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The COBIT® 5 Foundation course is an interactive, classroom-based learning experience. Participants learn about the need for an IT governance framework and how COBIT addresses this need by providing the latest insights into enterprise-wide governance of IT. This course explains the elements and supporting materials of the COBIT framework, using a logical and example-driven approach for anyone interested in obtaining COBIT foundation level knowledge. COBIT 5 Foundation is the first step to enrol into COBIT 5 Implementation and COBIT 5 Assessor. The COBIT 5 Foundation exam is a prerequisite to attaining the COBIT 5 Implementation and COBIT 5 Assessor exams.

Target Audience

This course is developed for anyone interested in obtaining a foundation-level knowledge of COBIT. This course explains the COBIT Framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach.

The target group of COBIT 5 Foundation course include, but are not restricted to:

  • IT Auditors
  • IT Managers
  • IT Quality Professionals
  • IT Leadership
  • IT Developers
  • Process Practitioners and Managers in IT service firms
  • Business Management and CEO’s


There are no formal prerequisites. However, it is recommended that you have experience in the IT governance domain.

Course Objectives

After completing the COBIT 5 Foundation course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of:

  • Key challenges of using IT
  • IT governance concepts and benefits
  • COBIT 5 framework, principles, and enablers
  • Relationship between stakeholder needs and governance
  • Implementation approach for the use of COBIT 5
  • Structure of COBIT 5 process reference model
  • Governance and management domains
  • Components of COBIT 5 processes
  • Need for capability assessments
  • COBIT 5 ISO/IEC 15504 approach
  • Application of COBIT 4 maturity model approach with COBIT 5
  • Other COBIT 5 enablers for IT governance and management

Associated Certification & Exam

The COBIT® 5 Foundation exam is a closed book format with 50 multiple-choice questions. The pass score is 50%. The exam duration is 40 minutes with an additional 15 minutes provided for those candidates that English is their second language.

This course prepares students to write Exam:

COBIT® 5 Foundation Exam

Accredited to certification(s):

COBIT® 5 Foundation Certification

Vendor Annotation

COBIT 5® is a trademark of ISACA® registered in the United States and other countries

Duration: 3 Days
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