COBIT 2019 Design & Implementation

Accredited training course (ISACA) & certification exam

The just-released COBIT 2019 is the best COBIT yet, featuring many positive changes including modified principles, new design factors, updated goals cascade, modified processes (from 37 to 40), updated performance management, new detailed governance and management objectives. This Design and Implementation course is intended for more experienced users to COBIT who are interested in more advanced use of the framework, i.e. designing governance systems and running governance improvement programs. This course requires the COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate to be successfully achieved. This two-day course is structured around the COBIT 2019 Design Guide and the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide..


The session COBIT® 2019 Design & Implementation (ISACA®) is aimed to any stakeholder with responsibilities for designing enterprise governance systems and implementing governance systems within their organization.


COBIT 2019 Foundation successfully passed.


At the conclusion of this course, attendees will able to:

  • Describe the key concepts of COBIT 2019 as taught in the COBIT Foundation course.
  • Describe the benefits of the COBIT 2019 Design Guide for its target audience.
  • Describe the current design factors in COBIT 2019.
  • Apply the design factor concept to identify relevant values.
  • Describe the impact design factors can have on the design of a governance system.
  • Describe the design workflow of a governance system.
  • Use the steps in the design workflow for governance systems. 
  • Apply the design workflow to a concrete situation in order to obtain a governance system design.
  • Describe and use the design guide toolkit in a concrete situation.
  • Use the mapping tables between design factors and governance/management objectives pragmatically.
  • Describe purpose and scope of the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide. 
  • Apply the implementation methodology and approach for a governance implementation program.
  • Combine the process from both the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide and the COBIT 2019 Design Guide to use in concrete situations.
  • Apply the objectives, descriptions and tasks of the seven implementation phases in concrete situations.
  • Apply the challenges, root causes and critical success factors of the seven implementation phases to concrete situations.
  • Apply the key decision topics and related responsibilities for governance implementation to concrete situations.

Course syllabus

Welcome & Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Course Introduction
  • Exam Introduction

Module 2 - COBIT 2019 basic concepts

  • COBIT 2019 Architecture
  • COBIT 2019 Architecture and Products
  • Governance & Management Objectives
  • Components of the Governance System
  • Design Factors
  • Focus Areas
  • Performance Management
  • Designing and Implementing a Tailored Governance System
  • Conclusion and Module Summary

Module 3 - Design Factors for a Governance System

  • Definition and Overview
  • Design Factor ‘Enterprise Strategy’
  • Design Factor ‘Enterprise Goals’
  • Design Factor ‘Risk Profile’
  • Design Factor ‘I&T Related Issues
  • Design Factor ‘Threat Landscape’
  • Design Factor ‘Compliance Requirements’
  • Design Factor ‘Role of IT’
  • Design factor ‘Sourcing model for IT’
  • Design Factor ‘IT Implementation Methods’
  • Design Factor ‘Technology Adoption’
  • Design factor ‘Enterprise Size’
  • Industry dimension
  • Case Study and Exercises
  • Module sample questions

Module 4 - Impact of Design Factors

  • Introduction
  • Management Objective Selection
  • Component Variations
  • Specific Focus Areas
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 5 - The Governance System Design Workflow

  • Introduction
  • Step 1: Understand enterprise context and strategy
  • Step 2: Determine initial scope of the governance system
  • Exercises
  • Step 3: Refine the scope of the governance system
  • Step 4 – Resolve conflicts and conclude governance system design
  • Exercise
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 6 - The Governance Design Toolkit

  • Introduction
  • Walkthrough
  • Example
  • Exercise
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 7 - Implementing and Optimizing I & T Governance Overview

  • COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide
  • Positioning I&T governance
  • Creating Appropriate Environment
  • Governance Implementation Roadmap
  • Trigger events for governance improvement
  • Stakeholder stakes and roles
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 8 - Governance Implementation Lifecycle

  • Phase 1 – What are the drivers?
  • Phase 2 – Where are we now?
  • Phase 3 – Where do we want to be?
  • Exercise
  • Phase 4 – What needs to be done?
  • Phase 5 – How do we get there?
  • Phase 6 – Did we get there?
  • Phase 7 – How do we keep the momentum going?
  • Exercise
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 9 - Key Topics Decision Matrix

  • Decision Matrix
  • Group Discussion
  • Module sample questions

Closing and questions


The official COBIT 2019 Design & Implementation exam is included in our training package. Online Exam After Course – Voucher provided at course completion

The exam is an online proctored and is designed to test the learner’s knowledge of the COBIT framework as opposed to memorization and tied to the learning objectives of the course. The exam will be an online proctored exam administered through ISCA portal. The exam format will include:

  • 60 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 180 minutes
  • One correct answer for each question, using three choices (A, B or C)
  • Pass rate is 60% or higher

Upon successfully achieving the COBIT 2019 Design & Implementation certificate, the student will be recognized with 14 Professional Development Units (PDU’S).

The exam is only available in English.


Alain Bonneaud
CISA® - CISM® - CGEIT® - COBIT® - ISO 27001 - ITIL® - PRINCE2® - RESILIA® - VeriSM™ - ISO 20000 - DevOps

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply for bookings :

  • the session is led by a trainer accredited by ISACA/APMG on the COBIT 2019 domain,
  • personalized welcome in the classroom with mineral water and breaks ,
  • accredited training material,
  • the offical ISACA publication: COBIT 2019 Design Guide (electronic document),
  • the official ISACA publication: COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide (electronic document),
  • exam preparation,
  • a group of 10 participants max. in order to ensure the quality of the training delivery.

Participants to our courses will receive an exam voucher to take the COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate exam. To redeem your voucher, you will need to:

  • Sign in the ISCA online portal
  • Test the hardware and software required to take the exam
  • Schedule the exam date and time
  • Complete the exam


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Course fees must be paid at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course in order to guarantee your place. We accept payment by Direct Debit, credit cards, paypal or bank transfers. Payment made by credit card will incur the following charges – MasterCard (1.5%), Visa (1.5%) American Express (3.0%).


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