Courses Details
Course Overview

Get a practical appreciation of how to apply COBIT 5 to specific business problems, pain points, trigger events and risk scenarios within the organization. Learn how to implement and apply COBIT 5 into your enterprise and how to effectively use it for client initiatives. Attendees will walk away with an appreciation of how to effectively use COBIT 5 for different organizational scenarios.

The course material is supported by practical exercises and case-based scenarios. Candidates learn how to apply the COBIT 5 continual improvement lifecycle approach to address requirements and establish and maintain a sustainable approach to governing and managing enterprise IT as “normal business practice”.

Course Schedule
Target Audience
IT auditors, IT managers, IT quality professionals, IT leadership, IT developers, process practitioners and managers in IT service providing firms, business managers
Course Prerequisites
Successful Completion of the COBIT 5 Foundation training/Exam
Expected Accomplishments
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand

How to analyze enterprise drivers
Implementation challenges, root causes and success factors
How to determine and assess current process capability
How to scope and plan improvements
Potential implementation pitfalls
Course Outline

Lesson1: Positioning IT Governance

  • Benefit Realization
  • Risk Optimization
  • Resource Optimization
  • Environmental Factors
  • IT Governance Frameworks
  • Applying IT Governance

Lesson2: Taking the First Steps

  • Environment for IT Governance Implementation
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • RACI Chart for Implementation
  • Life-cycle Approach and Phases
  • Pain Points and Trigger Events
  • Continual Improvement, Change Enablement and Program Management

Lesson3: What Are the Drivers?

  • Drivers for IT Governance
  • Key Role Players
  • Tasks, Inputs and Outputs
  • Challenges
  • Root Causes
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Continual Improvement, Change Enablement and Program Management

Lesson4: Where Are We Now? And Where Do We Want to Be?

  • Root Causes for Overcoming Implementation Challenges
  • Implementation Pitfalls
  • Target Capability
  • Identify Challenges
  • Encouraging Management
  • Defining Roles
  • Planning and Scoping
  • Continual Improvement, Change Enablement and Program Management

Lesson5: What needs to be done? And How do we get there?

  • Initiating the Program
  • Success Factors
  • Planning
  • Getting Commitment
  • Target Setting
  • Availability of Key Roles
  • Overcome Fear of Bureaucracy
  • Continual Improvement, Change Enablement and Program Management

Lesson6: Did we get there? And how do we keep the momentum going?

  • Adoption by Role Players
  • Demonstrating Benefits
  • Using Momentum
  • Continual Improvement, Change Enablement and Program Management

Associated Certifications & Exam

The COBIT 5 Implementation exam is for professionals that understand how to apply all the elements of COBIT 5 across the enterprise and have mastered the approach to implementing the “Governance of Enterprise Information or (GEIT)”based on a continual improvement life cycle.

These professionals have demonstrated the understanding of how COBIT 5 should be tailored to suit an enterprise’s specific needs.


  • Successful completion of the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam
  • Successful completion of the COBIT 5 Implementation course


Exam Format

  • Objective testing format
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2 hours duration
  • Open book (COBIT 5 Implementation Guide allowed)