ISACA offers professionals who have mastered the content in the COBIT 5 Foundation Course an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by taking an exam and earning a certificate of completion. These professionals understand the IT management issues organizations face today and know how to use COBIT to respond to these challenges. These professionals have used the elements of COBIT, in practice, and are prepared to recommended applications of COBIT for enterprise-wide projects.
Candidates are permitted to self-study for the COBIT 5 Foundation exam. ISACA does suggest that potential candidates first take the Foundation Course to help them successfully prepare for the Foundation Exam.