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TOGAF® 9 Certification Training

Introduction

TOGAF®, an Open Group Standard, is a proven enterprise architecture methodology and framework used by the world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency. It is the most prominent and reliable enterprise architecture standard, ensuring consistent standards, methods, and communication among enterprise architecture professionals. Enterprise architecture professionals fluent in TOGAF® standards enjoy greater industry credibility, job effectiveness, and career opportunities. TOGAF® helps practitioners avoid being locked into proprietary methods, utilize resources more efficiently and effectively, and realize a greater return on investment.

TOGAF® 9 course aims at making the participants getting proficient with the components of this Enterprise Architectural Framework. It will relate that existing Architectural experiences of the Participants with those which should be part of TOGAF® 9 / 9.1. Further it may conceptually clarify those portions of TOGAF EA which might not have formed of their experience set.

This course also specifically focusses to enable those who are aspiring to take TOGAF® Training. Towards this objective, this Course will also provide hundreds of examples of Level 1 Multiple choice portions and Level 2 Scenarios based portions (with appropriate reasoning out session for Part 2)

Duration: 5 Days

Course Contents

Day 1 : Theme : Appreciating EA and TOGAF

Introduction

Key responsibilities of an architect . Path towards  becoming  a successful Enterprise Architect. Value of EA.

What is TOGAF ? How does it help an Enterprise Architect.

An high-level view of TOGAF, enterprise architecture, and the contents and key concepts of TOGAF.

Introduction to the Architecture Development Method (ADM).

Architecture Development Method (ADM)

Definitions and distinction: Design, Architecture, Framework.

Architecture design principles, architecture development cycle.

Architecture Vision: Defining scope; creating vision.

Business Architecture: Full process of developing one. Ways to analyze the business motivations for any singular business strategy and the way to develop a total business solutions that balances costs, benefits, risks, sustainability and enterprise constraints.

Architecture Requirements Management:  Understanding the process of managing architecture requirements throughout the ADM cycle. Concept of Requirements and their short comings in Architectural Context.

Case Study,  Mock Exercises and practice in remembering key points for  Level 1 Examination

Day2 : Theme : Key points of ADM and TRM

Key techniques and deliverables of the ADM cycle.

Stakeholder Analysis : Stakeholder Identification, Stakeholder Analysis, Stakeholder Grid and Stakeholder Map.

Architectural and non Architectural Constraints.

Architecture Views and Viewpoints : IEEE standard 1471 to describe a meta model for Views and Viewpoints.

Iterative Architecture Development Concepts: Contextual, Conceptual, Logical and Physical.

Information System Architectures: Develop Data Architecture over Applications Architectures.

Technology Architecture: Developing the Technology  Architecture along with Infrastructure issues.

TOGAF Reference Models, the TOGAF Foundation Architecture and the Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM)

Architecture Compliance.

  • Architecture Principles and Standards
    • Architecture Scoping , Partitioning and Security
    • Enterprise Architecture Governance and its applications
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Architecture Context – Preliminary Phase, Contextual Level Architecture

Requirements and Architecture Vision

  • Technical Reference Model and III‐RM
    • Elements of Reference Architecture and their application
    • Architecture Patterns

Architecture Definition  for Business, Information , Data, Application, Infrastructure , Security , Performance Metrics and Organization Change Management.

  • Gap Analysis Techniques

Case Study,  Mock Exercises and practice in remembering key points for  Level 1 Examination

Day3 : Theme : Empowering TOGAF knowledge in practice

Guidelines for adapting the ADM

Solution opportunity : Applying the Checkpoints on suitability for implementation.

Migration Planning:  Prioritizing works and tasks; Arriving at major work packages; Developing a migration plan. Migration Planning Techniques including: the Implementation Factor Assessment and Deduction Matrix, the Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix , the Architecture Definition Increments table , the Enterprise Architecture State Evolution Table and the Business Value Assessment Technique.

Architectural Qualities and their impact across the architectural domain.

Architecture Scoping , Partitioning and Security : concepts such as partitioning, segmentation and the use of architecture domains. Threat Modeling and security approaches.

TOGAF Reference Models

Architecture Definition Document approval.

Architecture Master Plan : Horizontal and Vertical Capabilities.

Reference Architectures for any architecture domain (Business, Information, Application, Infrastructure, Security) and the best practices for implementing and governing these standards.

Introduction to the Architecture Content Framework

All the types of building blocks that may exist within an architecture, with practical examples showing how these building blocks can be described and related to one another.

Meta Model and physical Model of an EA Repository.

