Learn how to introduce, apply & adapt COBIT® 5 within an organisation

What is COBIT® 5

COBIT 5 (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) is a globally accepted framework for the governance and management of IT. It aligns business goals to IT processes and goals, providing tools, resources and guidance to achieve, identify and associate responsibilities of business and IT processes.

COBIT 5 stimulates innovation in IT, bridging the gap between control requirements, technical issues and business risks.

Who is COBIT® 5 for?

COBIT 5 is aimed at organisations of all sizes and all sectors. It is ideal for professionals involved in assurance, security, risk, privacy / compliance and business leaders and stakeholders involved in or affected by governance and management of information and IT systems, such as:

· IT Managers

· IT Quality Professionals

· IT Auditors

· IT Consultants

· IT Developers

· IT Operational Management

· IT Business Leadership Management

· Managers in IT Service providing firms


COBIT® 5 benefits for the professional

· Gain knowledge, experience and skills to adapt and apply COBIT 5 metrics and maturity models to an organisation of any size and sector

· Understand relationships between business IT systems and associated cybersecurity risk

· Set priorities and business requirements in accordance to security and risk levels

· Make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to reduce security risk

· Implement tools, resources and guidelines to improve prevention, detection and recovery of cybersecurity


COBIT® 5 benefits for the organisation

· Provides a clear overview of internal IT roles and responsibilities in cybersecurity, giving an organisation a competitive advantage.

· Helps optimise the cost of IT services and technology, through the integration of an improved and enhanced operational IT system

· Assists in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies

· Provides clearer vision and understanding of cybersecurity risks, allowing improvement and scope to be implemented

· Contributes in increased user satisfaction, through an improved integration of information security measures and outcomes

· Enables a faster route to achieving strategic business goals and benefits, through the effective and innovative use IT


COBIT® 5 Certification levels

The COBIT 5® qualification comprises different levels of certification:

COBIT 5 Foundation

COBIT 5 Implementation

COBIT 5 Assessor

COBIT 5 Assessor for Security

Implementing the NIST Standards using COBIT 5 (INCS)

COBIT 5® Frequently Asked Questions

COBIT 5® Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take COBIT 5® classes remotely?

Yes. Some accredited training providers offer virtual classrooms and e-learning.

Which exams are available online?

All COBIT 5® exams are available online.

How long does the exam take?

Exam times vary depending on the level. Check each level separately to find out exam duration.

Are the exam questions multiple choice, essay style or both?

All questions are multiple choice.

When will I receive the mark from my exam?

For computer based exams, preliminary results are available immediately after the exam has finished and are subject to final verification from PeopleCert. For paper based exams, results are sent within 2 days upon receipt of the exam papers.

All COBIT 5 Practitioners need to be re-registered within 3-5 calendar years of their original certification.

In what languages are COBIT 5 exams available?

COBIT 5 exams languages are available in a variety of languages. Please check each module separately to find out the available exams.