Along with the release of version 9.2 of TOGAF® in April, The Open Group announced a new credential called TOGAF® Essentials 2018. The new credential is a quick bridge to v9.2 knowledge and credentials, only available to current TOGAF 9 certified individuals. A three-hour training covers the key differences between versions 9.1 and 9.2. After the training The Open Group will send you a link for the 20-question online assessment. Passing the assessment earns the TOGAF® Essentials 2018 badge, which demonstrates your commitment to staying current with TOGAF. The main benefits of earning the badge include: • Adding the badge to your CV, LinkedIn profile, etc. can be valuable for career advancement in your own firm or others. • The training is a quick way to learn about the new features in TOGAF v9.2, including: o Changes to support today’s IT environment such as DevOps, agile, cloud and platform-based computing. o Significant extensions (such as Capability) and updates to the content metamodel o Updated and simplified definitions of key terms o Restructure of the TOGAF Body of Knowledge • After October, The Open Group will require that for anyone who wishes to be an instructor for accredited TOGAF 9 training must have earned the TOGAF® Essentials 2018 credential. CC&C offers TOGAF® Essentials 2018 training as live online instruction. Our four-hour sessions include the accredited Open Group course as well as insight from one of our senior architects.