COBIT® 2019 Foundation

The COBIT management framework offers a fully modernized approach for both Enterprise Governance and managing Information & Technology (I&T). It provides practitioners with essential processes and tools for minimizing risks, creating value, maximizing corporate resources, and ultimately achieving crucial enterprise goals.

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COBIT® 2019 Foundation

IT Governance and Compliance / COBIT® 2019 Foundation
  • Certificates of completion
  • 24/7 Tutor support
  • Greatly improve your level of information security
  • Developed by leading IT governance experts

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Key Features

Duration of access:
6 months

Training hours:
12+ hours

Accredited by:
APMG International

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

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COBIT 2019 is the latest iteration of the world-renowned IT governance and management framework, COBIT. ISACA’s framework has long been a leading option not only for optimizing the value of IT, but also ensuring that it is fully aligned with both wider business objectives and compliance legislation. 

Moving on from the more generally-applicable nature of COBIT 5, COBIT 2019 is designed with bespoke systems in mind. It contains a number of new and updated assets designed to help practitioners develop governance frameworks that are perfectly suited to individual organizations. COBIT 2019 is even built with future releases in mind, utilizing an open-source model that will incorporate the latest insight from the global practitioner community. 

This course was developed with help from highly experienced COBIT practitioners. It is designed both to prepare students for the COBIT Foundation certification exam and ensure they are prepared to begin applying their new knowledge in practice. 

This COBIT 2019 Foundation certification course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of COBIT 2019’s best practices, tools, and key principles. This includes the various elements that distinguish COBIT 2019 from COBIT 5. 

IT does not exist in a vacuum! Rather, it must be fully optimized to suit the needs of the business it supports, whether in terms of long-term goals, daily functions, or anything else. Moreover, it must also help users to avoid the modern pitfalls associated with non-compliance, which can be disastrous both economically and for customer relations. 

This course will leave students fully prepared to sit and pass the COBIT 2019 Foundation certification exam. This will enable them to move on to higher certification levels, which look more closely at implementing the COBIT 2019 framework. 

Benefits for Individuals

In the world of IT management, a successful career is driven by an understanding of how IT interacts with the wider needs of a business. COBIT is an extremely well-established name, with the framework having long been an excellent source of knowledge, tools, and best practices on governing IT in this manner. 

This course is an excellent stepping stone for anyone who wishes to further their career in the governance of enterprise IT. This could include IT or IS auditors, information security practitioners, IT managers, or even business managers who wish to improve their knowledge of the modern elements of IT. 

Benefits for Organizations

COBIT 2019 is built with several key elements of IT governance in mind. These include popular technology, such as cloud data, as well as widely-used methodologies like DevOps and ITIL 4. Fundamentally, it is intended to be applicable for any IT-wielding organization, regardless of the tools, environment, or priorities that make up its IT operations.  

Whatever kind of setup your business has, COBIT 2019 will allow you to both optimize its value and prepare it to incorporate new methodologies, tools, and best practices in the future.  

Investing in COBIT 2019 online training for employees will enable your enterprise to: 

  • Establish a bespoke framework which fully supports your needs and goals 
  • Align IT with both business strategy and day-to-day operations 
  • Optimize the value generated by IT 
  • Establish a common language for IT management 
  • Guarantee your organization’s compliance with any relevant regulations, such as the GDPR 
  • Greatly improve your level of information security 

Course Outline


This module outlines the features, learning plans, aims, objectives, and structure of the course. Students will be given a glossary, diagram pack, and syllabus, as well as a list of further reading and links they can use to download the necessary COBIT 2019 publications. 

The module will also address many of the most frequently asked questions on COBIT 2019. 

Module 1: COBIT 2019 Framework Introduction
This module offers an introduction to the COBIT framework itself, along with ‘Enterprise Governance of Information Technology (EGIT)’. Students will learn about how COBIT encompasses the various ‘information’ and ‘technology’ elements that help businesses achieve their goals. In particular, students will learn to distinguish information and technology management, while also becoming familiar with the roles that stakeholders play in COBIT architectures. 

Module 2: Governance Principles 
This module examines the two sets of principles on which COBIT is based: those used to create governance systems, and those that refer to a governance system’s core requirements. Students will also look at the nine principles underpinning the COBIT framework. 

Module 3: Governance System and Components 
In this module, students will move on to the governance and management objectives of COBIT 2019 - and how they help users establish and achieve clear results.  

The module also looks at the Core Model’s five domains, along with the seven Governance Components and various basic concepts that fit into every governance and management objective within COBIT. Lastly, it covers the focus areas and design factors of the Goals Cascade. 

Module 4: Governance and Management Objectives 
This module provides an overview of the COBIT Core Model before detailing the purpose statements of the 40 Governance and Management objectives. This will help students understand the relationships between the components in greater detail. 

