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The TOGAF Standard is a framework for Enterprise Architecture. It may be used freely for non-commercial use by any organization wishing to develop an Enterprise Architecture for use within that organization.
This Business Architecture Foundation course is based on material from the updated TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. It covers all the Foundation (Part 1) syllabus topics, which include:
The course provides knowledge of the fundamentals of TOGAF Business Architecture to be able to contribute to an architecture effort or to work with the results.
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The TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation course is based on material from the updated TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. It covers all the Foundation (Part 1) syllabus topics, which include:
Module zero introduces you to the course main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure.
It also offers a course guide, diagram packs, a further reading and links document and links to download essential copies of the framework publications.
Module 1 provides an overview of Enterprise Architecture, its purpose and benefits. It introduces many core concepts of the TOGAF Standard, including an initial outline of the Architecture Development Method (ADM).
Module 2 explains the basic structure of the ADM and the governance and scoping of Enterprise Architecture. It also explains the purpose and objectives of the Preliminary Phase and Phases A and B and how iteration is applied to the ADM.
Module 3 defines what a business model is and describes different example representations. It explains the typical contents of a business model, using the nine building blocks of the business model canvas as an example. The module also explains the relationship between business models and Business Architecture, how business models can be used according to the TOGAF Standard and why business model innovation should be approached in a structured manner.
Module 4 introduces the concept of business capabilities, describing what a business capability is, how it can be defined and what its components are. It also describes business capability maps and explains the business capability mapping approach, along with how business capabilities can be mapped to other business perspectives.
Module 5 describes different approaches to value analysis, including value streams, value chains, value networks and Lean value streams. It explains the use of value streams in Business Architecture and the relationship of value streams to other Business Architecture concepts. It also explains how a value stream is defined and how it can be decomposed to a value stream stage. Finally, we discover how value streams and value stream stages can be mapped to business capabilities, using an example.
Module 6 describes what a TOGAF Business Scenario is, its purpose and benefits, and explains where TOGAF Business Scenarios are used in the ADM. The module also explains how to develop and validate a TOGAF Business Scenario and includes a description of where business capabilities and value streams are used for this purpose.
Module 7 begins by describing Information Maps along with their impact and benefits. It explains the relationships of Information Maps to other Business Architecture concepts and to data models and how Information Maps can be used with the TOGAF ADM.
The module moves on to describe Organization Maps, outlining their impact and benefits and explaining how they are different to organization charts. It also explains the relationships of Organization Maps to other domains and how Organization Maps can be used with the TOGAF ADM.
Module 8 explains how Business Architecture concepts (business capabilities, value streams, and organization maps) are used in creating the Architecture Vision in Phase A. It also explains the approach to creating the Business Architecture in Phase B.
The module then explains the application of Business Architecture concepts (business capabilities, values streams, organization maps, information maps, and modeling techniques) in Phase B.
This module contains a practice exam provided by The Open Group.
Module 10 provides information on booking the exam and other courses of interest.
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This course comes with a practice TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation (Part 1) exam to help students prepare for the real thing. Answers are included to help students prepare for the official Foundation (Part 1) exam.
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‘Enterprise architecture’ describes the role of creating ‘architectures’ of IT infrastructures. This includes how the architectures are put together and how different elements interact, providing a clearer perspective. Organisations often employ TOGAF certified architects to help them align architectures with business goals.
This can be vital when supporting large-scale enterprise transformation, IT growth, and organisational change.
This certification is a specialization. It goes into more detail than the TOGAF Certified syllabus. Individuals are able to choose whether they wish to study just for this certification credential or use it as an addition to TOGAF certification.
TOGAF is an acronym for The Open Group Architecture Framework.
The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, and standards organisations such as Consortia. They collaborate to capture and clarify technology requirements, establish standards and policies, and share best practices.
The TOGAF standard is used by organizations of almost every size, sector, and industry. Enterprise Architecture is becoming a common practice for maximizing efficiency and managing complex business strategies. This has led to an increase in demand for TOGAF certified architects.
While any organization can use the TOGAF Standard, only a certified architect has been trained how to utilise it properly.
Students begin with TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation (Part 1). Passing this allows them to proceed to the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner (Part 2) exam. There are no prerequisites for taking the TOGAF Business Architecture (BA) exam. The credential courses can be taken without passing an exam.
According to Payscale, TOGAF-certified professionals can earn between $85,000 and $202,000 (or £39,000 and £202,000).
TOGAF-certified architects find work in various industries all over the world. This is increasingly so due to collaboration between business and IT infrastructures becoming ever more essential for remaining competitive.
The TOGAF framework is used worldwide, with certified professionals in over 130 countries. Exams are commonly taken in the UK, USA, India, the Netherlands, and Australia, though architects can find work almost anywhere.
TOGAF is a beneficial tool for businesses to effectively pursue enterprise transformation and IT growth, while also ensuring their IT infrastructure is in line with business goals.
It provides examples and tutorials to help simplify EA programs and can help reduce the amount of time needed to be spent preparing for future programs.
The TOGAF Foundation (Part 1) exam is closed-book, lasts 60 minutes, and features 40 questions. Students who do not have English as their native language can be allocated 30 minutes of extra time. The pass mark is 60%.
The TOGAF Practitioner (Part 2) exam has eight questions, lasts 90 minutes, and has a pass mark of 60%.
The TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation (Part 1) exam is closed-book, lasts 60 minutes, and features 40 questions. Students who do not have English as their native language can be allocated 30 minutes of extra time. The pass mark is 60%.
If you are worried about TOGAF exam costs, you should know that every Good e-Learning EA certification course comes with FREE exam vouchers, as well as free resits via Exam Pledge.
The Good e-Learning TOGAF Business Architecture course is a great way for anyone to become familiar with the Business Architecture component of the TOGAF framework. The Good e-Learning course provides an incremental introduction to Business Architecture by presenting the subject matter in an easily digestible and accessible format for a range of audiences and skill levels.