The Knowledge Academy
COBIT® (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies) is the most globally recognised IT control and governance framework. This course covers COBIT v5. The COBIT® governance framework, supporting toolset and documentation enables managers to bridge the gap between control requirements, technical issues and business risks.
There are no pre-requisites for attending this course and prior to attending we recommend downloading a personal copy of the COBIT 5 Framework. Please print and bring a copy of the COBIT 5 Framework to the course with you. This download is free from the link below:
The Knowledge Academy COBIT® Foundation 2 day course covers the following topics:
The major drivers for the development of COBIT 5.
The business benefits of COBIT 5.
The COBIT 5 Product Architecture.
The Governance and Management of Enterprise IT and the IT management issues and challenges that affect enterprises.
The 5 Key Principles of COBIT 5.
How COBIT 5 processes and Process Reference Model (PRM) help create the 5 Principles and the 7 Governance and Management Enablers.
How to create awareness with business executives and senior IT Management.
How to assess the current state of Enterprise IT in your organisation.
The basic concepts for the implementation of COBIT 5 and of the new Process Assessment Model (PAM).
How to scope what aspects of COBIT 5 would be appropriate to implement.
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?