Awareness: The TOGAF® Standard

Enjoy a fantastic introduction to the TOGAF enterprise architecture framework with the award-winning TOGAF training team at Good e-Learning!

TOGAF is one of the world’s most popular frameworks for enterprise architecture, but how does it work? What are its benefits? This course will bring you up to speed with the purpose and inner workings of TOGAF, equipping you to contribute to TOGAF-oriented projects, or even begin studying for your TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 Foundation certification. Kickstart your TOGAF training today!

Module 1: An Introduction

Learning Objectives

The first module of the course focuses on giving the learner an overview of the age of digital disruption and goes on to set the scene by explaining the key terms and where TOGAF can help a business.

1.1 Introduction
1.2 What is Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF?
1.3 Enterprise Architecture Implementation Challenges
1.4 An Introduction to the TOGAF Standard
1.5 Why use TOGAF?
1.6 The Relationship between TOGAF and other domains

Module 2: The Detail

Learning Objectives

Module two dives into more detail about the TOGAF standard to focus on the phases of the Architecture Delivery Model, the Enterprise Continuum and more detailed key terminology.

2.1 Introduction to the ADM
2.2 Setting Architecture Context
2.3 Architecture Delivery
2.4 Transitional Planning
2.5 Building Blocks and the Enterprise Continuum
2.6 Stakeholders, Concerns, Views and Viewpoints

Module 3: The Benefits

Learning Objectives

Module three is concerned with the benefits that TOGAF can bring to a business. In this module, learners will discover the benefits of Architecture Governance, the Architecture Skills Framework and many more.

3.1 Architecture Governance
3.2 Architecture Skills Framework
3.3 Architecture Vision
3.4 Stakeholder Management
3.5 Service-Oriented Architecture
3.6 Other Important Benefits

Module 4: The Benefits per Stakeholder

Learning Objectives

This, the final module, provides a brief overview of the benefits grouped by stakeholder. The benefits of having The TOGAF standard can relate to the different groups taking part. The specific benefits are identified per involved party.

4.1 The Business User
4.2 The IT Organization
4.3 The EA Organization
4.4 The IT Service Provider
4.5 The IT Management Software Vendor
4.6 The Industry-related Training and Certification Provider

No Exam With This Course

What is enterprise architecture?

‘Enterprise architecture’ involves creating ‘architectures’ of IT infrastructures, including how they are put together and how different elements interact. This provides a clearer sense of perspective which organizations can use to align architectures with business goals.

This can be essential for supporting large-scale enterprise transformation, IT growth, and organization-wide change.

What is TOGAF?

TOGAF® is a leading enterprise architecture framework. It provides a systematic approach for designing, building, and adapting enterprise architectures – one that has been successfully applied across countless organizations and industries around the world.

Who owns the TOGAF standard?

The Open Group works with customers and suppliers of technology products and services, and with consortia and other standards organizations to capture, clarify, and integrate current and emerging requirements, establish standards and policies, and share best practices.

What kind of organization is the TOGAF standard suitable for?

The TOGAF standard is used by organizations of virtually every size, sector and industry. Enterprise architecture is becoming a much more common practice for maximizing efficiency and managing complex business strategies, and this has only led to an increase in demand for TOGAF certified architects.

However, while any organization can use the TOGAF standard, it takes a certified architect to use it properly.

What does the TOGAF certification path look like?

Students begin with TOGAF Foundation (Level 1). Passing this allows them to proceed to the TOGAF Certified (Level 2) exam. There are no prerequisites for taking the TOGAF Business Architecture (BA) exam. The Essentials and Implementation courses can also be taken without passing an exam.

How much is a TOGAF certification worth?

According to Payscale, TOGAF-certified professionals such as enterprise, solutions, and technical architects can earn between $85,000 and $202,000 (or £39,000 and £202,000). TOGAF-certified architects can also find work in various industries all over the world.

In what countries is the TOGAF standard popular?

The TOGAF framework is popular all over the world. You can find certified professionals in over 130 countries, and TOGAF architects can find work almost anywhere.

That being said, there are certainly several regions where the TOGAF standard has more of a presence. The majority of TOGAF certifications are earned in the UK, USA, India, the Netherlands and Australia.

How can TOGAF benefit businesses?

The clarity offered by TOGAF helps businesses to pursue enterprise transformation, IT growth, and organization-wide change with optimized efficiency and focus.

It also helps users to ensure that their IT infrastructures are fully aligned with essential business goals.

What do I need to know about the TOGAF exams?

The TOGAF Foundation 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 55%.

The TOGAF Certified exam has eight questions, lasts 90 minutes, and has a pass mark of 60%.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Individuals in a role which requires an understanding of TOGAF, its content, context, processes, and benefits

  • Organizations that have decision-makers or stakeholders who need to be made aware of the value and benefits of enterprise architecture and/or TOGAF

  • Individuals who need to ‘sell’ TOGAF internally within an organization

  • Anyone who wants to know more about the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 before committing to a the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 Foundation or Certified course

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The benefits and purpose of the TOGAF enterprise architecture framework

  • Details of the Architecture Delivery Model, the Enterprise Continuum, the Architecture Development Method (ADM), and other key aspects of the framework

  • The benefits of architecture governance, the Architecture Skills Framework, stakeholder management, service-oriented architecture, having an architecture vision, and more

  • The benefits of TOGAF for various stakeholders, including organizations, business users, IT service providers, IT and EA organizations, and more

Why should you take this course?

  • TOGAF is one of the world’s most widely-used frameworks for enterprise architecture. Awareness of TOGAF can be highly beneficial for both organizations and managers

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning TOGAF training provider

  • Good e-Learning courses are accessible via the Docebo app, allowing learners to study any time, anywhere

  • Good e-Learning courses feature a variety of online training assets, including interactive slides, custom graphics, and instructor-led videos; each designed with help from highly experienced practitioners

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