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COBIT® is the world-leading business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT:

  • COBIT pulls together, as a unifying or umbrella framework, over 30 international standards and frameworks
  • Enables organisations to get increased trust in their information systems
  • Helps enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realising benefits and optimising risk levels and resource use.

The COBIT framework addresses both business and IT functional areas across an enterprise and considers the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders. Enterprises of all sizes can benefit from COBIT, whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector.

The just-released COBIT 2019 is the best COBIT yet, featuring many positive changes including modified principles, new design factors, updated goals cascade, modified processes (from 37 to 40), updated performance management, new detailed governance and management objectives.

The COBIT 2019 Foundation course provides the ideal introduction to COBIT and provides full preparation for the Foundation Certificate exam.

Learning outcomes

The objective of this course is for participants to gain a good solid understanding of COBIT 2019, specifically:

  • The context, benefits and key reasons why COBIT is used as an information and technology governance framework
  • Who in the organisation COBIT 2019 is aimed at
  • Descriptions and purposes of the COBIT product architecture
  • Components of a governance system
  • The governance “system” and governance “framework” principles
  • Alignment of COBIT with other applicable frameworks, standards and bodies of knowledge
  • The overall structure and contents of the Goals Cascade
  • How COBIT 2019 compares with COBIT5
  • Differentiate COBIT based performance management using maturity and capability perspectives
  • How to design a tailored governance system using COBIT
  • Describe the relationships between the COBIT Design and Implementation Guides
  • Explain the key points of the COBIT business case
  • Prepare for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Business Executives responsible for IT Governance
  • Professionals and Managers of IT Service Providers
  • Risk and Security Practitioners
  • Auditors / Assurance Professionals
  • Quality Professionals
  • Consultants, Service Managers and Project Managers

Course contents

1. Introduction to COBIT 2019
  • Benefits of Enterprise Governance of IT
  • Attributes and benefits of COBIT 2019
  • Overview of the COBIT core and the updated COBIT 2019 product family
  • Major differences between COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019
2. COBIT Principles and Concepts
  • Six principles for a governance system
  • Three principles of a governance framework
3.  Governance System and Components
  • Governance and management objectives
  • Components of a governance system and the key differences (formerly enablers)
    • Processes, Organisational structures
    • Principles / Policies / Frameworks
    • Information
    • Culture / Ethics / Behaviour
    • People / Skills / Competencies
    • Services / Infrastructure / Applications
  • Focus areas that describe governance topics
    • Small / medium sized businesses
    • Cybersecurityo Risks
    • DevOps
  • Design factors
  • Enterprise strategy
    • Enterprise goals
    • Risk profile
    • Enterprise size
    • Threat landscape
    • Regulatory requirements
    • Role of IT
    • Sourcing model for IT
    • IT implementation methods
    • Technology adoption strategy
  • COBIT goals cascade that supports the prioritisation of management objectives based on enterprise goals
4. Governance and Management Objectives
  • Overview of the COBIT core model and the 40 governance and management objectives
  • Purpose statements
  • Description of the governance components
  • Practices, related metrics and activities
  • Inputs and outputs
  • Practice capability levels
5. Performance management in COBIT
  • How the governance and management system and all the components of an enterprise work
  • Managing performance of processes - the capability levels (0-5) to measure how well a process is implemented and performing
  • Performance management guidance for assessing other governance system components – organisational structures, information items, culture and behaviour aspects
6. Designing a Tailored Governance System
  • The need for tailoring
  • Impact of design factors
  • Designing a tailored governance system
7.  The COBIT Business Case
  • Making a case for getting started
  • Overview of the COBIT business case
  • Business case components
8. Implementing Enterprise Governance over IT
  • The implementation roadmap
  • Implementation phases
  • Design guide and Implementation Guide relationships
9.  Preparation for the COBIT 2019 Foundation Exam
  • Tips and tricks
  • Review sample questions
10. Summary and Conclusion

Course fees


  • COBIT® 2019 Foundation (Course & Exam)
  • $1,850 + gst
What participants receive
  • ALC Course Workbook
  • COBIT 2019 Framework: Introduction and Methodology
  • COBIT 2019: Governance and Management Objectives
  • COBIT 2019 Foundation Online Exam Voucher


  • Online Exam After Course - Voucher* provided at course completion
  • Multiple Choice format
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 49 mark or more required to pass (out of 75 available) - 65%
  • 2 hour duration
  • Closed book.

*The COBIT 2019 exam voucher is included in the course fee.  The COBIT exam is set, conducted, and marked by ISACA. Participants book the exam directly with ISACA using the voucher provided at course completion.