COBIT course addresses regulatory compliance

IT Management trainer Pink Elephant has announced the Australian launch of a new course designed to help organizations meet their regulatory compliance obligations.

The three-day, instructor-led COBIT Foundations course will be run from November 20-22 in Melbourne and November 28-30 in Sydney, this year.

COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology) is a set of best practices to do with managing the control requirements, technical issues and business risks of IT.

While the course will be particularly relevant to organizations that need to comply with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislations, COBIT is a framework that "is relevant to any organization with a large IT investment", according to Pink Elephant President David Ratcliffe.

"Because IT governance has become a hot topic around the world in the last one to two years, we believe that COBIT will be of interest to organisations based in any country," Ratcliffe said.

Pink Elephant's COBIT Foundations course covers information on COBIT and how it can improve IT operations and support IT governance issues, levels of security and control necessary to protect a company's assets, and information on how COBIT is used as an umbrella framework and integrator for other standards and best practices.

At the end of the class, attendees will sit a COBIT Foundations examination administered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, which in 1992 created the framework, along with the IT Governance Institute.

Interested parties can to view the course syllabus and register at Pink Elephant's Web site.

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