The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) certification by the Open Group helps architects and trainers demonstrate their certified knowledge of the TOGAF framework. Moreover, TOGAF certified professionals can facilitate enterprise technical processes by mastering the principles of enterprise architecture. Through TOGAF, enterprise architects and trainers can show the ability to plan and design their IT architecture. Also, enterprises use TOGAF as a developmental method to establish the required IT infrastructure. Finally, TOGAF certification program has two levels, foundation level, then the certified level.
The Open Group
The Open Group is a consortium of more than 625 organizations that seek out enabling the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. In addition, the Open Group was founded in 1996, and one of its flagship services is its certification programs, like TOGAF, POSIX, and NASPL. Hence, the Open Group certifications mostly target IT professionals and specialists.
TOGAF Foundation (Level 1) Requirements
TOGAF Foundation is for Enterprise Architects, IT Architects, and Developers interested in expanding and certifying knowledge in enterprise designing, management and basic concepts about TOGAF standard. In addition, the TOGAF Foundation has no enrollment requirements.
TOGAF Certification Exam Details
Candidates must pass the TOGAF Part 1 examination in order to achieve TOGAF Foundation certification.
- Mode: Closed book, Onsite/Online
- Duration: 60 Mins
- Format: 40 multiple choice questions
- Passing Score: 55% (22 out of 40 questions)
TOGAF Certified (Level 2) Requirements
All individuals interested in additional knowledge on TOGAF standard can enroll for TOGAF Certified test. However, TOGAF Foundation is prerequisite for TOGAF Certified exam.
TOGAF Certification Exam Details
Candidates must pass the TOGAF Part 1 examination in addition to TOGAF Part 2 examination.
- Mode: Opened book, Onsite/Online
- Duration: 90 Mins
- Format: 8 complex scenario-based questions
- Passing Score: 60% (24 out of 40)
TOGAF Combined Part 1 and Part 2 Exam
TOGAF combined part 1 and part 2 exam has no prerequisites.
- Mode: Opened book/closed book depending on the section, online/onsite
- Duration: 150 mins
- Format: 48 questions
- Passing Score: 55% for part 1, 60% for part 2. Candidates must pass both parts to pass the combined exam.
TOGAF Certification Study Material
Each training course has its own training and study material. However, the Open Group provide PDF self-study materials for candidates, which are purchasable online from the Open Group website.
Candidates can enroll for the exam after creating an account on the Open Group website, then they can register for the exam.
Training Course Details
Candidates can enroll for an accredited or non-accredited TOGAF training course. Accredited training courses include the TOGAF exam at the end of the course. The duration of the course is roughly 4 days. Mostly, the TOGAF training course covers the following subjects:
- Establishing Architecture Projects
- Transition Planning and Governance
- Key Deliverables of the Architecture Development Method (ADM)
- Guidelines for Adapting the ADM
- The TOGAF Architecture Content Framework
TOGAF Certification Renewal
The certifications do not expire.
TOGAF Certification Fees
Vary, depending on the training center