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Using technology to solve an immediate, pressing problem is relatively easy. Designing and implementing a robust architecture that serves the immediate needs to the enterprise and is consistent with the long-term strategic vision of the organization is a bit more difficult. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the practice of applying a comprehensive and rigorous method for describing, defining, designing, and ultimately deploying a framework that addresses business architecture, performance management, organizational structure, and process architecture.

Our EA curriculum explores the fundamentals, popular frameworks such as Zachman, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework (MODAF), and TRAK, and aims to provide a broad awareness for the implications of EA and how to best support its adoption through changes to people, processes, and technology.

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WA2332 Integrating Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Solution Architecture (SA)

 

This course is for organizations that have or desired to establish an enterprise architecture function. This course describes enterprise architecture, solution architecture, and the relationship between them. Course topics include: EA architecture frameworks, reference architectures, Solution Architecture, architecture viewpoints, requirements analysis, architecture roadmaps, architecture patterns & tactics, COTS architectures, architecture techniques, and building an architecture toolbox.

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WA2337 Integrating Solution Architecture (SA)

 

This course provides an enterprise architecture overview of Solution Architecture, how it integrates with Enterprise Architecture, and the solution architecture concerns and activities.

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WA1917 Soft Skills for Information Architecture

 

The role of the architect involves more than technical expertise.  The soft skills workshop is designed to ensure that trainees are aware of the challenges and the many demands that are placed upon the architect from an organizational perspective.  Attention is given to the subject of leadership, project management, communication, and navigating the troublesome political waters that architects find themselves in.

The soft skills course consists of 1-day of lecture and discussion followed by a 1-day workshop in which the trainee will attempt to solve a problem within a simulated project. In the workshop portion of the course, each trainee selects (or is assigned) a problem to solve that is part of a case study.  The architect must put together a strategy for solving the problem and addressing the concerns of all the identified stakeholders within the case study.  At the conclusion of the workshop, each trainee will present their problem and the approach they intend to take.  Discussion between the mentor and the trainees will then be used as a way to further explore each scenario and the relative merits of the approaches taken by the trainees.

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WA1961 Architecture Foundation Workshop

 

The discipline of Enterprise, Solution, and Technical architecture is fragmented in many organizations. There are varying degrees of knowledge, approaches, and capabilities in the realm of architecture. Variations exist across teams and even across practitioners within a team. Architects are left to grapple with architecture frameworks like Zachman and TOGAF, a wide variety of tools, a host of techniques and architecture work products, and no discernable way to connect these pieces together. There is no formal approach within the industry for describing or communicating the practice of modeling an organization’s architecture. It is that gap in the industry that this course fills.

This course provides a balanced experience, deftly blending academic content with practical hands-on lab exercises Attendees will begin the course with an informal collection of architecture concepts, strategies, and work products, and conclude the workshop with a comprehensive approach to organizing and practicing the discipline of architecture.

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WA2339 Architecture Techniques

 

This course covers the bread-and-butter architecture techniques: Quality Attributes, non-functional requirements, architecture patterns, architecture tactics, architecture review process, the rubric and decision framework techniques (e.g. SWOT, flowcharts, decision tables/trees).

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WA2343 Fundamentals of Architectural Thinking

 

This course is for architects of all types (EA, solution architecture, technical architecture, etc.). It covers core architecture concepts: Architecture Principles, Stakeholders, Views & Viewpoints, Quality Attributes, Nonfunctional requirements, Tactics, Patterns, and Techniques.

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Enterprise Architecture

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WA1609 Enterprise Architecture Governance

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This two-day workshop explores EA and the importance of implementing governance around such a monumental initiative. The adoption of a rigorous process for describing the current and future states of an enterprise’s maturity as well as defining a progressive roadmap should not be done in an ad-hoc fashion.  This course will equip managers, architects, and team leads with a clear understanding of the challenges and risks associated with EA adoption as well as key strategies to mitigate these risks.  Significant attention will also be given to the proper way to engender organizational change, champion the EA initiative, and best practices around managing enterprise architecture, business processes, and ensuring alignment with strategic objectives. EA can be adopted incrementally, contractually managed by policies and SLAs, and matured over time alongside the natural evolution of the enterprise. The key to this is governance.

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WA2301 TOGAF Assessment & Adoption Roadmap Workshop

 

This workshop uses the TOGAF EA Maturity Model as a framework to perform an assessment that identifies the organization’s current maturity level. The participants identify their target maturity level. The assessment and target maturity level is used to develop a draft adoption roadmap.

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WA2305 TOGAF Governance Workshop

 

This workshop uses TOGAF techniques and industry proven governance models and practices to define an initial architecture governance capability.

