TOGAF Certification Portfolio FAQs

The TOGAF Certification Portfolio

Q: What does the TOGAF Certification Portfolio include? 

A: The TOGAF certification portfolio encompasses the TOGAF 9 certifications, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture certification, TOGAF Business Architecture certification, and TOGAF certification credentials. This includes Bodies of Knowledge based on both the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 and the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. It includes a set of complementary learning paths centered around the TOGAF Standard, and the TOGAF Library, focused on the TOGAF approach to Enterprise Architecture. The paths include different amounts of learning, ranging from short certification credentials (3 hours study or more) to multi-day certifications.  New learning paths introduced to support the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition include direct paths from TOGAF 9 Foundation and upwards, and recognition of TOGAF 9 certification with the bridge path. 

The contents of the portfolio include 

TOGAF Certifications 

  • TOGAF 9 Foundation 
  • TOGAF 9 Certified 
  • TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation 
  • TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner 
  • TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation 

TOGAF Certification Credentials 

  • Integrating Risk and Security in a TOGAF Enterprise Architecture 
  • TOGAF Framework: Digital Specialist 
  • TOGAF Framework: Agile Specialist 
  • TOGAF EA Leader 
  • TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 

Q: Why is there no TOGAF 10 Foundation or TOGAF 10 Practitioner? 

A: An explicit decision has been made to decouple the naming of the certification from the standard. The certifications are based on the Bodies of Knowledge defined in the conformance requirements documents.  This will allow the standard to evolve independently of the certification. 

Q: What is a Body of Knowledge? 

A: A body of knowledge (BOK or BoK) is the complete set of concepts, terms and activities that make up a professional domain. 
For TOGAF Certification a BoK is a subset of the standard relevant to the certification, defined as learning units and documented in the Conformance Requirements documentation. 

There are separate Bodies of Knowledge defined for the different certifications and certification credentials. They address specific skillsets and competencies. 


Q: Where is the Body of Knowledge defined for TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner?

 A: The BoK for TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Certification based on the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition is defined in the following documents: 

  • X2202 TOGAF® Certification Program Conformance Requirements (Multi-Level), Version 4.0 
  • X2203 TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Bridge Conformance Requirements , Version 1.0 

Q: How are the different TOGAF certifications within the portfolio positioned with respect to Bloom's taxonomy.

A: Certification credentials are at Level 1 and 2 (Remembering and Understanding). 
Foundation level certifications are also at Level 1 and 2. Practitioner level certifications in addition to Level 1 and 2 include Levels 3 and 4 (application and analysis). 
The TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certification includes a mandatory set of Learning Studies specifically to address Bloom's taxonomy level 3 and 4.

TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner

Q: What is TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certification? 

A: This addition to the TOGAF Certification portfolio is aimed specifically at the Practitioner, the person who is tasked to develop, maintain, and use Enterprise Architecture. It focuses on the competencies for developing, maintaining, and using Enterprise Architecture following the TOGAF ADM. 

Q: Who is TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certification applicable to? 

  1. Individuals expected to apply the TOGAF approach to develop, sustain, and transform domain architectures 
  2. Individuals actively contributing to organizational transformation 
  3. Individuals working in Agile environments who need to understand and apply Enterprise Architecture using the TOGAF Standard 
  4. Individuals who wish to continue their professional development 

Q: Since the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition has a lot more content than the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 does that mean that there is more learning content for TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certification compared to TOGAF 9 certification? 

A: No, the learning content is based on a defined Body of Knowledge and a set of conformance requirements. The amount of learning content has been carefully selected to meet the goals of the certification.  

TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Level 1 consists of 8 learning units and 63 learning outcomes, compared to TOGAF 9 Level 1 which is 13 learning units and 107 learning outcomes. TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Level 2 consists of 8 learning units and 68 learning outcomes, compared to TOGAF 9 Level 2 which is 26 learning units and 108 learning outcomes 

Q: What languages will exams be available in? 

A: Initially the exams will be available in English and French, also English with an ESL (English as a Second Language) time allowance available for eligible candidates.  Translations will follow, initially Simplified Chinese targeted for early 2023. Other translations may follow later.

Q: What Open Badges are available?

A: The TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation badge is issued for individuals becoming certified at the foundation level.
The TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner badge is issued for individuals becoming certified at the practitioner level. In addition for individuals attending accredited courses who satisfactorily complete the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Learning Studies (a set of 18 practical exercises) the Applied TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Practitioner badge is issued.

TOGAF 9 Certification

Q: Will my TOGAF 9 certification expire? 

A: No – Certifications for TOGAF 9 Foundation, and TOGAF 9 Certified do not expire. 

Q: Will TOGAF 9 training and certification continue? 

A: Yes – The Open Group will continue to support the TOGAF 9 certification learning paths within the TOGAF certification portfolio indefinitely.  

Q: What is the impact of the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition on my TOGAF 9 certification? 

A:The TOGAF certification portfolio has been updated to include new learning paths based on bodies of knowledge defined from the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. Supported learning paths include new opportunities for continued professional development and recognition of TOGAF 9 certification as a prerequisite.  

Q: How does certification differ for elements of the certification portfolio based on the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition to those based on the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2? 

