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COBIT 5 Foundation Certification

Summary


This course will provide the participants with the understanding of the key principles and terminology within COBIT 5.

Specifically the candidate shall know and understand:


  • The major drivers for the development of COBIT 5.
  • The business benefits of using COBIT 5.
  • The COBIT 5 Product Architecture.
  • 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 basic concepts of the new Process Assessment Model. The COBIT 5 guides and how they interrelate.
  • Additionally the course shall prepare participants for the successful completion of the COBIT 5 examination

  • The COBIT 5 Foundation course certificate examines that course participants have achieved levels 1 (knowledge) and 2 (comprehension).



    Foundation Certificate


    What is the Purpose of the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate?


  • 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.

  • Prerequisite


    The Foundation level training and certificate is also a pre-requisite for the following training and certificate courses:

  • COBIT 5 Implementation Training & certificate
  • COBIT 5 Assessor Training &certificate

  • Target Audience


  • Business Management
  • Chief Executives
  • IT /IS Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Information Security and IT Practitioners
  • Consultants and 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.

  • Target Audience


  • Business Management
  • Chief Executives
  • IT /IS Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Information Security and IT Practitioners
  • Consultants and 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.

  • Course Outline


    Course participants will get to Know facts and terms relating to the five Principles of COBIT 5. Specifically to recall:

  • The names and Key aspects of the five key Principles for governance and management of enterprise IT
    •         1.   Principle 1 – Meeting Stakeholder Needs
    •         2.   Principle 2 – Covering the Enterprise End-to-End
    •         3.   Principle 3 – Applying a Single Integrated Framework
    •         4.   Principle 4 – Enabling a Holistic Approach
    •         5.   Principle 5 – Separating Governance from Management
  • The names and descriptions of the seven categories of Enablers that influence how the governance and management of IT works
    •         1.   Enabler 1 – Principles, Policies and Frameworks
    •         2.   Enabler 2 – Processes
    •         3.   Enabler 3 – Organizational Structures
    •         4.   Enabler 4 – Culture, Ethics and Behavior
    •         5.   Enabler 5 – Information
    •         6.   Enabler 6 – Services, Infrastructure and Applications
    •         7.   Enabler 7 – People, Skills and Competencies.


    The Process Reference Model Governance Domain, specifically, the name of the five processes in the Governance Domain
    The process Reference Model Management Domain, specifically:


  • The names of the processes in APO ( Align, Plan Organize)
  • The names of the processes in BAI ( Build, Acquire and Implement)
  • The names of the processes in DSS (Deliver, Service and Support)
  • The names of the processes in MEA (Monitor, Evaluate and Assess)

  • The four questions to ask when establishing how to manage the enabler performance:


  • Are stakeholder needs addressed?
  • Are enabler goals achieved?
  • Is the enabler life cycle managed?
  • Are good practices applied?

  • The generic enabler model and Principles


    Principle 1 – Meeting Stakeholder Needs


  • How the Governance Objective of Value Creation meets stakeholder needs using:
    •         1.   Benefits realization
    •         2.   Risk optimization
    •         3.   Resource optimization

    The types of Stakeholder drivers and where they fit into the COBIT 5 goals cascade mechanism, as well as the importance of Stakeholder needs and where they fit in the COBIT 5 goals cascade mechanism, in particular:


  • The importance of transforming stakeholder needs into an enterprise's actionable strategy
  • How stakeholder needs cascade to enterprise goals
  • The relationship to the balance score card.

  • The relationships of the enterprise goals to the 3 main governance objectives:


  • The (P) Primary and (S)secondary relationship to Benefits realization
  • The (P) Primary and (S)secondary relationship to Risk Optimization
  • The (P) Primary and (S)secondary relationship to Resource Optimization.

  • How Enterprise Goals cascade to IT-related Goals within the COBIT 5 goals cascade mechanism, specifically the relationship of IT-related goals to IT-related outcomes.

    How IT-related Goals cascade to Enabler Goals within the COBIT 5 goals cascade mechanism, specifically:


  • What is an enabler goal
  • How IT-related Goals support IT-related processes.


  • Principle 2 – Covering the Enterprise End-to-end


  • The key components of a Governance System - How Key roles and activities interrelate:
    •         1.   Role of the stakeholders and their activities, accountabilities and responsibilities
    •         2.   Role of the Governing Body and their responsibilities
    •         3.   Role of Management and their activities and responsibilities
    •         4.   The role of Operations and their activities and responsibilities

    Principle 3 – Applying a single Integrated Framework.


  • The purpose of the COBIT 5 Integrator model and how it integrates and aligns with existing ISACA guidance, new guidance and other standards and frameworks.
    •         1.   The reasons why COBIT 5 is an integrated Framework

    Principle 4 - Enabling a Holistic Approach


  • The importance of the key components of the enabler dimension:
    •         1.   Stakeholder dimension
    •         2.   The Goals Dimension
    •         3.   The Life Cycle Dimension
    •         4.   The Good Practices dimension


    The purpose of measurement indicators in the achievement of Goals.


  • Lag indicators
  • Lead indicators


  • Principle 5 – Separating Governance from Management


  • The definition and responsibilities of Governance and Management
  • The interactions between governance and management

  • The COBIT 5 Enablers


    Understand that COBIT enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise.

