TOGAF® Certification,Accelerated Enterprise Architect Course

How To Become a TOGAF® Enterprise Architect (Level 1 Foundation) Faster With Accelerated Learning & Exam Prep Techniques
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Last Update: April 2016

(Now includes Level 1 & Bonus Level 2 Course - FREE)


Why Take This Course?

Because... TOGAF 9.1 is the leading industry enterprise architecture framework.

A TOGAF 9.1 Certified Background means your skills are being searched for right now at a premium. According to the 2015 IT Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM ,TOGAF Certification is a qualification which commands premium pay.

Given Enterprise Architecture is growing in importance (and here to stay), this is fantastic for your career (and wallet) prospects.

This course will teach you what you need to know to sit and successfully pass the TOGAF Certification exam (Foundation Level 1 OG0-091) with the help of accelerated learning techniques. It covers the entire Foundation curriculum focusing heavily on the Architecture Development Method (ADM) - the core of TOGAF.

The bonus lecture "Your Career Boost Bonus" will help you maximise your TOGAF knowledge and keep your motivation levels high to complete the course.

TOGAF® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Course Goals

  • Primary Goal: To help you pass the TOGAF 9.1 Foundation Exam
  • Secondary Goal: is to deepen your learning using accelerated learning techniques.
  • Tertiary goal: For you to have fun learning!

Course Description

The course has been created to take advantage of accelerated learning techniques such as

  • Mind Maps
  • Video & Audio
  • Mnemonics
  • Practice Revision Exams
  • Practice Revision Crosswords

to make your learning experience more enjoyable and more effective.

It is structured into 43 lectures (primarily videos) covering the examination curriculum with supplemental learning materials including 15 Practice Exams & 10 Knowledge tests to test your knowledge in detail.

Course Overview

  • The Core TOGAF Concepts
  • TOGAF Terms & Definitions
  • The Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • The Enterprise Continuum & Tools
  • Architecture Governance
  • TOGAF Reference Models
  • Enterprise Building Blocks & Deliverables

These are the areas tested in the examination curriculum, we will focus on helping you learn what you need to know to pass the examination. There are plenty of class-room based courses out there costing thousands of pounds/dollars and I am confident this course stacks up to each and every one - at a fraction of the cost.

What Will You Learn?

  • The knowledge to successfully sit the TOGAF Foundation (Level 1) Exam
  • To understand TOGAF Standard Basic Concepts
  • To understand TOGAF Standard Core Concepts
  • To understand the main TOGAF Terms & Definitions
  • To understand the Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • To understand the ADM Guidelines & Techniques
  • To understand the Enterprise Continuum & Tools
  • To understand Architecture Governance
  • To understand the TOGAF Reference Models
  • To understand the importance of Enterprise Architecture Building Blocks
  • To understand the Deliverables used across the ADM

How will Accelerated Learning Help You

This course has near 4.5 hours of video and audio to help you make sense of the TOGAF specification. You can of course go off and read the specification on your own, but you will find the specification is written in a very dry (technically "correct") and difficult to consume format.

The primary focus of the course is to help you pass the exam by covering/revising the specific areas of the TOGAF specification examined. This will help shave time off your own study efforts but the longer term goal of the course is to help you truly understand, retain and apply the material in your career.

This is why the course contains Mind Maps, Revision Crosswords as well as 25 practice exams and knowledge tests.

The accelerated learning resources and techniques in this course will help you pass your exam but more importantly learn faster, better and build upon your knowledge in the long term.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 65 Lectures
  • 5+ hours of video (Including TOGAF In 30 course)
  • FREE Access to the TOGAF 2 Certification Course
  • 24 Mind Map files in PDF format covering course slides and Mind Map overviews
  • The course should take between 12 and 15 hours to complete (depending upon how much revision you undertake with the practice exams and revision exercises)
  • 23 Revision Crosswords - Crosswords are an excellent way to get your brain remembering in a different way (don't worry - they are not cryptic crosswords!) and are thus an excellent revision device.
  • 15 x 60 Minute Online Practice Exams (Simulated exams - just like the real thing)
    • Question Bank contains 237 questions
  • 10 x 60 Minute Online Knowledge Tests (Similar to Practice Exams but cover full TOGAF standard including Certified Level 2 curriculum)
    • Question Bank contains 415 questions
  • Mnemonics PDF detailing some key TOGAF concepts
  • "Your Career Boost Bonus" - This is an extra lecture which provides you a fantastic reason for keeping your motivation levels high and completing the course/taking the exam.

What are the requirements?

