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COBIT® Training - COBIT® Foundation

  • COBIT® training allows for the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE IN THE INDUSTRY
  • Achieve strategic business goals using the COBIT® framework​
  • 2 days of classroom training by world-class instructors
  • Includes course material, exam preparation, examinations and certificates
  • Courses available nationwide

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Overview

The Knowledge Academy

Introduction

This 5-day course is designed to train candidates to pass the COBIT® Foundation exam and gain foundational knowledge of the COBIT® 5 framework and its uses.

COBIT® (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) is the most globally recognised IT control and governance framework. The Foundation level qualification demonstrates knowledge of its components, as well as understanding of its benefits, how it can work with other frameworks and how it can be applied to a practical situation.

 

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for attending this course.

We recommend downloading a personal copy of the COBIT® 5 Framework and bringing a printed copy with you to the course. This download is free from the link below:

www.isaca.org/COBIT/Pages/COBIT-5-Framework-product-page.aspx

 

Who Should Attend?

We recommend this course for anybody who wishes to learn more about COBIT®.

 

Course Structure

  • The course consists of two days of classroom based, instructor-led training.
  • The COBIT® exam is taken on the final day

 

COBIT® Foundation Exam

  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book
  • 50 questions
  • 40 minutes
  • Pass mark is 50%

 

Course Content

The 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.

 

Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide world-class learning material
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates in 2014
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide

 

Click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ next to the date of your choice and our expert advisors will be in touch.

 

What is COBIT®?

COBIT® is a framework for the management and governance of IT in enterprises. The COBIT® has been developed by ISACA, a non-profit, independent association for IT governance professionals around the world and draws from the collective knowledge and experience of the organisation’s global development team. COBIT® provides best practices, tools and models for gaining the best value from information systems and is used by organisations such as Oracle, Maitland Group, Unisys and GlaxoSmithKline.

Case Study

Maitland is a privately owned international firm offering corporate and investment services around the world.

Being a large organisation with more than 11 offices across Europe, the Caribbean and South Africa, Maitland needed control and oversight over the organisation’s use of IT. To do this, they realised a governance framework was needed. Maitland chose COBIT® as it was a natural extension of their already established overall governance practices.

Maitland’s implementation of COBIT® has included both their business and IT resources, meaning there is a clear understanding how the two can relate to each other. The framework has also allowed them to design and deploy a project office, meaning they have gained greater control over their projects and have a greater chance of leading them through to success.

Moving into the future, Maitland noticed that many of the principles of COBIT® designed for IT can, in fact, be used across the whole enterprise, and they are in the process of applying them in this way. 

FAQs
  • Course Availability

    The spaces remaining on all courses across the website reflect the availability of the maximum printed course materials and equipment available in stock for any given event. If the spaces remaining do not appear, then there is comfortably enough lead time to provision course materials and equipment upon booking.

  • What experience does the course instructor have?

    All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in COBIT® methodologies.

  • What does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, 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 attending this course, but prior to attending we recommend downloading a personal copy of the COBIT® 5 Framework and bringing it with you. This can be downloaded for free from here: www.isaca.org/COBIT/Pages/COBIT-5-Framework-product-page.aspx

  • What is the structure of the exam?

    The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and requires a score of 50% or higher to pass.

  • What are the hours of the course?

    The training hours are 9am to 5pm.

  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.

  • How long until I receive course confirmation details?

    You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

What's Included?
  • Exam preparation
  • The Knowledge Academy COBIT® Foundation courseware folder, with presentation slides, practice questions and exam guidance
  • Examinations
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Refreshments
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What do you do after PRINCE2?

There is no doubt that PRINCE2® is one of the most popular project management qualifications in the world. In the AXELOS 2016 PRINCE2 report, the best practice provider surveyed 2434 individuals about their qualifications. Over 40% held either PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner. By comparison, only a little over 15% had PMP.

Developed in conjunction with the UK government from a framework originally created in 1989, PRINCE2 is a tried and tested method for efficient and successful project management in almost any organisation or situation.

One of the reasons PRINCE2 is so popular is that it has low entry requirements; gaining PRINCE2 Foundation only takes one exam and requires no previous project experience. From here it’s easy to upgrade one’s knowledge to PRINCE2 Practitioner level, especially with courses which combine training for both the Foundation and Practitioner exams in one easy package.

With so many PRINCE2 Practitioners out there, how can you stand out? What’s the next qualification you should achieve? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. There are, however, a number of options. Let’s talk through them.