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WA2333 Management Quick Start

 

This course provides the foundational EA knowledge to understand the core EA architecture activities (baseline architecture management, target architecture definition, architecture roadmaps), EA maturity models, and EA governance. The lab focuses on performing an initial enterprise architecture maturity assessment.

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WA2334 EA Getting Started

 

This course introduces EA, key frameworks, models and approaches, EA practice and governance, as well as provides a realistic look at the EA value proposition. This seminar will provide decision makers with the essential understanding of Enterprise Architecture and where to start when putting EA into action in your organization.

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WA2322 Enterprise Architecture Practitioner's Guide (Extended)

 

This course lays the foundation of the core EA concepts, using TOGAF as the common vocabulary for enterprise architecture. The course then focuses on practical skills to perform the foundational activities of EA: Developing a vision; establishing an architecture baseline; developing a target business architecture, target data architecture, target application architecture, and target technology architecture. It provides guidance on establishing an EA program and EA governance. The course includes an extensive set of examples, templates, and industry references for further learning. The course includes hands-on labs for catalogs, matrices, and diagrams for all four domains.

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WA2323 Enterprise Architecture (EA) Practitioner’s Guide

 

This course is a subset of WA2322 targeted for EA stakeholders involved with enterprise architecture, yet not responsible for producing architecture artifacts. The course will cover the same concepts. It will focus on understanding architecture activities and artifacts, instead of developing architecture artifacts.

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WA2336 Reference Architectures and Roadmaps

 

This course focuses on the most commonly used architecture deliverables and skills that organizations use when starting an EA program. The course includes: Reference Architecture development, architecture requirements definition, gap analysis, architecture roadmaps, architecture patterns, architecture tactics, architecture techniques, COTS architecture and considerations.

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WA2340 Establishing an Architecture Baseline

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This workshop provides a baseline development methodology, baseline development templates, and labs to facilitate the organization planning a baseline initiative.

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TOGAF™

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WA1814 TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1)

 

During the course students will become familiar with the TOGAF Version 9 Enterprise Edition body of knowledge.

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WA1815 TOGAF 9.1 Certified (Level 1 and 2)

 

During the TOGAF™ training course students will become familiar with the TOGAF™ Version 9.1 Enterprise Edition body of knowledge. This course provides a comprehensive examination of the TOGAF specification, complete with a deep dive into the Architecture Development Method (ADM), ADM Guidance and Techniques, the Architecture Content Framework, Enterprise Continuum, and other core elements of TOGAF™ 9.1. Advanced topics, including architectural partitioning, iterative application of the ADM, and an examination of deliverables and how to go about tailoring the ADM will also be discussed. Upon completion of the course, students will be equipped to prepare for and pass the TOGAF™ 9.1 Certified (Level 2) certification exam from the Open Group.

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WA2307 Build Your Own TOGAF Workshop

 

Customers build their own TOGAF Workshop by selecting TOGAF topics of interest.

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WA2309 TOGAF 9 Exam Review

 

This session focuses on preparing for the TOGAF 9 certification exam (combined part 1 and part 2).

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WA2335 Applying TOGAF

 

This course is for architects that have learned TOGAF concepts, and now want to put it into practice to provide results. This course covers all the topics of course WA2322 EA Practitioner's Guide (Extended), except for the EA primer and TOGAF overview material.

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WA2126 Introduction to Archimate 2.0 with Sparx EA

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This course provides students with working knowledge of Archimate 2.0 Concepts and Notation as well as how to develop Archimate work products with Sparx EA.

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WA2189 TOGAF Architecture Modeling with Archi

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You’ve learned TOGAF.  Maybe you’ve even gotten certified.  Congratulations!  Now what?  It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start doing some practical modeling work to produce TOGAF artifacts.

In this two day, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to apply TOGAF concepts and principles by creating real-world catalogs, matrices, and diagrams.  Artifacts for all four domains (Business, Data, Application, and Technology) will be created and their practical usage discussed.

Time in the workshop will be spent learning the practical application of TOGAF with 40% hands-on, 30% discussion, and 30% lecture.  Labs will utilize the open source Archi toolkit.

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WA2191 TOGAF Architecture Modeling with IBM Rational System Architect

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You’ve learned TOGAF.  Maybe you’ve even gotten certified.  Congratulations!  Now what?  It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start doing some practical modeling work to produce TOGAF artifacts.

In this two day, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to apply TOGAF concepts and principles by creating real-world catalogs, matrices, and diagrams.  Artifacts for all four domains (Business, Data, Application, and Technology) will be created and their practical usage discussed.

