ISACA Training Programs  


ISACA Training Programs

ISACA offers a wide variety of COBIT training opportunities, including On-site Training. Whether you are interested in learning the basics or participating in intense discussions relating to IT Assurance, Information Security Management, Val IT or COBIT, ISACA offers a training opportunity for you.

COBIT Foundation Course–Classroom

In this course participants learn the need for an IT control framework and how COBIT addresses this need by providing a globally accepted IT governance and control framework. The course explains the elements of the COBIT framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach for everyone interested in obtaining foundation-level knowledge of COBIT.

The course material is supported by practical exercises built around a virtual company. Candidates learn the true meaning of COBIT by practicing the use of COBIT in a safe, case-based scenario. An exam preparation module is included in the course, preparing participants to take the COBIT Foundation exam.

The participant will learn more about:
  • How IT management issues are affecting organizations and the need for a control framework driven by the need for IT Governance
  • How COBIT meets the requirement for an IT Governance Framework
  • How COBIT is used with other standards and best practices
  • The functions that COBIT provides and the benefits of using COBIT
  • The COBIT Framework and all the components of COBIT (Control Objectives, Control Practices, Management Guidelines, Assurance Guidelines)
  • How to apply COBIT in a practical situation and how the use of COBIT is supported by the ITGI.


None are required.

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COBIT Foundation Exam–Classroom

ISACA offers professionals who have mastered the content in the COBIT Foundation Course an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by taking an exam and earning a certificate. These professionals understand the IT management issues organizations are facing and know how COBIT can respond to these challenges. They understand when to use specific elements of COBIT and what the recommended application of COBIT means in practice for any organization.

These professionals are ready and prepared to participate in COBIT projects in an organization or participate in the next level of COBIT training (ISACA’s Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT course).

The COBIT Foundation Course and COBIT Foundation Exam are equally applicable to IT auditors, IT managers, IT quality professionals, IT leadership, IT developers, process practitioners and managers in IT service providing firms. The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and requires a score of 70% or higher to pass.


Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT Course–Classroom

COBIT is an authoritative, up-to-date international set of generally accepted IT management good practices and control objectives written for business executives, IT professionals and IT auditors. It continues to develop as the leading guidance and set of resources for helping organizations to better manage IT, and provides a framework for implementing IT governance. In response to the need for guidance on how to implement COBIT to support governance initiatives and IT management practices, ISACA has developed this new workshop specifically aimed at IT managers and practitioners. The workshop will provide newly developed methods to help guide implementation activities and is supported by several case studies.

The participant will learn more about:

  • The principles and objectives of COBIT and the COBIT framework
  • The IT Governance Institute approach to IT governance and how COBIT supports this IT management capability using the COBIT maturity models and control objectives
  • How to plan control improvements using control objectives and control practices
  • How to create a performance measurement framework using COBIT’s metrics and scorecards


The participant should have a detailed understanding of the underlying COBIT framework. Successful completion of the COBIT Foundation Course is required.

Implementing IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT Accredited Trainers


On-Site Training

All existing COBIT Training may be presented as an On-Site Training program. ISACA is pleased to announce that the Training Week Courses are available to be delivered as on-site training programs. Training Week courses and Training Week course instructors are available to you for on-site training – click here for course descriptions and click here for instructor biographies.

All training programs may also be customized to meet your training needs. On-Site training maximizes results at minimal expense to the organization.

Contact Madeline Parisi at today to learn about how in-house training can help you save time and money while training your team.

Organizations Who Have Licensed COBIT Content

A number of commercial training companies have licensed COBIT content from ISACA and ITGI as the basis for the development of their own courseware. As official licensees of COBIT for training purposes, these commercial training organizations are helping to advance the awareness and understanding of COBIT around the world. Since these courses are not developed by ISACA, the association does not review and endorse the training course nor does it accredit the trainers delivering the course materials.

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Organizations and individuals licensed to develop courseware based on COBIT must offer the COBIT Foundation Exam at the conclusion of the training course. The exam is administered by a proctor that is independent of the training provider.

If you are interested in more information about becoming an official licensee of COBIT for training purposes, please contact Madeline Parisi at


COBIT Education—Trainer Information

How to become a trainer

Accreditation is awarded on a course by course basis. In order to become accredited to teach ISACA-developed COBIT courses, certain criteria must be satisfied as described below.

Individual course accreditation is awarded to trainers who sign an accredited trainer agreement with ISACA and acknowledge and abide by the terms of the agreement. Specifically this agreement requires the applicant to:
  • Be an ISACA member and maintain membership throughout the term of the agreement
  • Demonstrate a high level of prior technical training experience and credentials
  • Demonstrate familiarity and knowledge of the content of each course where accreditation is being sought
  • Possess a minimum of 2 years of practical experience in using COBIT and/or in implementing COBIT in an enterprise
  • Complete the COBIT Foundation on-line Course and earn the COBIT Foundation Certificate
  • Attend a *Train the Trainer* workshop or a course delivered by an ISACA accredited trainer for each course where accreditation is sought
  • Report courses planned and delivered to ISACA
  • Pay ISACA a royalty for the use of course material
  • Achieve and maintain a course evaluation level of quality of 4.0 or better on a 5 (high) point scale
  • Deliver a minimum of two (2) courses, for each course accredited, annually

*Train the Trainer* workshops are primarily conducted by ITpreneurs (ITP). Trainers seeking accreditation may choose to attend an ITP workshop or attend a course delivered by an ISACA accredited trainer.

Upon completion of all requirements to become an ISACA Accredited Trainer, complete this form and send to Madeline Parisi at Please include your current curriculum vitae and details of your technical training and support of least two years experience with COBIT.