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ArchiMate® 3 Training Course Outline

This ArchiMate® 3 Training Course thoroughly explains the basics of the ArchiMate® modelling language in order to comprehensively prepare delegates for the ArchiMate® 3 Part 1 and ArchiMate® 3 Part 2 exams. These topics include:

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Definitions 

  • Introduction to ArchiMate® Language 
  • ArchiMate® Language for Enterprise Architecture Modelling 
  • What is Enterprise Architecture? 
  • Key Enterprise Architecture Concepts 
  • Stakeholders and Concerns 
  • Development of Enterprise Architectures 
  • Example ArchiMate® Model 

Module 2: Language Structure 

  • Top-Level Hierarchy of ArchiMate® Concepts 
  • Layering of ArchiMate® Language 
  • Definition: ArchiMate® Core Language 
  • ArchiMate® Core Framework 
  • Abstract in ArchiMate® Language  
  • External Vs Internal 
  • Types Vs Instances 
  • Behaviour Vs Active Structure 
  • Concepts and their Notation 
  • Conceptual Vs Logical Vs Physical 
  • Types Vs Instances
  • Use of Nesting 
  • Use of Colours and Notational Cues 

Module 3: Generic Metamodel 

  • Design Approach
  • Metamodels at Different Levels of Specificity
  • Design and Core Concepts
  • Hierarchy of Behaviour and Structure Elements 
  • Behaviour and Structure Elements Metamodel 
  • Behaviour Elements Notation 
  • Aspects 
  • Additional Behaviour Element Type: Event 
  • Passive Structure Elements 
  • Active Structure Elements Notation 
  • Summary of Specialisation of Core Elements 
  • Specialisations of Structure and Behaviour Elements 
  • Motivation and Composite Elements 
  • Grouping 
  • Location 

Module 4: Modelling Relationships 

  • Relationships 
  • Structural Relationships 
  • Dependency, Dynamic, and Other Relationship  
  • Relationship Review  

Module 5: Modelling Motivation  

  • Motivation Elements 
  • Motivation Elements Metamodel 
  • Stakeholder, Driver, and Assessment 
  • Goals and Outcomes  
  • Principles, Requirements, and Constraints 
  • Meaning and Value 
  • Relationships with Core Elements 

Module 6: Modelling Strategy 

  • Strategy Elements Metamodel 
  • Relationships with Motivation and Core Elements 
  • Strategy Elements 

Module 7: Business Layer  

  • Metamodel  
  • Active Structure, Behaviour, and Passive Structure 
  • Composite Element  

Module 8: Application Layer  

  • Application Layer Metamodel 
  • Active Structure  
  • Behaviour Structure 
  • Passive Structure 

Module 9: Technology Layer  

  • Metamodel  
  • Active Structure Elements  
  • Behaviour Structure  
  • Passive Structure Elements 

Module 10: Modelling Physical Elements 

  • Physical Elements Metamodel 
  • Active Structure Elements 
  • Behaviour Elements 
  • Passive Structure Elements 

Module 11: Relationships Between Core Layers 

  • Alignment of the Business Layer and Lower Layers 
  • Alignment of the Application and Technology Layers 
  • Derived Relationships Applied in Relationships Between Core Layers 

Module 12: Modelling Transformation

  • Implementation and Migration of Metamodel 
  • Implementing and Migrating Elements 
  • Relationships with Other Aspects and Layers 

Module 13: Addressing Stakeholder Concerns with Architecture Views and Viewpoints 

  • Introduction to Architecture Views and Viewpoints 
  • Stakeholders and Concerns  
  • Architecture Views and Viewpoints  
  • Viewpoint Mechanism  
  • Viewpoint Purpose and Content 

Module 14: Derivation of Relationship  

  • Derivation Rules 
  • Two Types of Derivation 
  • Notation of Derivation Rules 
  • Derivation Rules for Potential Relationships 
  • Restrictions on Applying Derivation Rules 

Module 15: Motivation Viewpoint  

  • Stakeholder Viewpoint 
  • Goal Realisation Viewpoint and Contribution Viewpoint 
  • Principles Viewpoint 
  • Requirements Realisation Viewpoint 
  • Motivation Viewpoint 

Module 16: Strategy Viewpoints  

  • Strategy Viewpoint 
  • Capability Map Viewpoint and Value Stream Viewpoint 
  • Outcome Realisation Viewpoint 
  • Resource Map Viewpoint 

