Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (7 July 2005)— Increased worldwide adoption of Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) framework has created a need for IT professionals and auditors to become skilled at using it within their organizations. To address this need, the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) and ISACA® released today the COBIT Foundation Course, a self-paced, electronic tutorial developed by ITpreneurs.
COBIT (www.isaca.org/cobit), published by ITGI and now in its third edition, is internationally accepted as good practice for control over information, IT and related risks. COBIT is used to implement governance over IT and improve IT controls, and has become a tool used by many companies working toward regulatory compliance, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the US.
The COBIT Foundation Course can be completed in approximately eight hours and features case studies; real-world examples; an overview of COBIT's control objectives, control practices, management guidelines and audit guidelines; and 40 sample questions that help prepare users for the COBIT Foundation exam. The course helps users understand:
How IT management issues affect organizations
The principles of IT governance and who should be responsible for it
The need for a control framework
How COBIT is used with other best practices and standards
The many components of COBIT
"Organizations around the world are increasingly recognizing the need for better IT governance driven by IT's strategic significance and growing regulatory requirements," said Gary Hardy, advisor to the ITGI Committee and director of IT Winners, South Africa. "The COBIT Foundation Course provides the knowledge and real-life examples that can help organizations successfully use COBIT to implement effective governance over IT that increases the value of IT and mitigates IT-related risks."
The COBIT Foundation Course consists of five modules:
Responding to IT Challenges
What COBIT Provides
Applying COBIT in Practice
Products and Support Available From ITGI
Registration for the course is US $499. For additional information or to register for the course, visit www.isaca.org/cobitcampus.
The IT Governance Institute® (ITGI) (www.itgi.org) was established in 1998 to advance international thinking and standards in directing and controlling an enterprise’s information technology. Effective IT governance helps ensure that IT supports business goals, optimizes business investment in IT, and appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities. The IT Governance Institute developed Control Objectives for Information and related Technology® (COBIT®) and offers symposia, original research and case studies to assist enterprise leaders and boards of directors in their IT governance responsibilities.
With more than 47,000 members in more than 140 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal®, develops international information systems auditing and control standards, and administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®) designation earned by more than 40,000 professionals since inception, and Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation, a groundbreaking credential earned by more than 5,200 professionals in its first three years.
ITpreneurs (www.itpreneurs.com) is a leading provider of training solutions in the area of IT management and control best practices. ITpreneurs develops innovative learning solutions and offers a comprehensive portfolio of blended, e-learning and classroom training programs to corporations, governments and individuals worldwide.
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