TOGAF® Business Architecture Level 1

About this course


Business Architecture, a specialization of Enterprise Architecture, is the study of the business elements of organizational structures, such as capabilities, information, and processes.

It looks at the purpose of the organization in question, as well as how it achieves its business goals.

The ultimate goal of Business Architects is to take this sense of clarity and perspective and use it to drive both efficiency and profitability.

This TOGAF Business Architecture online training course explores organizational structures and processes within the context of the TOGAF Standard.

The standard has been built using industry best practices and is suitable for both experienced business architects and those just starting in the field.

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Anyone seeking an understanding of Business Architecture based on a world-class framework
  • Professionals providing business architecture services who want to earn a valuable BA certification
  • Enterprise business architects seeking to update and verify their expertise
  • Organizations planning to understand the benefits of enterprise business architecture and adopt TOGAF BA’s best practices
  • Anyone wanting to pass the official TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1 examination
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • Key concepts, including business capabilities, business modeling, information mapping, value streams, and TOGAF business scenarios
  • How to create accurate and useful business architecture diagrams
  • How to take relevant factors into account, such as business environments, selected viewpoints, and so on, when attempting to establish a target business architecture
  • The benefits of business architecture and the value of implementing a refined, proven framework
  • TOGAF BA best practices, including how to optimize Phase B of the TOGAF ADM
  • Everything required to pass the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 exam
Why should you take this course?
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online trainer for TOGAF, having won the ‘Outstanding Certification Product’ prize at The Open Group Awards 2018.
  • This TOGAF BA e-Learning course features interactive slides, audio narratives, instructor-led videos, and other online training assets created by highly experienced subject matter experts.
  • TOGAF BA is a highly valued business architect qualification.
  • Business architecture qualifications verify a candidate’s knowledge and help them unlock new career opportunities.
  • This course teaches essential skills, such as being able to create business architecture templates and support BA teams.
  • The course teaches students everything they need to know to pass the TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 exam.
  • Students receive 6 months of access, expert tutor support, a FREE exam voucher, and a FREE resit with Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply)
  • The course is fully accredited by The Open Group
Course Outline
TOGAF® 9 Foundation:

It also offers a syllabus, a diagram pack, refresher materials, a glossary, and a document with links for further reading. Finally, the module covers some of the more frequently asked questions about TOGAF BA.

Module 1: Business Models
  • The impacts and benefits of business models, as well as how they are used within the TOGAF Standard

  • How business models are developed

  • The purpose of business model innovation

  • The value of business architecture frameworks

Module 2: Business Capabilities
  • What the components of a ‘business capability’ are, and how to write them
  • How business capabilities are modeled and mapped to other business architecture concepts
Module 3: Value Streams
  • The definitions of ‘value’ and ‘value streams’
  • The approach and guiding principles for creating value streams
  • Decomposition, value analysis, and how value streams can be mapped to other business architecture concepts
Module 4: Information Mapping
  • What an information map is and how to use one
  • The relationship between information maps, business architectures, and data models
Module 5: Business Scenarios
  • The benefits of using business scenarios
  • How business scenarios are incorporated into the TOGAF ADM
  • The development phases of a business scenario, as well as the steps in each phase
Module 6: Developing a Business Architecture With TOGAF ADM
  • Phase A of the TOGAF ADM, including the approach, vision, inputs, and outputs
  • Phase B of the TOGAF ADM, including the approach, vision, inputs, and outputs
  • Gap analysis


This TOGAF BA e-learning course is designed to help candidates pass the TOGAF Business Architecture Part 1 examination. This earns them TOGAF BA Foundation qualification. A mock exam is also provided with this course to help students prepare.

Worried about what business architecture costs to study? This course comes with a FREE exam voucher and is eligible for Exam Pledge (a free resit on us!)

Pearson Vue are the authorized providers of exams for TOGAF, IT4IT, and ArchiMate certification, and host exams worldwide through a network of test centers.

This course comes with a number of free assets designed to help students prepare for the exam. This includes a mock exam, quizzes, exam tips, and several knowledge checks throughout the course. Students can also enjoy free tutor support.

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.

TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 exam:
  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 30 questions

  • There is a time limit of 45 minutes to complete the exam

  • The exam is closed book and supervised – you cannot make use of any resources or materials during the exam

  • The pass mark for the exam is 60%: you must score at least 18 out of 30 questions correct

  • In countries where English is a second language, additional time may be provided

    What do you get?

    • 6 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training
    • 7+ hours of online training content
    • An interactive and engaging training experience
    • Exam voucher
    • Exam simulator with two mock/practice exams
    • Additional revision modules
    • Searchable microlearning units and modules
    • Tutor support


    What is enterprise architecture?

    ‘Enterprise architecture’ is the design and creation of ‘architectures’ of organizational and IT infrastructures. EA best practices govern how architectures are put together and how the different elements interact. EA provides clarity for organizations about how to align IT and business goals, while also supporting major infrastructure change and IT growth.

    What is TOGAF?

    The TOGAF standard is a globally-recognized architecture framework. It is a valuable tool that enables the design, evaluation, and building of the right IT architecture in an organization. It forms the cornerstone of Enterprise Architecture initiatives in organizations of all industries, sectors, locations, and sizes.

    Who owns the TOGAF standard?

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

    What kind of organization is the TOGAF standard suitable for?

