What is the experience of the Instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in COBIT methodologies.
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, examinations, official certificates and refreshments.
Does the course include exams?
Yes, the course includes your COBIT Foundation exam.
Are there any prerequisites for the COBIT examinations?
There are no prerequisites for the COBIT Foundation examination.
What is the structure of the exams?
The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and requires a score of 50% or higher to pass.
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am
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.
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.
- Exam preparation
- The Knowledge Academy COBIT Foundation courseware folder
- Experienced Instructors
- “The tutor went out of her way to accommodate the varying learning needs of the delegates and was extremely helpful in teaching exam technique which can make all the difference.”By Gwyneth Milton (IT Auditor) from Cardiff
- “Very satisfied with the way the trainer delivered the training, focusing on the important key points.”By Lucca Perez (IT Auditor) from Birmingham
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Classroom Based Training
Whilst online base training has many advantages there are also several hindrances to taking this approach. The most common being the lack of direct and immediate access to an instructor. Should you find yourself unable to progress or need clarification on an aspect of your course you would have to start an email correspondence and wait for a reply. This can be incredibly interrupting to your learning, especially if you find yourself motivated, enthusiastic and raring to go only to find yourself sitting around hoping for a swift response from your instructor.
Consequently, this is the biggest advantage to classroom training. In a classroom environment there is an element of teamwork and interaction that online teaching cannot replicate. The fact that there are others around you in the same situation can be a fantastic motivator, giving you instant access to the instructor and the opportunity to take part in debates and discussions about your course, reinforcing what you are learning along the way.
Unfortunately these advantages can pass by some students. It can sometimes be difficult for an instructor to recognise and engage some people, especially those that may be shy or introverted. Those who are more vocal can dominate discussions and potentially drown out the quieter members of a classroom, partly negating the advantages of the social aspect of classroom learning.
The biggest difference between the two, and the main reason that online courses have received a boom in popularity is that unlike classroom training, online courses can reach hundreds to even thousands more people at once in a swift and effective manner. This method ensures consistency in the course content, and for the companies training, a steady stream of data that helps them ascertain what is and isn’t working in their courses, helping them to develop, adapt, and provide a better service moving forward.
Ultimately, the decision of which approach to choose is entirely down to the customer. If you think that you have the desire and motivation to milk every last drop of learning possible from an online course, then it may just be the best approach for you.
However, if you prefer a social aspect to your learning and the possibility to bounce ideas off others in the same position as you, as well as instant and constructive advice from a tutor, perhaps a classroom based approach is the optimal route.
Fortunately at The Knowledge Academy we offer expert training in both approaches to learning. We have an efficient customer service department we do our best to ensure that you get the best result possible from whatever course you decide to take. When all is said and done, our priority is that you receive first-rate training that enables you to move forward better prepared and in a far better position than which you first contacted us in.