  • You need a willingness to invest your time for best results
  • This course is targeted to IT Professionals looking to undertake the TOGAF® 9.1 Certification (Part 1) exam.
  • It is also targeted to professionals who have already passed the exam but wish to revise and deepen their learning over time.
  • Typical roles include: Enterprise Architects, Technical Architects, Business Architects, Application Architects, Data Architects, Security Architects, Infrastructure Architects, Solution Architects, Integration Architects as well as Software Developers.
  • Those in Business roles (eg Business Analysts/Program Managers) will also find this course useful should they wish to undertake certification to complement their business experience and architecture life-cycle knowledge.

What this course is not:

This course is an accompaniment to the TOGAF specification. It is not a total replacement for study of the specification itself. It will however help you achieve your goals faster and learn at a deeper level.

Who Am I?

My name is Tom O'Brien and I am a TOGAF Certified architect. I am also a member of the Open Group Architecture Forum and have created this course under the The Open Group commercial license.

Helping You Succeed

If you have any questions about the materials, you can contact me directly and I will make every effort to help you. If you are in any way not satisfied, for any reason, you can get a full refund from Udemy with a no questions asked 30 day guarantee.

I am 100% confident you will find the content and materials the perfect way to help you succeed passing the TOGAF Foundation exam.

Enrol now, save BIG and take your career to the next level!

What are the requirements?

  • Students should take the TOGAF® In 30 - TOGAF Overview For Business/IT Professionals course to prepare
  • You need a willingness to invest your time for best results

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Successfully sit the TOGAF Foundation (Level 1) Exam
  • Understand TOGAF Standard Basic Concepts
  • Understand TOGAF Standard Core Concepts
  • Understand the main TOGAF Terms & Definitions
  • Understand the Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • Understand the ADM Guidelines & Techniques
  • Understand the Enterprise Continuum & Tools
  • Understand Architecture Governance
  • Understand the TOGAF Reference Models
  • Understand the importance of Enterprise Architecture Building Blocks
  • Understand the Deliverables used across the ADM

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone wanting to pass the TOGAF 9.1 Foundation Exam (Ref: OG0-091)
  • Software Architects
  • Technical Architects
  • Application & Data Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Enterprise Architects looking to formalise their experience with Industry Leading Certification
  • Developers looking to expand their knowledge of Enterprise Architecture
  • Even Business Analysts/Program Managers wishing to get to grips with TOGAF in the context of program and portfolio management/delivery

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
11:33

Here we can see how the course is laid out overall.

The left hand side of the mindmap shows foundational concepts and definitions for the TOGAF Foundation course. We have some housekeeping to run through with Before We Begin followed by a short introduction of what you can expect with the course.

Basic TOGAF Concepts is next and from this point onwards, the content delivered focuses on what you need to know to pass the Foundation Exam.

We follow this section with Core Concepts and then Definitions and Terminology, I know definitions and terms can be a little dry but it is important you know the meanings behind the language used as you will be tested on definitions and meanings in exam situations.

Following the Definitions and Terminology section is a section I call Confusion & Contrast. As you go through the TOGAF specification, there will be terms used which can cause confusion – for example Method Vs Methodology, Goal Vs Objective etc…

This section will dive into concepts which can give rise to confusion and we will dive deeper into the differences and meanings using contrast and example to clarify. Some of the terms and concepts in this section may be explained ahead of their use in subsequent chapters – this is as intended as it is the most logical place to site the section and can help prime your brain and learning for what is to come.

The ADM section is the true core of the TOGAF standard, we will focus heavily on this section in particular as it constitutes over 50% of the exam itself. The remaining sections from Architecture Content Framework through to Architecture Capability Framework will also be delved into deeply to round out the course.

The Exam Preparation section does what it says on the tin, you will find advice, tips and strategies for how you can prepare for the exam itself.

Each section has been constructed carefully to be followed in a sequential fashion, by all means skip around the curriculum but only after you have run through the entire course once.

Course Objectives

I have 3 objectives for you with this course:

  • The primary objective is to pass the TOGAF foundation examination.
  • The secondary objective is to deepen your learning using accelerated learning techniques. We will use techniques and tools like mind maps, graphics, crosswords, online exams, mnemonics & knowledge tests to achieve this.
  • The Tertiary objective is for you to have fun learning. TOGAF is a particularly dry set of documentation so injecting it with colour and other enlivening techniques can only help


Reminder Regarding Bonuses

Last but not least is the Bonus Resources section. I don't want to spoil the surprises here just yet but if you are like me and you like opening up your presents straight away (even before Christmas day or birthdays), then by all means jump to the section sooner rather than later.

