Exam AQUESTION 1

Which principle is key for the governance and management of enterprise ?
A.Managing IT OperationsB.Ensure Resource Optimisation C.Enabling A
Holistic ApproachD.Managing Information
Correct Answer:
C
ExplanationExplanation/Reference:
COBIT 5 is based on five key principles for governance and management of
enterprise IT:•
Principle 1: Meeting Stakeholder Needs
—Enterprises exist to create value for their stakeholders bymaintaining abalance
between the realisation of benefits and the optimisation of risk and use of resources.•
Principle 2: Covering the Enterprise End-to-end
—COBIT 5 integrates governance of enterprise IT intoenterprisegovernance: – It
covers all functions and processes within the enterprise; COBIT 5 does not focus
only on the ‘ITfunction’, buttreats information and related technologies as assets that
need to be dealt with just like any other asset byeveryone inthe enterprise. – It
considers all IT-related governance and management enablers to be enterprisewide
and end-to-end,i.e., inclusiveof everything and everyone—internal and external—that
is relevant to governance and management ofenterpriseinformation and related IT.•
Principle 3: Applying a Single, Integrated Framework
—There are many IT-related standards and goodpractices, eachproviding guidance
on a subset of IT activities. COBIT 5 aligns with other relevant standards
andframeworks at a highlevel, and thus can serve as the overarching framework for
governance and management of enterprise IT.
• Principle 4: Enabling a Holistic Approach
—Efficient and effective governance and management ofenterprise ITrequire a
holistic approach, taking into account several interacting components. COBIT 5
defines a set ofenablers tosupport the implementation of a comprehensive
governance and management system for enterprise IT.Enablers arebroadly defined
as anything that can help to achieve the objectives of the enterprise. The COBIT
5framework definesseven categories of enablers: – Principles, Policies and
Frameworks – Processes – Organisational Structures – Culture, Ethics and
Behaviour – Information – Services, Infrastructure and Applications – People, Skills
and Competencies•
Principle 5: Separating Governance From Management
—The COBIT 5 framework makes a cleardistinctionbetween governance and
management. These two disciplines encompass different types of activities,require
differentorganisational structures and serve different purposes. COBIT 5’s view on
this key distinction betweengovernance andmanagement is:

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a process must achieve either an L – Largely or F – Fully. runs and monitors activities in alignment with the direction set by thegovernancebody to achieve the enterprise objectives. P Partially achieved >15% to 50% achievement .There is evidence of an approach to andsome achievement of the defined attribute in the assessment approach.There is little or no evidence of achievement of thedefined attribute in the assessed process. 8 5 % t o 1 0 0 % C .Together. 7 5 % t o 1 0 0 % D.full achievement of an attribute in an assessed process. QUESTION 3 Identify the missing word in the following sentence. 1 0 0 B . builds. Specific governance responsibilities may be delegated to special organisational structures atanappropriate level.There is evidence of a complete andsystematic approach to and full achievement of the defined attribute in the assessed process. these five principles enable the enterprise to build an effective governance and managementframework thatoptimises information and technology investment and use for the benefit of stakeholders. conditions and options are evaluated to determine balanced. Nosignificant weakness related to this attribute exist in the assessed process.is a collection of practices influenced by the enterprise's policies and proceduresthat .and monitoring performance and compliance against agreed-on direction and objectives.There is evidence of a systematic approachto. Some aspects ofachievement of the attribute may be unpredictable. defined by theCOBIT 5 assessment approach?A .** Note also that to be able to move to another level of assessment any deficiencies that scored L – Largely must be improved to an F – Fully before an enterprise can move on. F Fully achieved >85% to 100% achievement .** Note to ‘pass’ a process capability level. overall governance is the responsibility of the board of directors under the leadership ofthechairperson.agreed-on enterprise objectives to be achieved.On average 85 % Correct Answer: B ExplanationExplanation/Reference:The Measurement Framework COBIT assessment process measures the extent to which a given process achieves the process attributes: N Not achieved 0 to 15% achievement .In most enterprises. the defined attribute in the assessed process. – ManagementManagement plans.The definition of ------------. and significant achievement of. QUESTION 2 What percentage represents F . particularly in larger.– GovernanceGovernance ensures that stakeholder needs. complex enterprises. management is the responsibility of the executive management under the leadership ofthe chiefexecutive officer (CEO).In most enterprises. L Largely achieved >50% to 85% achievement . setting direction through prioritisation and decision making. Some weaknessrelated to this attribute may exist in the assessed process.

manipulates the inputs and produces outputs.takes input from a number of sources.intrinsic goals .A . p r i n c i p l e s B.