Time in the workshop will be spent learning the practical application of TOGAF with 40% hands-on, 30% discussion, and 30% lecture.  Labs will utilize IBM’s Rational System Architect tool.

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WA2198 ArchiMate 2.0

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This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic concepts of modeling in an enterprise architecture environment – in particular in conjunction with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®), and to understand the advantages that using a modeling language – particularly ArchiMate® – can bring to an organization. This course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing, implementing, and managing Enterprise Architecture programs; aligning Information Technology, Data/Information, and Business Systems; managing business, data/information, and technology systems; and managing organizational change, transformation, and improvement initiatives. It also provides the fundamental knowledge needed to pass the ArchiMate 2.0® Certification examination.

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Solution and Software Architecture

Popular Solution Architectures employed within Enterprise Architecture include:
 

WA2325 Solution Architecture Practitioner’s Guide (Extended)

This course covers the fundamental solution architecture concepts and techniques. The course covers stakeholder identification, including identifying the stakeholder viewpoints. It covers the concept of architecturally significant that drives the architecture artifacts, including system process models, system use cases, change cases, and architecture requirements. The course material and techniques are based on industry best practices such as 4+1 architecture, business-driven architecture, and requirements-driven architecture. The course includes hands-on labs related to core architecture skills such as developing non-functional requirements, developing architecture views, using architecture patterns, and performing architecture reviews.

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WA2326 Solution Architecture Practitioner’s Guide

This course is a subset of WA2325 targeted for SA stakeholders involved with solution architecture, yet not responsible for producing architecture artifacts. The course will cover the same concepts. It will focus on understanding the architecture activities and artifacts, instead of developing architecture artifacts.

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Domain Deep Dives

WA2303 Business Architecture Domain Deep Dive Workshop

 

This workshop focuses on the Business Architecture (BA) Domain.The workshop walks through the development of the key domain catalogs, matrices, and diagrams. It also reviews the related TOGAF metamodel entities.

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WA2388 Microsoft Application Architecture

 

The class is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework more quickly and with less risk; it provides guidance for using architecture principles, design principles, and patterns that are tried and trusted. The guidance is presented in sections that correspond to major architecture and design focus points. It is designed to be used as a reference resource or to be read from beginning to end.

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WA1280 Architecting and Designing Java EE 6 Applications

 

This course provides the students with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to use JEE in order to architect robust and maintainable enterprise applications.

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WA1811 Introduction to Solution and Software Architecture

 

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of Solution and Software Architecture. Within the broader strategic vision that Enterprise Architecture (EA) provides, there is a need to provide structure and guidance around the more tactical solution architecture capabilities that are developed to ensure they are consistent with the broader EA strategy. Within the context of each solution stack, there is additionally a need to properly craft software solutions so that they are in compliance with and help to enable the vision of the larger solution architecture. This course provides the critical linkage between Enterprise, Solution, and Software Architectures.

Throughout the three days, the course content is reinforced through hands-on exercises, group discussion, and case study examination. Students will leave with a balanced understanding of the leading Solution and Software Architecture approaches in the marketplace and a solid grasp regarding how to align those within the context of a broader Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategy.

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WA2233 Enterprise Integration Patterns and Solutions for Architects

 

A great deal of integration problems enterprise architects and designers are faced with are surprisingly similar.  Those recurring problems can be solved  by using integration patterns and solutions that encapsulate design expertise accumulated in the IT industry over years. 

This course covers a wide range of integration solutions based on proven enterprise integration patterns that will aid the students in becoming more productive and effective in their everyday work.

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WA2137 Business Architecture Foundation Workshop

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This hands-on workshop explores the subject of Business Architecture, providing teams with a solid foundation for execution.  The truth is, that your business has an architecture.  You are either in the driver's seat defining your business's structure and roadmap to success (i.e. your Business Architecture) or you are at the mercy of the ad-hoc architecture that you have stumbled into over the past 10-15 years.

Throughout this course, a solid foundation of terminology, methods, techniques, and artifacts will be established to equip your team in understanding what Business Architecture is and how to establish a Business Architecture practice within your organization.

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WA2124 Use Case Driven Analysis and Design with UML 2 and Sparx EA

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This course introduces students to Sparx EA, UML 2, and a Use Case Driven approach to Software Analysis and Design. Throughout this 3-day course, students will move from high-level requirements to details analysis and design.  Students will gain experience using Sparx EA as well as the following UML 2 Diagrams: Class Diagram, Object Diagram, Use Case Diagram, Component Diagram, Deployment Diagram, and Sequence Diagram.

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