COBIT Foundation

Training course (ISACA/APMG accredited) & exam in 3 days

The purpose of the Foundation certificate is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the COBIT 5 guidance to be able to understand the enterprise Governance and Management of Enterprise IT, create awareness with their business executives and senior IT Management; assess the current state of their Enterprise IT with the objective of scoping what aspects of COBIT 5 would be appropriate to implement. The Foundation level training and certificate is also a pre-requisite for the COBIT 5 Implementation and CONIT 5 Assessor training and certificate courses.

This Foundation course provides the ideal introduction to COBIT 5 and provides full preparation for the Foundation Certificate exam.


This course COBIT® Foundation (3 days) (ISACA®/APMG) is aimed to anybody in charge of risk and IT management and more specifically to:

  • Business Management,
  • Chief Executives,
  • IT /IS Auditors,
  • Internal Auditors,
  • Information Security and IT Practitioners,
    • CIO
    • Consultants,
    • IT/IS Management looking to gain an insight into the Enterprise Governance of IT and looking to be certified as a COBIT Implementer or Assessor.

The COBIT 5 Foundation certificate is the mandatory entry point for everybody interested in obtaining the COBIT 5 Implementation certificate or the COBIT 5 Assessor certificate.


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


At the conclusion of this course, attendees should understand the key principles and terminology within COBIT 5. Specifically the participant should know and understand:

  • The COBIT 5 Product Architecture,/li>
  • The IT management issues and challenges that affect enterprises,
  • The 5 Key Principles of COBIT 5 for the governance and management of Enterprise IT,
  • How COBIT 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise,
  • How the COBIT 5 processes and the Process Reference Model (PRM) help guide the creation of the 5 Principles and the 7 Governance and Management Enablers,
  • The basic concepts for the Implementation of COBIT 5,
  • The components and purpose of the Process Reference Guide,
  • The basic concepts of a RACI and how they are used in COBIT 5,
  • The basic concepts of the new Process Assessment Model,
  • The COBIT 5 guides and how they interrelate.

Course syllabus

Welcome & Introduction


  • The Reasons for the Development of COBIT 5
  • The History of COBIT
  • The Drivers for developing a Framework
  • The Business Benefits of using COBIT 5
  • The COBIT 5 Format & product Architecture
  • COBIT 5 and Other Frameworks

The COBIT 5 Principles

  • Principle 1 – Meeting Stakeholder Needs
  • Principle 2 – Covering the Enterprise End-to-End
  • Principle 3 – Applying a Single Integrated Framework
  • Principle 4 – Enabling a Holistic Approach
  • Principle 5 – Separating Governance from Management

The COBIT 5 Enablers

  • Enabler 1 – Principles, Policies and Frameworks
  • Enabler 2 – Processes
  • Enabler 3 – Organisational Structures
  • Enabler 4 – Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
  • Enabler 5 – Information
  • Enabler 6 – Services, Infrastructure and Applications
  • Enabler 7 – People, Skills and Competencies.

An Introduction to COBIT 5 Implementation

  • The three interrelated components of the life cycle model
  • The enterprise specific internal and external environment factors as they apply to change management
  • The Importance of Pain Points and Trigger events
  • The importance of the business case
  • The 7 phases of the implementation lifecycle:
    • Phase 1 - What are the drivers?
    • Phase 2 - Where are we now?
    • Phase 3 - Where do we want to be?
    • Phase 4 - What needs to be done
    • Phase 5 - How do we get there?
    • Phase 6 - Did we get there?
    • Phase 7 - How do we keep the momentum going?

Process Capability Model (The Process Assessment Model)

  • Introduction and overview of the COBIT Assor Guide and the PAM (Process Assessment Model)
  • The Purposes of carrying out a Process Capability Assessment
  • The benefits of the COBIT Capability Assessment approach.
  • The six Capability Levels based on ISO 15504:
    • Level 0 – Incomplete Process
    • Level 1 – Performed process
    • Level 2 – Managed process
    • Level 3 - Established Process
    • Level 4 - Predictable Process
    • Level 5 – Optimised Process
  • The nine Attributes based on ISO 15504:
    • PA 1.1 Process performance
    • PA 2.1 Performance management
    • PA 2.2 Work product management
    • PA 3.1 Process definition
    • PA 3.2 Process deployment
    • PA 4.1 Process measurement
    • PA 4.2 Process control
    • PA 5.1 Process innovation
    • PA 5.2 Process optimisation
  • The Rating Scale based on ISO 15504
  • How the rating scales are used in an assessment

Exam preparation

  • Tips and tricks
  • Mock exam

Online exam

Closing and questions


The official COBIT 5 Foundation certificate exam (APMG/ISACA) is included in the session.

The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 40 minutes. A pass mark of 50% is required to attain the Foundation Certificate. The exam is administered online at the end of the training session. The provisional result is communicated immediately to the candidate.

The exam is available in French or in English.

The COBIT® 5 Foundation certificate is a mandatory pre-requisite for the other COBIT 5 training and certificates including COBIT® 5 Implementation and COBIT® 5 Assessor.


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

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply for bookings :

  • the session is led by a trainer accredited by ISACA/APMG on the COBIT domain,
  • personalized welcome in the classroom with mineral water and breaks ,
  • accredited training material,
  • the offical ISACA publication: COBIT 5 - A Business Framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT (electronic document),
  • exam preparation,
  • a group of 10 participants max. in order to ensure the quality of the training delivery.


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