COBIT® 2019 Bridge


COBIT is a framework for the governance and management of enterprise Information and Technology that supports enterprise goal achievement. COBIT® 2019 provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realizing benefits and optimizing risk levels and resource use.

COBIT® 2019 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise, taking in the full end-to-end business and IT functional areas of responsibility, considering the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders.

This one-day bridge course highlights the concepts, models and key definitions of the new framework and explains the differences between this recent release of COBIT 2019 with COBIT 5.

Este curso inclui o Exame de Certificação.

Why take this COBIT® 2019 Bridge training?

COBIT 2019 is an evolution of the previous version, COBIT 5, building on its solid foundation by adding the latest developments affecting enterprise information and technology. But that’s not the whole story. In addition to the updated framework, COBIT now offers more implementation resources, practical guidance and insights, as well as comprehensive training opportunities.

COBIT 2019 helps enterprises govern information and technology regardless of where it lives. This training and certification program is the express route for COBIT 5 Foundation certificate holder to become a COBIT 2019 certified professional.

Student can gain the COBIT 2019 Foundation certificate by passing the COBIT 2019 Bridge exam. Bridge training and study contents cut out the bulk of elements you are already familiar with having studied for COBIT 5 Foundation. Training for the Bridge exam means you only have to study the new elements to the latest COBIT framework.

Major differences with COBIT® 5

  • COBIT 2019 has a fully elaborated conceptual model
    • All concepts used in the Framework
    • Relationships between the concepts
  • The conceptual model exists as an UML model
    • The conceptual model facilitates
    • Consistency when developing new contents
  • Automated solutions development for Governance of Enterprise I&T
  • The generic enabler model has been removed from the Framework
    • Similar structures will still be part of the COBIT conceptual model, but will remain hidden and hence make COBIT look less complex
  • The detailed ‘Enabler Guidance’ has also been removed, further simplifying COBIT
  • Process Goals have been removed
    • Their role is taken over by the process practice statements
  • The COBIT 5 PAM and the ISO15504 (now ISO33000) based process capability assessment model have been replaced by a CMMI inspired capability model
    • Note: those who want to keep using that model can do so, but there is no separate PAM publication provided with COBIT 2019
    • Enablers’ have been renamed ‘Components of the Governance System’, better expressing what they are The COBIT Principles for Governance Systems and for Governance
  • Frameworks have been renamed and changed
  • ‘IT Related Goals’ have been renamed to ‘Alignment Goals’
  • The structure of the ‘process’ guidance, now structured as ‘Governance/Management Objectives’, with process guidance being (only) part of it, complemented with other governance components
    • The Goals Cascade
  • Process related guidance (practices and activities) for most processes
  • Standards cross-referencing
  • COBIT Implementation Guide has been updated to work in conjunction with the Design Guide
  • The COBIT Reference Model now contains 40 governance management objectives [processes] instead of 37 processes in COBIT 5
  • I&T Related Risk Scenarios
    • The Governance and Management Objectives concept
  • 3 additional Management Objectives
    • APO14 – Managed Data
    • BAI11 – Managed Projects
    • MEA04 – Managed Assurance
  • The Focus Area concept, making COBIT flexible and more practical
  • The Design Factor concept, allowing to build better tailored governance systems
  • Process Capability Assessment based on the CMMI approach, process activites assigned a capability level


This Bridge Course is intended for current COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate holders who are interested in understanding the key differences between COBIT 5 and COBIT 2019.
COBIT 5 Foundation certificate holders may choose to attend the COBIT 2019 Foundation course instead of the Bridge course.


Students must be a current COBIT5 Foundation certificate holder.

The COBIT5 Foundation certificate must be issued by one of ISACAs accreditation bodies (APMG or PeopleCert). Students interested in this course can either take it through an accredited trainer or training partner (cannot view the videos), or through self-study.


At the conclusion of the course attendees will:

  • Recognize the context, benefits and key reasons COBIT is used as an information and technology governance framework.
  • Compare the key attributes of the updated COBIT framework with COBIT5
  • Recognize the target audience of COBIT 2019.
  • Discover the updated COBIT principles for governance system framework.
  • Identify the changes to the COBIT publications scheme.
  • Describe the updated components of a governance system:
    • Governance and management objectives
    • Components of the governance system
    • Focus areas
    • Design factors
  • Compare the updated COBIT goals cascade with COBIT5.
  • Differentiate COBIT based performance management using maturity and capability perspectives.
  • Discover how to design a tailored governance system using COBIT.
  • Describe the relationships between the COBIT Design and Implementation Guides.
  • Explain the key points of the COBIT business case.
  • Recall the alignment of COBIT with other applicable frameworks, standards and bodies of knowledge.

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