A: A key difference with the new certification elements added to the certification portfolio is they focus on a specific body of knowledge and skillset, whereas TOGAF 9 certification had a broader scope.

Q: Has my TOGAF 9 certification lost its value? 

A: No – TOGAF 9 certification is widely required in the job marketplace as evidenced by recent job surveys, and is expected to continue to be so. The knowledge acquired by obtaining TOGAF 9 certification is carried forward — the universal concepts and the ADM from the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 have evolved to become the TOGAF Fundamental Content within the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. Existing TOGAF 9 certifications are also recognized as prerequisites for the new learning paths being introduced to support the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition.  

 
Q: Can I add to my TOGAF Certification? 

A: Yes, there are multiple learning paths introduced that build upon existing TOGAF certifications. This includes paths for EA Practitioners, Business Architects, Digital Specialists, Agile Specialists, and EA Leaders. 

Q: Should I become TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certified? 

A: See the description above for details of the applicability of this learning path. 

Q: I am TOGAF 9 Certified, how can I become TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certified? 

A: Individuals who hold the TOGAF 9 Certified qualification are able to add TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certification via a bridging path recognizing their existing knowledge. This bridging path focuses on the new and expanded features of the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. 

Q: How long will the bridging path be available for those with the TOGAF 9 Certified Qualification?

A: At the time of writing there is no set date for withdrawal. We will give 18 months’ notice of the withdrawal of the bridging path.

 

Q: How much does it cost to become TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certified? 

A: Exam fees are here.

Q: I have TOGAF 9 Foundation certification, what are my options for taking the new certifications based on the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition? 

A: The options are as follows. Firstly, you could take a certification credential: 

  • Integrating Risk and Security in a TOGAF Enterprise Architecture 
  • TOGAF Framework: Digital Specialist 
  • TOGAF Framework: Agile Specialist

For updating your certification, either you can take the TOGAF 9 Part 2 exam to upgrade to TOGAF 9 Certified, then TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner via the Bridge exam, or take the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Part 1 and Part 2 exam.

Q: I am TOGAF 9 Certified, how can I become TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certified

A: Individuals who hold the TOGAF 9 Certified qualification are able to add TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certification via a bridging path recognizing their existing knowledge. This bridging path focuses on the new and expanded features of the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition.

Q: TOGAF Business Architecture vs TOGAF Enterprise Architecture certification — which should I choose? 

A. This depends on your role. If you have a focus on the business and need to know how to use the business architecture methods from the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition, then TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation is a highly relevant starting point to your professional development. 
If you want to work towards being a practitioner applying the TOGAF Architecture Development Method to develop and sustain Enterprise Architectures then the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture learning path is applicable. 

TOGAF Certification Credentials

Q: What is a TOGAF Certification Credential? 

A: TOGAF Certification credentials are designed to support individuals who want to continue their professional development in small chunks. They are awarded upon completion of small amounts of learning (3 hours upwards). They lead to the award of an Open Badge and certificate.  

Q: What TOGAF Certification Credentials are there? 

  • Integrating Risk and Security in a TOGAF Enterprise Architecture 
  • TOGAF Framework: Digital Specialist 
  • TOGAF Framework: Agile Specialist 
  • TOGAF EA Leader 
  • TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 

Q: How can I get a TOGAF Certification Credential? 

A: You will be able to self-study or attend a course from The Open Group Accredited Training Course providers.

Exams

Q: When are the new exams available?

A: They are available at Pearson VUE now.


Q: What exams are there?
A: For details see: https://certification.opengroup.org/examinations

Available now
OGEA-101, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Part 1 Exam (English)
OGEA-102, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Part 2 Exam (English)
OGEA-103, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Combined Part 1 and Part 2 Exam (English)
OGEA-103-ESL, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Combined Part 1 and Part 2 Exam (ESL)
OGEA-10B, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Bridge Exam (English)

O-EA OGEA-F101, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Part 1 Exam (French)
O-EA OGEA-F102, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Part 2 Exam (French)
O-EA OGEA-F10B, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Bridge Exam (French)

OGBA-101, TOGAF Business Architecture Foundation Exam (English)

(Note for OGEA-101, OGEA-102, OGEA-10B, OGBA-101 ESL time extensions are automatic and allocated after completion of a booking.)

Coming soon additional languages including Simplified Chinese.

Exams can be booked at Pearson VUE: https://home.pearsonvue.com/theopengroup

Q: What is the exam plan for the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Part 1 Exam?

A: The Part 1 exam contains 40 questions aligned to the syllabus as follows:

  • Concepts  8 questions
  • Introduction to the ADM 14 questions
  • Introduction to the ADM Techniques 6 questions
  • Introduction to Applying the ADM 4 questions
  • Introduction to Architecture Governance 3 questions
  • Architecture Content 5 questions

 

TOGAF Authorized Trainers

Q: If I am a trainer for an Accredited Training Course provider and want to teach courses based on the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition, do I need to become TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certified? 

A: Yes. Trainers are expected to have up-to-date knowledge.  

Q: If I am an existing authorized trainer, how do I become TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner certified? 

A: Trainers who are TOGAF 9 certified are eligible to take the bridge exam. They are also required to accept the Open Badge 

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