Awareness: The TOGAF® Standard

About this course


The TOGAF 9.2 methodology is used by enterprise architects across thousands of organizations all over the world.

TOGAF was developed by The Open Group to provide a framework and standard for organizations to design, evaluate and build top-quality IT architectures.

Our ‘TOGAF Awareness’ online course provides enterprise architects, and those working with EA teams, with a grounded introduction to the TOGAF methodology.

We cover all the key concepts and processes within TOGAF and describe the procedural and operational benefits which the framework can provide.

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Individuals in a role which requires an understanding of TOGAF, its content, context, processes, and benefits
  • Organizations that have decision-makers or stakeholders who need to be made aware of the value and benefits of enterprise architecture and/or TOGAF
  • Individuals who need to ‘sell’ TOGAF internally within an organization
  • Anyone who wants to know more about the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 before committing to a the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 Foundation or Certified course
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • The benefits and purpose of the TOGAF enterprise architecture framework
  • Details of the Architecture Delivery Model, the Enterprise Continuum, the Architecture Development Method (ADM), and other key aspects of the framework
  • The benefits of architecture governance, the Architecture Skills Framework, stakeholder management, service-oriented architecture, having an architecture vision, and more
  • The benefits of TOGAF for various stakeholders, including organizations, business users, IT service providers, IT and EA organizations, and more
Why should you take this course?
  • TOGAF is one of the world’s most widely-used frameworks for enterprise architecture. Awareness of TOGAF can be highly beneficial for both organizations and managers
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning TOGAF training provider
  • Good e-Learning courses are accessible via the Docebo app, allowing learners to study any time, anywhere
  • Good e-Learning courses feature a variety of online training assets, including interactive slides, custom graphics, and instructor-led videos; each designed with help from highly experienced practitioners
Benefits for Individuals

Learners completing the TOGAF Awareness course will receive a clear overview of the basics of the TOGAF framework. Students will learn to:

  • Collaborate with other TOGAF architects using a common language
  • Communicate the values and benefits of enterprise architecture to stakeholders
  • Understand the standard at a high level. Having this knowledge before studying TOGAF at Foundation or Certification level can be extremely useful
  • Make informed decisions to help with their careers in EA
Benefits for Organizations

Organizations able to apply a well-defined IT architecture approach see measurable improvements in the efficiency of their IT operations.

Maximizing the value of their existing structures can also boost the

reliability of their key processes and departments, which in turn can help them generate much greater returns and reduce risks from future investments.

Adopting the TOGAF global standard helps organizations increase the consistency, discipline and reliability of their enterprise architecture processes. Usability and interoperability are also improved, which reduces wastage and costs.

Training your employees with this introductory course will provide them with a strong understanding of the architecture development processes in your organization.

They will then be better able to make informed decisions around planning, design and implementation.

Course Outline
Module 1: An Introduction

The first module of the course focuses on giving the learner an overview of the age of digital disruption and goes on to set the scene by explaining the key terms and where TOGAF can help a business.

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 What is Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF?
  • 1.3 Enterprise Architecture Implementation Challenges
  • 1.4 An Introduction to the TOGAF Standard
  • 1.5 Why use TOGAF?
  • 1.6 The Relationship between TOGAF and other domains
Module 2: The Detail

Module two dives into more detail about the TOGAF standard to focus on the phases of the Architecture Delivery Model, the Enterprise Continuum and more detailed key terminology.

  • 2.1 Introduction to the ADM
  • 2.2 Setting Architecture Context
  • 2.3 Architecture Delivery
  • 2.4 Transitional Planning
  • 2.5 Building Blocks and the Enterprise Continuum
  • 2.6 Stakeholders, Concerns, Views and Viewpoints
Module 3: The Benefits

Module three is concerned with the benefits that TOGAF can bring to a business. In this module, learners will discover the benefits of Architecture Governance, the Architecture Skills Framework and many more.

  • 3.1 Architecture Governance
  • 3.2 Architecture Skills Framework
  • 3.3 Architecture Vision
  • 3.4 Stakeholder Management
  • 3.5 Service-Oriented Architecture
  • 3.6 Other Important Benefits
Module 4: The Benefits per Stakeholder

This, the final module, provides a brief overview of the benefits grouped by stakeholder. The benefits of having The TOGAF standard can relate to the different groups taking part. The specific benefits are identified per involved party.

  • 4.1 The Business User
  • 4.2 The IT Organization
  • 4.3 The EA Organization
  • 4.4 The IT Service Provider
  • 4.5 The IT Management Software Vendor
  • 4.6 The Industry-related Training and Certification Provider

What do you get?

