TOGAF® Business Architecture Level 1

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Business Architecture (BA) is a specialization of enterprise architecture that focuses exclusively on the business elements of organizational structure. This can include information, processes, capabilities, and so on. Just like with EA, the goal is to optimize efficiency and ROIs while also giving managers and stakeholders a high level of perspective and clarity for making crucial decisions.

This TOGAF Business Architecture certification training course will give you a clear understanding of how to optimize the Business aspect of the TOGAF ADM. Candidates will complete the course ready to sit and pass the TOGAF BA Foundation exam on their first attempt.

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An Introduction to TOGAF® Business Architecture

Learning Objectives

This module introduces you to the course’s main features, including the learning plan, course aims and objectives, and structure.

It also offers a syllabus, a diagram pack, refresher materials, a glossary, and a document with links for further reading. Finally, the module covers some of the more frequently asked questions about TOGAF BA.

Module 1: Business Models

Learning Objectives

Module 1 provides an introduction to business models and covers:

The impacts and benefits of business models, as well as how they are used within the TOGAF Standard
How business models are developed
The purpose of business model innovation
The value of business architecture frameworks

Module 2: Business Capabilities

Learning Objectives

Module 2 introduces and defines business capabilities. It explores:

What the components of a ‘business capability’ are, and how to write them
How business capabilities are modeled and mapped to other business architecture concepts

Module 3: Value Streams

Learning Objectives

Module 3 explores value streams and looks at:

The definitions of ‘value’ and ‘value streams’
The approach and guiding principles for creating value streams
Decomposition, value analysis, and how value streams can be mapped to other business architecture concepts

Module 4: Information Mapping

Learning Objectives

Module 4 explores the concepts and approaches behind information mapping, specifically:

What an information map is and how to use one
The relationship between information maps, business architectures, and data models

Module 5: Business Scenarios

Learning Objectives

Module 5 discusses the business scenario method and focuses on:

The benefits of using business scenarios
How business scenarios are incorporated into the TOGAF ADM
The development phases of a business scenario, as well as the steps in each phase

Module 6: Developing a Business Architecture With TOGAF ADM

Learning Objectives

Module 6 looks at how all these elements can be brought together and how the TOGAF ADM may be used to create a business architecture. Candidates explore:

Phase A of the TOGAF ADM, including the approach, vision, inputs, and outputs
Phase B of the TOGAF ADM, including the approach, vision, inputs, and outputs
Gap analysis

This TOGAF BA e-learning course is designed to help candidates pass the TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1 examination. This earns them TOGAF BA Foundation qualification. A mock exam is also provided with this course to help students prepare.

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This course comes with a number of free assets designed to help students prepare for the exam. This includes a mock exam, quizzes, exam tips, and several knowledge checks throughout the course. Students can also enjoy free tutor support.

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TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 30 questions

  • There is a time limit of 45 minutes to complete the exam

  • The exam is closed book and supervised – you cannot make use of any resources or materials during the exam

  • The pass mark for the exam is 60%: you must score at least 18 out of 30 questions correct

  • In countries where English is a second language, additional time may be provided

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?

‘The Open Group Architecture Framework’ 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?

  • Anyone seeking an understanding of Business Architecture based on a world-class framework
  • Professionals providing business architecture services who want to earn a valuable BA certification
  • Enterprise business architects seeking to update and verify their expertise
  • Organizations planning to understand the benefits of enterprise business architecture and adopt TOGAF BA’s best practices
  • Anyone wanting to pass the official TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1 examination

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • Key concepts, including business capabilities, business modeling, information mapping, value streams, and TOGAF business scenarios
  • How to create accurate and useful business architecture diagrams
  • How to take relevant factors into account, such as business environments, selected viewpoints, and so on, when attempting to establish a target business architecture
  • The benefits of business architecture and the value of implementing a refined, proven framework
  • TOGAF BA best practices, including how to optimize Phase B of the TOGAF ADM
  • Everything required to pass the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 exam

Why should you take this course?

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online trainer for TOGAF, having won the ‘Outstanding Certification Product’ prize at The Open Group Awards 2018.
  • This TOGAF BA e-Learning course features interactive slides, audio narratives, instructor-led videos, and other online training assets created by highly experienced subject matter experts.
  • TOGAF BA is a highly valued business architect qualification.
  • Business architecture qualifications verify a candidate’s knowledge and help them unlock new career opportunities.
  • This course teaches essential skills, such as being able to create business architecture templates and support BA teams.
  • The course teaches students everything they need to know to pass the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 exam.
  • Students receive 6 months of access, expert tutor support, 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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