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COBIT 5 for Assurance brings the unmatched rigor and scope of COBIT 5 to the IT audit function, enabling your audit team to significantly improve their current approaches and ensure that they are addressing all aspects of IT assurance.

This course is available for in-house presentation only and can be conducted over 1, 2 or 3 days according to your needs.

Please contact us for more information and an obligation-free quotation.

Background

With information and technology at the heart of creating value for enterprises, it is more important than ever for organisations to optimise their IT assurance approach in order to effectively identify related risks and opportunities.

Created with today’s increasingly complex business and technology landscape in mind, COBIT 5 for Assurance can be used for many different purposes including:

  • Obtaining a view (based on COBIT 5 concepts such as the enablers) on current good practices on assurance
  • Learning how to use different COBIT 5 components and related concepts for planning, scoping, executing and reporting on various types of IT assurance initiatives
  • Obtaining a view of the extent to which the value objective of the enterprise—delivering benefits while optimising risk and resource use—is achieved

Unified Approach

COBIT 5 for Assurance lets assurance professionals leverage COBIT 5 when planning and performing assurance reviews, thereby unifying the organisation’s business, IT and assurance professionals around a common framework, objectives and vocabulary making it easier to reach consensus on any needed control improvements.

Easy-to-Follow

COBIT 5 for Assurance provides a roadmap built from well-accepted assurance approaches that enable assurance professionals to effectively plan, scope and execute IT assurance initiatives, navigate increasing technology complexity, and demonstrate strategic value to IT and business stakeholders.

Learning outcomes

This course can be used by assurance professionals for many different purposes, including:
  •  Obtaining a view (based on COBIT 5 concepts such as the enablers) on current good practices on assurance
  •  Learning how to use different COBIT 5 components and related concepts for planning, scoping, executing and reporting on various types of IT assurance initiatives
  • Obtaining a view of the extent to which the value objective of the enterprise—delivering benefits while optimising risk and resource use—is achieved

Who should attend

This course is intended for a broad audience including:
  • Assurance professionals at various governance and management layers
  • Boards and audit committees as stakeholders
  • Business management
  • IT Management
  • External stakeholders.

Course contents

1. Assurance
  • Assurance Defined
  • Three-party Relationship
  • Subject Matter
  • Suitable Criteria
  • Execution
  • Conclusion
  • The Assurance Process
2. Principles of Providing Assurance
  • Meeting Stakeholder Needs
  • Covering the Enterprise End-to-end
  • Applying a Single Integrated Framework
  • Enabling a Holistic Approach
  • Separating Governance From Management
3. Using COBIT 5 Enablers for Governing and Managing an Assurance Function
  • Dimensions of the Generic Enabler Model
  • Enabler: Principles, Policies and Frameworks
  • Enabler: Processes
  • Enabler: Organisational Structures
  • Enabler: Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
  • Enabler: Services, Infrastructure and Applications
  • Enabler: People, Skills and Competencies
4. Assessment Perspective: Providing Assurance Over a Subject Matter
  • Core Assurance Processes
  • Introduction and Overview of the Assessment Approach
  • Assurance and Enabler Performance Management
  • Assurance Engagement Approach Based on COBIT 5
  • Generic Audit/Assurance Programme
5. Determine Scope of the Assurance Initiative
6. Understand the Enablers, Set Suitable Assessment Criteria and Perform the Assessment

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

The COBIT 5 for Assurance course is available for in-house presentation only and can be run for potentially as few as 4 participants.

The course is conducted over 1, 2 or 3 days according to your needs.

Please contact us for for more information and an obligation-free quotation.

There are no exams associated with this course.