Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Intermediate Training

Building on the Enterprise Architect Introductory course, the EA Intermediate course is a mix of lecture, discussion, and lab work that teaches participants how to use some of the advanced features of EA, including some of the value-added diagrams and elements that go beyond the basic capabilities in ArchiMate. The case study that was started in the Introductory course will be used as the starting point for this course.
Course Details


2 days


Introduction to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect or equivalent experience.

Skills Gained

  • Understand the model repository and how to best organize the model for document generation and version control
  • Develop enough knowledge to work effectively on team projects
  • How model security affects users
  • Package vs Model versioning demonstration
  • How to find help (Find Command, etc.)
Course Outline
  • Chapter 1
    • The importance of packages
    • Introduction to Model Libraries
    • Support for systems thinking -
    • Sharing objects and relationships to avoid duplication
  • Chapter 2
    • Review of EA Introduction - what you should know
    • Managing UML packages as a way to organize ArchiMate models
    • Package exercises - viewing contained data
    • Moving and copying model elements
    • When is it a good idea and when is it a bad idea
    • Copying diagrams for “what if” exercises
  • Chapter 3
    • Managing elements
    • Tagged values - using and modifying tags
    • Customizing the EA reference data
    • Relationship matrices - using overlays
    • Reviewing traceability relationships
  • Chapter 4
    • Model management - import and exporting elements
    • EA Team support - Model mail
    • Team reviews, element discussions
    • Expanding model searches
    • Import diagram searches with views
  • Chapter 5
    • Metafile vs Bitmap - to make it scalable in a presentation or word doc - to get to an image that is scalable
    • Sharing content with stakeholders who don’t have EA licenses
    • EA Lite
    • HTML Reports
    • Word/PDF documents
  • Chapter 6
    • Drilling down from ArchiMate to detailed diagrams
    • Behavior and structural models
  • Chapter 7
    • Exploring the Tips and Tricks model