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In the COBIT 5 Assessor course you will master the understanding of how to perform a formal Process Capability Assessment and how it can be used to enable business goals, prioritize improvement activities and identify opportunities for improving the governance and management of IT assets. The course provides the basis for assessing an enterprise’s process capabilities against the COBIT 5 Process Reference Model (PRM). Evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities, this model helps IT leaders gain C-level and board member buy-in for change and improvement initiatives. Assessment results provide a determination of process capability. They can be used for process improvement, delivering value to the business, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organizational compliance. The course is supported by practical exercises and engaging case-based scenarios. A successful practitioner candidate will be able to become an assessor or a lead assessor and apply for full ISACA certification if they can supply further proof of the competences required by ISACA.

Target Audience

  • Internal & external Auditors who want to add process capability assessments to the scope of their audits.
  • IT auditors who want to add process capability assessments to the scope of their audits.
  • Consultants who want to be allowed to perform independent process assessments on behalf of their clients.


Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • Certified at COBIT 5 Foundation level
  • Attended the accredited COBIT 5 Assessor course.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will gain competencies in:

  • How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide / COBIT 5
  • How to apply the Process Assessment Model (The PAM) in performing a process capability assessment specifically:
    • To use the Process Reference Model, in particular to be able to use the 37 processes outlined in the PRM
    • To apply and analyse the measurement model in assessing process capability levels
    • To apply and analyse the capability dimension using generic criteria outlined in the PAM
  • How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process
  • How to perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide specifically:
    • Initiate a process assessment
    • Scope an assessment, using the tools provided and the PAM for the selection of the appropriate processes
    • Plan and brief the teams
    • Collect and validate the data
    • Do a process attribute rating
    • Report the findings of the assessment
  • How to use the self-assessment guide.

Associated Certification & Exam

Those professionals who have successfully passed the Assessor Exam and want to be recognised as part of an elite group of industry experts in their field can apply to become a COBIT Certified Assessor.

As part of the application process to become a COBIT Certified Assessor, an applicant must:

  • Submit verified evidence of successful completion of the COBIT 5 Foundation exam
  • Submit verified evidence of successful completion of the COBIT 5 Assessor exam
  • Provide documented five (5) years of work experience in the field of business management, IT management or management consultancy. Two (2) years experience can be substituted by having a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in good standing; or equivalent/relevant auditing or assessment certification.
  • Agree to abide by the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics

To maintain the COBIT Certified Assessor designation, a minimum of two assessments must be performed during a two year period.

This course prepares students to write Exam:

COBIT® Assessor Exam

Accredited to certification(s):

COBIT® 5 Assessor Certification

Duration: 2 Days
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