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ISACA’s COBIT Conference Provides Training and Insights for All Levels of Expertise

By Debbie Lew, CISA, CRISC

COBIT Focus | 26 January 2015

Debbie Lew ISACA is hosting a first-of-its-kind conference devoted exclusively to COBIT. As noted in the recent IT Audit Benchmarking Survey, respondents cited COBIT as the most accepted industry framework on which IT audit risk assessments are based.

The COBIT Conference will be held on 14-15 March 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA, immediately prior to the North America CACS Conference.

The COBIT Conference will feature practical knowledge and actionable insights that can immediately be put into practice to create more value for your organization. The conference contains two tracks to meet the needs of all attendees—from COBIT novices to COBIT experts.

COBIT 5 Foundation Track

The COBIT 5 Foundation track is designed for anyone interested in obtaining foundation-level knowledge of COBIT. This track includes courses that explain the COBIT framework and how it can be used to effectively govern and manage enterprise IT. The courses include supporting materials that incorporate real-world examples. If you attend this track, you can also register to take the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam the day after the conference.

The COBIT Conference will feature practical knowledge and actionable insights that can immediately be put into practice to create more value for your organization.

Upon the successful completion of this training course, you will have learned about:

  • How IT management issues are affecting organizations
  • The need for an effective framework to govern and manage enterprise IT
  • 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
  • How to apply COBIT in a practical situation

Actionable Insights, Tools and Practical Guidance Track

This track is designed to provide best practices and practical guidance on COBIT 5. Topics to be covered include:

  • Business benefits realization
  • How COBIT 5 relates to other standards and frameworks
  • IT audits and COBIT
  • Vendor management using COBIT 5
  • Cybersecurity and COBIT
  • The fundamentals and the facts of process assessment using COBIT
  • Enabling IT risk management with COBIT

Two case studies will also be presented detailing how COBIT 5 has been put into practice and the benefits realized by the respective enterprises.

The track will conclude with a governance and management of enterprise IT (GEIT) roundtable discussion.

Conference Benefits

The conference also affords you the opportunity to meet and network with other IT audit, assurance, security and risk management, and governance professionals who are using COBIT 5.

Visit the COBIT Conference web site to learn more.

Debbie Lew, CISA, CRISC

Is an executive director within Ernst & Young LLP Advisory practice, USA, and she is an international director of ISACA. Lew is an IT governance and risk management capabilities (GRC) leader and has more than 15 years of experience in banking, insurance, internal audit, business process reengineering, strategic planning and project management. She serves on ISACA’s Audit Committee and has served on ISACA’s COBIT 5 Enterprise Assessment Task Force, membership and education boards, and the COBIT 4.0 and 4.1 steering committees.

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