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COBIT® 5 Qualifications

The established levels of Foundation, Assessor and Implementation, have been expanded in response to the increased necessity for cyber resilience, to include Implementing the NIST Standards using COBIT 5 (INCS) and COBIT Assessor for Security (AS). These higher levels of the COBIT 5 certification focus on business drivers to inform and prioritize cyber security activities, by integrating cyber security with the organization’s overall risk management processes.

COBIT 5 Foundation

  • Understand the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Create awareness with your business executives and senior IT management
  • Assess the current state of enterprise IT in your department or organization
  • Scope which aspects of COBIT 5 would be appropriate to implement.

Exam Format

  • Multiple Choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 mark or more required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minute duration
  • Closed book

COBIT 5 Implementation

Get a practical understanding of how to apply COBIT 5 to specific business problems, pain points, trigger events and risk scenarios within the organization. Learn how to effectively implement and apply COBIT 5 into your enterprise or how you can integrate components into client initiatives. Attendees will walk away with an appreciation of how to effectively use COBIT 5 for different organizational and or client scenarios.

Following completion of the COBIT 5 Implementation course and examination, you will understand:

  • How to analyze enterprise drivers
  • Implementation challenges, root causes and success factors
  • How to determine and assess current process capability
  • How to scope and plan improvements
  • Potential implementation pitfalls
  • The latest good practices.

Exam Format

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book (‘COBIT 5 Implementation’ book only)

COBIT5 Assessor

The Assessor course provides methods to help guide implementation activities and is supported by several case studies. You will learn how to perform a process assessment and how to analyze the results to provide a clear determination of process capability. You will also learn how these results can be used for process improvement, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organizational compliance ultimately driving value to the business. Following completion of the COBIT 5 Assessor course and examination, you will understand:

  • How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5.
  • How to apply the Process Assessment Model (the PAM) in performing a process capability assessment. Specifically:
    • To use the Process Reference Model, in particular to be able to use the 37 processes outlined in the PRM.
    • To apply and analyse the measurement model in assessing process capability levels.
    • To apply and analyse the capability dimension using generic criteria outlined in the PAM.
  • How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process.
  • How to perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide. Specifically:
    • Initiate a process assessment
    • Scope an assessment, using the tools provided and the PAM for the selection of the appropriate processes
    • Plan and Brief the teams
    • Collect and Validate the data
    • Do a process attribute rating
    • Report the findings of the assessment
    • How to use the self-assessment guide.

Exam Format

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questons per paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book (‘COBIT 5 Assessor Guide: Using COBIT 5’ and ‘COBIT Process Assessment Model (PAM): Using COBIT 5’ books only).
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