ArchiMate® 3 Practitioner (level 1 & 2)

About this course


Study ArchiMate® 3.1 with the award-winning online training team at Good e-Learning!

ArchiMate is an enterprise architecture modeling language designed to ease the process of explaining and displaying architectural concepts and functions.

It provides a level of clarity that is essential for making informed decisions, and its shared terminology also greatly eases collaboration and communication between practitioners.

Often used alongside TOGAF, ArchiMate is a highly valuable modeling tool for career enterprise architects.

Kickstart your ArchiMate certification training with Good e-Learning today!

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Individuals who require a practical understanding of the ArchiMate 3.1 modeling language
  • Individuals responsible for developing enterprise architecture artifacts and architecture program diagrams using the ArchiMate language notation
  • Organizations hoping to improve the efficiency and clarity of their enterprise architecture practices
  • Individuals who want to achieve ArchiMate 3 certification to demonstrate their practical understanding of the modeling language
  • Anyone wanting to pass the official ArchiMate Foundation and ArchiMate Practitioner examinations as efficiently as possible
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • The concepts, language structure, and relationships that make up the framework
  • How to utilize the Business, Application, and Technology layers
  • Elements relating to motivation, strategy, implementation, migration, and physical resources
  • How the framework treats stakeholders
  • The role of cross-layer dependencies in linking businesses, applications, and technology
  • How to customize the ArchiMate language to suit individual projects and organizations
  • Everything required to sit and pass the ArchiMate 3 Foundation and Practitioner examinations
Why should you take this course?
  • ArchiMate 3.1 is a globally recognized enterprise architecture modeling language.
  • The new framework introduced several improvements to ArchiMate 2, such as additional strategic considerations, a focus on real-world equipment and materials, enhanced usability, and so on.
  • It is an invaluable tool when used alongside enterprise architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF.
  • This ArchiMate online course features a practice exam simulator, regular knowledge checks, instructor-led videos, and access to fully qualified support staff to help students prepare for their exams.
  • The course content was created alongside fully qualified and highly experienced ArchiMate practitioners.
  • We cut ArchiMate certification costs by offering a FREE exam voucher to every student, as well as free resits via Exam Pledge.
  • Studying for and taking both ArchiMate exams one after the other is cheaper and more efficient than investing in separate courses.
  • Students receive 12 months of access, expert tutor support, a FREE exam voucher, and a FREE resit with Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply).
  • This ArchiMate e-learning course is fully accredited by The Open Group.
Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction and Overview

In this opening module, we look at what the ArchiMate standard provides to the business, as well as why it is important to the Enterprise Architecture practitioner and the organization.

We introduce the key characteristics of the framework and offer a brief history of the standard since its conception in 2002.

Finally, we examine The Open Group and how ArchiMate harmonizes with the organization’s other standards, including TOGAF.

Module 2: Certification Program

In this module, we take a look at the Open Group’s ArchiMate 3 Certification Program. We learn that it offers certification in three key areas: people, products, and ArchiMate training courses.

The certification for people program uses two levels: Foundation (Level 1) and Practitioner (Level 2). We take an in-depth look at the certification requirements needed for Level 1 and Level 2, as well as the examination conditions and pass marks.

Module 3: Basic Concepts of EA and ArchiMate

This module introduces the basic concepts of Enterprise Architecture and the ArchiMate language.

We will be looking at the purpose and benefits of Enterprise Architecture, the ArchiMate standard’s relationship with Enterprise Architecture, the architectural domains covered by the standard, and how they map with TOGAF.

We also discuss the positioning of the ArchiMate framework with other modeling languages and modeling concepts.

Module 4: Language Structure

In Module Four, “Language Structure”, we begin by looking at the framework’s design considerations and top-level language structure, moving on to its layers and framework.

We complete the topic with studies of abstraction, concepts and notations, nesting, use of color, and notational cues.

Module 5: Generic Metamodel

In this module, we will take a closer look at the ArchiMate generic metamodel and then turn our attention to relationships. When dealing with the metamodel, we will cover Behavior and Structure Elements as well as Specializations.

We will also study Motivation Elements, Strategy Elements, and Composite Elements.

Module 6: ArchiMate Relationships

In addition to the generic elements outlined in Module five, the ArchiMate language also defines a core set of generic relationships. Each of these relationships can connect a predefined set of source and target concepts.

This module covers the core ArchiMate relationships, including Structural, Dynamic, Grouping, Junction, and Specialization relationships.

Module 7: Motivation and Strategy Elements

In module seven, we look at both the Motivation and Strategy Elements in ArchiMate 3.

We will start by looking at the Motivation elements, which are used to model the motivations or reasons that guide the design or change of an Enterprise Architecture.

We will begin with the Stakeholder, Driver, and Assessment elements, followed by Goal, Outcome, Principle, Requirement, and Constraint, before concluding our study of the Motivation Elements with Meaning and Value.

We will then turn our attention to the Strategy Elements, namely Resource, Capability, and Course of Action.

