COBIT® 2019 Foundation

The COBIT® 2019 Foundation course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the COBIT framework and its principles. It covers the key components of COBIT, including its governance and management practices, and how they can be applied to achieve business objectives and address IT-related challenges. Through this course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support effective governance and management of enterprise IT.

Course duration, academic hours: 24
Price (excl. VAT) 1050,00 
Price (with VAT): 1270,50 
Lecturer: Āris Dzērvāns
Āris Dzērvāns
Āris Dzērvāns has held significant roles, managing the ICT sector in notable firms such as Latvijas Valsts ceļi and Latvijas Valsts meži. Additionally, he has acted as the Director of Rīgas digitālā aģentūra and played a pivotal role in shaping the National ICT policies of Latvia during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of State for Digital Transformation at VARAM. Moreover, the lecturer has over 15 years of valuable experience working with Microsoft.

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Course target

Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) 2019 is a business framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT, is the latest edition of ISACA’s globally accepted framework. It is a supporting toolset that allows managers to bridge the gap between control requirements, technical issues, and business risks.


Business Management, Chief Executives, IT/IS management, IT/IS Auditors, Internal Auditors, Information Security and IT Practitioners, Consultants.

At Course Completion
  • Understand the context, benefits, and key reasons COBIT is used as an information and technology governance framework.
  • Understand and apply the key attributes of the COBIT 2019 framework
    • Key attributes
    • Product family
    • Alignment with industry frameworks
  • Understand and apply the COBIT principles for the governance system framework.
  • Understand the structure of a governance system:
    • Governance and management objectives
    • Components of the governance system
    • Focus areas
    • Design factors
    • Goals cascade
  • Understand the elements of governance and management objectives.
  • Understand how to design a tailored governance system using COBIT.
  • Understand the key points of the COBIT business case.
  • Prepare for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam.

There are no mandatory prerequisites; however, work experience in governance, process improvement or IT services is recommended.

Training materials

Training course handouts, Sample test

Certification Exam

Cobit 2019 Foundation exam is included in course’s price

Course outline
  1. Framework introduction
  • Training and certification
  • COBIT format and product architecture
  • History of COBIT
  • Major differences between COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019
  • COBIT as an I&T Framework
  • Intended Audience for the COBIT 2019 Framework
  • COBIT and other standards
  1. Key concepts and terminology
  • Enterprise Governance of I&T (EGIT)
  • Introduction to principles
  • Governance “framework” principles
  • Governance “system” principles
  • Components of the governance system – overview
  1. Governance system components
  • Processes
  • Organisational structure
  • Information flows and items
  • People, skills, and competencies
  • Principles, policies, and frameworks
  • Culture, ethics, and behaviour
  • Services, infrastructure, and applications
  1. Governance and management objectives
  • Governance and management objectives
  • Overview of the COBIT core model
  1. Goals cascade
  • Balanced scorecard goals examples
  • Tools for gaols management
  1. Performance management
  • Performance management definition and principles
  • Performance management overview
  • Capability vs Maturity levels
  • Managing performance of processes
  • Managing performance of other governance system components
  1. Designing a Tailored Governance System
  • Impact of design factors
  • Concept of focus areas
  • Designing a tailored system
  • Component variations
  • Design process stages and steps
  1. Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT
  • Introduction to the COBIT Business Case
  • Implementation guide purpose and approach
  • Implementation program challenges

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