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OBASHI® Foundation Course Outline

OBASHI® Foundation is a two-day course, with the exam completed at the end of the second day. Below is the daily structure of the topics that will be covered during the course.

Day 1

  • Introduction to OBASHI®
  • Digital Flow
  • Laws and Core Principles
  • Elements and Layers
  • The B&IT Diagram
  • Questions regarding the exam  

Day 2

  • Review of Day 1 topics
  • Review of evening work
  • The OBASHI Relationship Rules
  • The Data Analysis View
  • Physical v. Logical Modelling
  • The OBASHI Project Life Cycle
  • Foundation Exam

Please note that homework will be set and is expected to take at least 2 hours to complete. There will also be some pre-course study material set to all delegates

Every Delegate shall receive the Official OBASHI® Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. 

Delegates are expected to have achieved the following aims and objectives by the end of the course:

  • Understand how OBASHI supports the Business Strategy
  • Describe the benefits OBASHI can bring to an organisation
  • Understand the concept of dataflow. Be able to explain the purpose and use of a DAV and describe how it is constructed
  • Recall OBASHI Core Principles and Laws of OBASHI
  • List and describe the concept of Layers and Elements in OBASHI
  • Be able to explain the purpose and use of a B&IT diagram and describe how it is constructed (Including use of colour)
  • Understand the laws of Digital Dynamics
  • Understand the OBASHI Rules and Relationships (incl. relationship persistence)
  • Understand the concept of Logical and Physical models.


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Who should attend this OBASHI Training Course?

OBASHI® Foundation is for those in a managerial position seeking to design, monitor, and optimise their business. This may include Project Managers, IT Managers, Portfolio Managers, Programme Managers, Service Providers, Enterprise Architects, Business Leaders, etc.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

OBASHI® Foundation Course Overview

OBASHI® is an Information Technology methodology that enables delegates to understand clearly how their business functions. This intern will facilitate better decisions throughout the organisation. This course equips delegates with the tools and methods of OBASHI, in order for them to improve the decision making process within their business.

OBASHI® will assist in creating a visual map that shows:

  • How your business works from all levels of organisation
  • What the assets are that make it work
  • How to decrease costs
  • Shows the inter-dependencies between the assets

OBASHI® will make things clearer and help you make better decisions because it has been designed with one thing in mind; to help people improve how their organisations perform by documenting and modelling how people, process, and technology interact to make a business work.


The OBASHI® methodology is sequential and consists of 6 layers:

  • Ownership
  • Business Process
  • Application
  • System
  • Hardware
  • Infrastructure


OBASHI® is designed around four key concepts: “with Clarity and Vision you can Develop and Improve!”

  • Clarity allows you to create easy to read diagrams which help remove ambiguity from business decision making.
  • Vision allows you to anticipate issues and challenges which can prevent a business achieving it goals.
  • Develop is about enhancing business capability through successful programme and project implementation.
  • Improve is about enhancing your business performance through better operational management.

The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by APMG for this OBASHI® Foundation course. 

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What's included in this OBASHI Training Course?

  • OBASHI Foundation Exam
  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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OBASHI® Foundation Exam

The OBASHI® Foundation exam can be attempted once the accredited course has been completed. The Foundation exam will

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions
  • Pass mark 60%, 30 correct answers (our of a possible 50)
  • 1 hour to complete the exam
  • Closed book

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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

OBASHI® Foundation FAQs


Yes, The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited, by APMG, for this OBASHI® Foundation course and exam.
No, currently the only certification concerning OBASHI is the OBASHI® Foundation course and exam.
Yes, the OBASHI® Exam follows the course and is completed on the afternoon of the second training day.
Yes, the exam is included as part of the course and in the course price.
Delegates shall receive a hard copy of the Official OBASHI Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. Delegates shall also receive pre-course work documents, via e-mail, which must be completed prior to attend the course. Once on the course, an expert instructor, the printed course material, light refreshments, the exam, and the OBASHI® Foundation certification after successful completion, will all be a part of the course.
No, as this is a Foundation course, there are no formal prerequisites required.
The price for OBASHI® Foundation certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for OBASHI® Foundation.
Please see our OBASHI® Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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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