If you haven't already taken the TOGAF In 30 course, there is a free coupon link in the Bonuses section. I recommend you start there to get yourself familiarised with "How big the elephant (TOGAF) is".

Revision Crossword #1
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Notes on Accelerated Learning
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Your Career Boost Bonus
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Knowledge Benchmark #1 - Online Practice Exam
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Section 2: TOGAF In 30
Introduction
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02:49
TOGAF History
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01:02
Enterprise Architecture
04:55
Business Benefits
02:06
TOGAF Basic Concepts
06:50
TOGAF Certification
03:29
TOGAF Related Resources
01:35
Section 3: Basic Concepts
TOGAF Basic Concepts
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Revision Crossword #2
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Section 4: TOGAF Core Concepts
TOGAF Core Concepts
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Section 5: TOGAF Definitions & Terminology
TOGAF Definitions - Part 1
12:16
TOGAF Definitions - Part 2
09:39
Benchmark Your Knowledge #2
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Section 6: Confusion & Contrast
Confusion & Contrast
06:34
Section 7: The Architecture Development Method (ADM)
ADM Phases
01:20
The Preliminary Phase (Phase P)
11:17
The Architecture Vision Phase (Phase A)
04:18
The Business Architecture Phase (Phase B)
06:13
The Information Systems Architecture Phase (Phase C)
06:20
The Technology Architecture Phase (Phase D)
01:20
The Opportunities & Solutions Phase (Phase E)
02:25
The Migration Planning Phase (Phase F)
02:12
The Implementation Governance Phase (Phase G)
02:32
The Architecture Change Management Phase (Phase H)
09:35
The Requirements Management Phase (Phase R)
03:32
Benchmark Your Knowledge #3
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ADM Guidelines - Part 1
15:54
ADM Guidelines - Part 2
09:47
ADM Wrap Up
15:02
Section 8: Architecture Governance
Architecture Governance (Part 1)
11:05
Architecture Governance (Part 2)
06:26
Architecture Governance (Part 3)
09:25
Section 9: The Enterprise Continuum
Benchmark Your Knowledge #4
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The Enterprise Continuum (Part 1)
03:52
The Enterprise Continuum (Part 2)
04:13
The Enterprise Continuum (Part 3)
02:23
The Enterprise Continuum (Part 4)
08:01
The Enterprise Continuum (Part 5)
03:36
The Enterprise Continuum (Part 6)
02:28
Section 10: TOGAF Reference Models
TOGAF Reference Models
07:43
Section 11: Enterprise Building Blocks
Building Blocks
07:45
Section 12: TOGAF Deliverables
Key Deliverables
12:46
Section 13: Exam Preparation
Exam Preparation
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Enterprise Architecture Resources
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Section 14: In Conclusion
Course Review
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Next Steps
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Section 15: Level 2 Certification
04:44

Hello and welcome to the second part of the TOGAF® Certification course. To take the certification test you must have either:


1. Studied and taken the Foundation Test (Part 1 of the exam) OR
2. Are planning on taking the Foundation and Certification tests in combination.


Whichever way you are taking the tests for certification, you should have completed your studies for the Foundation course prior to studying these materials - otherwise, what follows will not make a whole lot of sense and you're going to have an uphill battle before you even begin.


So what does it mean to be TOGAF® Certified?
The purpose of this certification is to validate you are able to analyse and apply the knowledge you have already acquired from the TOGAF® Foundation materials - ie The TOGAF® specification itself.
Therefore you need to focus on application and analysis in addition to knowledge of and comprehension of TOGAF® information.


What You Need To Know
To successfully pass the TOGAF® Certified exam, you will need to demonstrate the following:


  • How to apply the ADM phases in development of an enterprise architecture
  • How to apply Architecture Governance in development of an enterprise architecture
  • How to apply the TOGAF® Architecture Content Framework
  • How to apply the concept of building blocks
  • How to apply the Stakeholder Management Technique
  • How to apply the TOGAF® Content Metamodel
  • How to apply TOGAF® recommended techniques when developing an enterprise architecture
  • The TOGAF® Technical Reference Model (TRM) and how to customize it to meet an organization’s needs
  • The Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM)
  • The content of the key deliverables of the ADM cycle
  • How an enterprise architecture can be partitioned to meet the specific needs of an organization
  • The purpose of the Architecture Repository
  • How to apply iteration and different levels of architecture with the ADM
  • How to adapt the ADM for security
  • SOA as a style of architecture
  • The role of architecture maturity models in developing an enterprise architecture
  • The purpose of the Architecture Skills Framework and how to apply it within an organization

The purpose of this course is not to run through each section mentioned above. The onus is on you to run through the specification in detail and familiarise yourself in depth.


