IT Audit and Assurance Based on COBIT 5 

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Student Book

  • Chapter 1. Preface states the goal of this publication is to be used with the five caselets. It is intended to be integrated into courses on information technology audit and assurance based on COBIT 5, and for students with little to no experience in this area.
  • Chapter 2. Governance of Enterprise IT (GEIT) and the History of COBIT explains how the role of IT enhanced over time and became GEIT. IT also explains the development of COBIT 5 from its foundation in IT audit to a broader IT framework.
  • Chapter 3. Substantiating the COBIT 5 Principles discusses the 5 core principles found in the COBIT 5 framework and how they relate to concepts and insights from academic and professional literatures.
  • Chapter 4. COBIT 5 Enabling Processes and Domains discusses one of the seven COBIT 5 enablers in more detail, more specifically the process enabler.
  • Chapter 5. COBIT 5 Product Family presents the set of books that have been developed around the COBIT 5 knowledge base.
  • Chapter 6. IT Assurance and COBIT 5 elaborates on how COBIT 5 defines assurance and how the assurance process can be executed.

All World Airways Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, and tasks for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of a Chief Information Officer of an international airline experiencing losses over the past six quarters, and perform a risk assessment using COBIT 5 as the analysis framework.


ClaimProof Insurance Caselet

Company profile, background information, issues, and tasks for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of a junior level auditor who has been assigned to examine specific changes to an automated adjudication system used by ClaimProof insurance, an international property and casualty insurance company.


DentDel Inc. Caselet

Company profile, background information, issues, and tasks for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of the audit team leader for DentDel Inc.’s internal audit department. Their task is to audit DentDel’s process of moving to a new order entry system.

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Software Program Inc. Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, and tasks for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role an audit professional assisting Software Program’s Director of IT Audit in preparing audit documents based on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission framework and COBIT 5 framework.


Your Neighborhood Grocers Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, issues, and tasks for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of assistant to the Chief Information Officer, assigned with creating an assessment of YNG’s operations using COBIT 5.