The purpose of certification to TOGAF 9 Level 1 (TOGAF 9 Foundation), is to provide validation that the Candidate has gained understanding of the structure, terminology, and basic concepts of the TOGAF 9 standard. The candidate also understands the core principles of Enterprise Architecture and the TOGAF standard.
The learning objectives at this level focus on knowledge and understanding.
There are two levels to certification: Level 1, known as TOGAF 9 Foundation, and Level 2, known as TOGAF 9 Certified. Level 2 contains the learning requirements for Level 1. There are a number of different learning paths to obtain certification.
The TOGAF part 1 exam is a closed book, multiple choice, with 40 questions. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Exams are available at Prometric test centers, as well as at other training places that are able to provide access to The Open Group IBT portal examination. There are no prerequisites for this exam. A passing score of 55% is needed (22 or more points out of a maximum of 40)
The 11 topic areas covered by the TOGAF 9 Part 1 examination together with the number of questions per area in the examination follows:
- Basic Concepts (3 questions)
- Core Concepts (3 questions)
- Introduction to the ADM (3 questions)
- The Enterprise Continuum and Tools (4 questions)
- ADM Phases (9 questions)
- ADM Guidelines and Techniques (6 questions)
- Architecture Governance (4 questions)
- Architecture Views, Viewpoints and Stakeholders (2 questions)
- Building Blocks (2 questions)
- ADM Deliverables (2 questions)
- TOGAF Reference Models (2 questions)
Who should get TOGAF 9 certified?
- Professionals who need a deeper understanding of the standards involved with TOGAF 9
- Professionals who will are responsible for creating new architecture artifacts
- Professionals that desire to present the TOGAF 9 standard into the architecture practice
- Professionals who want to obtain a globally recognized certification to show their deep understanding of the TOGAF 9 standard
- Architectsthat are employed in an organization where the TOGAF 9 standard has been accepted.
- Architects that are involved in architecture projects.
- Professionals who want to take their TOGAF certification to the next level.
Why should you get TOGAF9 certified?
- It can provide additional career advancement.
- It can provide greater recognition from peers.
- The certifications will promote your career advancement and will assist you in leading at your occupationin a in a big way.
- Studies show that certified professionals get faster promotions and higher salaries.
- It can significantly affirm and enhance your professional skills, improve your employment prospects, and boost your salary.
- It can provide a proven guide for filling critical roles and responsibilities within an organization.
- It is much easier to get better jobs, compared to the other non-certified professionals
- Overall, it is a great career move
I am an ITIL v3 Expert Service and Solution Architect and have been looking at TOGAF certification as a possible addition to my resume. This is driven by my desire to augment my previous work experience in planning enterprise wide Service Management solutions with a formal certification and to reinforce my skill set, with the goal of providing me more career opportunities.
Jeff Westin, Principal Service Manager at Dadini, Inc.
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