COBIT 2019 Foundation

Accredited training course (ISACA) & certification exam

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.

This session can be delivered in a 2-day or a 3-day session. The standard format is a 3-day classroom session.

The accelerated path on 2 days put the focus on the concepts with less exercises and case studies. It is appropriate for peole with an existing knowledge of IT Governance.


The session COBIT® 2019 Foundation (ISACA®) is aimed to any stakeholder with responsibilities for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology, including :

  • Executives
  • Business managers
  • IT/IS auditors
  • Assurance
  • Information security managers
  • IT/IS practitioners
    • CIO
    • Consultants
    • IT managers

The COBIT® 2019 Foundation certificate is the mandatory entry point for everybody interested in obtaining the COBIT® 2019 Design & Implementation certificate.


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


At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand:

  • Recognize the context, benefits and key reasons COBIT® is used as an information and technology governance framework.
  • Explain the key attributes of the COBIT® framework
    • Key attributes
    • Product family
    • Alignment with industry frameworks
  • Compare the COBIT® principles for governance system framework.
  • Describe the components of a governance system:
    • Governance and management objectives (see 5 below)
    • Components of the governance system
    • Focus areas
    • Design factors
    • Goals cascade
  • Describe the elements of governance and management objectives.
  • Differentiate COBIT® based performance management using maturity and capability perspectives.
  • Discover how to design a tailored governance system using COBIT®.
  • Explain the key points of the COBIT® business case.
  • Describe the relationships between the COBIT® Design and Implementation Guides.
  • Prepare for the COBIT® 2019 Foundation exam.

Course syllabus

Welcome & Introduction

Framework introduction

  • Enterprise Governance of I&T (EGIT)
  • COBIT® as an I&T Framework
  • Intended Audience for the COBIT® 2019 Framework
  • COBIT® format and product architecture
  • Major differences between COBIT® 5 and COBIT® 2019
  • COBIT® and other standards
  • Training and certification
  • Module sample questions


  • Introduction to principles
  • Governance "system" principles
  • Governance "framework" principles
  • Module sample questions

Governance system & components

  • Governance and management objectives
  • Components of the governance system
  • Focus areas
  • Design factors
  • Goals cascade
  • Module sample questions

Governance and management objectives

  • Overview of the COBIT® core model
  • Module sample questions

Performance management

  • Performance management definition and principles
  • Performance management overview
  • Capability vs Maturity levels
  • Managing performance of processes
  • Managing performance of other governance system components
  • Module sample questions

Designing a Tailored Governance System

  • Impact of design factors
  • Designing a tailored system
  • Module sample questions

Business case

  • Introduction to the COBIT® Business Case
  • Module sample questions

Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT

  • Implementation guide purpose and approach
  • Design Guide and Implementation Guide relationships
  • Module sample questions

Closing and questions


The official COBIT® 2019 Foundation exam is included in our training package. Online Exam After Course – Voucher provided at course completion

The exam is an online proctored and is designed to test the learner’s knowledge of the COBIT® framework as opposed to memorization and tied to the learning objectives of the course. The exam will be an online proctored exam administered through ISCA portal. The exam format will include:

  • 75 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 120 minutes
  • One correct answer for each question, using three choices (A, B or C)
  • Pass rate is 65% or higher

Upon successfully achieving the COBIT® 2019 Foundation certificate, the student will be recognized with 14 Professional Development Units (PDU’S).

The exam is only available in English.

The COBIT® 2019 Foundation certificate is prerequisite for all other COBIT® 2019 exams including the COBIT® 2019 Design & Implementation certificate.


Alain Bonneaud
CISA® - CISM® - CGEIT® - COBIT® - ISO 27001 - ITIL® - PRINCE2® - RESILIA® - VeriSM™ - ISO 20000 - DevOps

Patrick SOENEN
Patrick SOENEN
CGEIT® - CRISC™ - COBIT® - ISO 27001 - Audit

David Henrard
CISA® - CISM® - CGEIT® - CRISC™ - COBIT® - ISO 27001 - ISO 27005 - Privacy & Data Protection - ISACA Cybersecurity Audit

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply for bookings :

  • the session is led by a trainer accredited by ISACA/APMG on the COBIT® 2019 domain,
  • personalized welcome in the classroom with mineral water and breaks ,
  • accredited training material,
  • the offical ISACA publication: COBIT® 2019 Framework - Introduction & Methodology (electronic document),
  • the official ISACA publication: COBIT® 2019 Framework - Governance and Management Objectives (electronic document),
  • exam preparation,
  • a group of 10 participants max. in order to ensure the quality of the training delivery.

Participants to our courses will receive an exam voucher to take the COBIT® 2019 Foundation Certificate exam. To redeem your voucher, you will need to:

  • Sign in the ISCA online portal
  • Test the hardware and software required to take the exam
  • Schedule the exam date and time
  • Complete the exam


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Course fees must be paid at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course in order to guarantee your place. We accept payment by Direct Debit, credit cards, paypal or bank transfers. Payment made by credit card will incur the following charges – MasterCard (1.5%), Visa (1.5%) American Express (3.0%).


Go Green : all our material is delivered electronically

Free Practice Quiz

Test your Knowledge of COBIT® 2019 and Governance of I & T with these 10 questions.

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