Over the years, best-practice frameworks have been developed and promoted to assist in the process of understanding, designing and implementing enterprise governance of IT (EGIT). COBIT 2019 builds on and integrates more than 25 years of development in this field, not only incorporating new insights from science, but also operationalizing these insights as practice.

Learners will dive into the heart and structure of the COBIT framework, including:

  • New framework introduction
  • Key concepts and terminology
  • Governance and Framework Principles
  • Governance system and components
  • Governance and management objectives
  • Performance management
  • Designing a tailored governance system

From its foundation in the IT audit community, COBIT has developed into a broader and more comprehensive information and technology (I&T) governance and management framework and continues to establish itself as a generally accepted framework for I&T governance.


At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to understand:

  • 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 o Key attributes
    • Product family
    • Alignment with industry frameworks
  • Compare the COBIT principles for governance system framework.
  • Describe the components of a governance system: o 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 for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam


Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Topic A: Enterprise Governance of Information and Technology
  • Topic B: Benefits of Information and Technology Governance
  • Topic C: COBIT as an I&T Governance Framework
  • Topic D: Structure of This Publication

Lesson 2: Intended Audience

  • Topic A: Governance Stakeholders

Lesson 3: COBIT Principles

  • Topic A: Introduction
  • Topic B: Six Principles for a Governance System
  • Topic C: Three Principles for a Governance Framework
  • Topic D: COBIT© 2019

Lesson 4: Basic Concepts: Governance System and Components

  • Topic A: COBIT Overview
  • Topic B: Governance and Management Objectives
  • Topic C: Components of the Governance System
  • Topic D: Focus Area
  • Topic E: Design Factors
  • Topic F: Goals Cascade

Lesson 5: COBIT Governance and Management Objectives

  • Topic A: Purpose

Lesson 6: Performance Management in COBIT

  • Topic A: Definition
  • Topic B: COBIT Performance Management Principles
  • Topic C: COBIT Performance Management Overview
  • Topic D: Managing Performance of Processes
  • Topic E: Managing Performance of Other Governance System Components

Lesson 7: Designing a Tailored Governance System

  • Topic A: Impact of Design Factors
  • Topic B: Stages and Steps in the Design Process

Lesson 8: Implementing Enterprise Governance of IT

  • Topic A: COBIT Implementation Guide Purpose
  • Topic B: COBIT Implementation Approach
  • Topic C: Relationship Between COBIT©2019 Design Guide and COBIT© 2019 Implementation Guide

Lesson 9: Getting Started With COBIT: Making the Case

  • Topic A: Business Case
  • Topic B: Executive Summary
  • Topic C: Background
  • Topic D: Business Challenges
  • Topic E: Proposed Solution

Lesson 10: COBIT and Other Standards

  • Topic A: Guiding Principle
  • Topic B: List of References and Standards


Lesson 1: Introduction to COBIT© 2019

  • Topic A: COBIT as an Information and Technology Governance Framework
  • Topic B: Overview of COBIT© 2019
  • Topic C: Terminology and Key Concepts of the COBIT Framework

Lesson 2: Structure of This Publication and Intended Audience

  • Topic A: Structure of This Publications
  • Topic B: Intended Audience

Lesson 3: Structure of COBIT Governance and Management Objectives

  • Topic A: Introduction
  • Topic B: Governance and Management Objectives
  • Topic C: Goals Cascade
  • Topic D: Component: Process
  • Topic E: Component: Organisation Structure
  • Topic F: Component: Information Flows and Items
  • Topic G: Component: People, Skills and Competencies
  • Topic H: Component: Policies and Procedures
  • Topic I: Component: Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
  • Topic J: Component: Services, Infrastructure and Applications

Lesson 4: COBIT Governance and Management Objectives – Detailed Guidance

  • Topic A: Evaluate, Direct and Monitor (EDM)
  • Topic B: Align, Plan and Organize (APO)
  • Topic C: Build, Acquire and Implement (BAI)
  • Topic D: Deliver, Service and Support (DSS)
  • Topic E: Monitor, Evaluate and Assess (MEA)

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