Cobit 5 Foundation - Practice Exam 1

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Cobit 5 Foundation - Practice Exam

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Question 1

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Which action is NOT considered a good practice to encourage desired behaviour in an enterprise?
Answer
  • Incentives to encourage and deterrents to enforce desired behaviour
  • Communication throughout the enterprise of desired behaviours and the underlying corporate values
  • Appointing business champions
  • Publishing delegation of authority procedures

Question 2

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What is the main purpose of performing a process capability assessment?
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  • To define goals of the process
  • To hire people with correct skills and competencies for executing the process
  • To identify and be part of a process improvement initiative
  • To define the metrics of the process

Question 3

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Which requirement was a major driver for developing the COBIT 5 framework?
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  • To encourage a common language throughout the enterprise to allow better understanding of IT by stakeholders
  • To be generic and useful for enterprises of all sizes, whether commercial, not-for-profit or public sector
  • To get better control over increasing user-initiated and user-controlled IT solutions
  • To enable enterprises to achieve operational excellence through the reliable and efficient application of technology

Question 4

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What is a very important enterprise communication mechanism for corporate values and desired behaviour?
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  • Process outcomes
  • Principles and policies
  • Organisational structures
  • Rules and norms

Question 5

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What capability level is an optimised process?
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  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 5

Question 6

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In which of the following will you find a description of how the investment and value creation would be monitored throughout the economic lifecycle, and the metrics to be used (based on goals and metrics)?
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  • Business Objectives
  • Process Capability Model
  • Business Policies
  • Business Case

Question 7

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Which is a vehicle to translate desired behaviour into practical guidance for day-to-day management?
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  • Organisational structures
  • Principles, policies and framework
  • Processes
  • Rules and norms

Question 8

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When designing an implementation plan for IT governance and management, what is an environmental factor to be considered?
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  • Industry practices
  • Insufficient IT resources, staff with inadequate skills or staff burnout/dissatisfaction
  • Significant incidents related to IT risk
  • External audit or consultant assessments

Question 9

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What is the activity in continual improvement phase in the implementation lifecycle called where practical solutions are supported by justifiable business cases?
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  • Build Improvements
  • Define Roadmap
  • Plan Programme
  • Initiate Programme

Question 10

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Achieving IT-related goals requires the successful application and use of what?
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  • Enablers
  • Enabler Goals
  • IT Balanced Scorecard
  • Processes

Question 11

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What is a benefit of the Goals Cascade?
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  • Consider the inputs and outputs of an IT process in the enterprise
  • Define relevant and tangible goals and objectives at various levels of responsibility
  • Define and implement the enterprise architecture
  • Support the definition of clear roles and responsibilities in an enterprise

Question 12

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Which item provides the structure under which processes can operate?
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  • Information
  • Values
  • Frameworks
  • Rules and Norms

Question 13

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What rating does a process attain when some aspects of the defined attribute's achievement may be unpredictable in the assessed process?
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  • F - Fully
  • P - Partially and or L - Largely
  • L - Largely and or F - Fully
  • P - Partially

Question 14

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Which COBIT 5 dimension(s) deals specifically with good practices?
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  • The Capability Dimension
  • The Process Dimension
  • The Enabler Dimension
  • Both the Process and Capability Dimensions

Question 15

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Which requirement describes 'contextual quality' in the Goals Enabler dimension?
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  • Enablers are available when, and if, needed
  • Outcomes should be current and appropriate
  • Enablers provide accurate, objective and reputable results
  • Outcomes are secured

Question 16

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Which attributes apply to a process activity?
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  • Based on generally accepted standards and good practices
  • Considers the input and outputs of the process
  • Supports establishment of clear roles and responsibilities
  • All the above

Question 17

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Which is one of the ways of meeting the Governance Objective of 'Value Creation'?
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  • By providing incentives
  • By optimising resources
  • By hiring SMEs
  • By providing free service

Question 18

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Which question is asked to decide how enabler performance be managed?
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  • Is security ensured?
  • Are operations efficient?
  • Is performance monitored?
  • Is lifecycle managed?

Question 19

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What information layer defines the rules and principles for constructing sentences in natural or artificial languages?
Answer
  • Social world
  • Semantic
  • Physical World
  • Empiric

Question 20

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Which option is a benefit to the enterprise of using the COBIT 5 framework?
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  • COBIT 5 is first and foremost an 'IT framework'
  • COBIT 5 does not encourage a common language throughout the enterprise
  • COBIT 5 enables IT to be managed in a holistic manner
  • COBIT 5 is a framework to be used mainly for IT Service Management

Question 21

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Which architecture principle suggests the meeting of changing business needs in an effective and efficient manner?
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  • Agility
  • Openess
  • Simplicity
  • Reusablility

Question 22

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Who is an internal stakeholder?
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  • A staff member
  • A shareholder
  • A business partner
  • A regulator

Question 23

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Identify the missing word(s) in the following sentence. Process [?] is a process attribute for an optimising process.
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  • Innovation
  • Performance management
  • Assessment
  • Measurement

Question 24

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What type of process goal ensures the process remains confidential when required, and known and accessible to those who need it?
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  • Accessibility and Security
  • Intrinsic
  • Business
  • Contextual

