The Open Group Certification Program Credentials

Certification credentials are an addition to The Open Group Certification program for small amounts of learning (3 hours upwards). They lead to the award of an Open Badge and certificate. They are being developed for a number of topic areas. Initially, knowledge-based credentials are being developed.

There are currently two types:

  • Up-to-date Knowledge (e.g., TOGAF Essentials 2018, ArchiMate Essentials 3.1)
  • Specialist Knowledge (e.g., TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1)

In the future, it will be possible to build certifications from related sets of credentials.

TOGAF® Essentials 2018

This is an Up-to-date knowledge credential. It demonstrates that  knowedge of the TOGAF standard and Body of Knowledge is up-to-date. It is required for all trainers of accredited TOGAF 9 Training Courses.

Individuals who achieved TOGAF 9 Certification can demonstrate their knowledge of the changes introduced in 9.2 with the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential - a 3-hour courses. This credential leads to an Open Badge and a certificate to indicate that an individual has knowledge and understanding of the changes introduced to the TOGAF Body of Knowledge in 2018, including the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 and the TOGAF Library.  In addition as of April 2019, individuals earning this badge  also qualify for the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 Open Badge.
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ArchiMate® Essentials 3.1

This is an Up-to-date knowledge credential. This credential leads to an Open Badge and certificate to indicate that an individual has knowledge and understanding of the changes introduced to the ArchiMate 3.1 Specification.

It is required for all trainers of accredited ArchiMate 3.1 Training Courses.

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TOGAF® Business Architecture Level 1

This is a specialist knowledge credential. It demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Business Modeling, Business Capabilities, Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams and how to apply them in development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2. This credential leads to an Open Badge and certificate.
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Integrating Risk and Security

This is a specialist knowledge credential. The purpose of the Integrating Risk and Security credential is to provide validation that individuals have demonstrated their ability to understand essential security and risk concepts in relation to the TOGAF® Architecture Development Method (ADM), Information Security Management (ISM), the broader concept of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and the relationships with other IT security and risk standards like the ISO/IEC 27000 family, ISO 31000, and COBIT®. They furthermore understand the concepts of Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA), ERM, and ISM, and how security and risk management form a cross-cutting concern for the organization in general and for the Security Architect in particular. The learning objectives for this credential focus on knowledge and comprehension. This credential leads to the award of an Open Badge and a certificate.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a certification credential?
A. Certification credentials are knowledge-based certification for small amounts of learning (3 hours upwards). They lead to the award of an Open Badge and a certificate. They are being developed for a number of topic areas. Initially, knowledge-based credentials are being developed. It will be possible to build full certifications from related sets of credentials.
Q.What types of certification credentials are there?
A. There are currently two credential types:
  • Up-to-date Knowledge (e.g., TOGAF Essentials 2018, ArchiMate Essentials 3.1)
  • Specialist Knowledge (e.g., TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1, Integrating Risk and Security)
Q. How long will it be before I get my badge and certificate for a credential?
A. Badges are issued within 6 business days of the pass result for a credential being received. See http://www.opengroup.org/certifications/openbadges for details. You can obtain and print the certificate once you receive the badge.
Q. Do I receive a certificate for my credential?
A. Yes in your Acclaim account, the option to share includes a print to pdf function which generates a certificate.
 
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