This module examines the meaning and elements of performance management in relation to various governance system components. Students will also look at concepts like capability levels and maturity, which are used to assess the performance of specific elements. 

Module 6: Designing a Tailored Governance System
This module looks at the new additions to the COBIT framework, including the new design factors used in the design and construction of governance systems. 

Module 7: The COBIT Business Case 
This module gives students a generic and non-prescriptive overview of the ‘COBIT Business Case’. This can be approached in various styles depending on the structure and requirements of a specific COBIT-practitioner organization. 

Students will also be given practical advice for writing, along with two practical example scenarios. 

Module 8: Implementing Enterprise Governance Over IT 
This module looks at the practical steps for implementing a new governance system. This will include a close examination of the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide as well as the COBIT 2019 Design Guide. 

Module 9: Practice Exam
This course is rounded off with a practice exam that allows learners to experience the conditions of the official COBIT 2019 Foundation examination. Students are encouraged to spend time reviewing previous course content, as well as the revision modules and knowledge checks, before attempting the official exam.  


This course comes complete with a FREE voucher for the COBIT 2019 Foundation examination. The exam itself can be taken online via a cloud-based service provided by APMG International, known as ‘ProctorU’. Learners can contact the Orbus support team to request their vouchers. 

ISACA encourages students to book the exam within six months of completing their training. 

Exam Format 

  • Online proctored exam 
  • 75 questions 
  • 120 minutes (additional time may be provided if English is not your first language) 
  • Closed-book 
  • Pass mark is 65% (at least 49/75 questions correct) 

Please ensure that your device meets the system requirements before booking your exam. You can do so via this online test. Please visit the APMG International website for more information and guidance. 

  • Six months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training 
  • 12 hours of online training content 
  • An interactive and engaging training experience 
  • Exam voucher 
  • Exam simulator 
  • Additional revision modules 
  • On/off progress tracker 
  • Access through multiple devices 
  • Offline player for studying on the move 
  • Access to Orbus’ Learning Ecosystem, including: 
  • Detailed personal performance report 
  • Enrolment in a community for business and IT professionals 
  • Free resource center (articles, case studies, white papers, etc.) 
  • Support suite 
  • Tutor support 
  • Study schedule 

What is COBIT?

Originally developed and released by ISACA, COBIT is a widely-recognized framework designed to enable world-class governance of enterprise IT. 

Who owns COBIT?

The examining institute, APMG International, has been in partnership with COBIT’s founder ISACA since 2012 to deliver COBIT certifications.  

Is this COBIT 5 Foundation course accredited?

Yes, the COBIT 2019 Foundation certification course is accredited by APMG International and delivered by Orbus’ training partner, Good e-Learning. 

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

What is the duration of this course?

This course provides over 12 hours’ worth of training materials designed to prepare learners for the COBIT 2019 Foundation exam. This includes learning modules, module-level assessments, revision modules, practice exams, and additional reference materials. 

How long can users access this course?

Learners receive six months of access from the purchase date of the course. 

How long is the exam voucher valid for?

Exam vouchers can be used for 12 months following the point of purchase 

How can the exam be taken?

The course includes an exam voucher for the COBIT 2019 Foundation examination. The exam is taken online, using a cloud-based service provided by APMG called ‘ProctorU’. On completing their training, students should contact the Orbus support team to request their COBIT 2019 Foundation exam voucher. 

Please ensure that your device meets the system requirements before booking your exam. You can do so via this online test. Please visit the APMG International website for more information and guidance. 

Does the course include a manual?

The course does not require a manual. However, links to the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide and COBIT 2019 Design Guide are included.  

How does the on/off tracker work?

The online tracker provides an ideal time duration to complete the course and gives users a reminder when they go off-track. Please note that the tracker is an optional feature that works on a recommended timeframe. It does not have any impact on the duration of user access. 

What is an exam simulator?

The purpose of the exam simulator is to provide learners with a simulated environment for taking official mock examinations before they attempt the final certification exam. They are timed and scored on the simulator. 

What is a revision module?

The revision module provides learners with a summary of the key topics covered within the course. The module also includes tips and guides that help learners with their exam preparation. 

Which Learning Management System (LMS) does the course use?

The Docebo LMS is integrated into the Orbus Learning Ecosystem. 

What are the minimum system and browser requirements?

Click here to view the latest system and browser requirements for efficiently running this course.

How can I get help?

Once you purchase a course and start learning, you will have access to a support suite dedicated to assisting you through your training. For tutor, technical and administrative support, please mail us on 

This course is delivered by Good e-Learning, an accredited training provider. 

This course is delivered by Good e-Learning who are the accredited training provider.

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Duration of access:
6 months

Training hours:
12+ hours

Accredited by:
APMG International

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

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