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The COBIT 5 Foundation and GDPR Implementation Suite covers the very latest version of the COBIT 5 framework. It provides professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the IT governance framework, as well as an actionable explanation of GDPR.

The COBIT 5 Foundation modules deliver comprehensive training on the framework’s globally accepted principles, tools, models and practices. Practitioners are able to better understand business requirements, enabling them to realize benefits through effective and innovative utilization of IT.

Following the COBIT 5 Foundation course are a series of informative modules on GDPR action and implementation. Learners receive a simple explanation of the regulation, along with practical steps to help ensure an organization complies with the GDPR. The course covers the key GDPR terms, as well as its principles, compliance targets, contractual agreements, laws and required job roles.

The COBIT 5 Foundation certification is a prerequisite for sitting the COBIT 5 Implementation exam. The latter exam focuses on how to apply the COBIT 5 framework within an organization.

COBIT 5 Foundation
Module 1: Introduction
This introductory module explains the context of COBIT 5 as a single and integrated framework. It provides an overview of the frameworks that the COBIT 5 architecture encompasses.

Module 2: IT Governance and Control Frameworks
This module offers a practical look at IT governance in organizations, along with the common challenges that arise. It also explores different viewpoints within the framework.

Module 3: COBIT Principles Overview
This module looks at the five principles which underpin COBIT 5, with an explanation of the related methodologies and processes.

Module 4: Meeting Stakeholder Needs
This module deals with how to understand and translate stakeholder needs into specific and actionable goals.

Module 5: Covering the Enterprise End-to-End
This module looks at the components within a governance system and their interactions.

Module 6: Applying a Single Integrated Framework
This module explores the role of the COBIT 5 architecture as an integrated framework.

Module 7: Enabling a Holistic Approach
This module provides a definition of the enablers within COBIT 5 that form the basis of IT governance and management.

Module 8: Separating Governance from Management
This module explores the important distinctions between governance and management.

Module 9: Enablers
This module provides an explanation for each of the seven categories of ‘Enablers’ within the COBIT 5 framework.

Module 10: Process Capability Model (the Process Assessment Model)
This module explains the facts, terms and concepts of the Process Capability Model within COBIT 5.

Module 11: Introduction to COBIT® 5 Implementation
This final module explores the role of continuous improvement in the implementation of COBIT 5. It also describes the environments required for success.

GDPR Action and Implementation
Module 1: Introduction
This first module discusses privacy as in the context of the law, as well as the Data Protection Directive (DPD).

Module 2: Why Change?
This module explores the issues within the DPD and how the need for change led to the creation of the GDPR.

Module 3: The Basics
This module discusses the scope of the GDPR, as well as the right to privacy.

Module 4: Personal Data
This module covers the definition and categories of personal data.

Module 5: The Roles
This module describes the essential roles that must be present within every organization subject to the GDPR.

Module 6: GDPR Principles
This module examines and explains the six principles defined by GDPR.

Module 7: The Data Subject’s Rights
This module looks at the personal data rights of individuals and their ‘Right to Information’.

Module 8: The Lawful Bases for Processing
This module discusses how to handle data in line with the GDPR’s legal requirements.

Module 9: Privacy Notices
This module addresses how ‘Privacy Notices’ are handled according to the GDPR.

Module 10: Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
This module provides an overview of the methodology of the DPIA and addresses when it should be used.

Module 11: Data Breaches and Notification
This module looks at how to handle data breaches when they occur, including when to notify Data Subjects.

Module 12: Subject Access Requests (SARs)
This module addresses Subject Access Requests, when they are used and how organizations should respond.

Module 13: Your First Steps
This final module outlines the steps that organizations should take to become GDPR-compliant.

The course includes a FREE exam voucher for the COBIT 5 Foundation examination. The exam is taken online, using a cloud-based service provided by APMG called ‘ProctorU’. On completing the training, students should contact the Orbus support team to request their COBIT 5 Foundation exam voucher.

Exam Format

  • Multiple-choice
  • 50 questions
  • 40 minutes (additional time will be available if English is not your first language)
  • Pass mark is 50% or 25/50
  • Closed-book

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GDPR Action and Implementation
Though the course does not carry an official examination, learners receive a certificate of completion on successfully finishing.

Each module carries a short assessment that consolidates the topics covered and helps to ensure retention.

The COBIT 5 certification is a highly-credible and well-established qualification. Needless to say, achieving it requires high-quality training. The qualification offers real value to anyone wishing to establish a career associated with the governance of enterprise IT.

The GDPR Implementation course provides knowledge, skills and practical steps that are essential for establishing GDPR compliance in organizations that utilize data.

The EU regulation introduced various roles that must be filled within organizations that handle EU customer data. The course provides clarity on the different roles and their respective duties and responsibilities.

The COBIT 5 framework enables organizations to maintain high-quality information to support business decisions. Training employees in COBIT 5 helps connect IT departments with wider business and strategic goals through a common language. This can help to maximize the value that IT enterprises generate. Organizations adopting the COBIT 5 principles can more easily achieve compliance with industry standards and improve the integration of information security.

One of the largest challenges faced by businesses in recent years has been the issue of GDPR compliance. The GDPR has had a huge impact on how organizations are permitted to use personal data in the EU. Demonstrating that your staff members are trained in the GDPR is an important step in becoming GDPR-compliant.

To truly embed compliant behaviors, your people need to understand their responsibilities. They must recognize that GDPR principles need to be built into the company culture and everyday processes.


Key Features

Duration of access:
6 months

Training hours:
18 hours

Accredited by:
APMG International

Training delivered by:
Good e-Learning

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