COBIT® 2019 Foundation

COBIT® 2019, developed by ISACA, is the best-known framework for the enterprise governance of IT (EGIT).  COBIT 2019 builds on, and integrates, more than 25 years of development in the EGIT field, not only incorporating new insights from science, but operationalizing these insights as practice.

Course attendees will gain insight in the COBIT framework, including:

  • Introduction to the Framework
  • 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.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

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


Intended Audience

Any stakeholder with responsibilities for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology.





Exam Information: The COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate Exam is an online, closed-book, remotely proctored exam. The exam covers eight domains and includes a total of 75 questions. The number of questions in each domain is based upon the domain’s assigned weight. The chart below details the domains and the weights assigned to them.  Exam-takers will be given two hours (120 minutes) to complete the exam. Each multiple-choice question has three options with only one correct answer. A score of 65% or higher is required to pass the exam.


COBIT® is a Trademark of ISACA® registered in the United States and other countries