Practical TOGAF® 9 course

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Duration   5 days Version 9.2

Brief Description

A practice-oriented, comprehensive course leading to TOGAF® 9 Level 2 certification. Extensive coverage of Enterprise Architecture using the TOGAF Standard and Architecture Development Method.

What Differentiates this Course?

Unique organisational expertise and instructors

We have been engaged in delivering Enterprise Architecture (EA) work as consultants and practitioners since 1989. Frameworks used include Zachman, TOGAF®, FEAF, Gartner, Meta, Inspired, PEAF and others. We have developed unique EA capabilities, techniques and expertise. We have integrated the TOGAF standard with other methods, including Archimate®, and produced integrated meta models to provide TOGAF and Archimate capabilities within EA toolsets. We understand EA in depth, having been involved in scores of projects locally and internationally across a wide range of industries including finance, assurance, retail, telecommunications, services, healthcare, government, education, manufacturing, software, energy and media. We have developed TOGAF accredited training, are registered as a TOGAF services provider and have created certified support in EA tools. Typical instructor will have over twelve years EA experience.

Case Study 

The comprehensive case study is based on three real world EA projects and provides delegates with a much richer appreciation for the scope and subtlety of issues in real EA projects than typical class exercises.

Hands On

Delegates will do individual and team assignments to apply knowledge and experience techniques first hand. This enhances learning and provides delegates with more confidence and a faster start when returning to their organisations.

Longer Course 

Some courses are offered over four or even three days. We do not believe that these provide sufficient time for proper coverage of all the topics required to understand the TOGAF standard fully or to prepare for certification properly.

Additional Coverage

The TOGAF standard is valuable and extensive, but not perfect! Our extensive expertise allows us to supplement the TOGAF approach in key areas to make it even more effective and valuable.

High Quality Delegate Materials 

Includes 400 page printed colour manual, electronic reference, pocket guide, self study guides for levels 1 & 2, slides and additional references.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those working as enterprise architects (business architects, process architects, application architects, information architects, technology architects, solution architects) or who intend to take up such roles. It would also benefit CIOs, application portfolio managers, I.T. strategists, senior business analysts, programme managers and those responsible for change programmes.

Course Overview

This course covers the body of knowledge required for TOGAF 9 certification at Levels 1 and 2. The course is accredited by The Open Group and conforms to the latest version, viz. 9.2.
Successful delegates, after passing the independent examination, will be registered with The Open Group as certified TOGAF 9 Architects, becoming part of a select international community. The course is about more than just certification however, as the training goes far beyond simply covering the body of knowledge from the TOGAF manual. Additional material over and above TOGAF documentation is provided in order to put EA and modern architectures such as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) into perspective. An in-depth case study based on real world projects shows application of techniques through a typical architecture implementation lifecycle. The 15+ practical assignments completed during the five days of training, learning from other delegates and the experience and expertise of the lecturer(s) combine to create a sound, practical, effective and compelling learning experience.

Typical Coverage

The course coverage is aligned with the requirements for course accreditation and delegate certification laid down by The Open Group. It includes:

  • Concepts of and need for Enterprise Architectures

  • Principles of EA and available frameworks

  • Architecture vision, principles and goals

  • Architecture Components and Framework coverage

  • Architectures in the organisation, including Architecture Governance

  • Business Architecture and Requirements

  • TOGAF® Architecture Development Method

    • Architecture Phases (All covered by the ADM 'crop circle')

    • Architecture Activities

    • Architecture Deliverables and Viewpoints

  • Examples of Business, Process, Information, Applications and Technology Architectures

  • Architecture Building Blocks

  • The Enterprise Continuum and the role of a repository

  • TOGAF® Reference Models including:

    • The Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (IIIRM)

    • The Technical Reference Model (TRM)

  • TOGAF® Architecture Content Framework

  • Architecture Skill Requirements

  • TOGAF® Risk and Security aspect

  • Architecture Compliance and Maturity

  • Meta Models and Tooling to practically achieve architecture benefits


Delegates completing the course are eligible to take The Open Group online examination to either certify at Level 1 (Foundation) or Level 2 (Certified). In the case of the latter, there is a combined Part 1 and 2 option where both levels are written at consecutive sittings on the same day. These exams are available in all major centres at Pearson VUE examination facilities. Bookings can be made online. Students will be provided with examination vouchers.

Provided Materials

Delegates receive high quality printed notes, including presentation slides, case study materials and assignments. Selected sample solutions are also provided. A reference website is provided with electronic copies of TOGAF Reference material and self study guides for both certification level examinations. These guides are approved by The Open Group. A further site is provided with links, references and further reading material as well as access to a demonstration version of our TOGAF certified EA toolset, EVA Netmodeler. 
Delegates receive vouchers valid for one sitting of the relevant examination.

Location, Costs and Dates

The course is offered in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom), South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban), and Malaysia. It can be conducted onsite in other locations on request. 
Please consult the latest schedule for dates and pricing in local currency.

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This is an excellent course to attend in order to understand the fundamentals of EA - TW
Good practical course in getting to grips with TOGAF - Anonymous
Extensive coverage of TOGAF 9 - MG
Informative, relevant, well-structured - AM
Intensive, yet concise and very essential - TG
Intensive, rewarding and inspiring - NG
It made the airy-fairy concepts of EA into practical steps with adequate supporting examples & work to utilise it - MM
Very good and highly recommended - MJ
Good insight into the concerns of the business from an architectural view - MB
Comprehensive - AP
Amazing and Intense - GC
A lot of powerful tools were presented - RC
Content is very good, especially the real life examples - TL
I now have a good feel for TOGAF and I understand what the certification is about. - HS