COBIT 4.1 Foundation Course

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This is the ISACA-defined, 2-day COBIT Foundation Course, using content with the permission of ISACA, includes the ISACA COBIT Foundation exam that leads on to the ISACA certificate. This is an interactive classroom-based training course based on the latest version, COBIT 4.1.

This COBIT Foundation Course, delivered by an experienced ISACA-licensed trainer, gives the delegate an introduction to the benefits of a sound IT governance framework, and explains how they can be realised using the COBIT best practice framework.

The course carefully explains all elements of the COBIT framework using a case study and interactive presentations, and will help professionals understand how to use C…

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This is the ISACA-defined, 2-day COBIT Foundation Course, using content with the permission of ISACA, includes the ISACA COBIT Foundation exam that leads on to the ISACA certificate. This is an interactive classroom-based training course based on the latest version, COBIT 4.1.

This COBIT Foundation Course, delivered by an experienced ISACA-licensed trainer, gives the delegate an introduction to the benefits of a sound IT governance framework, and explains how they can be realised using the COBIT best practice framework.

The course carefully explains all elements of the COBIT framework using a case study and interactive presentations, and will help professionals understand how to use COBIT in a logical and understandable way.  An exam preparation module is included to prepare delegates for the COBIT Foundation exam, held in the final hour of the course.

"This was an excellent course, if I was describing this course to someone considering attending I would call it a COBIT boot course even a mini MBA at times. Geoff added so much to the course material .....brought it alive."
Jonathan Sinfield, Head of IT, Marketform Group

Available dates

  • 12 - 13 Sep 2011
  • 7 - 8 Nov 2011
  • 23 - 24 Jan 2012
  • 19 - 20 Mar 2012

Have you ever wanted to know more about:

  • IT issues and their related business impacts, defining the need for Governance
  • Principles of IT Governance and the integration of these principles into Enterprise Governance of IT
  • The COBIT and VAL IT frameworks
  • COBIT as a supporting frameworks for processes and investments within Enterprise Governance of IT
  • How Governance identifies and resolves management issues
  • Characteristics of a control framework and how COBIT fits and its relationship to other frameworks/standards and compliance to regulatory requirements
  • COBIT Components and structure including Control Practices, Assurance Guide, RACI charts, input/output threads, maturity models, and goals and metrics
  • Where and how to start using the COBIT components, and how they help management and assurance professionals
  • COBIT resources and related products

COBIT Foundation training is the first step in understanding the management and governance of IT, as an organisational resource is imperative for good business vale and risk management.  The course emphasises the identification of issues and presents a governance structure that identifies information criteria that will help correct or mitigate issues, through the use of well defined processes and resources, in a manageable framework to sustain and help grow an organisation.  It illustrates that the focus of COBIT is providing the correct information in a collaborative approach between business and IT, to facilitate the achievement of organisations strategic objectives.

EXAM & COBIT Foundation Certificate

Completion of the training course and successfully passing of the 40 question classroom based exam, will earn the delegate an official COBIT Foundation certificate from ISACA as well as 14 CPE credits. At the end of Day 2, ISACA will invigilate a sixty (60) minute exam, which consists of 40 multiple choice questions; with a pass mark of 28 correct answers (70%). Official certificates are then mailed directly to the successful delegates. The exam fee is included in the course price, and the course is structured and delivered in such a way as to maximise our delegates' chance of passing the exam - and, to date, we have achieved a 98% pass rate!

Training Materials

This course is delivered by an ISACA-licensed trainer who is also an ISEB-accredited ITIL lecturer. The course content is not technical or complex in nature and no background knowledge or experience is therefore required. The material is of value to people at all levels in organizations. The course materials include a comprehensvie workbook and a copy of IT Governance based on CobiT 4.1 - A Management Guide.

"The instructor was very good and the facilities are great."

Stephanie Castelain, SES Engineering

"Good intro to COBIT - practical." Nick Partner, End of My Tether Solutions

"Very good style and delivered with bags of enthusiasm.

Very good well balanced course."

Russell Chopping - ACCESS LLP

"Great - most useful course I've been on in years."

Geoff Ellingham, Your Homes Newcastle


Who is this course for?

  • IT Service Managers,
  • IT Consultants,
  • IT Auditors,
  • Business managers,
  • Anyone wanting COBIT Foundation Certification,
  • Anyone wishing to apply COBIT in their - or a client's - workplace, and
  • Everyone interested in learning more about COBIT.

It will be particularly relevant to you if:

  • You want to better align your IT department with business requirements;
  • You are tasked with meeting regulatory and statutory requirements or government targets that demand IT services are properly directed, organised and controlled;
  • You want to know why many businesses are adopting COBIT as their approach to IT Governance and an understanding of COBIT and its relationship with other best practices.

Highly experienced trainer

Dr Geoff Harmer has over 29 years experience in the IT industry and has been awarded Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Certified in The Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) status. He is an accredited lecturer for ITIL with the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB), for COBIT with ISACA and for ISO 20000 with APMG (formerly itSMF). He is also an Associate Lecturer in Technology with the Open University (since 2000).

"Communicated the COBIT framework clearly. Has excellent knowledge of the framework and associated frameworks and standards."

ITSM and Project Management Consultant, UK

"Good length and depth to keep interest."

Jim Wood, Unilever

What's included?

Our package includes refreshments, lunch, and full course materials, including your own copy of the unique IT Governance based on CobiT 4.1 - A Management Guide

Although the course is non-residential, we offer help finding appropriate hotels, close to the training venue. To take advantage of this offer, drop us an email after you book your course.

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