COBIT 2019 Foundation

COBIT 2019 Builds on, and integrates over 25 years of development in the Enterprise Governance of IT domain. COBIT 2019 incorporates new insights from science, and developed these insights into operational practices. COBIT 2019 is a major evolution of the framework, and replaces COBIT 2005.

COBIT® 2019 improves on prior versions of COBIT, and offers an update of the COBIT principles, objectives, goal cascade, and performance management, offering more and relevant guidance to organizations dealing with enterprise governance challenges.

The COBIT 2019 Foundation course is the starting point for any professional with responsibilities for the governance and management of information and technology. This three-day course highlights the concepts, models and key definitions of the COBIT framework and helps prepare learners to take the COBIT 2019 Foundation Exam.


  • IT Governance, AssuranceRisk, Compliance Managers
  • Business Manager
  • IT Managers
  • Regulators Business and vendor partners, and IT Vendors


No mandatory prerequisites although some experience in IT or related fields is recommended. 

Course objectives:

At the conclusion of the course attendees will understand:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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
    • 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 and pass the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam.

Course outline:

  • Module 1: Course Introduction 

    1. Course Description
    2. Learning objectives
    3. Intended Audience
    4. Course Modules
    5. Exam Requirements

    Module 2: Framework Introduction 

    1. Enterprise Governance of Information and Technology
    2. COBIT as an I&T Framework
    3. COBIT Format and Product Architecture
    4. Major Differences between COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019
    5. COBIT and Other Standards
    6. Training and Certification
    7. Group Discussion Questions
    8. Module Summary

    Module 3: Principles

    1. Governance “System” Principles
    2. Governance “Framework” Principles

    Module 4: Governance Systems and Components 

    1. Governance and Management Objectives
    2. Components of a Governance System
    3. Focus Areas
    4. Design Factors
    5. Goals Cascade

    Module 5: Governance and Management Objectives 

    1. Overview of the COBIT Core Model
    2. Governance and Management Objectives Purpose Statements
    3. Governance and Management Objectives Related Guidance

    Module 6: Performance Management

    1. Performance Management Definition, Principles and Overview ● Managing Performance of Processes
    2. Managing Performance of Other Governance System Components ● Module Summary

    Module 7: Designing a Tailored Governance System 

    1. Introduction to designing a tailored governance system
    2. Impact of design factors
    3. Designing a tailored system

    Module 8: Getting Started with COBIT

    1. Making a Case for Getting Started
    2. Overview of the COBIT Business Case
    3. Example Scenario

    Module 9: Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT 

    1. Implementation Guide Purpose and Scope
    2. Implementation Steps
    3. Design Guide and Implementation Guide Relationships

    • Delivery Online Proctored

    • Exam Format Closed-book format

    • Proctoring Live/Webcam

    • Duration 120 minutes # of questions 75, simple multiple choice (1 mark per question)

    • Pass Grade 65%

    Proctor Requirements:
    The exams are available only as webcam proctored exams.

    Exam Location :
    Remote, at any approved location with a webcam (home/office)

    Exam Planning:
    Exams need to be scheduled by the candidate themselves at a time and date convenient to the delegate

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