COBIT Foundation (COBF)

This Cobit Foundation course is a three day, PEOPLECERT-accredited course, which looks at the drivers for this latest version of COBIT. The five basic principles on which COBIT 5 is founded and the enablers for governance and management of enterprise IT which support the integration between the goals, objectives, controls and processes of the business and IT. The course includes an introduction to COBIT 5 implementation and the concepts relating to the Process Assessment Model.

This Cobit Foundation course comprises lectures, group discussion, assignments, a sample examination paper and other guidance to prepare attendees for the PEOPLECERT-accredited examination. The Cobit Foundation course activities are reinforced through the trainer's proven implementation track record. The course content is based on COBIT 5, including the framework and other supporting documentation.


After completing this course you should be able to:Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities

  • Write PERL compatible regular expressions
  • Understand how to utilize the adaptive learning engine
  • Configure AppFirewall to protect web applications
  • Utilize NetScaler Secure Insight to Monitor, Manage and report on Application Services security
  • Troubleshoot AppFirewall

Target Audience

Individuals with previous NetScaler experience interested in deploying or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) in Citrix NetScaler environments.


Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following courses:

  • CNS-102: NetScaler Overview


  • CNS-220: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management


  • CNS-222: Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Testing and Certification

Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 1Y0-340 - Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics - Security, Management, and Optimization

Delegates looking to obtain this exam should have also attended the CNS-319 course.

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Overview and key features of COBIT 5

  • The drivers for the development of COBIT 5
  • The business needs of the enterprise and the benefits provided by COBIT 5

The COBIT 5 Principles

  • Introduction to the framework principles, enablers and the process reference model
  • Principle 1 - Meeting stakeholder needs
  • Principle 2 - Covering the enterprise end-to-end
  • Principle 3 - Applying a single integrated framework
  • Principle 4 - Enabling a holistic approach
  • Principle 5 - Separating governance from management

The COBIT 5 Enablers

  • Enabler 1 - Principles, policies and frameworks
  • Enabler 2 - Processes
  • Enabler 3 - Organisational structures
  • Enabler 4 - Culture, ethics and behaviour
  • Enabler 5 - Information
  • Enabler 6 - Services, infrastructure and applications
  • Enabler 7 - People, skills and competencies

An Introduction to COBIT 5 Implementation

  • The lifecycle model
  • Internal and external factors that influence change
  • Typical pain points and trigger events that drive change
  • The importance and good practice of the business case

The Process Capability Model (The Process Assessment Model)

  • Introduction to the Process Capability Model based on ISO 15504
  • The concepts and scope of Process Capability Assessment using the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model