What is TOGAF®? Definition, explanation and certification

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The TOGAF® standard describes a comprehensive framework for enterprise architecture. It offers a structured method and proven best practices to support companies in the development, implementation and management of enterprise architectures. TOGAF® comprises a variety of concepts, methods and tools that serve to link business strategies with IT systems and infrastructures and improve the efficiency, agility and value creation of companies. Above all, TOGAF supports® to reduce errors, adhere to budgets and schedules and continuously develop business-IT alignment.

TOGAF® was developed in 1995 by the Open Group from TAFIM (Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management), an IT management framework that was used by the US Department of Defense in the 1990s. Since then The Open Group the framework continuously. The current version, the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition, was announced in 2022.

What's new in the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition?

The TOGAF® Standard, 10th Edition, especially facilitates the introduction of best practices. Not only does it show you where to find enduring and universal concepts and proven best practices, but it also provides guidance on where to look for emerging ideas. This makes it even easier and more comprehensive to adapt the standard to the needs of your enterprise architecture.

In addition, the latest version covers agile ideas, digital transformation, microservices and numerous other modern approaches. As a result, the TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition, enables companies to operate efficiently and effectively across a broad spectrum of use cases. The structure is modular, so that companies can make use of exactly those parts of TOGAF that suit them. The strength of TOGAF lies in its balance of universal concepts and variable configuration options for the detailed level.

Which TOGAF® Are there Enterprise Architecture certifications?

At SERVIEW, you can learn the basics of TOGAF as well as more advanced concepts for direct application in your organization. To do this, start your journey with the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Foundation. Here you will learn all the important key concepts for a smooth Enterprise Architecture according to the latest version. Among other things, you will gain insights into the Architecture Development Method (ADM) and develop a common language with other TOGAF practitioners.

You can then continue your journey with the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Practitioner Training. Here it's all about implementation: You will acquire the necessary skills to apply the TOGAF standard to the development, maintenance and use in your organization. In-depth knowledge of ADM, stakeholder management, change management and other topics is on the curriculum, as is the management of architecture requirements. As a result, you'll be able to effectively transform your organization - and jumpstart your career.

Do you want to give it your all straight away and get your company moving forward as quickly as possible? Then we recommend our practical combination course "TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Training - Compact (Foundation + Practitioner)", which first teaches the basics and then techniques for practical adaptation and implementation.

Whatever you decide: With a TOGAF certification, you lead the field in terms of enterprise architecture - and according to the most modern standards and methods. Get started right away!

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