Lesson 03 - Define

COBIT® 5 Introduction Tutorial

This is the introductory lesson of the COBIT 5 tutorial, which is part of the ‘COBIT 5 Foundation course.’ In this lesson, you will get an overview of the
COBIT 5 and ISACA, the purpose, and the learning outcomes of following the tutorial.

What is COBIT 5?

COBIT 5 is the leading framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT created by ISACA®, an international professional association whose main focus is on IT governance. This tutorial delves into the essential components of the COBIT 5 framework and helps to learn about how the enterprise IT can be governed and effectively managed.

Let us explore the benefits of COBIT 5 Tutorial to professionals and organizations in the next section.

Benefits of COBIT 5 Tutorial

For Individuals

The COBIT 5 tutorial helps individuals to:

  • Understand levels of IT-related risk and make informed decisions to reduce information security incidents.

  • Provide tools for organizations to maintain high-quality information to support business decisions.

  • Understand the COBIT® approach to governance and its relationship with other IT best practices.

For Organizations

The COBIT 5 tutorial helps organizations of all sizes to:

  • Maintain high-quality information to support business decisions

  • Achieve strategic goals through the effective and innovative use of IT

  • Achieve operational excellence through reliable and efficient application of technology

  • Maintain IT-related risk at an acceptable level

  • Optimize the cost of IT services and technology; and

  • Support compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies.

In the next section, we will focus on ISACA®.

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About ISACA®

‘ISACA®’ was formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

The following are a few facts about ISACA®:

  • ISACA® is an independent, not-for-profit global association that is engaged in the development, adoption, and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for Information systems.

  • ISACA® represents and serves a wide range of IT governance professionals.

  • ISACA® offers membership and has over 200 chapters in more than 80 countries. It has over 115,000 constituents in more than 180 countries serving 5 continents.

  • Besides COBIT®, ISACA® has also developed and administered 4 industry-leading certifications that include Certified Information Systems Auditor or CISA®, Certified Information Systems Manager or CISM®, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT or CGEIT®, and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control or CRISC™.

Who can take up the COBIT 5 Tutorial?

The COBIT 5 Foundation Tutorial is taken up by IT Professionals who want to gain an insight into the enterprise governance of IT and be certified as a COBIT® Implementer or Assessor. The target audience of the COBIT 5 tutorial may include IT Professionals such as:

  • Business Managers

  • Chief Executives

  • IT or IS Auditors

  • Internal Auditors

  • Information Security and IT practitioners

  • IT Consultants and

  • IT or IS Managers

COBIT 5 Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this COBIT 5 Tutorial. This tutorial will aid candidates to successfully prepare and demonstrate their knowledge by taking an exam and earning a certificate from ISACA®.

 

In the next section, we will explore the purpose of the COBIT 5 Foundation Tutorial.

Purpose of the COBIT 5 Tutorial

One of the key purposes of the COBIT 5 Tutorial is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the essential components of the COBIT 5 framework.

A candidate who has completed the COBIT 5 Tutorial will be able to:

  • understand the governance and management of Enterprise IT and differentiate between the two aspects

  • create awareness among their business executives and senior IT Management to allow them to make informed decisions

  • assess the current state of the Enterprise IT with the objective of scoping what aspects of COBIT 5 must be implemented.

Following are the names and purposes of the advanced COBIT 5 training and certification courses:

  • COBIT 5 Implementation Training and Certification: The purpose of this certification is to enable candidates to implement and apply the COBIT 5 framework in a practical way into their enterprises and also for the client initiatives.

  • COBIT 5 Assessor Training and Certification: The purpose of this certification is to help candidates learn the basis for assessing the enterprise’s process capabilities against the evidence-based COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model. This helps the IT leaders gain senior executive go-ahead for the change and improvement initiatives in the enterprise.

Let us discuss the COBIT 5 Tutorial Learning Outcomes in the next section.

