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New COBIT 5 paperback or e-book. Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT 5 - A management guide written by our principal, Dr Geoff Harmer.

Our courses We have been presenting COBIT training courses (Foundation and Implementation) since 2007 as an ISACA-accredited training organisation. We ran 30 Foundation and 4 Implementation courses in the period 2007-2012. Our founder and principal consultant, Dr Geoff Harmer CEng, FBCS, CITP, CGEIT was kindly invited by IT Governance Ltd to become their APMG/ISACA accredited lead trainer for COBIT 5 Foundation in January 2013. The course descriptions for IT Governance Ltd's official courses are below.

ITIL Training

We believe IT Governance Ltd is the only company to deliver COBIT training by an APMG/ISACA accredited trainer who is also an ITIL Expert with BCS Professional Certifications ITIL lecturer accreditation since 2001 and is a specialist in best practice frameworks for IT governance and ITSM. By attending our courses, our customers agreed that their concerns about relationships between COBIT, ITIL and other frameworks and standards were fully addressed.  

ISACA-defined COBIT Courses:

Click on course title to view the course outline in Adobe PDF format.

COBIT 5 Foundation Course  (PDF)

COBIT 5: Implementation New! (PDF)

COBIT 5: Assessor New! (PDF)

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(Dec 18) Our principal, Dr Geoff Harmer's, book on COBIT 5 is in the top five bestsellers of the publisher ITGP. ITGP best selling books in 2014

(Nov 30) Our principal Dr Geoff Harmer is APMG/ISACA accredited and started to present the 3 day COBIT 5 Implementation and 3 day COBIT 5 Assessor courses as Lead Trainer for IT Governance Ltd. This will continue in 2015 and courses are being held in Central London.

(Jan 2) ISACA has transferred the COBIT 5 qualification scheme to APMG-International and the first COBIT 5 Foundation exam became available on 19th Nov 2012. We ran our first COBIT 5 Foundation courses on 26-27 November and 10-11 December 2012 in central London and these included the new APMG 50-question multi-choice exam in the final 40 mins of the course. We think we were the first to run the COBIT 5 Foundation course with exam in the UK.

(Apr 10) ISACA released today 3 key COBIT 5 documents: COBIT 5: A Business Framework for the Governance & Management of Enterprise IT, COBIT 5: Enabling Processes and COBIT 5: Implementation. COBIT 5 is 5 domains and 37 processes. Documents can be downloaded from the ISACA COBIT 5 web site. Click here to visit the ISACA COBIT 5 website.

(Aug 16) An update in 2010 on the COBIT 5 domains and processes from the development team at ISACA suggests that there may be 37 processes in COBIT 5.

(Mar 23, updated Apr 25) ISACA has released an exposure draft of COBIT 5 Design.  This is a 15 page document and is freely downloadable from ISACA's website. Comments were permitted to be made on the COBIT 5 Design exposure draft until 12 April. The comment period is now closed. Click here to link to the ISACA website and view the COBIT 5 Design exposure draft. COBIT 5 is expected to be available in early 2011.

ITGI published this guide in April 2009. It includes: business and governance challenges facing Service Managers and how COBIT can help plus the key governance tasks for the role aligned with ITIL V3 processes and COBIT 4.1 control objectives. Brief Case studies are included.
It is available from the ISACA Bookstore and is free for download by ISACA members.

ISACA has published the COBIT 4.1 to ITIL V3 Mapping document (65 pp). ITIL V3 maps to 24 of COBIT's 34 processes and maps fully to 8 COBIT processes. As the report says and we agree: "When used together, COBIT and ITIL provide a top-to-bottom approach to IT Governance and thus to service management". The mapping report is available for free download to ISACA members from the ISACA website or can be purchased as an e-book by anyone from the ISACA bookstore.

The IT Governance Institute (ITGI) has published (Feb 15) their third biennial report on IT Governance around the world.  The report was derived from the views of 749 CEO/CIO-level executives in 23 countries.  Their main concern was that their IT staff have inadequate skills and there are insufficient IT staff.  We at Maat Consulting were pleased to see that awareness of COBIT has increased to 50% and use of COBIT has doubled to 16% in the two years since the last report. Click here to link to the ITGI website to read the report.

Maat Consulting now offers the official ISACA COBIT Foundation Course. This is the ISACA authorised COBIT Foundation classroom event. We can run a one-company COBIT Foundation onsite course for your company. We also welcome approaches from ITIL training providers who are seeking to move into the rapidly-growing IT Governance and COBIT area.

Everything COBIT from ISACA, COBIT's owners, including a complimentary download of the latest version, COBIT 4.1.

COBIT 4.1 is now downloadable. Read Gary Hardy's ("father of COBIT") article about new features of COBIT 4.1 in the COBIT Focus online newsletter.

"Combine COBIT and ITIL to meet business challenges".  A white paper by Peter Hill, of IT Governance Network and Ken Turbitt of BMC software. Loosely based on the joint ITGI/OGC document Aligning COBIT, ITIL and ISO 17799 for Business Benefit.

One of a number of mappings of COBIT to other frameworks that are essential for implementation of COBIT


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