  • 6 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training
  • 6+ hours of online training content
  • On/off tracker
  • Accessible through multiple devices
  • Offline player for studying on the move
  • Tutor support


What is the TOGAF standard?

The TOGAF standard is a globally-recognized architecture framework. It is a valuable standard that enables the design, evaluation and creation of IT architectures in an organization. It forms the cornerstone of enterprise architecture initiatives in thousands of organizations across all industries, sectors and locations.

Who owns the TOGAF 9 qualification?

The TOGAF 9 qualification is owned and developed by the members of The Open Group. This is a body of many of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies as well as several major IT vendors.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

What is the duration of this course?

This course offers six hours of training materials, which include learning modules and quizzes.

How long can users access this course?

Learners receive 6 months of access from the purchase date of the course.

Does this course carry an exam?

No, this is an introductory training course and does not carry an exam. However, students who finish it successfully will be rewarded with a certificate of completion.

Does the course include a manual?

The course does not require a manual.

What you will learn

Introduction to TOGAF®:

  • Understand the purpose, scope, and objectives of the TOGAF® framework. Gain insights into its evolution, history, and the organizations involved in its development.

Key Concepts and Terminology:

  • Familiarize yourself with the core concepts, principles, and terminology used in enterprise architecture and the TOGAF® framework. Learn about key terms such as architecture, architecture development method (ADM), and architecture views.

TOGAF® Architecture Development Method (ADM):

  • Explore the phases, activities, and deliverables of the TOGAF® ADM, which provides a structured approach to developing enterprise architectures. Understand how the ADM can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different organizations.

Key Components of TOGAF®:

  • Learn about the key components of the TOGAF® framework, including the Architecture Content Framework, Enterprise Continuum, and TOGAF® Reference Models. Understand their roles and importance in the architecture development process.

TOGAF® Certification:

  • Gain awareness of the TOGAF® certification program, including the different levels of certification (Foundation, Certified) and the benefits of certification for individuals and organizations.

Alignment with Industry Standards:

  • Explore how TOGAF® aligns with other industry standards, frameworks, and best practices in enterprise architecture. Understand its relationship with frameworks such as ArchiMate®, ITIL®, and COBIT®.

Benefits of TOGAF® Adoption:

  • Learn about the benefits of adopting the TOGAF® framework for enterprise architecture, including improved alignment between business and IT, enhanced decision-making, and increased organizational agility.

Case Studies and Examples:

  • Explore real-world case studies and examples of successful TOGAF® implementations. Understand how organizations have benefited from adopting TOGAF® and the factors that contribute to successful implementation.

By completing the “Awareness: The TOGAF® Standard” course, participants will have gained a foundational awareness of the TOGAF® framework and its role in enterprise architecture. They will be equipped with the knowledge needed to understand the value of TOGAF® and its potential impact on their organizations.

Benefits of this course

Foundational Understanding:

  • Participants gain a foundational understanding of the TOGAF® framework, its purpose, and its key components. This awareness serves as a basis for further learning and exploration of enterprise architecture concepts.

Alignment with Industry Standards:

  • By familiarizing themselves with TOGAF®, participants align themselves with widely recognized industry standards and best practices in enterprise architecture. This can enhance their credibility and relevance in the field.

Improved Communication:

  • The course provides participants with a common language and vocabulary for discussing enterprise architecture concepts and practices. This can improve communication and collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders involved in architecture initiatives.

Awareness of TOGAF® Benefits:

  • Participants gain awareness of the benefits of adopting TOGAF® for enterprise architecture, including improved alignment between business and IT, enhanced decision-making, and increased organizational agility. This understanding can help them advocate for TOGAF® adoption within their organizations.

Career Development:

  • Completion of the course demonstrates participants’ commitment to professional development in enterprise architecture. It can enhance their credentials and increase their value to employers, potentially leading to new career opportunities and advancement.

Introduction to Certification:

  • The course introduces participants to the TOGAF® certification program and the benefits of certification. It can serve as a stepping stone for individuals interested in pursuing formal TOGAF® certification in the future.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Organizations benefit from having employees who are aware of the TOGAF® framework and its potential impact on enterprise architecture. This awareness can facilitate discussions about architecture initiatives and support decision-making around architecture investments.

Continuous Learning:

  • The course encourages participants to continue learning and exploring enterprise architecture concepts beyond the basics covered in the course. It fosters a mindset of continuous improvement and lifelong learning in the field of enterprise architecture.

Overall, the “Awareness: The TOGAF® Standard” course equips individuals with the foundational knowledge and awareness needed to understand the value of TOGAF® and its role in enterprise architecture. It lays the groundwork for further exploration and development in the field, benefiting both individuals and organizations alike.


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