1. TOGAF 9.1 Overview
The effective management and exploitation of information through IT has become a key contributor to strategic and operational success of most businesses today. This has resulted in IT management being increasingly challenged to align IT with the business strategy and to understand how IT adds value to the business.
The Open Group’s Enterprise Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) enables organizations to address this need, by providing a strategic context for the evolution of the IT systems in response to the constantly changing needs of the business environment.
A well-designed, correctly planned and successfully implemented Enterprise Architecture offers the following benefits to an organization:
- Improved ability to respond to new business demands
- Improved ability to introduce new technology
- Greater business value from IT operations
- Faster, simpler, cheaper procurement
- Faster time-to-market
2. TOGAF 9.1 Training
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is becoming the de facto international certification for Architects at all levels. The Open Group updated the TOGAF architecture framework to TOGAF 9.1 Enterprise Edition in 2012.
A lot of the work on TOGAF 9 was around not just what architecture should have, but how to make it work within business and technology scenarios. TOGAF 9 is a detailed method and set of supporting resources for developing an Enterprise Architecture within a business. It represents an industry consensus framework and methodology for enabling business execution.
The TOGAF course prepares delegates for certification against the current TOGAF 9 best practice as understood by Architects worldwide and documented under The Open Groups Architecture Framework. The opportunity to obtain this certification is also included in the course.
The purpose of certification to TOGAF 9 Foundation, is to provide validation that the Candidate has gained knowledge of the terminology, structure, and basic concepts of TOGAF 9, and understands the core principles of Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF. The learning objectives at this level focus on knowledge and comprehension.
The purpose of certification for TOGAF 9 Certified, is to provide validation that in addition to the knowledge and comprehension of TOGAF 9 Foundation, the candidate is able to analyze and apply this knowledge. The learning objectives at this level therefore focus on application and analysis in addition to knowledge and comprehension.
Certification is only achieved by passing the two examinations, Level 1 TOGAF 9 Foundation and Level 2 TOGAF 9 Certified.
3. Course Audience:
The target audience for TOGAF® 9.1 certified training includes but is not limited to:
- Professionals who are working in roles associated with an architecture project such as those responsible for planning, execution, development, delivery and operation;
- Individuals who require a deeper understanding of TOGAF® 9.1
- Professionals who are working in an organization where TOGAF® 9.1 has been adopted and who need to participate in architecture projects and initiatives
- Architects who will be responsible for developing architecture artifacts
- Architects who wish to introduce TOGAF® 9.1 into an architecture practice
- Architects who want to achieve a recognized qualification to demonstrate their detailed knowledge of TOGAF® 9.1
4. Prerequisite Knowledge
A prior knowledge of or Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis, IT Architecture or IT Project Management is advantageous but not required.
During the course students will become familiar with the TOGAFTM Version 9.1 body of knowledge.
5. Delivery Method
Classroom style - combining lecture, discussion & exercises utilizing course materials, digital projector & flipchart
6. Scope of the Training
At the end of the training participants will:
- Understand the new concepts introduced to TOGAF in version 9
- Understand the business rationale behind Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF
- Have an understanding of the overall structure and contents of the TOGAF 9 document and the key subject matter content
- Have an overall and detailed understanding of the ADM development cycle and all the phases that make up the cycle including for each phase:
- Objectives and approach to the phase
- Inputs to the phase
- Outputs / Deliverables
- Be able to use the techniques defined for use in Architecture development including:
- Stakeholders involved and their role, concerns + look at views and Viewpoints
- Architecture Principles and Architecture patterns, views and viewpoints
- Business Scenarios, with goals & objectives
- Planning and analysis techniques
- Assessing & Readiness of the business
- Managing risk
- Understand the guidelines for adapting the ADM processes
- For SOA, and Security considerations
- Adapting for iterations and different enterprise levels
- Gain sound understanding of the Architecture Content Framework and the purpose / content of each of the elements including:
- Content Metamodel
- Architecture building blocks and their relationships to the A.D.M
- Architecture Artefacts
- Architecture Deliverable
- Understanding of the Enterprise Continuum and the Architecture Repository, including:
- Contents of the Architecture Repository
- Make-up of the Enterprise Continuum, including the Architecture and Solutions Continuum
- Architecture Partitioning
- Have a detailed understanding of the concepts, taxonomy and graphical representations of the TOGAF Reference Models and their application, including:
- Foundation Architecture
- Technical Reference Mode (TRM)
- Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM)
- Applications and Service
- Understand boundary-less information flow
- The Standards Information Base
- Core metamodel concepts
- How to establish an architecture capability
- Setting up / running an Architecture Board
- Understanding of:
- Architecture compliance and contracts
- Architecture governance and processes / role within TOGAF ADM
- Architecture maturity assessments / models
- Need for and make-up of Architecture skills framework
- Tools, techniques and methods for architectural development
TOGAF 9 Combined Part 1 & 2 Exam
It consists of 2 sections with pass marks as per TOGAF Part 1 and 2 examinations described below. Certification is only achieved by passing the 2 sections. If you fail a section then no certification is awarded until you retake the failed section.
