ISACA has introduced the COBIT 5 Implementation course and exam for individuals to learn and understand the its approach to implementing COBIT 5 using the COBIT 5 Implementation Guide.

The scope of the official COBIT 5 Implementation course is change enablement through programme management. It does not include approaches of COBIT implementation using a Governance Framework, Management System or organic capability improvemet. The ITGN will extend the learning experience with examples of COBIT 5 implementation beyond programme management.

The COBIT 5 Foundation course and exam is the entry point to become familiar with the COBIT terminology. Candidates who have passed the COBIT 5 Foundation exam can register for the COBIT 5 Implementation course and exam and learn how to implement COBIT 5.


The official COBIT 5 Implementation course will provide participants with an understanding of the key issues an implementer should be aware of when organising and executing a COBIT 5 implementation. At the end of the course attendees should be able to:

  • Identify and assess the roles and their responsibilities regarding the assessment process
  • Organise an assessment team to conduct an assessment
  • Determine the requirements for conducting an assessment
  • Perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide to initiate, plan, coordinate and complete a process assessment
  • Conduct a process capability assessment in accordance with the COBIT 5 Assessor Guide requirements.


Participants will learn through discussion and practical examples about:

  • Introduction to the Assessment Programme
  • Overview of Process Assessment Model
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Assessment team and other Participants
  • Initiation – recommended steps
  • Scoping – selecting processes
  • Planning and briefing of the Team
  • Data Collection – “instances”, evidence, records
  • Data validation and dealing with Deficiencies
  • Process Attribute Rating
  • Reporting the Assessment results
  • Performing a Self-Assessment
  • Exam Preparation</li>
  • Certification Requirements and Registration with ISACA.

Successfully take the COBIT 5 Implementation exam!


Further learning opportunities

Participants interested in defining processes and building capability will benefit from the examples provided by the ITGN.