Module 17: Basic Viewpoints – Business Layer and Application Layer 

  • Organisation Viewpoint 
  • Business Process Cooperation Viewpoint 
  • Product Viewpoint 
  • Application Cooperation Viewpoint 
  • Application Usage Viewpoint 

Module 18: Basic Viewpoints – Technology Layer 

  • Implementation and Deployment Viewpoint 
  • Technology Viewpoint 
  • Technology Usage Viewpoint 

Module 19: Implementation and Migration Viewpoints 

  • Project Viewpoint 
  • Migration Viewpoint 
  • Implementation and Migration Viewpoint 

Module 20: Applying the Viewpoint Mechanism 

  • Defining and Classifying Viewpoints: Purpose Dimension 
  • Creating the View 
  • Application of the Viewpoint Mechanism in Real-Case Modelling Situations 

Module 21: Language Customisation Mechanisms 

  • Why Should We Customise the Language? 
  • Adding Attributes to ArchiMate® Elements and Relationships 
  • Profile and Profile Types 
  • Creating New Element Types Using Specialisation 
  • Specialisation of Elements and Relationships 
  • Using Specialisations to Model Risk Analysis 
  • Creating a Profile for Risk Analysis  

ArchiMate® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

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Who should attend this ArchiMate® 3 Training Course?

This course is intended for individuals involved in Enterprise Architecture projects or those planning to initiate one, and who need to understand the Enterprise Architecture artefacts crafted using ArchiMate®. Professionals who can greatly benefit from it are -

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Technology Architects
  • Business Architects
  • Information Architects
  • IT Architects
  • Application Architects
  • Data Architects

 Prerequisites of the ArchiMate® 3 Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ArchiMate® 3 Course.

ArchiMate® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

ArchiMate® 3 Training Course Overview

ArchiMate® 3 Training Course, which is taught by expert trainers, is designed to provide delegates with a basic understanding of the ArchiMate® modelling language, including its notation, structure, terminology, and core concepts. With a focus on knowledge and comprehension, this course covers basics such as the passive subject elements, behavioural elements, and active subject elements at the heart of ArchiMate®, and the Business, Application, and Technology layers to which ArchiMate® can be applied.

ArchiMate® 3 Training Course will prove to employers that delegates understand the advanced concepts behind using ArchiMate® in practical scenarios, as well as its compatibility with Enterprise Architecture frameworks like TOGAF® and languages like Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) and Unified Modelling Language (UML). This certification also demonstrates initiative and self-motivation on behalf of individual delegates.

What is ArchiMate®?

ArchiMate® is a modelling language for Enterprise Architecture that provides instruments for Enterprise Architects to understand, visualise, and actuate relationships between business domains through its clear, simple language. Covering three layers, Business, Application, and Technology, ArchiMate® provides a comprehensive approach to structuring any enterprise. It is also an Open Group Standard.

ArchiMate® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

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What's included in this ArchiMate® 3 Training Course?

  • ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 1 Examination
  • ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 2 Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack  

ArchiMate® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

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ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 1 Exam Information

Passing the ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 1 exam will prove your knowledge of the basic concepts and terminology of the ArchiMate® 3 modelling language, as well as the three layers on which ArchiMate® focuses. The format of the exam is as follows: 

  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 (each question is worth 1 mark) 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks  
  • Pass Marks: 60%, or 24/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 2 Exam Information

Passing the ArchiMate® 3 Training Course: Level 2 exam will demonstrate a delegate’s ability to apply the concepts and language of ArchiMate® in practical situations, as well as rewarding those who pass with full ArchiMate® 3 certification. The format of the exam is as follows: 

  • Type of Questions: Scenario-based and Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 8 (each question is worth 5 marks) 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 65%, or 26/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Open book

Please note that the ArchiMate® 3 Exams are only available online and not in the classroom. 

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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ArchiMate® 3 Training Course FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no formal prerequisites for taking this course, meaning that anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
The target audience for this course covers individuals who work in positions associated with an Enterprise Architecture project, or those planning to undertake one, and who accordingly require an understanding of Enterprise Architecture artifacts developed with ArchiMate®.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Experienced Instructor.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for ArchiMate® 3 Training Course certification in Belgium starts from €2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ArchiMate® 3 Training Course.

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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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