Be Sure Your TOGAF 9 Certification Is Up To Date
The release of the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 left people asking whether a TOGAF 9 certification earned many years ago is still valid. The answer is yes. But employers and customers may well ask whether the practitioner is actually up to date. That’s where the TOGAF Essentials credential comes in. The Open Group‘s TOGAF® Essentials 2018.credential is designed to let you answer that question in the affirmative. The half-day training is a quick bridge to TOGAF v9.2 knowledge. It is available to all current TOGAF 9 certified individuals and covers the key differences between versions 9.1 and 9.2. After the training you receive a link to the Open Group’s 20-question online assessment. A passing score earns the TOGAF® Essentials 2018 badge, demonstrating your commitment to staying current with TOGAF. The badge shows you are up to date on newer TOGAF features, and adding the badge to your CV, LinkedIn profile, etc. demonstrates your achievement. TOGAF Essentials certification supports career advancement, whether in your own firm or in others. Instructors for accredited TOGAF 9 training are required have the TOGAF® Essentials 2018 credential.
TOGAF Essentials Covers New TOGAF v9.2 Features
These include a wide range of changes including:
- Refactoring the TOGAF Body of Knowledge structure
- Changes to support modern DevOps, agile, cloud and platform-based environments.
- Significant extensions (such as Capability, Value Stream and more) and updates to the content metamodel
- Updated and simplified definitions of key terms, more aligned with other EA standards
- Restructure of the TOGAF Body of Knowledge
CC&C’s TOGAF® Essentials 2018 training is live online instruction.that includes the standard course backed up by professional insights from one of our experienced architects. CC&C training also includes after-course support from the facilitator should you have questions about the content or the certification process. All of our TOGAF Essentials students have passed the exam and now have the updated credential. More importantly they are up to date when using TOGAF on the job, aligned with current tools, definitions and ADM changes.
Changes to Risk and Security Guidance
This includes much-expanded and updated Security Architecture guidance, which is found in the new TOGAF Series Guide,Integrating Risk and Security within a TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture.
Value Streams and Business Capabilities
TOGAF 9.2 also fully supports the use of business capabilities and value streams in Business Architecture modeling. This moves TOGAF in line with modern practice, which often prefers this approach to process modeling as a starting point. This illustration is an example of mapping business capabilities to value stream stages. It adds a heat map overlay as a way of showing which capabilities need attention in order to support the value stream. The TOGAF Essentials training explains how these concepts fit into the updated TOGAF ADM, and where to go for more in-depth information on using these in business architecture work.