The FEAC Institute's TOGAF 9 Training Program
The FEAC Institute provides a highly interactive TOGAF 9 Level 1 and Level 2 training program. Its comparative advantages over other accredited TOGAF trainers include:
- Brief coverage of other architecture frameworks linked to FEAC's Certified Enterprise Architecture (CEA) program offerings (e.g., FEA and DODAF 2.0) and their mapping to TOGAF
- A highly flexible program that includes evening and weekend options for busy professionals seeking accredited training
- The inclusion of most Open Group TOGAF 9 reference, study and training aids as part of the course plus unique FEAC material derived from its broader, EA practitioner courses
- TOGAF 9 course modules provided to all students in such a way that they can print any of the modules or slides out, if desired, for their private study
- A strong consulting edge in its customizable training to address the myriad questions that demanding professional students inevitably have about Enterprise Architecture (EA) in general and the insertion of TOGAF 9 into existing IT and related processes, methods and frameworks
- 5-day training for the price of 4 days for private courses, as well as a free case study customized for each of these courses
Many of FEAC's TOGAF courses to date have been private courses, including one in Mexico City, although FEAC has also successfully balanced the demands of individuals from highly diverse companies in public courses as well, and is actively promoting both private and public courses. All of FEAC's courses have been thus far face-to-face, which is FEAC's preferred model as well for 2010. The reason for this preference is the clear need confirmed during training for instructor agility in addressing questions as they arise to keep the training as extemporaneous as possible while still addressing the extensive material.
FEAC is able to leverage its knowledge of other architecture frameworks to illustrate how TOGAF fits in a way that is outcome-focused rather than TOGAF-centric. We find that students who get the most value from TOGAF recognize that different parts appeal to different students for different purposes, depending on the maturity of their architecture programs.
FEAC has also developed a bank of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as an assessment of TOGAF readiness, both of which it introduces at the start of its training courses.
FEAC has established a unique outreach program for TOGAF 8 Certified students to become TOGAF 9 Certified: On a space available basis, it allows TOGAF 8 students to attend complete TOGAF 9 training courses for half price. Students who have done this have confirmed that there is a significant difference between TOGAF 8 and TOGAF 9 and that it is worthwhile to take the full program to best master the new TOGAF standard.
By providing TOGAF Level 1 and Level 2 Study Bundles to all students as part of the course fee, FEAC's instructors are also able to help students with intensive reviews of both study guides as part of the training. FEAC has also created its own drills and Level 1 and Level 2 practice exams to help students prepare for their exams.
In addition, FEAC offers the vouchers for the Level 1 and Level 2 exams included with its accredited training with the best discounts in the TOGAF training market, including only a small mark up to cover the costs of creating practice exams and for administrative handling.
In conclusion, FEAC is committed to successful enterprise architecture (EA) projects. We believe that TOGAF offers foundational knowledge that will serve EA teams well - if taught with the sweep and intensity FEAC training brings.
The Open Group Certification Logo and TOGAF is a trademark, and The Open Group® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. The FEAC training course "TOGAF Level 1 and Level 2 Combined Preparation for Certification" is an Accredited TOGAF 9 Training Course and complies with the accreditation requirements for The Open Group TOGAF Certification for People program.