The Knowledge Academy
The target audience for TOGAF 9.1 Foundation (Level 1) training includes but is not limited to:
Individuals who require a basic understanding of TOGAF 9.1
Professionals who are working in roles associated with an architecture project such as those responsible for planning, execution, development, delivery and operation;
Architects who are looking for a first introduction to TOGAF 9.1
Architects who want to achieve Level 2 certification in a stepwise approach
TOGAF 9 Level 1 pre-requisites
While there are no formal requirements for entry to the L1 course we do expect a familiarity with IS/IT and a background in technical analysis. We would suggest that people considering this course should have at least 1 years’ experience working in, or involved with,
Enterprise planning environments. IS/IT analysts and architects, Business Analysts, Senior Business and IT management have found thiscourse beneficial in the past
TOGAF9 Level 2 pre-requisites
Delegates for the Level 2 course should have a solid understanding of the basics of TOGAF including the methodology (ADM), terminology, and common tools. Attendees of the TOGAF Level 1 course will be deemed as having the requisite understanding.Note: You cannot attempt the L2 exam until you have passed the L1 exam
The target audience for TOGAF 9.1 Certified (Level 2) training includes but is not limited to:
Individuals who require a deeper understanding of TOGAF 9.1
Professionals who are working in an organization where TOGAF 9.1 has been adopted and who need to participate in architecture projects and initiatives
Architects who will be responsible for developing architecture artifacts
Architects who wish to introduce TOGAF 9.1 into an architecture practice
Architects who want to achieve a recognized qualification to demonstrate their detailed knowledge of TOGAF 9TOGAF 9.1 – Practitioner (Part 1 & 2) Course Content
The TOGAF 9.1 Components
An Introduction to the Architecture Development Method
The Enterprise Continuum
The Architecture Repository
The Architecture Content Framework
The Architecture Content Metamodel
The Preliminary Phase
Architecture Views and Viewpoints
Building Blocks and the ADM
Architecture Implementation Support Techniques
Phase A: Architecture Vision
Phase B: Business Architecture
Phase B: Business Architecture – Catalogs, Diagrams and Matrices
Phase C: Information Systems Architecture
Phase C: Data Architecture
Phase C: Data Architecture – Catalogs, Matrices and Diagrams
The Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model
Phase C: Applications Architecture
Phase C: Applications Architecture – Catalogs, Matrices and Diagrams
Phase D: Technology Architecture
Phase D: Technology Architecture – Catalogs, Matrices and Diagrams
Migration Planning Techniques
Phase E: Opportunities and Solutions
Phase F: Migration Planning
Phase G: Implementation Governance
Phase H: Architecture Change Management
ADM Requirements Management
Guidelines for Adapting the ADM: Iteration and Levels
Guidelines for Adapting the ADM: Security
Guidelines for Adapting the ADM: SOA
Architecture Maturity Models
Architecture Skills Framework
How to become a Business Analyst
Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.
Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.
The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.
The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.
Areas of business analysis:
Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems
You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.
To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.
There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.
There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.
Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).
Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?