An incremental update to COBIT 4.0, COBIT 4.1 includes streamlined control objectives and application controls, improved process controls and an enhanced explanation of performance measurement.

Like previous releases of COBIT, COBIT 4.1 leverages the experience of numerous international experts. The COBIT control framework links IT initiatives to the business requirements, organizes IT activities into a generally accepted process model, identifies the major IT resources to be leveraged and defines the management control objectives to be considered. COBIT 4.1 represents a consensus of experts from around the world who continually work together to maintain the relevancy, benefit and timeliness of COBIT.

COBIT 4.1 consists of four sections:

  • The executive overview
  • The framework
  • The core content (control objectives, management guidelines and maturity models)
  • Appendices (mappings and cross-references, additional maturity model information, reference material, a project description and a glossary)