COBIT Foundation e-Learning Course v4.1

Course Description:

G2SF’s COBIT Foundation course is an online, self-paced, interactive training course. The COBIT Foundation course helps IT, audit, risk, and compliance professionals master COBIT at a foundation level. Participants learn about the need for an IT control framework and how COBIT addresses this need by providing a globally accepted IT governance and control framework. The course explains the COBIT Framework using practical examples and a case-study-driven approach. It also addresses all other components of the COBIT toolkit, such as the Assurance Guide, Management Guidelines, and Control Objectives. In effect, the course helps professionals understand how to use COBIT in a logical and understandable manner and validates this knowledge through assessments and quizzes.

The course material is supported by practical exercises built around a virtual company. Candidates learn the true meaning of COBIT by practicing the use of COBIT in a safe, case-based scenario. In addition, the course includes an exam preparation module that prepares participants for taking on the ISACA COBIT Foundation exam.


IT auditors, IT managers, IT quality professionals, IT leadership, IT developers, and process practitioners and managers in IT service service-providing firms. Anyone interested in learning more about COBIT will find value in the COBIT Foundation course and the COBIT Foundation exam.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student will gain the following competencies:

  • Identify how IT management issues are affecting organizations.
  • Recognize the need for a control framework driven by the need for IT   governance.
  • Understand the principles of IT governance, how IT governance helps address IT management issues, and who should be responsible for IT governance
  • Identify how COBIT meets the requirement for an IT governance framework.
  • Understand how COBIT is used with other standards and best practices.
  • Identify the functions that COBIT provides and the benefits of using COBIT.
  • Identify the COBIT Framework and all the components of COBIT, which are control objectives, control practices, management guidelines, and Assurance Guide.
  • Understand how to apply COBIT in a practical situation.
  • Identify how the use of COBIT is supported by the ITGI.

Course Organizational Logistics:

Computer (Pentium IV, Internet Explorer 5.x, cookies enabled, Macromedia Flash Player 6.0, speakers or a headset, and 1,024X768 pixel resolution)

Broadband Internet connection)

None. (There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but it is recommended that the participants have some experience in the IT governance domain.)

Course Student Material:

  • Online, self-paced instructional material available for 90 days.
  • Students can download the following additional reference materials from the ISACA website ( COBIT v4.1

About the Examination:

  • 2 hours


Certification: COBIT Certificate (Only with Exam)

CPE Units: 8 (Only with Exam)

Course Contents:

Course lessons include 8 modules as follows:

1  Course Introduction

  • Introduction to the COBIT Foundation course
  • Tips and guidance for this online, self-paced tutorial

Responding to IT Challenges

  • Challenges that organizations are facing today
  • The need for a governance and control framework
  • The scope of IT governance

Introducing COBIT

  • An overview of the COBIT framework
  • Information requirements
  • Resources
  • Processes

4  What Does COBIT Provide? Part 1

  • An overview of the COBIT framework A detailed understanding of the COBIT framework

5  What Does COBIT Provide? Part 2

  • Control objectives
  • Management guidelines

6  Applying COBIT in Practice

  • A walkthrough of COBIT for the PO10 and DS2 processes

7  Products and Support from ITGI

  • Supporting material provided by ISACA/ITGI

COBIT Exam Preparation Guide

  • Sample Exam