  • Enabler 1 - Principles, Policies and Frameworks
    •         1.   The purpose of principles, policies and frameworks in the enabling model.
    •         2.   The differences between Policies and Principles
    •         3.   The characteristics of good policies.
    •         4.   The purpose of the Policy life cycle.
  • The good practice requirements for policies, principles and frameworks, specifically:
    •         1.   Their scope
    •         2.   Consequences of failing to comply with the policy
    •         3.   The means of handling exceptions
    •         4.   How they will be monitored.
  • The links and relationships between the Principles, policies and frameworks Enabler and other enablers, specifically:
    •         1.   Principles, policies and frameworks reflect the cultures, ethics and values of the enterprise
    •         2.   Processes are the most important vehicle for executing policies
    •         3.   Organizational structures can define and implement policies
    •         4.   Policies are part of information.
  • Enabler 2 - Processes
    •         1.   Examples of Internal and External stakeholders
  • The key characteristics of the process goal categories:
    •         1.   Intrinsic goals
    •         2.   Contextual goals
    •         3.   Accessibility & Security goals.
  • The activities in the process life cycle as well as the differences in the Process Reference Model between Process Practices, Process Activities, Inputs and Outputs (Work products).
  • The Relationships between the Processes enabler and other enablers, specifically:
    •         1.   Processes need information as one form of input
    •         2.   Processes need Organizational structure
    •         3.   Processes produce and require services, infrastructure and applications
    •         4.   Processes are dependent on other processes
    •         5.   Processes need policies and procedures to ensure consistent implementation.
  • Enabler 3 - Organizational Structures
    •         1.   The Good Practices of an organizational structure, specifically:
      •                1.1   Operating principles
      •                1.2   Span of control
      •                1.3   Level of authority
      •                1.4   Delegation of responsibility
      •                1.5   Escalation procedures
      •                1.6   Decision making
    •         2.   The responsibilities and characteristics of the following roles in an organization:
      •                2.1   Board
      •                2.2   CEO
      •                2.3   CFO
      •                2.4   COO
      •                2.5   CRO
      •                2.6   CIO
      •                2.7   CISO
      •                2.8   Business Executive
      •                2.9   Business Process Owner
      •                2.10   Strategy(IT Executive) Committee
      •                2.11   (Project and Programme) Steering Committees
      •                2.12   Architecture Board
      •                2.13   Enterprise Risk Committee
      •                2.14   Audit
      •                2.15   Head of Architecture
      •                2.16   Head of IT Operations
      •                2.17   Head of IT Administration
      •                2.18   Programme and Project Management Office (PMO)
      •                2.19   Value Management Office (VMO)
      •                2.20   Service Manager
      •                2.21   Information Security Manager
      •                2.22   Business Continuity Manager
      •                2.23   Privacy Officer
  • Enabler 4 - Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
    •         1.   The good practices for creating, encouraging and maintaining desired behaviour throughout the enterprise.
    •         2.   The relationship of Goals for culture, ethics and behaviour to:
      •                2.1   Organisational ethics
      •                2.2   Individual ethics
      •                2.3   Individual behaviours
    •         3.   The links and relationships of the Culture, ethics and behaviour enabler and to the other enablers, specifically:
    •         4.   Processes
    •         5.   Organizational structures
    •         6.   Principles, Policies and frameworks
  • Enabler 5 - Information
    •         1.   The importance of the information criteria and dimensions of the COBIT 5 Information enablers.
    •         2.   The five steps of the Information Cycle, and how they interrelate and apply to the Information enablers
    •         3.   The information attributes that are applied to the following Layers:
      •                3.1   Physical world
      •                3.2   Empirical
      •                3.3   Syntactic
      •                3.4   Semantic
      •                3.5   Pragmatic
      •                3.6   Social world
    •         4.   The possible uses of the Information Model and the attributes that are required to assess context and quality of information to the user, specifically:
      •                4.1   Relevancy
      •                4.2   Completeness
      •                4.3   Currency
      •                4.4   Appropriateness
      •                4.5   Conciseness
      •                4.6   Consistency
      •                4.7   Understandability and
      •                4.8   Ease of manipulation
  • Enabler 6 - Services, Infrastructure and Applications
    •         1.   The five architecture principles that govern the implementation and use of IT-related resources.
    •         2.   The relationship of the Services, Infrastructure and Applications Enabler to the other enablers, specifically:
      •                2.1   Information
      •                2.2   Culture, ethics and behaviour
      •                2.3   Processes, specifically the inputs and outputs
  • Enabler 7 - People, Skills and Competencies
  •         1.   The good practices of skills and competencies, specifically:
    •                1.1   Defining skill requirements for each role
    •                1.2   Mapping skill categories to the COBIT 5 process domains (e.g. EDM, APO etc.)
    •                1.3   Using other external sources good practices
  •         2.   The skill categories, related to the following COBIT Process Domains:
    •                2.1   EDM(Evaluate, Direct and Monitor)
    •                2.2   APO(Align, Organize and Plan)
    •                2.3   BAI(Build, Acquire and Implement)
    •                2.4   DSS(Deliver, Service and Support)
    •                2.5   MEA(Monitor, Evaluate and Assess)





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