TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture: Foundation

About this course


Study TOGAF Enterprise Architecture with the award-winning Enterprise Architecture online training team at Good e-Learning!

The TOGAF Standard is a framework for Enterprise Architecture. It may be used freely for non-commercial use by any organization wishing to develop an Enterprise Architecture for use within that organization.

This Enterprise Architecture Foundation course is based on material from the updated TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition. It covers all the Foundation (Part 1) syllabus topics, which include:

  • The concepts of Enterprise Architecture and the TOGAF Standard
  • The key terminology of the TOGAF Standard
  • The Architecture Development Method (ADM) cycle, the objectives of each phase, and how to adapt and scope the ADM for use
  • The techniques available to support application of the ADM
  • Applying the ADM, including use of iteration, partitioning and application in a Digital enterprise
  • How Architecture Governance contributes to architecture development
  • Architecture content — the outputs produced while executing the ADM
  • The TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation course provides the basic knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Architecture using the TOGAF approach, sufficient to be able to contribute to an architecture project or work with the results.

Take your first step in gaining your full TOGAF certification today!

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Anyone looking for an introduction to the TOGAF® Standard, 10th edition or the new TOGAF Enterprise Architecture certification scheme
  • Professionals working in architectural roles who want to achieve a globally recognized qualification
  • Enterprise architects looking to contribute to or lead a team engaged in Enterprise Architecture activities
  • Prospective Enterprise Architects wishing to gain a full TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture certification
  • Anyone seeking to sit and pass the official TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture Part 1 exam on their first attempt
What will you learn by taking this course?

The TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation course covers:

  • The concepts of Enterprise Architecture and the TOGAF Standard
  • The key terminology of the TOGAF Standard
  • The Architecture Development Method (ADM) cycle and the objectives of each phase, and how to adapt and scope the ADM for use
  • The techniques available to support application of the ADM
  • Applying the ADM, including use of iteration, partitioning and application in a Digital enterprise
  • How Architecture Governance contributes to architecture development
  • Architecture content — the outputs produced while executing the ADM
Why should you take this course?
  • The course is self-paced, so students can structure learning around their own schedules
  • Content is divided into easily digestible videos
  • Consistent review of topics covered in Comprehension Check questions
  • Two practice exams and regular knowledge checks help students prepare for the certification exam
  • Successful students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the core TOGAF Enterprise Architecture principles and concepts. This will help them contribute to and support EA teams
  • Passing the Foundation (Part 1) exam allows students to move on to the Practitioner (Part 2) examination
  • Worried about TOGAF certification costs? This course comes with 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 Foundation

Module zero introduces you to the course main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure.

It also offers a course guide, diagram packs, a further reading and links document and links to download essential copies of the framework publications.

Module 1: Concepts

Module one answers several fundamental questions, such as “What is an enterprise?”, “Why is an Enterprise Architecture needed?” and “Why use the TOGAF Standard as a framework for Enterprise Architecture?”

The module also introduces the core concepts of the TOGAF Standard, including an initial outline of the Architecture Development Method (ADM), the Enterprise Continuum, Architecture Repository, Content Framework, Enterprise Metamodel and Enterprise Capability.

Module 2: Introduction to the ADM

Module two explains the basic structure of the ADM and explores the governance and scoping of Enterprise Architecture.

Module 3: Phases of the ADM

Module 3 outlines the purpose and objectives of each of the phases of the ADM: the Preliminary Phase and Phases A-H.

It also explains Requirements Management and architecture in an Agile Enterprise.

Module 4: Introduction to ADM techniques

Module 4 introduces the ADM supporting guidelines and techniques.

It outlines the purpose of Architecture Principles and what makes a good Architecture Principle.

It goes on to explain business scenarios, interoperability, the Business Transformation Readiness Assessment and risk management.

Module 5: Introduction to applying the ADM

Module 5 explains where to find detailed guidance on applying the TOGAF Standard, how to apply iteration to the ADM, the Architecture Landscape, Architecture Partitioning and the purposes of EA Capability.

The module concludes with an explanation of how the TOGAF Standard supports the digital enterprise.

Module 6: Introduction to Architecture Governance

Module 6 explains the concept of Architecture Governance, focusing first on its nature and characteristics.

It then describes the role and responsibilities of an Architecture Board along with the role of Architecture Contracts and Architecture Compliance.

Module 7: Architecture content

Module 7 focuses on Architecture content — the outputs produced while executing the ADM.

It begins by defining key concepts of Architectural Artifacts, what building blocks are and their use in the ADM.

It then describes the TOGAF Standard deliverables created and consumed in different ADM phases.

Module 8: The practice exams

There are two practice exams. One has been provided by The Open Group.

The other has been created by Good e-Learning.

Module 9: TOGAF Enterprise Architecture: Foundation wrap-up

Module 9 provides information on booking the exam and other courses of interest.


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

This course comes with two practice TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation (Part 1) exams. There are answers included to aid students preparing for their official Foundation Part 1 exam.

Candidates will also receive a FREE exam voucher and a free resit via Exam Pledge (T&Cs apply).

When you want to use your free exam voucher, simply contact

Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2-5 working days. 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 Foundation 
  • This is a multiple-choice exam
  • There are 40 questions in total
  • Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book – 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 24 out of 40 questions correctly
  • In countries where English is a second language, the time allocated for the exam is extended to 90 minutes

What do you get?

  • 6 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training
  • 10+ hours of online training content
  • Exam vouchers
  • Access through multiple devices
  • Offline player for studying on the move
  • Tutor support


What is enterprise architecture?

‘Enterprise architecture’ describes the role of creating ‘architectures’ of IT infrastructures.

