Overview of this TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) Course

What you will learn

The TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) 9 Foundation (Level 1) course is designed by TOGAF experts and will focus on the common terminology, structure and basic concepts of the TOGAF 9 standard as well as the core principles of enterprise architecture in order to prepare you to gain your certification.

TOGAF9 enterprise architecture uses an iterative approach to investigate, outline, plan and apply concepts to an organisation’s operations in order to develop and execute strategies that will improve those operations. It focuses on the four levels of architecture, namely business, application, data and technology in its framework, the bedrock of which is the Architecture Development Method (ADM).

Validate your skills

During the TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) course you will be taught the following:

  • Definitions
  • Basic TOGAF concepts
  • The TOGAF common language
  • TOGAF standards
  • Core TOGAF concepts
  • The governance of architecture

The TOGAF 9 Foundation certification will suit those individuals that wish to acquire a firm understanding of the TOGAF 9 standard, whether they are already working in the field of enterprise architecture or looking to start a new career as an Enterprise Architect. This is a Level 2 certification which is recognised globally.

Course Certification Details

TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) Course Assessment

The TOGAF 9 Foundation certification is the first level (Level 1) of TOGAF 9 training. In order to earn your TOGAF 9 Foundation qualification you will need to complete the relevant training course and then pass the official TOGAF 9 Foundation certification exam. This is an internationally recognised qualification that is awarded by The Open Group.

TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) Course Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for studying the TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) training course.

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Career Path Opportunities

The TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1) course is suited for anyone looking to work in any of the following roles:

  • Data Architect
  • Information Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Technical Architect
  • Integration Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Technical Architecture Consultant
  • Infrastructure Solution Designer
  • Enterprise Architect

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Course Curriculum

TOGAF 9 Foundation (Level 1)


1.1 The TOGAF® Standard, version 9.2 Foundation Workbook

1.2 Why TOGAF Certification for People?

1.3 The TOGAF Certification Program

The Core Concepts of TOGAF 9

2.1 Enterprise Architecture Background

2.2 Interview with Allen Brown – CEO of the Open Group

2.3 Architecture in the TOGAF Context?

2.4 TOGAF Background

2.5 Architecture Types

2.6 TOGAF 9 Components

2.7 What is the Value of TOGAF as an Architecture Framework

2.8 What is an Architecture Framework?

2.9 TOGAF Components

The Architecture Development Method (ADM)

3.1 Describe the main objectives of each phase

3.2 Briefly explain the approach undertaken for each phase

3.3 Briefly explain how Requirements Management fits into the ADM cycle

3.4 Describe the nature of the Requirements Management process

3.5 To briefly explain the contents of Part III of TOGAF 9

3.6 The need for Architecture Principles and where they are used within TOGAF

3.7 The standard template for Architecture Principles and what makes a good Architecture Principle

3.8 What a Business Scenario is, its purpose, and explain where Business Scenarios are used within the ADM cycle

3.9 The purpose of Gap Analysis and describe the Gap Analysis technique

3.10 Explain the term interoperability, and understand the use of Interoperability Requirements within the TOGAF ADM

3.11 To understand the Business Transformation Readiness program and where Business Transformation Readiness is used within the ADM

3.12 To understand the characteristics of Risk Management and where Risk Management is used within the TOGAF ADM and to understand Capability-Based Planning

Architecture Views, Viewpoints and Stakeholders

4.1 To define and explain the concepts of Stakeholders, Concerns, Architecture Views, and Architecture Viewpoints

4.2 To describe a simple example of an architecture viewpoint and view

4.3 To discuss the relationship between stakeholders, concerns, architecture views, and architecture viewpoints

4.4 To describe the architecture view creation process

The Concept of Building Blocks

5.1 To define what a building block is, and explain what makes a good building block

5.2 To explain the distinction between Architecture Building Blocks and Solution Building Blocks

5.3 To explain the use of building blocks in the ADM cycle

5.4 To describe the characteristics of an Architecture Pattern

The Key Deliverables of the ADM Cycle

6.1 To explain the role of architecture deliverables across the ADM cycle

6.2 To briefly explain the purpose of key TOGAF deliverables such as Architecture Building Blocks, Architecture Contract, Architecture Principles, Architecture Vision, Compliance Assessment, or Statement of Architecture Work

The Enterprise Continuum

7.1 To explain what the Enterprise Continuum is

7.2 Describe how it is used in organizing and developing an architecture

7.3 To explain how the Enterprise Continuum promotes re-use of architecture artifacts

7.4 Describe the constituents of the Enterprise Continuum

7.5 To explain the purpose of the Enterprise Continuum

7.6 To explain the purpose of the Architecture Continuum

7.7 To list the stages of architecture evolution defined in the Architecture Continuum

7.8 To explain the purpose of the Solutions Continuum

7.9 To list the stages of architecture evolution defined in the Solutions Continuum

7.10 To explain the relationship between the Enterprise Continuum and the TOGAF ADM

The Architecture Repository

8.1 To describe the Architecture Repository, and explain the relationship between the Enterprise Continuum and the Architecture Repository

8.2 To describe the classes of information held in the Architecture Repository

8.3 To list the three levels of the Architecture Landscape

8.4 To explain the purpose of the Standards Information Base within the Architecture Repository

The TOGAF Reference Models

9.1 To explain the role of the TRM as a Foundation Architecture

9.2 To describe at a high-level the main components of the TOGAF TRM

9.3 To explain the basic concepts of the III-RM

9.4 To explain the relationship of the III-RM to the concept of Boundaryless Information Flow

Architecture Governance and the ADM

10.1 To explain the concept of Architecture Governance and explain why it is beneficial

10.2 To describe the main components that make up an Architecture Governance framework

10.3 To explain the need for establishment of an Architecture Board and list its responsibilities

10.4 To explain the role of Architecture Contracts

10.5 To explain the meaning of and need for Architecture Compliance

10.6 To explain the purpose of Architecture Compliance Reviews and briefly describe the Architecture Compliance Review process

10.7 To explain how the ADM can be used to establish an Architecture Capability

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the most up-to-date TOGAF course?

Yes. This TOGAF Foundation training course follows the latest TOGAF curriculum and has been updated from TOGAF 9.1 to TOGAF 9.2.

Is this an open-book exam?

No. You will not be permitted to take any study materials, notes, books or other reference items into the exam room.

Is TOGAF Level 1 the same as TOGAF Foundation?

The TOGAF 9 Level 1 certification is also known as the TOGAF 9 Foundation certification. Level 1 simply indicates that this is the first level of TOGAF 9 training.

What type of questions can I expect on the TOGAF 9 Foundation exam?

The TOGAF 9 Foundation certification exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and you are given 60 minutes to complete it. The pass mark is 22 out of 40 (55%).

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