TOGAF® Essentials 2018

Update your TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 certification with the award-winning online training team from Good e-Learning!

This TOGAF Essentials course is ideal for anyone who is already certified in a previous version of TOGAF and wants to bring their knowledge in line with the latest version of the world-renowned enterprise architecture framework, including the changes made to the TOGAF Library and Content Framework. Kickstart your TOGAF training today!

Module 1: The Structure of the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2

Learning Objectives

This first module helps you to understand the structure of the TOGAF Standard, version 9.2, and the importance of the TOGAF Library by looking at the evolving structure of the TOGAF ecosystem and the role and structure of the TOGAF Library.

Module 2: Documents in the TOGAF Library you should be Aware of

Learning Objectives

This section identifies and summarizes nine documents in the TOGAF Library that you will need to be familiar with to progress your understanding of the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.

Module 3: Business Architecture

Learning Objectives

Here you are taken through the changes and additions to the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2, relating to the development of the Business Architecture. This module reflects the more detailed description of Business Architecture activities included in the full TOGAF Body of Knowledge.

Module 4: The ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 Standard

Learning Objectives

This module will help you understand the relationship between the TOGAF standard, Version 9.2 and the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 Standard.

Module 5: The TOGAF® Content Framework and Metamodel

Learning Objectives

The learning objective of this module is to understand the changes to the Content Framework and Metamodel in the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.

Module 6: Security Architecture

Learning Objectives

This section will help you to understand how the TOGAF standard can be adapted to make use of an existing Enterprise Security Architecture in order to address security and risk.

Module 7: Other Significant Changes

Learning Objectives

Other significant changes that must be studied and understood include the revised emphasis in the executive overview, the extended reference to Architecture tools in the Preliminary Phase, changes to the objectives of Phases B, C and D, the additional objective statement in Phase E, changes to the Architecture Repository, the layout of ADM Phase Chapters, and the content of Chapter 8 – Information Systems Architectures.

Module 8: Definitions of Terms

Learning Objectives

This module will help you to understand the changes made to defined terms in the TOGAF standard, Version 9.2, including new definitions to support new content, alignment with other standards, simplicity, consistency, clarity, and those definitions that have been deleted.

Module 9: The TOGAF Credentials Program and Course Conclusion

Learning Objectives

This section explains the TOGAF Credentials program in terms of its objectives, its principles, rollout plan and assessment, and concludes by explaining how to achieve the TOGAF Essentials 2018 Credential in terms of next steps.

When you have completed the TOGAF Essentials 2018 eLearning course, you will need to submit your details to us. We will then submit your details to The Open Group, who will then send an email invitation for you to take the assessment. The assessment program includes both a Practice assessment, which has to be passed and a live assessment, both of which are taken online.

Unlimited retakes are available for the practice assessment until you pass (accessible via the same URL). Once you have passed the practice assessment, you will receive an invitation to take the TOGAF Essentials 2018 Live Assessment. If you fail, you have 2 retakes accessible via the same URL. In order to submit candidate details to The Open Group. The Accredited Training course provider (Good e-Learning) will need to have the candidate’s ID, first name, last name and email address.

Please ensure that your spam filters do not block emails from [email protected]. If you need the invitation to be re-sent, please contact [email protected].

In order to take the assessment, you should ensure that JavaScript, popups, cookies, and SSL are all enabled within your chosen Web browser. Supported browsers include recent versions of Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Please note that Mozilla Firefox is not currently supported.

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.

How to find your Candidate ID:

  • Select the “Go to Pearson VUE” link on the Take Exam page. The summary page shown will include your Candidate ID in the Personal Information.

  • Alternatively, log in to your TOGAF 9 Certification account and select View/Edit my Certification Record. The Candidate ID is at the top of the Certification Information. Please note that your Certification ID (CID) is not a Candidate ID.

TOGAF Essentials 2018 exam:

  • The Assessment is Online

  • The assessment invitations are issued by The Open Group

  • The assessment invitations are valid for at least 60 days

  • Comprises of 20 multiple-choice questions

  • 30 minutes time limit

  • Pass mark = 75%

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?

  • Enterprise architects wishing to update their knowledge of the TOGAF standard without having to retake a certification course
  • Organizations looking to keep their TOGAF enterprise architectures practices in line with the latest updates from The Open Group

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The additions to the Business Architecture domain introduced in the TOGAF Standard Version 9.2
  • The changes introduced in ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 and the consequent changes made to the TOGAF Standard Version 9.2
  • The changes made to the TOGAF Content Framework and Metamodel in the TOGAF Standard Version 9.2
  • The changes made to the terms and definitions for the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2
  • The changes made to the structure of the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 and the importance of the TOGAF Library
  • The changes made to the security considerations that need to be addressed during the application of the ADM
  • The TOGAF Credentials Program

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
  • The course provides a streamlined rundown of all the changes that arrived with the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2
  • Passing the assessment at the end of the course will demonstrate that students have upgraded their knowledge to be certified TOGAF 9 Practitioners
  • The course features mock exams with unlimited retakes, as well as expert tutor support to help students prepare
  • Students receive 6 months of access, expert tutor support, and a FREE online assessment
  • The course is fully accredited by The Open Group

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