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Practical TOGAF® 9

Join the fast growing international community of TOGAF® certified enterprise architects. This practical 5 day course will take your career prospects to a new level

Course Overview

This course covers the body of knowledge required for TOGAF®9 certification. The course is offered in partnership with inspired.org, a multinational focused on delivering services and tooling in the areas of IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Business Change. The course is accredited with the Open Group

Successful delegates, after sitting 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® 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 projects from the real world shows application of techniques through a typical architecture implementation lifecycle. Together with the 15 or so practical assignments completed during the five days of training and the experience and expertise of the lecturer, these elements combine to create a sound, practical, effective and compelling learning experience.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the benefits, role and scope of EA.
  • Market the EA discipline within an organisation.
  • Discuss the typical path to implementation of an EA capability.
  • Identify the various stages of an EA method and lifecycle and the purpose and outputs of each of these.
  • Plan an EA project at a high level.
  • Discuss who the stakeholders are in the EA process and what viewpoints are relevant to each.
  • Understand the TOGAF® Architecture Delivery Method (ADM) Phases and Activities.
  • Prepare key deliverables for selected phases in the ADM life cycle (Note: it is beyond the scope of the course to teach detailed modeling techniques in all areas).
  • Discuss the various reference models in TOGAF® (e.g. TRM, IIIRM) and their applicability.
  • Show an understanding of the Enterprise Continuum and the role of a repository.
  • Use the concepts of building blocks to facilitate interoperability and reuse.
  • Understand the TOGAF® Content Framework and Meta Model.
  • Be aware of the issues around Architecture Governance, Requirements Management and Architecture Capability.

Course Delivery

This course combines instructor-led seminars and group work built around a comprehensive case study, enabling participants to practice the tools and techniques covered. Group work stimulates participation and discussion.

Throughout the course, delegates are encouraged to share their own personal experiences and concerns. Practical exercises, both theoretical and ”real life”, which will ensure that the knowledge gained is both transferred and instilled.

A comprehensive case study (synthesised from several real world projects) is used to illustrate principles and techniques. TOGAF™ is made practical through the exposure to the lifecycle of an EA implementation and production of typical deliverables.

Course Assessment

Students will learn by experience and assessment of others. To complete the course, delegates are required to

  • Attend the full course
  • Actively participate in the exercises, discussion & feedback

Assessment is by observation of individual and group work output. Certificates will not be issued to delegates who do not attend the sessions, or who decline to participate in the course work.

Registration as a Certified TOGAF® 9 Architect

On successful completion of the course, delegates must sit and pass an independent online examination administered by Pearson on behalf of the Open Group. This can be done at the conclusion of training or scheduled later at the delegate’s choice. A voucher for one sitting of the exam is provided as part of the course fee. The exam is the combined TOGAF® 9 Part 1 and 2 exam. Part 1 is closed book and covers the essential body of knowledge required to achieve TOGAF® foundation registration. Part 2 is open book (an online reference is provided) and entails the application of the knowledge in case study type scenario questions. The questions in both sections are multiple choice, but the Part 2 questions require a knowledge beyond the facts. Passing Part 1 and 2 is required for registration as a Certified TOGAF® 9 Architect.

Delegates who do not pass the exam will not be registered with the Open Group. The cost of registration of successful delegates is included in the course fee.

Course Content

  • Concepts of and need for Enterprise Architectures
  • Principles of EA and available frameworks
  • Architecture principles and goals
  • Architecture Components and framework coverage
  • Architectures in the organisation
  • 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
  • The Technical Reference Model
  • Architecture Skill Requirements
  • Architecture compliance and maturity
  • Meta Models and Tooling to practically achieve architecture benefits

Course Prerequisites

Successful candidates can come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not exclude any delegate who is strongly motivated to do the course, so there are no strict pre-requisites. We do not recommend the course for junior personnel. You should have at least 5 years working experience or University level qualifications and have had exposure to I.T. and business.  Candidates should already have, or be motivated to move into, a role which requires enterprise level architectural thinking and responsibility.


Faculty Training Institute holds the following institutional accreditations

    • Provisionally accredited as an Education and Training Provider with the MICT Seta (ACC/2010/00/601)
    • An Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence (ISOE) in Business Analysis with the MICT Seta
    • The first Education Provider to be endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) in South Africa and is the only Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) to hold Charter status
    • Registered Education Provider (REP 2841) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
    • A Member of the Information Technology Association of South Africa



The course is offered in partnership with inspired.org.  The course complies with the requirements for TOGAF® Certification training and is recognised by The Open Group. Successful delegates may register as Certified TOGAF® 9 Architects with the Open Group following completion of the required exam. A one-time voucher for the cost of the exam is included in the course fee. 


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