Question 25

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Which characteristic is necessary for a good policy?
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  • Efficient
  • Expresses the core values of the enterprise
  • Intrusive
  • Limited in number

Question 26

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Identify the missing word(s) in the following sentence. Business processes generate and process [?], transforming them into information.
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  • Value
  • Knowledge
  • Policies
  • Data

Question 27

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Which is the MOST suitable process design for skills such as Incident Management?
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  • Monitor, Evaluate and Assess (MEA)
  • Deliver, Service and Support (DSS)
  • Build, Acquire and Implement (BAI)
  • Align, Plan and Organise (APO)

Question 28

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What are enabler goals cascaded into?
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  • IT-related goals
  • Enablers
  • Not cascaded but supported by processes
  • Risk optimisation goals

Question 29

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When are policies said to be effective?
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  • When they are limited in number
  • When they express the core values of the enterprise
  • When they achieve the stated purpose
  • When they provide a logical flow for staff who have to comply with them

Question 30

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Identify the missing word(s) in the following sentence. Availability Management is considered a skill category for the [?] Process Domain.
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  • Evaluate, Direct and Monitor (EDM)
  • Build, Acquire and Implement (BAI)
  • Align, Plan and Organise (APO)
  • Deliver, Service and Support (DSS)

Question 31

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Which enabler can be structured or unstructured, formalised or informalised?
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  • Process
  • Policies
  • Enablers
  • Information

Question 32

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What is the information category called if it corresponds to the restricted access information quality goal?
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  • Compliant
  • Believability
  • Confidential
  • Effective

Question 33

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What do processes make or need to ensure consistent implementation and execution?
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  • RACI Charts
  • Cultural Aspects
  • Business Goals
  • Policies and Procedures

Question 34

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What does a 'Lag Indicator' measure?
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  • If the enabler lifecycle is managed
  • If stakeholders needs are addressed
  • If governance is managed
  • If good practices are applied

Question 35

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What is a good practice of the policies element within the Principles, policies and frameworks model?
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  • To be open and flexible
  • To specify consequences of failing to comply
  • To provide detailed guidance on how to put principles into practice
  • To express the core values of the enterprise

Question 36

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What role is responsible for setting direction through prioritisation and decision making?
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  • Governing Body
  • Operations
  • Stakeholders
  • Management

Question 37

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Which role is most senior in the enterprise and is accountable for the operation of the enterprise?
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  • Business Executive
  • Head of Architecture
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Question 38

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Generic resources are used in which levels of the Process Assessment Model (PAM)?
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  • Only at level 1
  • At all levels of the capability model
  • From levels 2 to 5
  • Only at level 5

Question 39

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Identify the missing word(s) in the following sentence. Governance ensures that [?] are evaluated to determine balanced, agreed-on enterprise objectives to be achieved.
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  • Processes
  • Stakeholder Needs
  • IT-Related goals
  • Enterprises

Question 40

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The COBIT 5 framework delivers to its stakeholders the most complete and up-to-date guidance on governance and management of enterprise IT by _________________.
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  • Keeping the other ISACA frameworks separate
  • Providing a sound and comprehensive reference of good practices
  • Providing a complex architecture
  • Mandatorily using other standards

Question 41

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Which element is a key component of the COBIT 5 governance approach?
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  • Stakeholder Transparency
  • Roles, Responsibilities and Activities
  • Evaluate, Direct and Monitor
  • Plan, Build, Run and Monitor

Question 42

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At what process capability level(s) is the Process Reference Model used?
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  • All Levels
  • None of the Levels
  • Level 1 only
  • Level 2, 3, 4 and 5

Question 43

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What does span of control mean in the organisational structures enabler?
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  • Publishing a schedule of Board meetings in advance
  • Issuing the boundaries of the organisational structure's decision rights
  • Defining the structure to delegate decision rights
  • Documenting the decisions which the structure is authorised to take

Question 44

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What is followed for creating, encouraging and maintaining desired behaviour throughout the enterprise?
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  • Lifecycle
  • Individual ethics
  • Organisational ethics
  • Good practices

Question 45

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What term is used to describe a merger, acquisition or divestiture's impact on the governance and management of IT?
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  • Pain points
  • Trigger events
  • Enterprise change
  • IT risk

Question 46

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Which enabler describes an organised set of practices and activities to achieve certain objectives?
Answer
  • Culture, Ethics and Behaviour
  • Processes
  • Principles, Policies and Frameworks
  • People, Skills and Competencies

Question 47

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Which aspect relates to the COBIT 5 key principle of 'meeting stakeholder needs'?
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  • Aligns with the latest views on governance
  • Provides a simple architecture
  • Translates stakeholder needs into strategy
  • Defines the relationship between governance and management

Question 48

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What attribute describes information sufficiently up-to-date for the task at hand?
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  • Relevancy
  • Currency
  • Completeness
  • Ease of manipulation

Question 49

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In what sequence would the following occur in the COBIT 5 Process Reference Model? 1.Run 2.Build 3.Direct.
Answer
  • 2,3,1
  • 1,2,3
  • 3,2,1
  • 3,1,2

Question 50

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Which driver influences stakeholder needs?
Answer
  • Good Practices
  • Contextual Quality
  • Lag Indicators
  • A Changing Business Environment
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