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Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Outline

This 3-day Enterprise Architecture Black Belt course covers the reasons to have Enterprise Architecture, the processes involved in it, as well as methods and frameworks for organising it.

The following topics will be taught during this course:

Module 1: Architecture and Architects

  • What is Enterprise?
  • What do We Mean by "Architecture"?
  • What is an Architecture Framework?
  • Architecture Granularity
  • Architect Role

Module 2: Principles of Enterprise Architecture

  • Importance of Principles
  • Compliance with Constitutional Requirements
  • Maximise Advantages for the Organisation
  • Information Management for Everyone
  • Business Endurance
  • Information Technology Responsibility

Module 3: Establishing Enterprise Architecture

  • Steps for Establishing Enterprise Architecture

Module 4: Architecture Domains

  • Primary Architecture Domains

Module 5: Architecture Frameworks

  • Architecture Process Frameworks
  • Zachman Framework
  • Selecting an EA Framework
  • Frameworks Advantages and Disadvantages
  • A Basic Enterprise Architecture Process
  • Architecture Content Framework and Its Benefits
  • Architecture Description Hierarchy
  • Statement of Architecture Work (SAW)
  • Architecture Description
  • Architecture Artefacts
  • Architectural Entities
  • Views and Viewpoints

Module 6: Architecture Management

  • Introduction to Architecture Partitioning
  • Introduction to Architecture Governance
    • Architecture Governance Board
    • Architecture Board Responsibilities
    • Conceptual Structure
    • Organisational Structure
    • Levels of Governance
    • Benefits of Architecture Governance
    • Architecture Contracts
    • Architecture Compliance
  • Architecture Change Management
  • Risk Management and Gap Analysis

Module 7: Architecture Precursors

  • Drivers, Aims, and Directives
  • Solution Descriptions and Plans
  • Standards
  • Scope of Architecture Work
  • Requirements
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Business Case

Module 8: Business Architecture

  • Business Architecture Structure and Behaviour
  • Business Process Decomposition and Automation
  • Design for Business Security

Module 9: Data Architecture

  • Introduction to Data Architecture
  • Data Qualities and Integration
  • Design for Data Security
  • Data Terminology
  • Data Model

Module 10: Applications Architecture

  • Applications Architecture Structure
  • Applications Architecture Behaviour
  • Applications Integration
  • Design for Applications Security

Module 11: Infrastructure Architecture

  • Infrastructure Services and Components
  • Enterprise Technology Rationalisation
  • Solution Technology Definition
  • Connecting Applications to Networks
  • Design for Infrastructure Security

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Who should attend this Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Course?

The Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Course is designed for experienced professionals who are interested in developing and implementing comprehensive Enterprise Architecture strategies. This course is beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Project Managers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Digital Transformation Leaders
  • Solution Architects
  • System Design and Integration Specialists

Prerequisites for the Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Course

The Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Course typically requires candidates to have prior experience in Enterprise Architecture, a strong knowledge base, several years of professional experience, and often completion of foundation and practitioner-level courses in Enterprise Architecture. 

Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Course Overview

Our unique Enterprise Architecture Black Belt introduces the basic concepts of Enterprise Architecture and examines its terminology and concepts. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the principles behind Enterprise Architecture, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of some of the main Enterprise Architecture frameworks which businesses may choose to use.

Enterprise Architecture is a conceptual blueprint used to define the structure and operation of an organisation and aligns a business’s organisational strategy with its goals. The scope of Enterprise Architecture includes the business’s processes, people and information technology systems, and maps the relationships between these elements.

Course Materials

You will receive The Knowledge Academy courseware folder containing copies of presentation slides, exercises, and suggested solutions. Most importantly you will complete the course with a Personalised Action Plan.

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What’s included in this Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Course?

  • Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors          
  • Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Certificate   
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Enterprise Architecture Black Belt Exam Information

To achieve the Enterprise Architecture Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 66%, or 20/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes

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Why choose us

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.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Enterprise Architecture Black Belt FAQs


All of our instructors have years of experience as an Enterprise Architect
We provide The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, exam, official certificate and refreshments.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am
Yes, we provide an official Knowledge Academy certificate upon successful completion of the examination
We recommend smart/casual attire.
This course is 3 days.
We advise that you should attend the Enterprise Architecture Green Belt course prior to attending this Enterprise Architecture Black Belt course
The price for Enterprise Architecture Black Belt certification in Belgium starts from €1695
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Enterprise Architecture Black Belt.

Why choose us


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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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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