COBIT 5 Tutorial Learning Outcomes

At the end of the COBIT 5 Tutorial, you will be able to identify and describe:

  • The major drivers and the need for the development of a framework such as COBIT 5 framework

  • The business benefits derived out of using COBIT 5

  • The COBIT 5 product architecture

  • The IT management issues and challenges that affect enterprises

  • The five principles of COBIT 5 for the governance and management of Enterprise IT

  • How COBIT 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner. This is done by understanding the seven enablers

  • The key concepts in process capability assessment and attributes of the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model or PAM (read as P-A-M)

  • How the COBIT 5 Process Reference Model or PRM helps to guide the creation of the five principles and seven enablers.

We will brief about the lessons covered in the COBIT 5 Tutorial in the next section.

You should also consider taking a COBIT 5 Certification Training Course here!

Lessons Covered in the COBIT 5 Tutorial

This COBIT 5 tutorial covers a total of 14 chapters. Below is the small description of all the chapters.

Lesson No

Chapter Name

What You’ll Learn

Lesson 1.0

Overview and Key Features of COBIT 5

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

● Discuss COBIT 5 and the reasons for its development

Explain the evolution of COBIT 5

Describe the drivers for the development of a framework

Identify the scope of COBIT 5

List the ways to fulfill enterprise IT requirements

Lesson 1.1

COBIT 5 and Other IT Governance Frameworks

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

● Explain the benefits of COBIT 5

Lesson 2.0

Overview of COBIT 5 Principle 1

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Discuss the key principles of COBIT 5

● Describe Principle 1 of COBIT 5

Explain the steps involved in the goals cascade mechanism

Identify the Balanced Scorecard dimensions

Lesson 2.1

COBIT 5 Principle 2 and 3

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Describe principle 2 of COBIT 5

Discuss governance enablers and governance scope

Identify the key roles in governance

Explain principle 3 of COBIT 5

Lesson 2.2

COBIT 5 Principle 4 and 5

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Explain principles 4 and 5 of COBIT 5

Identify the COBIT 5 enablers and enabler dimensions

Describe the governance-management interaction for each enabler

Lesson 3.0

Overview of COBIT 5 Enablers and Enabler 1

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Identify the seven enablers of COBIT 5

Explain enabler 1 of COBIT 5

Differentiate between principles and policies

Describe the characteristics of a good policy

Lesson 3.1

COBIT 5 Enabler 2

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Explain enabler 2 of COBIT 5

Describe COBIT 5 Process Reference Model structure

Discuss process goals and their categories

Explain the relationship between enabler 2 and others

Lesson 3.2

COBIT 5 Enabler 3 and 4

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Explain enabler 3 of COBIT 5

Identify the different roles in the organizational structures

Describe enabler 4 of COBIT 5

Explain the relationship between enabler 4 and others

Lesson 3.3

COBIT 5 Enabler 5

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Explain enabler 5 of COBIT 5

Discuss the information quality categories

Describe the metadata information cycle

Define the information layers

Explain the contextual and representational quality of information requirements

Lesson 3.4

COBIT 5 Enabler 6 and 7

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Describe enabler 6 of COBIT 5

Discuss architectural principles associated with IT-related resources

Explain enabler 7 of COBIT 5

Identify the skill categories for each domain

Lesson 4.0

Introduction to COBIT 5 Implementation

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Identify the seven phases of the COBIT 5 implementation lifecycle

List the key factors for successful implementation of COBIT® framework

Explain the purposes of the three interrelated components of the COBIT 5 implementation lifecycle

Lesson 4.1

COBIT 5 Implementation Phases

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Explain the phases of the COBIT 5 implementation lifecycle

Identify the importance of a business case and list the information it includes

Lesson 5.0

COBIT 5 Process Capability Assessment Model

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Describe process capability assessment

List the benefits of following the ISO/IEC 15504-4 approach in process capability assessment

Discuss the purpose of process capability assessment model

Describe the COBIT® assessment model

Lesson 5.1

Process Attributes and Process Capability Levels

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

 

Define Process Attributes

Discuss assessment indicators

Explain how to assess process capability

Describe process capability levels and Process Attribute rating scale

Conclusion

This concludes the introduction to COBIT 5 Tutorial. In the next lesson, we will look into an overview of COBIT 5 and understand its key features.

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  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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