This includes how the architectures are put together and how different elements interact, providing a clearer perspective.

Organisations often employ TOGAF certified architects to help them align architectures with business goals.

This can be vital when supporting large-scale enterprise transformation, IT growth, and organisational change.

What is TOGAF?

TOGAF is an acronym for The Open Group Architecture Framework.

The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, and standards organisations such as Consortia.

They collaborate to capture and clarify technology requirements, establish standards and policies, and share best practices.

What kind of organization can benefit from the TOGAF standard?

The TOGAF standard is used by organizations of almost every size, sector, and industry.

Enterprise Architecture is becoming a common practice for maximizing efficiency and managing complex business strategies.

This has led to an increase in demand for TOGAF certified architects.

While any organization can use the TOGAF Standard, only a certified architect has been trained how to utilise it properly.

What is the TOGAF certification path?

Students begin with TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation (Part 1).

Passing this allows them to proceed to the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner (Part 2) exam.

There are no prerequisites for taking the TOGAF Business Architecture (BA) exam. The credential courses can be taken without passing an exam.

How much is a TOGAF certification worth?

According to Payscale, TOGAF-certified professionals can earn between $85,000 and $202,000 (or £39,000 and £202,000).

TOGAF-certified architects find work in various industries all over the world.

This is increasingly so due to collaboration between business and IT infrastructures becoming ever more essential for remaining competitive.

In what countries is the TOGAF standard popular?

The TOGAF framework is used worldwide, with certified professionals in over 130 countries.

Exams are commonly taken in the UK, USA, India, the Netherlands, and Australia, though architects can find work almost anywhere.

What are the benefits of TOGAF for businesses?

TOGAF is a beneficial tool for businesses to effectively pursue enterprise transformation and IT growth, while also ensuring their IT infrastructure is in line with business goals.

It provides examples and tutorials to help simplify EA programs and can help reduce the amount of time needed to be spent preparing for future programs.

How long is the TOGAF exam?

The TOGAF Foundation (Part 1) exam is 60 minutes and 40 questions long, and is strictly closed-book.

Students who are not native English-speakers can be allocated 30 minutes of extra time. The pass mark is 60%.

The TOGAF Practitioner (Part 2) exam is 90 questions long with eight questions and a 6-% pass mark.

Every Good e-Learning EA certification course comes with FREE exam vouchers and free resits via Exam Pledge.

The Exam Pledge offers free resits of the TOGAF exams in the event of a failed attempt.

What you will learn

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture (EA):

  • Understand the purpose, scope, and benefits of enterprise architecture, and its role in aligning business goals and IT strategies.

Key Concepts of TOGAF®:

  • Gain insights into key concepts such as architecture governance, architecture development method (ADM), architecture content framework, and architecture maturity models.

TOGAF® Architecture Development Method (ADM):

  • Learn about the phases of the ADM cycle, including Preliminary, Architecture Vision, Business Architecture, Information Systems Architecture, Technology Architecture, Opportunities and Solutions, Migration Planning, Implementation Governance, and Architecture Change Management.

Architecture Views and Viewpoints:

  • Understand how to develop and analyze different architectural views and viewpoints to address stakeholder concerns and perspectives.

TOGAF® Core Concepts:

  • Explore core concepts such as building blocks, principles, patterns, and guidelines, and their role in developing and documenting architectures.

Enterprise Continuum and Tools:

  • Learn about the Enterprise Continuum, which provides a structured approach for organizing and classifying architecture assets, and how to use TOGAF® tools and repositories effectively.

Enterprise Architecture Governance:

  • Understand the importance of architecture governance in managing and controlling enterprise architecture activities, ensuring compliance with standards and guidelines.

TOGAF® Reference Models:

  • Explore reference models provided by TOGAF®, such as the TOGAF® Foundation Architecture and Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM), and how to customize them for specific organizational needs.

By completing the TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture: Foundation course, participants will have gained essential knowledge and skills in enterprise architecture principles, methods, and techniques, enabling them to contribute effectively to enterprise architecture initiatives within their organizations.

Benefits of this course

Comprehensive Understanding of Enterprise Architecture:

  • Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of enterprise architecture concepts, principles, and methodologies, enabling them to effectively align business objectives with IT strategies and drive organizational transformation.

Internationally Recognized Certification:

  • Completion of the course leads to a globally recognized certification in TOGAF®, enhancing the credentials and career prospects of participants in the field of enterprise architecture.

Improved Strategic Alignment:

  • TOGAF® provides a structured approach to enterprise architecture planning and development, helping organizations align their business and IT strategies to achieve strategic objectives and deliver value to stakeholders.

Enhanced Decision-Making:

  • By employing TOGAF® principles and methods, organizations can make more informed and data-driven decisions about IT investments, architecture development, and business transformation initiatives.

Standardized Approach to Architecture Development:

  • TOGAF® provides a standardized framework and methodology for developing and documenting enterprise architectures, ensuring consistency and quality across projects and initiatives.

Better Communication and Collaboration:

  • TOGAF® promotes communication and collaboration among stakeholders by providing a common language and set of tools for discussing and documenting architecture requirements, solutions, and trade-offs.

Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • By adopting TOGAF® best practices, organizations can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their architecture development processes, reducing time-to-market, costs, and risks associated with IT projects.

Continuous Improvement:

  • TOGAF® emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement and adaptation to changing business needs and technology trends, enabling organizations to evolve and innovate over time.

Overall, the TOGAF® Enterprise Architecture: Foundation course equips individuals and organizations with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to develop and implement effective enterprise architectures, drive strategic alignment, and achieve business success.


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