Instead, what we will do is look in detail at a practice exam - very similar to the examination itself so you can become comfortable in what is expected from you whilst you dig deep into the specification materials.


The Examination Itself
The examination differs substantially from the Foundation exam which is a standard closed book multiple choice test.


For Certification, you are allowed to have the TOGAF® specification open - this will be a PDF supplied by the testing center you can refer to and search. Instead of multiple choice questions, you will be faced with complex scenario questions.

You'll be asked to read through a specific scenario which describes a situation you would apply the TOGAF standard. You will then be asked to pick best possible answer. Bear in mind the 4 answers are created like so:

  • The correct answer scores 5 points
  • The second best answer scores 3 points
  • The third best answer scores 1 point and
  • the totally incorrect answer (aka the Distracter) scores zero points.



    So, care must be taken when you are selecting the correct answer as the Distracter question and 2 somewhat right answers are red-herrings to put you off the scent and try to trip you up.


    Although the exam is described as open book - the provided PDF viewer, search capability and monitor setup will not lend itself easily to finding the correct answer. Remember the question is scenario based and the answers likewise so a simple Yes/No answer is not what they are looking for.


    Your ability to benefit from the open book is to confirm your suspicions if you will - to help you find the correct answer. 


    According to the TOGAF® website:
    https://www.opengroup.org/togaf9/cert/docs/og93.html
    TOGAF 9.1 Part 2 certification requires a 60% pass mark - in other words, you need to get 24 points out of 40 at a minimum.


    In terms of time management for the test. Should you sit Part 1 and 2 together, you will have a total of 150 minutes to complete the test with the time split up between 60 minutes for Part 1 and 90 minutes for part 2.

    01:08

    Just a quick note to prepare you for a little User Interface foible with the test taking software.


    You'll notice how the scenario questions are long and you will need to scroll down to find the answers. Let's take a look at the first question in the test.


    I am just clicking on the first answer for the sake of showing you this foible - it may or may not be correct btw so I'm not giving you any hints.


    Select your answer and click on the next button to submit.


    Notice how you are taken to the next question but the scroll bar has not reset itself to the top so you could be forgiven for thinking you have not progressed to the next question.


    If you scroll up to the top of the question however, you will notice how each question is marked by the software itself in terms of 1 of 8 questions and with a Scenario marker.


    Apologies in advance on this but it's a little foible of the testing platform. It's not open source so I can't have a hack under the covers to try to fix it.


    Hopefully this heads up will keep you on the straight and narrow with the test.


    Now that's out of the way, it's time for you to take your test, just follow the link shown on screen or click the link from the lecture text and the best of luck to you:

    http://obgt.co/1o

    01:24

    If you have got this far and have not actually taken the practice exam, please do so now by clicking the following link (shown on-screen and in the lecture text):

    http://obgt.co/1o


    Hopefully you will have passed the practice exam but if you haven't, don't worry. The following question reviews will help you understand the mindset behind how the questions are constructed, thus helping you when it comes time to the real thing itself.


    The onus is still on you to study the TOGAF specification in detail. Alas there are no real shortcuts when it comes to getting to grips with the materials other than frequent study and repetition.


    We will run through each question in a similar fashion:

    1. A review of the question itself.

    2. Asking what the question really is looking for (there can be subtle distractions and/or hints within the question body)

    3. A review of each question answer and identification of the question score value.


    In this way, you will get a good feel for the kind of "test thinking" which is required to pass the exam.


    In terms of repetition, I recommend you schedule a calendar reminder with yourself to retake this particular test in a few days to reinforce the question methodology and see if you have remembered the actual answers.


    American's have a saying "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? - Practice, practice, practice".

    The same is true for becoming TOGAF certified.

    Question 1 Review
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    Question 2 Review
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    Question 3 Review
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    Question 4 Review
    02:46
    Question 5 Review
    03:01
    Question 6 Review
    03:26
    Question 7 Review
    02:34
    Question 8 Review
    04:16
    Section 16: Bonuses
    Bonus Downloads, Online Practice Exams & Revision Crosswords
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    Tom O'Brien, Accelerated Learning Evangelist & Enterprise Architect

    I have a passion for Accelerated Learning and Technology.I am a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect with more than 20 years experience in IT across a varied range of industry sectors. I have also delivered Training courses to blue chip clients across Europe and Asia on behalf of Oracle.

    I'm here to teach what I know in a simple, fun way using accelerated learning techniques.

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