ISO/IEC 38500 IT Corporate Governance Implementer Course

  • Course level: Intermediate


Mastering the Implementation and Management of Corporate Governance of Information Technology based on ISO/IEC 38500

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise and knowledge to support an organization in implementing and managing Corporate Governance of IT as specified in ISO/IEC 38500:2008. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to appropriately govern a Corporate Governance of IT system across all the principles of ISO/IEC 38500. ISO/IEC 38500 applies to the governance of management processes (and decisions) relating to the information and communication services used by an organization. These processes could be controlled by IT specialists within the organization or external service providers, or by business units within the organization. This training is consistent with COBIT 5 (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) and CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT).

Educational approach

This training is based on both theory and practice:

Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
Practical exercises
Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
Practice test similar to the certification exam

To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited


What Will I Learn?

  • To understand the implementation of the Corporate Governance of IT by adhering to the governance framework and principles of ISO/IEC 38500
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of a Corporate Governance of IT
  • To understand the relationship between the components of a Corporate Governance of IT, including responsibility, strategy, acquisition, performance, conformance, and human behavior
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining a Corporate Governance of IT as delineated in ISO/IEC 38500
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing a Corporate Governance of IT
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of Corporate Governance of IT
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of the management of Corporate Governance of IT

Topics for this course


Course Agenda?

Day 1: Introduction to IT Governance and ISO/IEC 38500 Day 2: IT Strategy and Acquisition Day 3: Performance and Risk Management Day 4: Resource Management, Conformance, and Human Behavior Day 5: Certification Exam
system certification ISO/IEC 38500

Material Includes

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 500 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to the participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of an exam, the participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions


  • ISO 38500 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 38500 is recommended.

Target Audience

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization In the implementation of Corporate Governance of IT
  • ISO 38500 auditors who wish to fully understand the Corporate Governance of IT implementation process
  • CxO and Senior Managers responsible for the IT governance of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of groups monitoring the resources within the organization
  • External business or technical specialists, such as legal or accounting specialists, retail associations, or professional bodies
  • Vendors of hardware, software, communications and other IT products
  • Internal and external service providers (including consultants)
  • Members of an information security and/or IT team
  • Expert advisors in information technology
  • Technical experts wanting to formalize, amend, and/or extend the organizations IT-related objectives
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