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Cobit 4.1 Highlights


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COBIT 4.1 explained. What is COBIT? What is Val IT? How does COBIT assist IT governance and IT auditing? What are the COBIT processes? How does COBIT use Business goals to drive IT goals and in turn IT processes? What COBIT training courses and certificates exist? Dr Geoff Harmer, an accredited COBIT trainer explains in 20 slides

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Cobit 4.1 Highlights

  1. 1. ® COBIT 4.1 Highlights Dr Geoff Harmer Maat Consulting Ltd Reading, UK 1
  2. 2. Copyright Notice COBIT and Val IT are registered trade marks of ISACA and the IT Governance Institute (ITGI). COBIT is ©1996, 1998, 2000, 2005 IT Governance Institute. All rights reserved. ISO and the ISO logo are registered trademarks of the International Organisation for Standards. ITIL and PRINCE2 are registered trademarks of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC). This is not an official ISACA/ITGI presentation and neither ISACA nor ITGI endorse, sponsor, or are otherwise affiliated with this presentation and they do not warrant or guarantee its accuracy. Maat Consulting Ltd is always seeking improvements and welcomes comments on these materials to 2
  3. 3. ® What is COBIT ? Best practice framework for: IT Governance = Performance + Conformance IT Audit = Conformance De facto framework for Compliance with: Sarbanes Oxley Act (2002) Basel II 3
  4. 4. ® ® How COBIT developed into COBIT 4.1 ® ® COBIT® 2 COBIT 3 COBIT 4 IT Audit IT Audit IT Governance IT Audit 1996 2000 2005 2007 WHAT Based on a Management Alignment Linking of COBIT® range of guidelines with Business 4.1 International developed ITIL & & HOW Standards ISO 17799 IT Goals Implementation Guidance for VAL-IT™ Large businesses & SMEs Framework Mappings 4
  5. 5. ® COBIT Framework - Overview 34 high level processes in 4 process domains Plan and Organise (PO) Acquire and Implement (AI) Deliver and Support (DS) Monitor and Evaluate (ME) Recommends for each process: Control objectives Goals & Metrics RACI Chart Inputs and Outputs Maturity Model 5
  6. 6. What is Val IT ™? An ITSM framework based on COBIT® Extends and complements COBIT® From business & financial perspectives Right investments? Optimizing returns? Governance of IT-enabled business investments Processes for: Value delivery Portfolio management Investment management 6
  7. 7. ® Basic COBIT Principle Business Objectives Governance Objectives Integrity Confidentiality Availability Efficiency Business Compliance Effectiveness Requirements Reliability (of information) Plan & Organise (PO) Acquire & Applications Implement IT Processes Information (AI) Deliver & Monitor & IT Resources Support Evaluate (DS) (ME) Infrastructure People 7
  8. 8. ® COBIT 4.1 Processes Business Requirements “Information” Monitor and ME Evaluate Plan and PO Organise DS Deliver and Acquire and AI Support Implement 8
  9. 9. ® COBIT 4.1 Processes - PO PO1 Define a strategic plan PO2 Define the information architecture PO3 Determine technological direction PO4 Define the IT processes, organisations & relationships PO5 Manage the IT investment PO6 Communicate management aims and direction PO7 Manage IT human resources PO8 Manage quality PO9 Assess and manage IT risks PO10 Manage Projects 9
  10. 10. ® COBIT 4.1 Processes - AI AI1 Identify automated solutions AI2 Acquire and maintain application software AI3 Acquire and maintain technology infrastructure AI4 Enable operation and use AI5 Procure IT resources AI6 Manage changes AI7 Install and accredit solutions and changes 10
  11. 11. ® COBIT 4.1 Processes - DS DS1 Define and manage service levels DS2 Manage third-party services DS3 Manage performance and capacity DS4 Ensure continuous service DS5 Ensure systems security DS6 Identify and allocate costs DS7 Educate and train users DS8 Manage service desk and incidents DS9 Manage the configuration DS10 Manage problems DS11 Manage data DS12 Manage the physical environment DS13 Manage operations 11
  12. 12. ® COBIT 4.1 Proceses - ME ME1 Monitor and evaluate IT performance ME2 Monitor and evaluate internal controls ME3 Ensure compliance with external requirements ME4 Provide IT governance 12
  13. 13. ® COBIT 4.1 uses Cascading Goals Business Goal Compliance with internal policies IT Goal Respond to Drives governance requirements in line with board direction Process Goal Drives Define a Strategic IT Plan 13
  14. 14. ® Business Goals and IT Goals in COBIT 17 Generic Business Goals are defined Balanced In 4 perspectives Score Financial Perspective (3) Card ! Customer Perspective (6) Internal Perspective (6) Learning and Growth Perspective (2) A more detailed basis for Business Requirements Mapped to 28 IT Goals ® In turn, mapped to 34 COBIT processes 14
  15. 15. Wish to learn more? ® Attend: 2 day ISACA COBIT Foundation Course ® Includes ISACA COBIT Foundation Exam ® Gain an ISACA COBIT Foundation Certificate 40 multiple-choice questions in final hour of course 70% to pass 15
  16. 16. COBIT® Training Courses Official ISACA curriculum ® COBIT Foundation 2 days, classroom ™ Implementing Governance using COBIT® & Val IT 2 days, classroom ® Delegates should hold COBIT Foundation Certificate 16
  17. 17. Last Words on Frameworks… Guides not recipes Frameworks complement one another ® COBIT is built using ideas from >40 frameworks. ® COBIT tells you “What to do” The other frameworks tell you “How to do it” ® ® ® COBIT , ITIL , ISO 27001 and PRINCE2 form an implementable group 17
  18. 18. More Information? Need advice, guidance, training or consultancy on: COBIT ISO 20000 ITIL? Contact us at View COBIT course descriptions, course schedules and free materials like this on our website 18
  19. 19. Education and Consultancy for IT Best Practices 19
  20. 20. Why the name Maat Consulting Ltd? Ma’at was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of order and balance. The main responsibility of the pharaoh was to preserve ma’at (order and balance) and prevent isfet (chaos). Maat Consulting Ltd helps businesses to achieve order and balance in their IT Service provision through training and consultancy on best practices for IT Service Management using ITIL®, COBIT® and ISO/IEC 20000. 20