COBIT2019 Design and Implementation Course

Description: COBIT 2019 is a framework for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology (I&T) that supports enterprise goal achievement. This program is intended for more experienced COBIT users who are interested in more advanced use of the framework (i.e., designing governance systems and running governance improvement programs). This two-day course is structured around the COBIT 2019 Design Guide and the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the key concepts of COBIT 2019 as taught in the COBIT Foundation course.
  • Describe the benefits of the COBIT 2019 Design Guide for its target audience.
  • Describe the current design factors in COBIT 2019.
  • Apply the design factor concept to identify relevant values.
  • Describe the impact design factors can have on the design of a governance system.
  • Describe the design workflow of a governance system.
  • Use the steps in the design workflow for governance systems.
  • Apply the design workflow to a concrete situation in order to obtain a governance system design.
  • Describe and use the design guide toolkit in a concrete situation.
  • Use the mapping tables between design factors and governance/management objectives pragmatically.
  • Describe purpose and scope of the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide.
  • Apply the implementation methodology and approach for a governance implementation program.
  • Combine the process from both the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide and the COBIT 2019 Design Guide to use in concrete situations.
  • Apply the objectives, descriptions and tasks of the seven implementation phases in concrete situations.
  • Apply the challenges, root causes and critical success factors of the seven implementation phases to concrete situations.
  • Apply the key decision topics and related responsibilities for governance implementation to concrete situations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Any stakeholder with responsibilities for designing enterprise governance systems and implementing governance systems within their organization.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the COBIT 2019 Foundation Exam.

Duration: 2 Day / 14 Hours


Syllabus Area Title

  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – COBIT 2019 Basic Concepts
  • Module 3 – Design Factors for a Governance System
  • Module 4 – Impact of Design Factors
  • Module 5 – The Governance System Design Workflow


  • Module 6 – The Governance Design Toolkit
  • Module 7 – Implementing and Optimizing I&T Governance Overview
  • Module 8 – Governance Implementation Lifecycle
  • Module 9 – Key Topics Decision Matrix
  • Module 10 – Closing Remarks

Exam Format:

The exam tests the degree to which the candidates have understood the COBIT 2019 key concepts, the COBIT 2019 Design Guide and the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide, and the degree to which the candidates can apply these concepts in (simulated) practice, how they analyze a governance related problem and propose COBIT 2019 based solutions:
  • Online proctored exam
  • 60 multiple choice questions
  • Closed-book
  • One correct answer for each question
  • Three hours duration
  • Pass rate is 60% or 36 correct answers out of 60

Note: COBIT 2019 Design and Implementation exams are online and administered by remote proctor. Participants will be issued an exam voucher on need basis as part of the course. View more information about the COBIT 2019 Design and Implementation exam