COBIT® 5 Foundation

COBIT® 5 Foundation


This course explains the elements and supporting materials of the COBIT® framework, using a logical and example-driven approach for anyone interested in obtaining COBIT® foundation level knowledge.

Participants learn about the need for an IT governance framework and how COBIT® addresses this need by providing the latest insights into enterprise-wide governance of IT.

2 days (14 hours)

Exam voucher incl.


Lunch & coffee breaks

Language: English

Multiple locations

Course description

This training provides a fundamental knowledge about COBIT5® standard and prepare the participants for the COBIT® 5 Foundation Exam provided by the APMG.

COBIT® 5 provides the next generation of ISACA’s guidance on the enterprise governance and management of IT. It builds on more than 15 years of practical usage and application of COBIT® by many enterprises and users from business, IT, risk, security and assurance communities. Today, more than ever, information and related technologies need to be governed, managed and operated in a holistic manner—with a single, integrated process model that provides end-to-end coverage of the roles, responsibilities and practices required.

COBIT® 5 provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises in achieving their objectives for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It helps enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realizing benefits and optimizing risk levels and resource use. COBIT® 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise, taking in both the full end-to-end business and IT functional areas of responsibility, while considering the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders. COBIT® 5 is generic, and is useful for enterprises of all sizes; whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector.


At the end of this course, you will enjoy these benefits:
  • prepare to COBIT® examination and become COBIT® certified professional
  • Master COBIT® 5 at a foundation level
  • Interact and learn from peers in this intensive, group-learning exercise
  • Apply COBIT® in their day-to-day practice

Learning Objectives:

After the course, you will gain competencies in:
  • Key challenges of using IT
  • IT governance concepts and benefits
  • COBIT® 5 framework, principles, and enablers
  • Relationship between stakeholder needs and governance
  • Implementation approach for the use of COBIT® 5
  • Structure of COBIT® 5 process reference model
  • Governance and management domains
  • Components of COBIT® 5 processes
  • Need for capability assessments
  • COBIT® 5 ISO/IEC 15504 approach
  • Application of COBIT® 4 maturity model approach with COBIT® 5
  • Other COBIT® 5 enablers for IT governance and management

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of three-day COBIT® 5 Foundation training course conducted by a certified and experienced trainer
  • Fully equipped training room
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Official COBIT® 5 coursebook (English language version, paperback)
  • Set of training materials: COBIT® 5 accredited training course handouts, a pen, a binder for training materials and a paper notepad
  • Certificate of training completion

Working methods:

Multimedia presentations, group exercises and discussion, practical workshops, case study and practice tests.

Licensing and accreditation:

COBIT® 5 Foundation Course is provided by ITpreneurs Nederland B.V.

Case Study:

Scenario-driven learning has always been one of the key success factors of the COBIT® Foundation course, since it puts you in the right mind-set to apply the principles of COBIT® in real life. The new case study takes this into account and builds on it by:

  • Providing more business-focused challenges through situations and cases
  • Presenting a real world connect using situations that can occur in day-to-day life
  • Discussing the application of COBIT® with others


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

Course Material:

You will receive a copy of the classroom presentation materials and the Participant Workbook, which contains reference material.

Target group:

This course is addressed to anyone willing to master the knowledge about COBIT® 5 at Foundation level:

  • IT auditors
  • IT managers
  • Business managers
  • IT quality professionals
  • IT leadership
  • IT developers
  • Process practitioners
  • Managers in IT service providing firms
  • IT management consultants
  • IT governance professionals

Training overview:

  1. Introduction
  2. Why COBIT®? - IT Governance and Management
  3. COBIT® 5: Framework and Principles
  4. COBIT® 5: Meeting Stakeholder Needs
  5. Assignment 1: The Goals Cascade
  6. COBIT® 5: Enablers
  7. COBIT® 5: Introduction to COBIT® 5 – Enabling Processes
  8. Assignment 2: Stakeholder concerns & IT Governance principles
  9. COBIT® 5: The COBIT® 5 Processes
  10. Assignment 3: Identifying IT processes, practices and goals
  11. COBIT® 5: Process Capability Assessments
  12. COBIT® 5: Apply the COBIT® 4 CMM Approach Using COBIT® 5
  13. Summary

Day 3 Examination:

  1. Exam preparation guidance
  2. Revision Recap – Key COBIT® 5 facts for the exam
  3. Practice Exam
  4. Exam

Training location:

This training course is offered in the following locations:

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Copenhagen
  • Delhi
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Helsinki
  • Houston
  • Istanbul
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Washington D.C.
  • Wroclaw
  • Zurich

Available dates:

For all upcoming terms see course calendar.

Net price per person:

1090 USD - training course base price
170 USD - COBIT® 5 Foundation Exam voucher price

Additional information:

All prices of the training are exclusive of VAT.
It is obligatory to purchase the training course including the certification exam voucher.

Certification exam

After this course the participants could take part in COBIT® 5 Foundation Exam provided by APMG and achieve COBIT® 5 Foundation Certificate.

The exam format is as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper with 1 mark available per question
  • 25 marks required to pass - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

For additional information please view Exam Information from APMG.

We Grow COBIT Experts

Why to choose Architecture Center Ltd and take part in COBIT® course? COBIT® 5 helps business leaders address the needs of all stakeholders across the enterprise and ultimately maximize the value from information and technology.

Users would recommend COBIT® 5
Users find COBIT® 5 useful
COBIT® 5 purchased or downloaded
COBIT® 5 Foundation exams taken
Source: ISACA®

Looking for in-house course in your location?

We are ready to conduct in-house training for group or individuals on request.

We pay close attention to build positive learning environment for you

We really do care about the details. Positive and efficient learning environments are key to our attendees' success in preparation to COBIT exam. We aim to create a comfortable conditions for learning that optimise the ability of attendees to learn:

  • Climate of safety and open authentic conversation
  • Fully equipped and air-conditioned classroom with access to day light
  • Seasoned, certified and experienced instructor team
  • well-structured and compelling schemes that translate into high exam scores
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Set of training materials: accredited training course handouts, pen, binder for training materials and a paper notepad

COBIT® is a registered trademark of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA®). COBIT® 5 is a trademark of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association® (ISACA®). This product includes COBIT® 5, used by permission of ISACA®. 2012 © ISACA®. All rights reserved.

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