    Organizations of any size, sector, and industry can use the TOGAF standard. Enterprise Architecture is a common practice in modern IT organizations that seek to maximize efficiency and manage complex strategies with as much focus and perspective as possible. This has led to an increased demand for TOGAF-certified architects.

    Organizations that want to deploy the TOGAF standard should rely on certified enterprise architects to ensure it is implemented correctly.

    Is this TOGAF Business Architecture course accredited?

    Yes, this TOGAF Business Architecture course has been accredited by The Open Group.

    What are the prerequisites for this course?

    There are no prerequisites for the TOGAF Business Architecture examination.

    What does the TOGAF certification path look like?

    The first step is TOGAF Foundation (Level 1), which is a prerequisite to the TOGAF Certified (Level 2) exam. The Essentials and Implementation courses can also be taken without passing an exam. There are no prerequisites for sitting the TOGAF Business Architecture exam.

    How much is a TOGAF certification worth?

    A recent evaluation by Payscale puts TOGAF-certified professionals in the $85,000 to $202,000 (£39,000 and £202,000) bracket. This includes enterprise, solutions, and technical architects working in various industries around the world.

    In what countries is the TOGAF standard popular?

    TOGAF-certified professionals are highly employable all over the world, since the framework can be used anywhere. The UK, USA, India, the Netherlands, and Australia are particularly welcoming to TOGAF architects.

    What is the duration of this course?

    The seat time of the course is 7 hours. This can cover all the learning modules, revision modules, module-level assessments, and mock exams.

    How long can users access this course?

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

    How long is the exam voucher valid for?

    The exam vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

    How can the exam be taken?

    Pearson Vue is an authorized provider of the TOGAF 9 Foundation examination.

    Does the course include a manual?

    The course does not include a manual.

    What is an exam simulator?

    The purpose of the exam simulator is to provide learners with a simulated environment for taking mock exams. They are timed and scored on the simulator.

    What is a revision module?

    The revision module is designed to provide learners with a summarized revision of the key topics covered in the course. The module also includes tips that can help learners with their exam preparation work.

    What you will learn

    Introduction to Business Architecture:

    • Understand the concept of business architecture and its role in aligning business strategy with IT capabilities.

    Key Concepts and Terminology:

    • Gain insights into key concepts and terminology used in business architecture, including business strategy, capabilities, value streams, and organizational structure.

    Business Architecture Domains:

    • Explore the different domains of business architecture, such as business strategy, organization, processes, capabilities, information, and stakeholders.

    Business Capability Modeling:

    • Learn how to model business capabilities to represent the organization’s ability to execute its strategy and achieve its objectives.

    Business Value Streams:

    • Understand the concept of business value streams and how they represent end-to-end business processes that deliver value to customers and stakeholders.

    Business Architecture Views and Viewpoints:

    • Learn how to develop and analyze different business architecture views and viewpoints to address stakeholder concerns and perspectives.

    Business Architecture Governance:

    • Explore the principles and practices of business architecture governance, including the roles, responsibilities, and processes for managing business architecture activities.

    Integration with Enterprise Architecture:

    • Understand how business architecture integrates with other architectural domains, such as information architecture, application architecture, and technology architecture, within the TOGAF® framework.

    Case Studies and Best Practices:

    • Analyze real-world case studies and best practices in business architecture, learning from successful implementations and understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with business architecture initiatives.

    By completing the TOGAF® Business Architecture Level 1 course, participants will have gained foundational knowledge and skills in business architecture principles, methods, and techniques, enabling them to contribute effectively to business architecture initiatives within their organizations.

    Benefits of this course

    Enhanced Business Alignment:

    • Participants gain a deeper understanding of business architecture principles and methods, enabling them to align business strategies with IT capabilities more effectively. This alignment helps organizations achieve their strategic objectives and drive business success.

    Improved Decision-Making:

    • By learning how to model business capabilities, value streams, and other business architecture artifacts, participants can make more informed and data-driven decisions about business processes, organization structures, and technology investments.

    Optimized Business Operations:

    • Business architecture provides a holistic view of the organization’s structure, processes, and capabilities, enabling participants to identify opportunities for streamlining operations, improving efficiency, and reducing costs.

    Better Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Participants learn how to develop and communicate business architecture artifacts to stakeholders across the organization, fostering collaboration and consensus-building around business priorities and objectives.

    Enhanced Business Agility:

    • Business architecture enables organizations to adapt quickly to changing market conditions, customer demands, and regulatory requirements. Participants learn how to design flexible and scalable business architectures that can respond rapidly to emerging challenges and opportunities.

    Increased Organizational Resilience:

    • By understanding the interdependencies between business capabilities, processes, and technologies, participants can identify and mitigate risks more effectively, ensuring the resilience and continuity of business operations.

    Alignment with Industry Standards:

    • The TOGAF® Business Architecture Level 1 course is aligned with industry standards and best practices, providing participants with a globally recognized framework for business architecture development and management.

    Career Advancement:

    • Completion of the course enhances participants’ credentials and career prospects in the field of business architecture. It demonstrates proficiency in business architecture principles and methods, making participants valuable assets to organizations seeking to improve their business operations and competitiveness.

    Overall, the TOGAF® Business Architecture Level 1 course equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to develop and implement effective business architectures, drive strategic alignment, and achieve business success.


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