IT4IT™ Training and Certification Program

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The objective of IT4IT certification is to make certification available to individuals who have knowledge and understanding of the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.0 standard. The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture standard comprises a reference architecture and a value chain-based operating model for managing the business of IT.

IT4IT Foundation certification within the IT4IT people certification program is now available. The purpose of IT4IT Foundation certification is to provide validation that the Candidate has gained knowledge of the terminology, structure, basic concepts of the IT4IT Reference Architecture, and understands the core principles of the reference architecture and the IT Value Chain. The learning objectives at this level  focus on knowledge and comprehension.

IT4IT Foundation certification is achieved through a 40 question exam following a course of self-study or attendance at an Accredited Training Course.

Information for Training Course Providers

The syllabus for all accredited courses and the program configuration for IT4IT Foundation are now available:

X1601 The Open Group Certification for People: IT4IT™ Program Configuration
X1602 The Open Group Certification for People: IT4IT™ Conformance Requirements (Level 1)

For information on becoming an IT4IT accredited training course provider please contact it4it-cert-auth(@)

Training Materials for Trainers: IT4IT™ Reference Architecture Standard Courseware V2.0 Edition

The Open Group has a set of IT4IT Reference Architecture training courseware now available that is licensable by trainers. Details of the courseware are available here. If you are interested in licensing the materials please complete the form below.

Program Sponsors

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Enterprise Architects

Hewlett Packard Enterprise