For larger organisations that have adopted COBIT® 5 best practice, it is essential that they establish a baseline and continually assess the effectiveness of their enterprise process capabilities. The COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM) defines a practical evidence-based approach that provides reliable and consistent management information for IT directors and C-level executives. These senior managers not only need to know that the return on their COBIT 5 investment has paid off but also will use this information to make major decisions that could affect outsourcing, new capital projects or even future mergers and acquisitions.
The COBIT 5 professional who provides the board with this information is right at the heart of this strategic decision-making process and is a highly valued member of the senior executive team. They may work directly for the organisation or be an independent COBIT 5 consultant. It goes without saying that they are likely to be rewarded with high salaries or fees for their efforts.
Launched by ISACA in 2013, the COBIT 5 Assessor training course is designed to provide a practical education on how to perform an assessment and awards an industry-recognised qualification – COBIT 5 Assessor – that demonstrates this capability to peers and employers worldwide. Delegates attending this course are expected to have already completed their COBIT 5 Foundation course and many will have significant experience in IT management and audit.
Become a COBIT 5 Certified Assessor
Building on their COBIT 5 Assessor qualification, successful delegates with at least five years of relevant professional work experience can also apply for ISACA’s COBIT Certified Assessor qualification. This mark of excellence has been only been achieved by 750 individuals worldwide and is acknowledged as the premier COBIT qualification for any IT governance professional.
The requirements to become a COBIT 5 Certified Assessor include:
- Passing grades on the COBIT 5 Foundation and Assessor exams
- Five or more years’ work experience performing process-based activities
- Submission of the COBIT 5 Certified Assessor application
- Payment of the US $100 application fee
- Agreeing to abide by the ISACA code of Professional Ethics
The complete COBIT 5 Training Roadmap can be viewed on the ISACA COBIT 5 website.
I am pleased to report that IT Governance Ltd is the only approved COBIT 5 training partner in the UK that offers the COBIT 5 Assessor training and examination with dates on a public schedule. Our next COBIT 5 Assessor course is a three-day classroom session running in London.