Content Meta model as a way of using Architecture to describe Architecture. A detailed view of the Content Meta model entities and their relationships.

Case Study,  Mock Exercises and practice in remembering key points for  Level 1 Examination . Scenario based exercises with open book mode for Level 2 Examination.

D4 : Theme : Matured look at TOGAF

ADM : The matured look

Implementation Governance: How to provide architectural oversight of the implementation

Architecture Change Management: Establish procedures for managing change to new architecture or in parts of current architecture

ADM consolidation : objectives, approach, inputs, steps and outputs of the phase

Other matured look issues

Introduction to the Enterprise Continuum : How it is used with the ADM to develop enterprise architecture.

Introduction and explanation : An abstract concept for classifying and  categorizing architectures.

Enterprise Continuum in Detail:  Establishing a framework for architecture re-use

Foundation Architecture: Technical Reference Model : Taxonomy, Graphical and visual representation etc.,

Introduction to the Architecture Capability Framework

Competencies Framework for Next generation IT Organization

Business Transformation Readiness, Capability Based planning, Risk Management and Interoperability Requirements

  • Competencies and Capacity
    • TOGAF Skills Framework

Capability based planning models in terms of Strategic Intent, Business Strategies and Architecture for each strategy, Post Implementation Support and Value Realization

Career Path for an Enterprise Architect

Other Topics

Other Architectures / Frameworks: and their relationship to TOGAF

Tools for Architecture Development: guidelines for evaluating architecture tools

Zachman Framework mapping: Mapping the TOGAF ADM to the Zachman Framework

Steps to mature the enterprise IT capabilities to transform IT’s role as a business partner

Case Study,  Mock Exercises and practice in remembering key points for  Level 1 Examination . Scenario based exercises with open book mode for Level 2 Examination.

D5 : Theme :  Consolidating towards Certification

Resource Base

Architecture Board: Guidelines for establishing and operating an enterprise Architecture Board

Architecture Compliance: Guidelines for ensuring project compliance to architecture

Architecture Contracts: Guidelines for defining and using architecture contracts

Architecture Governance: Framework and guidelines for Architecture Governance : role of  an Architecture Board, Architecture Contracts and Compliance Reviews

Architecture Maturity Models: Techniques for Evaluating and Quantifying an Organization’s Maturity in Enterprise Architecture

Architecture Patterns: Guidelines for using architectural patterns

Architecture Principles: Principles for the use and deployment of IT resources across the enterprise

Architecture Skills Framework: A set of role, skill and experience norms for staff undertaking Enterprise Architecture work

Architecture Views: Guidelines for viewpoints and views in architecture models

Building Blocks Example: a fictional example illustrating building blocks in architecture

Business Process Domain Views: a set of function views aligned with the business process structure of the enterprise

Business Scenarios: a method for deriving business requirements for architecture and the implied technical requirements

Enterprise Continuum: Consolidating points

Foundation Architecture: Standards Information Base: Database of industry standards for populating an

Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model: Concepts, Overview and Taxonomy

Consolidation at exercise level

Exhaustive mock Exercises and practice in remembering key points for Level 1 Examination. Advanced Scenario based exercises with open book mode for Level 2 Examination. Mock examination with approach explanation.

The course in its entirety covers nearly 400 questions for Level 1 Examination and about ten Case Study based scenario analysis for Level 2 Examination. The course material will be so exhaustive that the participants will not need any other material for the certification Preparation, However adequate time spend is needed by every individual, after this course before actual certification day.

 

Exam Outline

Level 1 Exam Focus in this Course: In Level 1 there would be multiple choice questions. 60 minutes to answer 40 multiple choice questions.  Referencing to any TOGAF material is not permitted.

Hence the strategy for preparation will be get a quite wide and snap knowledge of all the topic points mentioned below. Time efficiency of 90 minute exam required some focused training.

Level 2 Exam Focus in this Course:

The course will also contain about 20 Scenarios, which is the style in which Level 2 Certification Exam will be conducted. This is provide the much required practice portion for level 2 certification. Note that Level 2 exam just consists of 8 scenario based questions and each scenario is expected to be quite complex in its approach to the correct answer. 90 minutes to do 8 scenario multiple choice questions. Here time is not the focus issue but the ability to understand the scenarios, cross refer to the permitted documentation and then come up with a non-confused answer.

The four choices answers given would almost appear to be correct from different angels. The skill set that this Level 2 focus of this course imparts will be the strategy to pick out the correct one in a tactful way. Since this exam allows open book ( TOGAF material available on-line during exam), the exam time approach is different from that of Level 1, even though both are based on the same syllabus content.