NICF- COBIT® 5 Foundation


As organisations are highly dependent on IT to drive many business processes, the need for regulatory compliance and risks mitigation is made even more crucial. As the most widely used international framework of best practices for IT governance, Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT®) lets you bridge the gaps among control requirements, technical issues and business risks.

The COBIT® Certificate course is a 3-day programme that introduces you to the fundamentals of the COBIT® governance framework for IT. It covers topics required for the foundation certification and also relates the fundamentals of COBIT to real world examples.

A workshop and mock examination give you guided practice in applying COBIT to a case scenario and preparation for the certification examination. Past participants include IT Managers from public and private organisations in Singapore and abroad, providing good networking opportunities and experience sharing.

With the publication of the latest version - COBIT 5 - ISACA has taken the opportunity to update the framework for the current challenges facing organisations, as well as standardising and simplifying the COBIT structure. The course instructors are COBIT® certified and are experienced in implementing COBIT® in private and public sector organisations.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 18 PDUs (Business: 18) that can be used to maintain your PMP®credential. Note that for the purpose of PDU reporting by those with PMP® credentials, the PMI REP Provider Number of ISS is “2339”.

Should course participants wish to report CPE credits to ISACA®, the relevant CPE credits for this course would need to be submitted under the category of ‘Non-ISACA® professional education activities and meetings’. While the total training hours, exclusive of breaks and lunches, for the course is 19.5 hours, participants should refer to the below ISACA® guidelines on the relevant hours which can be reported for their respective ISACA certifications and the calculation of the hours:

Part of -
Duration 3 days
Course Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
PDU 18
PDU and PD hours are available for this course
Enquiry Please contact Ms. Serene ANG at tel: 66012391 or email for more details.

Upcoming Classes

Class 1 27 Feb 2019 to 01 Mar 2019 (FullTime)

Duration: 3 days

27, 28
9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 2 28 Aug 2019 to 30 Aug 2019 (FullTime)

Duration: 3 days

09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 3 04 Mar 2020 to 06 Mar 2020 (FullTime)

Duration: 3 days

09:00am to 05:00pm

Key Takeaways

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to COBIT 5, including key features, principles and enablers. At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Create awareness with your business executives and senior IT management
  • Assess the current state of your enterprise IT with the objective of scoping which aspects of COBIT 5 would be appropriate to implement

Who Should Attend

This course is for: 

  • Senior managers in IT service provision organisations
  • Senior IT staff
  • IT management
  • Audit management
  • IT, risk and security practitioners
  • Key business users
  • IT consultants


Participants should have some experience or knowledge in IT management or governance

What Will Be Covered

  • Key features of COBIT 5
  • The COBIT 5 principles
  • The COBIT 5 enablers
    • Principles, policies and frameworks
    • Processes
    • Organisational structures
    • Culture, ethics and behaviour
    • Information
    • Services, infrastructure and applications
    • People, skills and competencies
  • Introduction to COBIT 5 implementation
    • 7 Phases of implementation applicable to 3 aspects of implementation
      • Programme
      • Change enablement
      • Improvement
  • The COBIT 5 Process Capability Assessment Model


Lectures and workshop


Course fees and exam fees are payable as follows:

(a) Course Fees

International Participants


Full course fee



7% GST on full course fee



Total nett course fee payable, including GST



Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees, apart from government subsidies. For more information, click here.

(b) Exam Fees

International Students/S'poreans/PRs

Exam fee 


7% GST on fee


Total fee payable S$467

Exams & Certificate

Certificate of Completion

The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment

  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: During and end of course
  • Passing Criteria: Generally achieve above 50% for questions and achieve objective in the case of exercise/workshop
  • Assessment Method: Workshops and certification exam

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-SM-501S-1 Implement information risk management process

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units. ISS reserves the right not to disclose any information on the course assessment process.


The exam will be conducted on Day 3 of the course. It comprises of 50 multiple choice questions to be completed within 40 mins. For candidates whose native language is not in English, the exam duration will be allowed up to 50 mins.

Preparing for Your Course

NUS-ISS Course Registration Terms and Conditions

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NUS-ISS and Learner’s Commitment and Responsibilities

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.


Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.


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