Module 8: The Business Layer

In this module, we will explore the elements that make up the business layer in the ArchiMate Framework. The elements can be split into the active, behavior, and passive aspects. Other elements also fall into the composite category.

Module 9: The Application Layer

This module will explore the elements that make up the application layer in the ArchiMate Framework.

Module 10: The Technology Layer

In module 10, we will explore the elements that make up the Technology layer in the ArchiMate Framework.

Module 11: Physical Elements

In module 11, we look at the physical elements, namely the Active Structure elements Equipment, Facility, and Distribution Network, the Behavior elements, and the Passive Structure Element (‘Material’).

Module 12: Relationships Between Core Layers

A central issue in Enterprise Architecture is business-IT alignment and how these layers can be matched. This module describes the relationships that the ArchiMate language employs to denote this alignment, as well as the links between business, applications, and technology.

Module 13: Implementation and Migration Elements

In this module, we look at the Implementation and Migration Elements and their Relationships.

We define a number of Implementation and Migration elements. We also study Relationships and Cross-aspect Dependencies.

Module 14: Stakeholders, Views and Viewpoints

The ArchiMate language provides a flexible approach in which architects and other stakeholders can use their own views on the Enterprise Architecture. In this approach, views are specified by viewpoints.

Viewpoints define abstractions on the set of models representing the Enterprise Architecture, each aimed at a particular type of stakeholder and addressing a particular set of concerns.

Viewpoints can be used to view certain aspects in isolation and to relate two or more aspects. In this module, we will address Stakeholders and Concerns, Views and Viewpoints, The Viewpoint Mechanism, Defining and Classifying Viewpoints, and Creating the View.

Module 15: Language Customization

The ArchiMate language contains the basic elements and relationships that serve general EA modeling purposes only.

However, the language should also be able to support other, more specific, purposes, such as types of model analysis, the communication of architectures, and those of a certain domain (for example, the financial sector).

We therefore need a means of customizing the language, without burdening it with a lot of additional material. This module is therefore devoted to the customization mechanisms in ArchiMate 3.

Module 16: Tool Support for ArchiMate

This module will briefly explain how ArchiMate Certified Tools can be used to support EA modeling and analysis with ArchiMate 3.


Pearson Vue is the authorized certification exam provider for TOGAF, IT4IT, and ArchiMate and hosts exams worldwide through a network of test centers.

Worried about ArchiMate certification costs? This course comes with a FREE exam voucher (which must be used within a 12-month period) and is eligible for Exam Pledge (a free resit on us!)

For the ArchiMate 3 program there is no ‘Combined’ Part 1 and Part 2 exam. Therefore, students will need to take each exam part separately.

Candidates must take the ArchiMate Foundation exam and ArchiMate Practitioner exam separately, as there is no combined Part 1 and Part 2 exam.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact Exam voucher requests are typically processed within two working days, but please allow up to five. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period, which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

ArchiMate 3 Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 40 questions
  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The pass mark for the exam is 60%: you must score at least 24 out of 40 questions correct
  • The exam is closed-book (you cannot make use of any resources or materials during the exam)

ArchiMate 3 Practitioner exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 8 questions
  • There is a time limit of 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • Each correct answer is worth five points, each second-best answer is worth three points, and each third-best answer is worth one point. Each ‘distractor’ (incorrect) answer scores zero points
  • The pass mark for the exam is 70%: you must score at least 28 out of 40 questions correct
  • The exam is OPEN book

What do you get?

  • Fully accredited
  • Exam vouchers included
  • Free resit (T&Cs apply)
  • Course duration: 20+ hour
  • Access period: 12 months
  • Tutor support
  • Quizzes & practice exams
  • Mobile compatible


How can ArchiMate help enterprise architects?

ArchiMate helps enterprise architects by giving them a graphical language for planning, creating, and presenting architectures.

ArchiMate models can also range in complexity, allowing users to create different versions of the same architecture for audiences with varying levels of knowledge.

How does ArchiMate work?

ArchiMate essentially provides users with a set of instructions for visually communicating EA concepts. These models are far easier to interpret than most enterprise architecture frameworks, giving stakeholders the perspective to make the best decisions possible.

Who can use ArchiMate?

The framework can be used by anyone with knowledge of enterprise architecture, though it is most often utilized by TOGAF practitioners.

How can ArchiMate benefit businesses?

ArchiMate is among the best enterprise architecture tools because it makes EA diagrams much easier to understand for stakeholders and decision-makers. This makes it simpler for EA professionals to guide an organization’s strategic direction and gain the required support from senior management for transformation programs.

It also helps EA practitioners to communicate and collaborate with shared terms and best practices.

How much is an ArchiMate certification worth?

ArchiMate certifications can be extremely advantageous for career enterprise architects. Not only can it help them utilize frameworks like TOGAF, but it can also create networking opportunities and help them win roles with higher pay and more responsibilities.

What do I need to know about the ArchiMate exams?

The ArchiMate Foundation exam is closed-book, consists of 40 questions, lasts 60 minutes, and has a pass mark of 60%.

