TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate

After completing this absolutely unique distance learning course and passing the necessary exams, you will receive the TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) and ArchiMate Foundation certificate

What is TOGAF™?

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is increasingly used to plan, analyse, communicate and manage changes. A number of Enterprise Architecture frameworks already exist and are widely recognized, each of which has its particular (dis)advantages, and relevance for Enterprise Architecture. However, TOGAF is the only open standard method for developing an Enterprise Architecture.

TOGAF is a detailed method and a set of supporting tools for developing an Enterprise Architecture. It describes the process for acceptance, production, use and maintenance of Enterprise Architectures. TOGAF is used worldwide by numerous architects to design, evaluate, and build the right architecture for their organization.

TOGAF is the result of best practice, as gathered by The Open Group's Architecture Forum. Consequently, TOGAF's great strength is that it is non-proprietary and free to use. However, this does mean that architects need to customise and tailor TOGAF to their organization's specific needs. TOGAF has been refined over the years and the latest version published is TOGAF 9.

TOGAF is a tremendous success. Major companies worldwide have adopted and use TOGAF now as their guiding architecture framework.


What is ArchiMate®?

ArchiMate offers a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems and technical infrastructure. The core of ArchiMate is a design language to model business and IT architectures in coherence with each other. Next to the design language, ArchiMate offers a range of techniques for visualizing, analyzing, designing and using Enterprise Architecture to solve business change. ArchiMate supports frameworks like TOGAF, DYA and IAF.

About ‘The Open Group’

The Open Group is a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, whose vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ will enable access to integrated information, within and among enterprises, based on open standards and global interoperability.

This course is conducted and delivered by BiZZdesign who holds TOGAF® and ArchiMate® Commercial Licenses issued by The Open Group. International Management Forum acts as a service provider to BiZZdesign and is not required to be licensed by The Open Group. ArchiMate and TOGAF are registered trademarks of The Open Group

Why is a TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate training important?

To ensure that TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate are fully understood and correctly applied within your organization, training is of great importance. The success of the Enterprise Architecture effort in your organization will dramatically increase when you use the instruments correctly and to the point. Subscribing for the TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate course and successfully passing the exams also result in becoming officially certified and recognized by The Open Group.

Course Objectives and Content of the TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate course

The TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate course takes you through the TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate material, using many case studies and examples to illustrate and practice TOGAF and ArchiMate. In the TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate course, best practices and examples are included, based on years of experience of applying and training the concepts of EA, TOGAF and ArchiMate in leading corporations and public authorities.

This is the course you need, to prepare for TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate. It gives you an overview of every learning objective for TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate, and in-depth coverage on preparing and taking the exams. It includes ‘Key Learning Points’ and challenging ‘Test Yourself’ questions. The TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate course provides the solid base of information you need to become TOGAF 9 Foundation (level 1) and ArchiMate Foundation certified.

The distance learning course TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate saves you time, money and working hours and you can study where, whenever and in the pace you like. For those of you who prefer a classroom-based course, please contact us.

Target Audience for the TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate training

  • Professionals who are working in roles associated with an architecture project, such as those responsible for planning, execution, development, delivering and operation.
  • Architects who are looking for an introduction to TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate
  • Architects who want to achieve TOGAF 9 Foundation level 1 certification and ArchiMate Foundation
Job functions: Enterprise Architects, Business Architects, Application Architects, Solution Architects, Technology Architects, Data Architects, Software Architects and IT managers.

Prerequisites for the TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate training


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Are you interested in following an open training TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate? With at least 6 persons, an in-company training could be your best choice. An in-house training has several advantages. It:
  • saves time and money;
  • enables you to train in the comfort of your own working environment;
  • can be arranged for groups of 6 people or more;
  • will take place at a time chosen by and convenient for you; and
  • sensitive issues can be openly discussed because there are no ‘outsiders’.

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Introduction and Basic Concepts

  • About The Open Group
  • What is Enterprise Architecture?
  • Why Enterprise Architecture?
  • What is an architecture framework?
  • What is TOGAF?
  • What is ArchiMate?
  • Types of architecture considered in TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • TOGAF and ArchiMate certification

Components and Terminology

  • The structure of TOGAF 9
  • Introduction to the main TOGAF components
  • The structure of ArchiMate
  • Introduction to the main ArchiMate components
  • Relation of TOGAF and ArchiMate with other frameworks
  • The TOGAF content categorisation model

Views and Language for Architectural Descriptions

  • Views, viewpoints, and stakeholders
  • The TOGAF Architecture Content Framework (ACF)
  • The ArchiMate language
  • Examples of ArchiMate viewpoints
  • Possible extensions to the ArchiMate language
  • ArchiMate versus the TOGAF ACF

The TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)

  • Overview of the ADM
  • Tailoring the ADM
  • ADM Guidelines and Techniques
  • Getting the organisation committed and involved
  • Architecture principles

Getting the Architecture Right

  • Business Architecture
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Technology Architecture

Enterprise Continuum and Tools

  • Building blocks and deliverables
  • The Enterprise Continuum
  • The architecture repository
  • TOGAF reference models
  • Tools to support Enterprise Architecture

Making the Architecture Work

  • Opportunities and Solutions
  • Migration Planning
  • Implementation Governance
  • Architecture Governance

Keep the Process Running

  • Architecture Change Management
  • ADM Requirements Management
  • The requirements management process

Your authors/instructors all work within BiZZdesign. BiZZdesign delivers methods, tools, training and consultancy supporting TOGAF and ArchiMate within your enterprise. BiZZdesign Academy is certified by the Open Group to deliver training in TOGAF and ArchiMate.

Your authors are:

Harmen van den Berg, co-founder and partner of BIZZdesign

Henry Franken, managing director BIZZdesign, chairman of the ArchiMate Forum and board member of BPM-forum. Henry is also a member on the advisory board of Via Nova Architectura

Henk Jongers, TOGAF 9 Certified, senior research consultant BIZZdesign, co-author of the official ArchiMate-standard


Maria-Eugenia Iacob, lecturer, faculty management and governance, University of Twente, co-author of the official ArchiMate-standard

Personal assistance
Should you have any questions about the lessons, please feel free to contact the authors.

The distance learning course 'TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate ' starts on 15 May 2014 and 19 June 2014 . On the date of your choice you will receive your first lesson. Subsequently you will receive a new lesson every week. Since it concerns a distance learning course, you also have the possibility to start at another date. Please select your preference in the form below. At the end of the distance learning course 'TOGAF 9 Foundation and ArchiMate ' you will receive a certificate of participation.
The fee for the distance learning course TOGAF 9 Foundation en ArchiMate is € 2.180,- for VAT registered companies in the EU countries (0% VAT). For participants from all other countries the course fee is $ 3.060,- (all-in)*. Please ask for our attractive group discounts. The costs of the exams are not included.

*USD price is an approximate value. The actual USD price is based on the invoice date's exchange rate.