TOGAF® 9 Foundation

Study TOGAF with the award-winning enterprise architecture online training team at Good e-Learning!

‘The Open Group Architecture Framework’ is the world’s most successful and widely-used enterprise architecture methodology. This course is designed to teach students everything they need to know to not only pass the TOGAF Foundation (Level 1) exam but also take their training and begin applying it in real-world EA projects. Candidates enjoy a variety of TOGAF tutorial materials, including instructor-led videos, regular knowledge checks, and downloadable PDFs. Our support team is also fully qualified to answer questions on the syllabus.

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Module 1: Introduction

Learning Objectives

This module offers a high-level view of the TOGAF standard as well as its surrounding ecosystem. It also covers:

How to describe TOGAF in a nutshell
The TOGAF standard, Version 9.2, Foundation workbook
Why TOGAF certification matters for EA professionals
The TOGAF Certification Program

Module 2: The Core Concepts of TOGAF 9

Learning Objectives

This module introduces the components and core concepts of TOGAF. It also looks at the Architectural Development Method (ADM) and how it relates to the rest of the standard. It also covers:

The background and history of enterprise architecture
An interview with Allen Brown, CEO of The Open Group
What architecture means in the TOGAF context
History of TOGAF
Different architecture types
Core TOGAF components
The value of TOGAF as an enterprise architecture framework
What an ‘architecture framework’ is
The value of enterprise architecture certificates

Module 3: The Architecture Development Method (ADM)

Learning Objectives

This module examines the ADM phases in greater detail, focusing on objectives and the approaches taken at each step. It also briefly examines the Requirements Management phase and how it fits with the rest of the ADM. Finally, it introduces candidates to key ADM guidelines and techniques to help support enterprise architecture programs. It also covers:

The main objectives of each ADM phase
The approach undertaken for each phase
How Requirements Management fits into the ADM cycle
The process for Requirements Management in EA
The contents of Part III of TOGAF 9
The need for TOGAF 9 Architecture Principles and where they are applied
The standard template for Architecture Principles, as well as what makes a good Architecture Principle
What a ‘business scenario’ is in EA, as well as its purpose and where they are applied in the ADM cycle
The purpose of Gap Analysis and how to describe the Gap Analysis technique
The meaning of ‘Interoperability’ and the use of Interoperability Requirements in the ADM
The meaning of a ‘Business Transformation Readiness’ program and where it is used within the ADM
TThe characteristics of ‘Risk Management’ and where TOGAF Risk Management is applied in the ADM
What is meant by ‘Capability-Based Planning’

Module 4: Architecture Views, Viewpoints and Stakeholders

Learning Objectives

This module examines several enterprise architecture concepts that practitioners must take into account, including stakeholders, concerns, views, and viewpoints. It also covers:

How to define and explain the concepts of Stakeholders, Concerns, Architecture Views, and Architecture Viewpoints
How to describe a simple example of an architecture viewpoint and view
The relationship between stakeholders, concerns, architecture views, and architecture viewpoints
The architecture view creation process

Module 5: The Concept of Building Blocks

Learning Objectives

This module looks at two types of building blocks, the Architecture Building Block (ABB) and the Solution Building Block (SBB). It shows candidates how to:

Define what a building block is and explain what makes a good building block
Explain the distinction between Architecture Building Blocks and Solution Building Blocks
Explain the use of building blocks in the ADM cycle
Describe the characteristics of an Architecture Pattern

Module 6: The Key Deliverables of the ADM Cycle

Learning Objectives

This module looks at ADM deliverables, such as the Request for Architecture Work, the Architecture Vision, the Communication Plan, and the Architecture Roadmap. It shows candidates how to:

Explain the role of architecture deliverables across the ADM cycle
Explain the purpose of key TOGAF deliverables such as Architecture Building Blocks, Architecture Contract, Architecture Principles, Architecture Vision, Compliance Assessment, or Statement of Architecture Work

Module 7: The Enterprise Continuum

Learning Objectives

This module introduces the ‘Enterprise Continuum’, along with its purpose and constituent pieces. It shows candidates how to:

Explain what the Enterprise Continuum is
Describe how it is used in organizing and developing an enterprise architecture
Explain how the Enterprise Continuum promotes re-use of architecture artifacts
Describe the constituents of the Enterprise Continuum
Explain the purpose of the Enterprise Continuum
Explain the purpose of the Architecture Continuum
List the stages of architecture evolution defined in the Architecture Continuum
Explain the purpose of the Solutions Continuum
List the stages of architecture evolution defined in the Solutions Continuum
Explain the relationship between the Enterprise Continuum and the TOGAF ADM

