions after the course, you may contact the trainer for assistance regarding course material

Trainer profile

Feisal Ismail

Extensive technical and managerial experience supporting organisations across government, pharmaceutical, banking and financial industries. Well-versed in creating and leading high-performing teams through effective work methodologies thatleverages on technology and best practices to achieve organizational objectives.

Communicative, articulate and a firm believer in sharing both knowledge and experience. Highly organized and relish delivering superlative results in high-pressure environments. Believes in providing quality advice grounded in a sapient application of experience, best practices and an acute understanding of real-world realities.

Clients can count on me – my word is my bond.

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