Mapping to COBIT 5 


COBIT 5 is the latest edition of ISACA’s globally accepted framework, providing an end-to-end business view of the governance of enterprise IT that reflects the central role of information and technology in creating value for enterprises.

Reviewing the COBIT 5 Framework

Knowledge of COBIT 5 is not specifically tested on the CGEIT examination. However, the principles, practices, analytical tools and models found in COBIT 5 embody thought leadership and guidance from business, IT and governance experts around the world, and are reflected in the CGEIT job practice task statements.

A thorough review of the COBIT 5 framework and, if possible, supporting publications, is recommended for candidate preparation for the CGEIT examination. To focus a candidate's attention on the specific COBIT 5 content that relates to each CGEIT task statement, and to aid in a candidate's exam preparation, the following tables are provided:

Domain 1: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT

Ensure the definition, establishment and management of a framework for the governance of enterprise IT in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the enterprise.

Domain 2: Strategic Management

Ensure that IT enables and supports the achievement of enterprise objectives through the integration and alignment of IT strategic plans with enterprise strategic plans.

Domain 3: Benefits Realization

Ensure that IT-enabled investments are managed to deliver optimized business benefits, and that benefit realization outcome and performance measures are established and evaluated, and that progress is reported to key stakeholders.

Domain 4: Risk Optimization

Ensure that an IT risk management framework exists to identify, analyze, mitigate, manage, monitor and communicate IT-related business risk, and that the framework for IT risk management is in alignment with the enterprise risk management (ERM) framework.

Domain 5: Resource Optimization

Ensure the optimization of IT resources, including information, services, infrastructure and applications, and people, to support the achievement of enterprise objectives.