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COBIT Education

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Learners

  1. What COBIT and COBIT-related courses are available online?

    Click here for complete information and course catalog at COBIT Campus.

    COBIT Foundation Exam online:
    The online COBIT Foundation Exam is comprised of 40 questions and is made available on COBIT Campus which is administered for ISACA by ITpreneurs. Use the ‘support’ link for any registration and support questions you may have.

    A score of 70% or better is required to successfully complete the exam. Upon notification, ISACA will issue a COBIT certificate to those who passed the Exam.

  2. What classroom-based COBIT courses are available?

    There are currently two official two-day courses:
    •COBIT Foundation Course
    •Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT

  3. How does ISACA know to whom to generate the certificate?

    To ensure the learner name and address is correct on the certificate and the correct email address is obtained for the email notification, ISACA requires the Request for Certificate form be completed by each learner.

  4. How many CPE credits are earned?

    For the official ISACA courses, the reference to 8 Hours is for the online course (No case studies). The classroom version will earn 14 CPE Hours.

  5. Do you earn a certification?

    Earning the certificate represents and reflects a proficiency and knowledge of COBIT through the completion of the course and/or the corresponding exam. The certificate does not represent completion of requirements for a certification program. At this time, ISACA does not have a COBIT certification program. Individuals who earn the certificate are allowed and encouraged to display the words “COBIT Foundation Certificate" on business cards, resumes or other documents and media where professional designations are appropriately used.

  6. Who do I contact for assistance with COBIT Campus?

    Use the support link in COBIT Campus to open a ticket for assistance with courses and exams, and also for technical assistance.


ISACA Accredited Trainers

To teach the COBIT Foundation Course and the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course, each instructor must become an accredited trainer. We are pleased to provide the attached Criteria to be an ISACA Accredited Trainer.

Trainer Agreement

ISACA is pleased to provide trainers with a two-year Accredited Trainer Agreement for review and signature. ISACA has recently instituted an expanded accredited trainer program giving our valued accredited trainers access to new classroom course materials that can be used to provide COBIT -related training services to ISACA chapters and other interested organizations. Accredited trainers will have access to the following courses under this new program:
  • The classroom version of the COBIT Foundation Course
  • Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course
  • The COBIT Foundation Course with COBIT Games
  1. Who is eligible to be a trainer to deliver COBIT trainings?

    To teach the COBIT Foundation Course and the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT Course, each instructor must become an accredited trainer.

  2. Do I have a special commitment in order to keep my accreditation?

    Please note the obligations on page 2 and Appendix C of the Accredited Trainer Agreement. Of primary importance you must: (a) maintain a course evaluation score of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 scale; (b) deliver a minimum of two course offerings for which you are accredited annually; and (c) maintain the reporting requirement (e.g., courses taught, royalties for courses taught).

  3. How are trainers trained?

    Upon completion of the COBIT Foundation Course and the COBIT Foundation Exam, for ISACA accreditation, trainer candidates may attend a Train the Trainer program presented by ITPreneurs or attend a session presented by an accredited trainer.

  4. How can we obtain the COBIT Foundation Course training material?

    The required material is obtained directly through ISACA. Please contact [email protected] for information.

  5. How can we obtain the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT Course training material?

    The required material is obtained directly through ISACA. Please contact [email protected] for information.

  6. Can trainers teach the official course through other providers?

    Trainers may also teach the COBIT Foundation Course and the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course as a training partner of the ITpreneurs network.

    Individual accredited trainers may teach the COBIT Foundation Course and the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course on behalf of commercial training providers licensed by ISACA to teach these official courses.

  7. Is there a version of the COBIT Foundation classroom course that can be delivered on one day?

    No. The official COBIT Foundation Course is a two-day classroom course.

  8. If I call it something else to distinguish it from the full COBIT Foundation Course, am I authorized to use the materials from the course?

    No. The official ISACA courses are to be taught as designed and in their entirety.

  9. Certificates:

    If a trainer generates their own certificate, they may not use the ISACA logo, refer to the course as training or preparation for the CISA, CISM or CGEIT certification, and only ISACA can generate certificates including CPE credits. Trainers may generate a certificate for learners that states they completed the course and it consisted of X-number of classroom hours.

  10. How does ISACA know to whom to generate the certificate?

    To ensure the learner name and address is correct on the certificate and the correct email address is obtained for the email notification, ISACA requires the Request for Certificate form be completed by each learner.

  11. Do you earn a certification?

    Earning the certificate represents and reflects a proficiency and knowledge of COBIT through the completion of the course and/or the corresponding exam. The certificate does not represent completion of requirements for a certification program. At this time, ISACA does not have a COBIT certification program. Individuals who earn the certificate are allowed and encouraged to display the words “COBIT Foundation Certificate" on business cards, resumes or other documents and media where professional designations are appropriately used.

  12. COBIT Foundation Exam:

    The COBIT Foundation Exam is paper-based and is comprised of 40 questions. ISACA requires three weeks notice to prepare the questionnaire, secure the proctor and send the exam material; to the proctor. A score of 70% or better is required to successfully complete the exam. ISACA will issue a COBIT certificate to those who passed the exam.

  13. How do Accredited Trainers retain accreditation?

    Every trainer present two trainings in each course for which they are accredited and have an evaluation score of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 scale in each training course.


FAQ For Licensees

Another option available to commercial training companies is to license COBIT content that can then be used to develop its own COBIT training course. Under this scenario, ISACA does not accredit the trainers or the course. The licensee can truthfully state and promote that they are a licensee of COBIT content for training.

ISACA provides a paper-based exam that must be given in conjunction with the official COBIT Foundation Course and with COBIT courses developed and taught by commercial trainers.

There are royalties associated with the administration of the COBIT Foundation Course or the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course taught and/or each exam administered to students. These royalties are detailed in the training agreement. LINK to Training Agreement for Licensees

  1. Can we buy the COBIT training material from ISACA and deliver it commercially?

    Official COBIT course materials may be licensed directly from ISACA.

    As a licensee of COBIT content, you develop your own COBIT training course. ISACA does not accredit the trainers or the course under these circumstances. The licensee can state that they are a licensee of COBIT content.

    You would need to enter into a License Agreement to secure rights to use the materials as well as to administer the COBIT Foundation Exam. ISACA does not accredit courseware it does not develop nor will they accredit the trainers for this courseware.

  2. What are the royalties involved?

    A royalty is due for each course taught and each exam administered to students. See the Training Agreement for specific information.

  3. Can I call courseware developed by my company the COBIT Foundation Course or the Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course?

    No, the course names are trademarks of ISACA and course materials are copyrighted. If you teach your own course you will need to refer to it as something other than the official ISACA name.

  4. Is there a version of the classroom version of the COBIT Foundation Course that can be delivered on one day?

    No. The COBIT Foundation Course is a two-day course.

  5. How does ISACA know to whom to generate the certificate?

    To ensure the learner name and address is correct on the certificate and the correct email address is obtained for the email notification, ISACA requires the Request for Certificate form be completed by each learner.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact our Education Department:

Tel: +1.847.660.5540
Fax: +1.847.253.1443
Email: [email protected] (Use only for COBIT training inquiries related to this page)