Part 1 Foundation: Multiple Choice
- 40 Questions / 60 minutes
- Pass mark 55% (22 or more points out of a maximum of 40)
- This exam comprises 40 questions in simple multiple choice format; covering the Level 1 learning outcomes.
- Each correct answer scores a single point.
- Closed book exam section
Part 2 Certified: Complex Multiple Choice Scenario-based
- 8 Questions / 90 minutes
- Pass mark 60% (24 or more points out of a maximum of 40)
- This exam comprises 8 complex scenario questions, with gradient scoring.
- This exam is open book and covers the complete Level 2 learning outcomes.
- The correct answer scores 5 points, the second best answer 3 points, and the third best answer 1 point.
- The distracter scores zero points.
- Open Book exam section
8. Course Duration
9. Course Outline
- Module 1 – Course Introduction
- Module 2 – Management Overview
- Module 3 – The TOGAF® 9.1 Components
- Module 4 – An Introduction to the Architecture Development Method
- Module 5 – The Enterprise Continuum
- Module 6 – The Architecture Repository
- Module 7 – The Architecture Content Framework
- Module 8 – The Architecture Content Meta-model
- Module 9 – The Preliminary Phase
- Module 10 – Architecture Governance
- Module 11 – Business Scenarios
- Module 12 – Stakeholder Management
- Module 13 – Architecture Views and Viewpoints
- Module 14 – Building Blocks and the ADM
- Module 15 – Architecture Implementation Support Techniques
- Module 16 – Phase A: Architecture Vision
- Module 17 – Phase B: Business Architecture
- Module 18 – Phase B: Business Architecture – Catalogues, Diagrams and Matrices
- Module 19 – Phase C: Information Systems Architectures
- Module 20 – Phase C: Data Architecture
- Module 21 – Phase C: Data Architecture – Catalogues, Matrices and Diagrams
- Module 22 – The Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model
- Module 23 – Phase C: Applications Architecture
- Module 24 – Phase C: Applications Architecture – Catalogues, Matrices and Diagrams
- Module 25 – Foundation Architecture
- Module 26 – Phase D: Technology Architecture
- Module 27 – Phase D: Technology Architecture – Catalogues, Matrices and Diagrams
- Module 28 – Migration Planning Techniques
- Module 29 – Phase E: Opportunities and Solutions
- Module 30 – Phase F: Migration Planning
- Module 31 – Phase G: Implementation Governance
- Module 32 – Phase H: Architecture Change Management
- Module 33 – ADM Requirements Management
- Module 34 – Architecture Partitioning
- Module 35 – Guidelines for Adapting the ADM: Iteration and Levels
- Module 36 – Guidelines for Adapting the ADM: Security
- Module 37 – Architecture Maturity Models
- Module 38 – Architecture Skills Framework
- Exam: Practices, Tip & Tricks