Module 8: The Architecture Repository

Learning Objectives

This module looks at the ‘Architecture Repository’ along with its constituent parts and its relationship with other parts of the TOGAF standard. It also shows candidates how to:

Describe the Architecture Repository, and explain the relationship between the Enterprise Continuum and the Architecture Repository
Describe the classes of information held in the Architecture Repository
List the three levels of the Architecture Landscape
Explain the purpose of the Standards Information Base within the Architecture Repository

Module 9: The TOGAF Reference Models

Learning Objectives

This module examines two TOGAF reference models, the Technical Reference Model (TRM) and the (Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM). It shows candidates how to:

Explain the role of the TRM as a Foundation Architecture
Describe at a high-level the main components of the TOGAF TRM
Explain the basic concepts of the III-RM
Explain the relationship of the III-RM to the concept of Boundaryless Information Flow

Module 10: Architecture Governance and the ADM

Learning Objectives

This module looks at Architecture Governance and how it contributes to the Architecture Development Cycle. It shows candidates how to:

Explain the concept of Architecture Governance and why it is beneficial
Describe the main components that make up an Architecture Governance framework
Explain the need for the establishment of an Architecture Board and list its responsibilities
Explain the role of Architecture Contracts
Explain the meaning of and need for Architecture Compliance
Explain the purpose of Architecture Compliance Reviews and briefly describe the Architecture Compliance Review process
Explain how the ADM can be used to establish an Architecture Capability

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This course comes with mock TOGAF enterprise architecture exams to help students prepare for the real thing. Candidates also receive a FREE exam voucher along with free resits via Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply).

This TOGAF Foundation certification course features a student workbook, available as a PDF download. Students can use their workbooks to make notes as they progress through the course. A completed workbook makes a great resource for exam preparation. Students can either print out the workbook and make hand-written entries or (if they have Adobe Reader 11 or later) make notes directly into the PDF.

The course also features both a mock exam and a mock exam simulator. Answers are included to help students prepare for the official Foundation exam.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected]. Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2 working days but please allow up to 5. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

TOGAF 9 Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 40 questions
  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book – you cannot make use of any resources or materials during the exam
  • The pass mark for the exam is 55%: you must score at least 22 out of 40 questions correct
  • In countries where English is a second language, the time allocated for the exam is extended to 90 minutes

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 that 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, especially as collaboration between business and IT infrastructures becomes ever more essential for remaining competitive.

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. Providing TOGAF examples and tutorials to executives and other members of staff can also help streamline EA programs. Notably, practitioners can also re-use artifacts, reducing TOGAF preparation times for future programs.

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%.

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.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Anyone looking for an introduction to the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 certification
  • Professionals working in architectural roles who want to achieve a globally recognized qualification
  • Enterprise architects looking to contribute to or lead a team engaged in enterprise architecture activities
  • Prospective enterprise architects wishing to take the first step in gaining a full TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 certification
  • Anyone seeking to sit and pass the official TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 Foundation exam on their first attempt

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The value of enterprise architecture for aligning business and IT, driving efficiency, optimizing management practices, saving money, and organizing major infrastructural change
  • The core concepts of TOGAF, including the Architectural Development Method (ADM) and TOGAF Reference Models
  • How TOGAF enterprise architectures are developed and amended to suit specific businesses and stakeholders
  • The key deliverables of TOGAF enterprise architecture
  • Everything required to pass the official TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 Foundation (Level 1 exam)

Why should you take this course?

  • The course was awarded ‘Outstanding Certification Product’ at The Open Group Awards.
  • The course features interactive slides, along with video and audio narration created by highly experienced subject matter experts. This course makes an ideal TOGAF Foundation study guide.
  • The course is self-paced, so students can structure learning around their own schedules.
  • The course features a practice exam simulator and regular knowledge checks to help students prepare for the certification exam.
  • Successful students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the core TOGAF enterprise architecture principles and concepts. This will help them contribute to and support EA teams.
  • Passing the Foundation exam allows students to move on to the Certified (Level 2) examination.
  • Worried about TOGAF certification costs? This course comes with a FREE exam voucher, and a FREE resit with Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply).
  • The course is fully accredited by The Open Group

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