COBIT2019 Foundation Course

Description: COBIT is a framework for the governance and management of enterprise Information and Technology that supports enterprise goal achievement. This Foundation course is intended for new users to COBIT who are interested in achieving the foundation certificate. This two day foundation course highlights the concepts, models and key definitions of the COBIT framework.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the target audience of COBIT 2019.
  • Recognize the context, benefits and key reasons COBIT is used as an Information and Technology governance framework.
  • Recognize the descriptions and purposes of the COBIT product architecture.
  • Recall the alignment of COBIT with other applicable frameworks, standards and bodies of knowledge.
  • Understand and describe the governance “system” and governance “framework” principles.
  • Describe the components of a governance system.
  • Understand the overall structure and contents of the Goals Cascade.
  • Recall the 40 Governance and Management Objectives and their purpose statements.
  • Understand the relationship between Governance and Management Objectives and Governance Components.
  • 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.
  • Understand and recall the phases of the COBIT implementation approach.
  • Describe the relationships between the COBIT Design and Implementation Guides.
  • Prepare for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam.
Who Should Attend?
  • Current COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate holders who are interested in achieving the COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate.
  • Individuals with no previous COBIT training or certifications interested in learning the COBIT 2019 framework essentials.
  • Those looking to prepare for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam.

Prerequisites: None.
Duration: 2 Day / 14 Hours


Syllabus Area Title

  • Module 1 – COBIT Framework Introduction
  • Module 2 – COBIT Principles
  • Module 3 – Governance System and Components
  • Module 4 – Governance and Management Objectives


  • Module 5 – Performance Management in COBIT
  • Module 6 – Designing a Tailored Governance System
  • Module 7 – The COBIT Business Case
  • Module 8 – Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT
  • Module 9 – Closing, questions and discussion

Exam Format

The COBIT Foundation exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the framework as opposed to memorization. Exam must be registered and scheduled directly with ISACA:

  • Online proctored exam
  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • Closed-book
  • One correct answer for each question, using three choices (A, B or C)
  • One hour duration
  • Pass rate is 60% or 45 correct answers out of 75

Note: COBIT 2019 Foundation exams are online and administered by remote proctor. Participants will be issued an exam voucher (minimum 10) on need basis excluding training fee. View more information about the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam