COBIT Assessor

Training course (ISACA/APMG accredited) & exam in 3 days

The COBIT 5 Assessor 3-day certification course is practitioner-level training that focuses on how to apply the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM) and how to analyse the results. The assessment results provide a determination of process capability and can be used for process improvement, delivering value to the business, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organisational compliance.

The course material is supported by practical exercises and case-based scenarios. Candidates learn how to apply the COBIT 5 Assessment approach based on ISO 15504.


The target audience for the training course and certification COBIT® Assessor (3 jours) (ISACA) is:

  • Internal & external Auditors who want to add process capability assessments to the scope of their audits,
  • IT auditors who want to add process capability assessments to the scope of their audits,
  • Consultants who want to be allowed to perform independent process assessments on behalf of their clients.


It is a mandatory requirement for all candidates to have passed the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam before applying for and attending this training and certificate course.

Objectifs de la session

Upon the successful completion of this training course, candidates will know:

  • How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5
  • How to apply the Process Assessment Model (PAM) in performing a process capability assessment. Specifically:
    • To use the Process Reference Model (PRM), in particular to be able to apply the 37 processes outlined in the PRM,
    • To apply and analyse the measurement model in assessing process capability levels,
    • To apply and analyse the capability dimension using generic criteria outlined in the PAM.
  • Be able to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process
  • Be able to perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide specifically how to:
    • Initiate a process assessment,
    • Scope an assessment, using the tools provided and the PAM for the selection of the appropriate processes,
    • Plan & Brief the teams,
    • Collect & Validate the data,
    • Do a process attribute rating,
    • Report the findings of the assessment.

Course syllabus

Welcome & Introduction

Overview & Recap Foundation – The PAM

  • Overview
  • The Process Reference Model (PRM)
  • The Process Assessment Model (PAM)
  • The Measurement programme

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The Assessment team
  • Independent Assessments
  • Key roles & responsibilities
  • Other Participants
  • Competency Requirements of Assessors

Initiation of the Assessment

  • Pre Assessment
  • Determine Assessment Class
  • Recommended steps in the initiation phase
  • Assessment tools


  • The process selection steps
  • Mapping the organisation’s processes to the PAM
  • Using the scoping tool kit

Planning and Briefing

  • Project Management
  • Level of Effort Analysis
  • The planning and briefing steps

Data Collection

  • Data Collection strategies
  • Instances of Process Performance
  • Evidentiary Requirements
  • Data Preparation
  • Systematic Data Recording

Data Validation

  • During Data Collection
  • Data reviews
  • Dealing with Data Deficiencies

Process Attribute Rating

  • Decision making process
  • Using the Rating Scales
  • Capability Level rating

Assessment Reporting

  • Content explained
  • Implications of Gaps or deficiencies
  • Assessment results
  • Presentation Techniques

Performing as Self-Assessment

  • Purpose
  • Deciding Processes to Assess
  • Determining Capability Level 1
  • Determining Capability Levels 2 to 5
  • Record & Summarise Results

Exam preparation

  • Tips and tricks
  • Mock exam

Online exam (2h 30mn)

Closing and questions


The official COBIT 5 Implementation certificate exam (APMG/ISACA) is included in the session.

The official COBIT 5 Assessor exam is included as part of the course. The exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions covering all areas of the COBIT 5 Assessor syllabus, to be answered in 2 hours 30 minutes (or 3 hours 10 minutes for non-native English speakers). This is an open book exam. The required pass mark is 50% or 40 correct answers. The exam takes place immediately at the end of the course.


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 5 Assessor domain,
  • personalized welcome in the classroom with mineral water and breaks ,
  • accredited training material,
  • the offical ISACA publication: COBIT 5 - Assessor Guide (printed document),
  • the offical ISACA publication: COBIT 5 - Process Assessment Model (PAM) (printed document),
  • exam preparation,
  • a group of 10 participants max. in order to ensure the quality of the training delivery.


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