PMP®

Although it can be argued that they are not necessarily comparable – PMP requires a fair amount of project management experience while PRINCE2 doesn’t – PRINCE2 and PMP do in fact complement each other. The AXELOS survey found that 15% of respondents had PMP in addition to PRINCE2.

PMP is a more generalised certification than PRINCE2. It covers the content of the PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge), a set of continually updated global standards for project management which are set by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMP is not aligned to any particular methodology and is designed to apply to all projects, regardless of scope or sector. This makes it perfect for those looking for a validation of overall project management skill and expertise.

It’s also worth noting that PMP is far more popular in the Middle East, US and Canada than PRINCE2, so it’s especially worth considering if you’re planning to work in these regions.

 

APMP® for PRINCE2 Practitioners

APMP is a foundation project management qualification provided by the Association for Project Management (APM). The aim of APMP is to demonstrate knowledge of all areas of project management, similar to PMP. Also like PMP, the APMP exam is based on the APM Body of Knowledge, a foundational framework for any project across any industry.

A version of APMP specifically for those who have passed PRINCE2 Practitioner, APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioner perfectly complements the qualification by providing a wider knowledge of all elements of project management – not just one methodology.

Assuming a decent amount of prior knowledge, APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners is a shorter course and exam than standard APMP.  APMP have realised that 26 of their assessment criteria are covered by PRINCE2 Practitioner, so the exam only tests 47 criteria. This means the course only lasts four days compared to APMP’s five, and the exam lasts two hours instead of three.

APMP is a great option for those new to project management, as it doesn’t require any prerequisites, but note that, as APMP is a UK-based organisation, it is only really recognised in the UK.

PRINCE2 Agile®

As the name suggests, PRINCE2 Agile adapts the framework of PRINCE2 to support agile ways of working. There is a popular opinion that PRINCE2 is quite rigid in its methods and uses a waterfall-based approach which is incompatible with the iterative approach of agile. PRINCE2 Agile corrects this idea and shows that PRINCE2 is in fact fully adaptable to other methods such as agile.

It’s a good time to learn about agile. The approach is hot right now, and many people recognise its compatibility with PRINCE2. AXELOS’s survey shows that 86.2% of PRINCE2 certified respondents see agile methods as being either ‘greatly’ or ‘somewhat’ valuable. For respondents without PRINCE2, this number becomes 75.6%.

PRINCE2 Agile works essentially as an add-on for PRINCE2 Practitioner by incorporating current agile thinking with the framework, making it a very current qualification to have at a time where businesses have to react faster and faster to stay current within the digital age.

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes)

Rather than being an additional project management qualification, we can think of MSP as being a step up from PRINCE2 in the sense that it provides a framework for wider organisational change through multiple projects. Instead of focusing on the management of projects themselves, MSP looks at how the projects can be managed together as a group to produce the desirable outcome.

The structure of MSP certification is easy to understand for anyone who’s done PRINCE2. Like PRINCE2, there are Foundation and Practitioner levels which are distinguished by the amount of knowledge they provide and how this can be applied to the workplace. MSP also has an Advanced Practitioner level, which tests ability to lead a programme of transformational change using MSP.

For the project manager looking to move up to a different managerial level in the organisation, MSP could be just the ticket.

ITIL®

The roots of PRINCE2 lie in IT. The first incarnation of PRINCE2, simply named PRINCE, derived from an earlier method called PROMPT II, which was originally designed for IT project management. Its regular use outside the IT environment, however, meant that its successor PRINCE2 was designed to be more generic.

PRINCE2 still enjoys great levels of adoption in the IT industry. In the AXELOS survey, around 50% had an ITIL certification of some kind, and around 35% had an ITIL certification in addition to PRINCE2. Given that despite its roots, PRINCE2 does not offer any particular guidance on IT related issues, ITIL can be the perfect partner for anybody working in the IT industry.

Until recently, ITIL certification jumped straight from Foundation to Intermediate, but the new Practitioner certification closes this gap by providing advice on the practical application of ITIL in much the same as PRINCE2 Practitioner does for PRINCE2.

PRINCE2 Professional

Finally, you could always build on your PRINCE2 knowledge. PRINCE2 Professional is designed specifically for Practitioners who wish to demonstrate their understanding of the methodology by managing a simulated project from beginning to end. There is no training as such; instead, candidates spend two days at an assessment centre where their performance is continually evaluated.

All research data provided courtesy of the AXELOS 2016 PRINCE2® Report, copyright AXELOS Limited. The report was released in April 2016, and you can access a full copy here.

PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP® and ITIL® are registered trade marks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

 “PMP” and “PMBOK” are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

APMP is a registered trade mark of the Association for Project Management (APM)

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