How to Get TOGAF Certified
First, get prepared for the certification examinations, then passing the Open Group's examinations.
TO get TOGAF certified you need to demonstrate that you know TOGAF. The foundation of the standard (TOGAF 9 Foundation), and how to apply the framework in different enterprise architecture scenarios. Everything is about knowing TOGAF.
The Open Group has two TOGAF Certification examinations.
- TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) - you have knowledge of the TOGAF standard's terminology, structure, and basic concepts.
- TOGAF 9 Certified (Level 2) - you can analyze and apply the Foundation knowledge.
How to prepare for TOGAF Certification Preparation
There are two real options for TOGAF Certification preparation
- Self Study
- Accredited TOGAF Training
We offer on-demand accredited video training
Self Study preparation TOGAF Certification
Do not read TOGAF 9.2. The TOGAF standard is long and not structured to help you pass the TOGAF certification exam.
If you are a true Do-it-Yourself type, go to the Open Group website and purchase the TOGAF Study Guide Bundle. The Study Guide bundle includes the official sample exams and the study guide.
Start with a sample exam as a diagnostic. Skip the parts of the exam you are passing. You know those parts. Find the parts of TOGAF 9.2 you are not passing in the study guide. Look at the Learning Objectives to see what they will ask you. Learn the material appropriate to the exam.
They organize the TOGAF Study Guide around the TOGAF Learning Objectives and highlights the exact passages from TOGAF 9.2 that will be on the exam. They load it with sample questions.
Speed up your Self-Study
If you want acceleration, add an on-demand video-based training course. You want on-demand because following the diagnostic you will skip directly to the instruction that shores-up your understanding of TOGAF.
The Open Group maintains a list of all accredited e-learning TOGAF training.
Open Group TOGAF 9.2 Study Guide Bundle
Bundle for self-study for TOGAF Standard 9.2 Part 1 and Part 2 exams.
- TOGAF 9 Foundation Study Guide, 4th Edition (PDF) – B180
- TOGAF 9 Certified Study Guide, 4th Edition (PDF) – B181
- TOGAF 9 Part 1 Practice Test (PDF) – B092
- TOGAF 9 Part 2 Practice Test (PDF) – B093
Contains bonus material:
- The TOGAF Standard Reference Cards (PDF) – N180
- The TOGAF Standard ADM Reference Cards – N181
- The TOGAF Standard Pocket Guide (PDF) – G185
- TOGAF 9 Certification Program (PDF)
- White Paper: An Introduction to the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
Preparing with Accredited TOGAF Training
Accredited TOGAF training prepares you for the certification examinations. The Open Group accredits training that teaches all TOGAF Learning Objectives. The Open Group accreditation assures you that any accredited TOGAF training will prepare you for the certification exams.
TOGAF Training accredited by the Open Group confirms that they include all learning objectives in the TOGAF Certification in the course. As well, you will get a voucher to cover the cost of the certification examination.
Every accredited TOGAF certification course is essentially identical. They must cover the same material. Where there is divergence, it is in material additional to getting TOGAF certified.
Conexiam’s TOGAF 9 Training Course is no different. We cover every learning objective in an approved way. We line the core instruction up to passing the exam.
You need to decide if you are looking for more than certification.
Conexiam’s EA with TOGAF & Navigate goes further than certification. We designed it to support our EA Capability development consulting. We use TOGAF for essential scaffolding, and focus on practical EA. We include practical hands-on exercises and a populated HTML EA Repository to put TOGAF's essential scaffolding into practice.
Going further than TOGAF Certification
More practical enterprise architecture training is our EA with TOGAF & Navigate. In this course we eliminate the overhead in accredited TOGAF training and focus on enabling the enterprise architect to use the essential scaffolding.
Conexiam's training is from practicing architects and the same people who are continual contributors to the best-practices delivering useful enterprise architecture and establishing high-functioning enterprise architecture teams.
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