The ArchiMate Practitioner exam is open-book, features eight questions, lasts 90 minutes, and has a pass mark of 70%.

What is EA modeling?

EA graphical ‘modeling languages’ are used to explain enterprise architecture concepts to audiences such as stakeholders or IT managers. This makes them easier to follow.

How can ArchiMate help enterprise architects?

ArchiMate helps enterprise architects by giving them a graphical language for planning, creating, and presenting architectures. Even the best EA tools for modeling architectures do not always aim for simplicity, but the complexity of ArchiMate models can be varied depending on the audience’s experience and level of EA knowledge.

What is The Open Group?

The Open Group is the business consortium behind several widely-used corporate methodologies and frameworks, including ArchiMate, TOGAF, and IT4IT.

What other frameworks can complement ArchiMate?

ArchiMate and TOGAF were both created by The Open Group and complement each other extremely well.

What you will learn

Advanced ArchiMate Concepts:

  • Participants will deepen their understanding of the ArchiMate modeling language, including advanced concepts such as relationships, viewpoints, layers, and aspects. They will learn how to create comprehensive and coherent architectural models that capture different perspectives of the enterprise.

Modeling Enterprise Architecture:

  • The course provides hands-on experience in modeling enterprise architecture using ArchiMate. Participants will learn how to develop models that represent different aspects of the enterprise, including business processes, organizational structures, applications, data, and technology infrastructure.

Architectural Viewpoints and Stakeholder Perspectives:

  • Participants will learn how to define architectural viewpoints that address the needs of different stakeholders and capture their perspectives on the enterprise architecture. They will understand how to tailor architectural models to meet the specific requirements of stakeholders and communicate complex architectural concepts effectively.

Modeling Techniques and Best Practices:

  • The course covers advanced modeling techniques and best practices for creating high-quality ArchiMate models. Participants will learn how to apply modeling patterns, guidelines, and standards to ensure consistency, completeness, and correctness of architectural models.

Integration with Other Frameworks and Standards:

  • Participants will learn how to integrate ArchiMate with other enterprise architecture frameworks and standards, such as TOGAF® (The Open Group Architecture Framework) and BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation). They will understand how ArchiMate can be used in conjunction with other modeling languages to support comprehensive enterprise architecture practices.

Case Studies and Real-World Applications:

  • The course includes case studies and real-world examples that illustrate the practical application of ArchiMate in different industries and organizations. Participants will gain insights into how ArchiMate can be used to address common challenges and achieve strategic objectives in enterprise architecture initiatives.

Preparation for ArchiMate Certification:

  • The course prepares participants for the ArchiMate 3 Practitioner (level 1 & 2) certification exam, which validates their proficiency in using ArchiMate for enterprise architecture modeling and analysis. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to pass the certification exam and become certified ArchiMate Practitioners.

Overall, the ArchiMate 3 Practitioner (level 1 & 2) course provides participants with advanced knowledge and practical skills in using the ArchiMate modeling language to develop and analyze enterprise architecture models. It equips them with the tools and techniques needed to effectively communicate architectural concepts, align business and IT strategies, and drive successful enterprise architecture initiatives.

Benefits of this course

Advanced Skills Development:

  • Participants gain advanced skills in using the ArchiMate modeling language to create comprehensive and coherent architectural models. This enhances their ability to represent complex enterprise architectures and address diverse stakeholder needs.

Enhanced Career Opportunities:

  • Certification as an ArchiMate Practitioner demonstrates proficiency in enterprise architecture modeling and analysis, making professionals more attractive to employers seeking skilled architects and business analysts. It opens up opportunities for roles such as enterprise architect, business architect, solution architect, and business analyst.

Improved Communication and Collaboration:

  • By mastering ArchiMate, professionals can effectively communicate complex architectural concepts and collaborate with stakeholders across different business functions and IT domains. This facilitates alignment of business and IT strategies and fosters better decision-making.

Better Strategic Alignment:

  • ArchiMate helps organizations align their business and IT strategies by providing a common language for expressing architectural concepts and relationships. Professionals trained in ArchiMate can facilitate strategic discussions and ensure that architectural decisions are aligned with business objectives.

Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • ArchiMate enables professionals to develop and analyze architectural models more efficiently and effectively. By using standardized modeling techniques and best practices, they can streamline the architecture development process and deliver higher-quality architectural artifacts.

Alignment with Industry Standards:

  • ArchiMate is an industry-standard modeling language for enterprise architecture, recognized by organizations such as The Open Group. Certification in ArchiMate demonstrates adherence to industry best practices and standards, enhancing professional credibility and reputation.

Preparation for Certification:

  • The course prepares participants for the ArchiMate 3 Practitioner (level 1 & 2) certification exam, validating their proficiency in using ArchiMate for enterprise architecture modeling and analysis. Certification enhances career prospects and demonstrates commitment to professional development.

Overall, the ArchiMate 3 Practitioner (level 1 & 2) course equips professionals with advanced skills and knowledge in enterprise architecture modeling, enabling them to drive successful architecture initiatives, facilitate strategic alignment, and contribute to organizational success.


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