TOGAF® provides a clear path for professional development and credibility to employers
TOGAF®, an Open Group standard, is the open Enterprise Architecture standard used by the world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency. The Open Group TOGAF Certification Program has enabled more than 38,000 Enterprise Architects and trainers around the globe to demonstrate their proven knowledge of the framework.
Certification is achieved through a two-part exam, following a course of self-study or attendance at an Accredited Training Course. The current syllabus for all accredited courses is based on the TOGAF 9.1 Standard since December 2011.
The Open Group TOGAF certification is:
• Used by the world’s leading enterprises to certify a common body of core knowledge about the methodology and framework
• A trusted, vendor-neutral, globally recognized and portable credential
• Valuable in demonstrating to employers and peers your commitment to enterprise architecture as a discipline
• An outstanding career move and a foundational certification in the career of any Enterprise Architect
The TOGAF® 9 Certification for People Program is a market-driven education and certification program to support TOGAF 9.
TOGAF 9 Professional Certification takes two forms:
- TOGAF 9 Foundation. This provides validation that the candidate has gained knowledge of the terminology and basic concepts of TOGAF 9 and understands the core principles of Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF
- TOGAF 9 Certified. This certification provides validation that in addition to knowledge and comprehension, the candidate is able to analyze and apply knowledge of TOGAF
As TOGAF® 9 certification is an exam-driven certification, candidates first need to decide the level they would like to study for, and then after a period of study — attending a training course or self-study — take the applicable examinations.
Two self-study guides are available. The first, The TOGAF 9 Foundation Study Guide, covers the TOGAF 9 Foundation level. The second, The TOGAF 9 Certified Study Guide, is the companion document covering the learning outcomes beyond the Foundation level for TOGAF 9 Certified. The two study guides can also be bought together as a bundle with additional supporting material here.
For those wishing to attend a training course, The Open Group keeps a register of accredited training course providers and a calendar of accredited training courses. These courses are subject to an assessment both of the course and also their personnel and organization. In addition, all accredited training course providers include the examination in their course fee, either providing the examination on-site as part of the course or providing a voucher to take the examination at an Open Group Examination Provider's test center.
For individuals, TOGAF® Certification represents an ideal mechanism for demonstrating knowledge and application of TOGAF. Being TOGAF certified can significantly enhance and affirm your professional skills, improve your prospects for rewarding assignments, accelerate salary and career advancement, and result in greater peer recognition.
For organizations, TOGAF® certification provides a vendor-neutral, highly regarded and global benchmark for identifying, assessing and selecting the most qualified individuals for critical roles and responsibilities. Specifying TOGAF certified individuals in procurement and project proposals can considerably reduce recruitment time and cost, and result in higher project success rates.
TOGAF professional certification can help to optimize the staff recruitment and retention process, and motivate staff to acquire this widely recognized industry standard to authenticate their skills and experience with using the TOGAF standard.
In a marketplace where confidence is a key purchasing factor, suppliers can demonstrate their commitment to open standards, interoperability and proven best practices in enterprise architecture by showing that they use TOGAF certified specialists for specific projects. TOGAF certification is a powerful competitive differentiator that provides your customers with reliable assurance of the skills and capabilities of your IT professionals, and of the quality and interoperability of your products.
Please view the TOGAF Directory of Certified People here.