TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture: Foundation

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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 Enterprise 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 concepts of Enterprise Architecture and the TOGAF Standard
  • The key terminology of the TOGAF Standard
  • The Architecture Development Method (ADM) cycle, the objectives of each phase, and how to adapt and scope the ADM for use
  • The techniques available to support application of the ADM
  • Applying the ADM, including use of iteration, partitioning and application in a Digital enterprise
  • How Architecture Governance contributes to architecture development
  • Architecture content — the outputs produced while executing the ADM
  • The TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation course provides the basic knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Architecture using the TOGAF approach, sufficient to be able to contribute to an architecture project or work with the results.

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Module 0: Welcome to TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation

Learning Objectives

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: Concepts

Learning Objectives

Module one answers several fundamental questions, such as “What is an enterprise?”, “Why is an Enterprise Architecture needed?” and “Why use the TOGAF Standard as a framework for Enterprise Architecture?”

The module also introduces the core concepts of the TOGAF Standard, including an initial outline of the Architecture Development Method (ADM), the Enterprise Continuum, Architecture Repository, Content Framework, Enterprise Metamodel and Enterprise Capability.

Module 2: Introduction to the ADM

Learning Objectives

Module two explains the basic structure of the ADM and explores the governance and scoping of Enterprise Architecture.

Module 3: Phases of the ADM

Learning Objectives

Module 3 outlines the purpose and objectives of each of the phases of the ADM: the Preliminary Phase and Phases A-H. It also explains Requirements Management and architecture in an Agile Enterprise.

Module 4: Introduction to ADM techniques

Learning Objectives

Module 4 introduces the ADM supporting guidelines and techniques. It outlines the purpose of Architecture Principles and what makes a good Architecture Principle. It goes on to explain business scenarios, interoperability, the Business Transformation Readiness Assessment and risk management.

Module 5: Introduction to applying the ADM

Learning Objectives

Module 5 explains where to find detailed guidance on applying the TOGAF Standard, how to apply iteration to the ADM, the Architecture Landscape, Architecture Partitioning and the purposes of EA Capability.

The module concludes with an explanation of how the TOGAF Standard supports the digital enterprise.

Module 6: Introduction to Architecture Governance

Learning Objectives

Module 6 explains the concept of Architecture Governance, focusing first on its nature and characteristics. It then describes the role and responsibilities of an Architecture Board along with the role of Architecture Contracts and Architecture Compliance.

Module 7: Architecture content

Learning Objectives

Module 7 focuses on Architecture content — the outputs produced while executing the ADM. It begins by defining key concepts of Architectural Artifacts, what building blocks are and their use in the ADM. It then describes the TOGAF Standard deliverables created and consumed in different ADM phases.

Module 8: The practice exams

Learning Objectives

There are two practice exams. One has been provided by The Open Group. The other has been created by Good e-Learning.

Module 9: TOGAF Enterprise Architecture: Foundation wrap-up

Learning Objectives

Module 9 provides information on booking the exam and other courses of interest.

Pearson Vue are authorized exam providers for TOGAF, IT4IT and ArchiMate certification. They host exams worldwide through a network of test centers.

This course comes with two practice TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation (Part 1) exams. There are answers included to aid students preparing for their official Foundation Part 1 exam.

Candidates will also receive a FREE exam voucher and a free resit via Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply).

When you want to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected].

Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2-5 working days. 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 Enterprise Architecture Foundation (Part 1) exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam
  • There are 40 questions in total
  • Candidates have 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 60%: you must score at least 24 out of 40 questions correctly
  • 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’ 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.

What is TOGAF?

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.

What kind of organization can benefit from the TOGAF standard?

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.

What is the TOGAF certification path?

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.

How much is a TOGAF certification worth?

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.

In what countries is the TOGAF standard popular?

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.

What are the benefits of TOGAF for businesses?

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.

How long is the TOGAF exam?

The TOGAF Foundation (Part 1) exam is 60 minutes and 40 questions long, and is strictly closed-book. Students who are not native English-speakers can be allocated 30 minutes of extra time. The pass mark is 60%.

The TOGAF Practitioner (Part 2) exam is 90 questions long with eight questions and a 6-% pass mark.

Every Good e-Learning EA certification course comes with FREE exam vouchers and free resits via Exam Pledge. The Exam Pledge offers free resits of the TOGAF exams in the event of a failed attempt.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Anyone looking for an introduction to the TOGAF® Standard, 10th edition or the new TOGAF Enterprise Architecture certification scheme
  • 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 gain a full TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture certification
  • Anyone seeking to sit and pass the official TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Part 1 exam on their first attempt

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The concepts of Enterprise Architecture and the TOGAF Standard
  • The key terminology of the TOGAF Standard
  • The Architecture Development Method (ADM) cycle and the objectives of each phase, and how to adapt and scope the ADM for use
  • The techniques available to support application of the ADM
  • Applying the ADM, including use of iteration, partitioning and application in a Digital enterprise
  • How Architecture Governance contributes to architecture development
  • Architecture content — the outputs produced while executing the ADM

Why should you take this course?

  • The course is self-paced, so students can structure learning around their own schedules
  • Content is divided into easily digestible videos
  • Consistent review of topics covered in Comprehension Check questions
  • Two practice exams and regular knowledge checks 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 (Part 1) exam allows students to move on to the Practitioner (Part 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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The Good eLearning TOGAF Enterprise Architecture: Foundation course is a great way for anyone to become familiar with both Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF. The Good eLearning course provides an incremental introduction to the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition by presenting the subject matter in an easily digestible and accessible format for a range of audiences and skill levels

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