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Testimonials - EAP Training
Attendee from Enterprise Development Group – Portal, American Chemical Society
Thank you for teaching the TOGAF 9 training course and publishing the level 2 prep book. I had passed the level 1 exam pretty quickly, but I had some difficulty in preparing for the level 2 exam. With your
40 Level 2 Practice Scenarios Volume 1 Book
, I just passed it yesterday (100%). I believe your book was indispensable to my passing the level 2. Your book helped me understand the more subtle nuances of TOGAF. It was an excellent preparation guide for me. So, I just wanted to say thank you.
Craig Traynor, Enterprise Architect, Rexam PLC.
"Our multinational organization was looking for a global training partner to assist us with the evolution to an Enterprise Architecture Capability. We looked hard at all the options and resources available in the market place and made a decision to put our Trust in EA Principals to facilitate our needs and help guide us through real world application of EA Practices. I am very pleased to confirm that this was a great decision, EA Principals has the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience within TOGAF 9 and other Frameworks that we were looking for. The course exceeded my expectations and the course materials were outstanding, with a wealth of additional materials that made real world sense of the application of the discipline. For me the ability to attend the course on-line was a real advantage that saved me time and my company money, the on-line experience was just as rich as being there in person due to the state of the art tools EA Principles use. As a result of the course and following the sound advice of Dr Steve Else, I passed my exams first time to become fully certified within 2 weeks as a direct result of this teaching approach. I sincerely recommend EA Principals for any individual or organization seeking the very best in education and training in TOGAF 9 or any other Enterprise Architecture practices. Thank You Steve and your whole team for a wonderful experience."
Attendee from a Fortune 500 company in the Midwest
"Thank you for the introduction and the incredible amount of knowledge you shared with the team last week. I haven't enjoyed a class that much in a long time. I'm confident the learnings will take the group to a new level of thought leadership and understanding in the organization."
Attendee from a Fortune 500 company in the Midwest
"Thank you again for your great course... It was very well delivered and well received."
Rhonin X. Powers - Enterprise Architect
I had two motivations behind my need for TOGAF training, I wanted to get maximum value for the personal out-of-pocket expense incurred and I needed expert level training as the material has a direct bearing on my career. I first emailed EA Principals over the weekend, last minute before a class was about to begin. I was pleasantly surprised to get an almost immediate response from one of the key people at EA Principals. Steve took the time to answer all of my questions and given his tremendous background he was even kind enough to give me a bit of advice. My next pleasant surprise came from the quality of class instruction received. After day 1 introductions it became clear that the quality of instructors for EA Principals are of the finest you will find in the industry. Doug (our instructor), brilliantly complimented the TOGAF material with many real-world examples making the content real and tangible for each student. The course was delivered in a manner that each student could safely come out of their respective shells and participate, this led to a number of very informative in-class discussions. If you are looking for the level of instruction that not only will prepare you for the exam, but also any professional endeavors based upon TOGAF training AND, if you're lucky, EA Principals will be your first stop and if your smart, your only stop.
Senior Manager of global solution architecture capability at a major telecommunications services / solutions company
Senior Manager of global solution architecture capability at a major telecommunications services / solutions company (attendee of our face-to-face 4 day immersive TOGAF 9 course, and chief of his company's global TOGAF training program provided by EA Principals)
"For value on your investment, I cannot imagine anyone beating EA Principals for TOGAF training. It starts with seasoned instructors who are experienced enterprise architects that can answer a diverse range of how/where do I apply these concepts in my job, who tailor answers to class needs with diverse industry-specific examples, and who provide relevant real world supplementary material to the standard Open Group slidesets and exercises. I found the additional practice tests and comprehensive online takeaway materials especially helpful in studying for, and easily passing, both Foundation and Certified (TOGAF 9) tests. Their support doesn't end when the class is over, as they promptly research and answer follow-up questions, and provide encouragement and support during the testing process. EA Principals is the company I recommend globally as the preferred trainers for our solution architects, since I know they deliver quality at a fair price."
Enterprise Information Systems Architect at Lockheed Martin (attendee of online WebEx version of course)
The TOGAF Preparation course conducted by EA Principals was very well done, organized in a easy to understand format, and provided a wide variety of in-depth informative materials to study and practice with. Most valuable was the on-line format to minimize time lost from work ( 5, ½ day sessions). The ability to quickly interact over the Internet with the instructor and other students in the class was very smooth. The instructor was willing to customize the class content to the majority of students needs including extended discussion on actual application or shifts in schedule due to pop-up events during the class. In summary, a very worthwhile format and company to get prepared for the TOGAF certification process.
Attendee from a data storage technology company
"The instructor is great and this is a very worthwhile course. The skills gained during this course would tremendously help me do my job more effectively and to better understand my customer’s architecture and to provide them with better solutions."
Attendee from a major health insurance company
"Dr. Else ‘s personal experience was extremely helpful. His real life anecdotes helped me understand how TOGAF 9 could be used to solve challenges that are present in this organization."
"The most valuable part of the course is the in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the instructor and the references that he provided. What I have learned not only prepares me to be tested and certified, but also will help me to consult and use in my job and career."
"I had no idea about TOGAF 9 when I first came to the class. Now I am walking out with a good understanding of how it can be implemented. Steve’s experience in both EA and teaching made a great difference!"
"The web-based outline of all course materials and all reference items was very helpful. The use of videos was good and interesting. The practice exams gave a great indication of where I was and what preparation is required to get certified."
"The course wasn’t a teach-to-the-test format. It was a great intro for someone who knew nothing about TOGAF in advance. Class discussions were very valuable because Steve was able to share his real world practice of the concepts."
Attendee from a major global telecommunications solutions company
"What I like about this course: good case studies, many test samples, rich supplementary bundles, and a knowledgeable & passionate instructor."
Attendee from a major financial services company
"The instructor’s overall experience in EA, instead of just knowing subjects, was so useful and powerful. He complemented course material provided a wealth of information. I will highly recommend to others."
Attendee from a major global manufacturing and technology company
"The entire course was extremely valuable for me. It allowed me to understand the framework and how I can apply it to my daily work. I have learned how to leverage TOGAF for our environment. This is the best course I have ever had."
Attendee from an Ohio state government agency
"Practice tests and lectures were helpful to understand TOGAF. The course material is well organized and very helpful to understand and learn TOGAF. The examples are useful especially the real life examples that the instructor shared with us. This class motivated me a lot to learn and read more about EA. I enjoyed all lectures, and I am sure this will help my career in the future. The exercises are very useful to discuss among working groups."
"The courseware is amazing! Excellent. It provides a great deal of information in a highly useable and interactive manner. Shows evidence of the investment of careful planning and time. I am very appreciative."
"I am very pleased with the robust and useful review of TOGAF. Dr. Else is a great guy. Keep doing what you are doing!"
"This four-day training has definitely put me on the fast track for learning EA. The instructor is very knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to. His experience and enthusiasm brought the material into focus and relevance. Love this course!"
"Great course! Examples and case studies are very valuable. Applying what you’ve learned to an evolving case is a very effective way to learn."
Attendee from a major global telecommunications company
"I enjoyed TOGAF 9 training very much. The materials are very well organized, and the provided documentation and the simulations gave us a better picture of TOGAF. Instructor Dr. Else is excellent. His rich experience and real world examples are the most valuable part of the course."
Enterprise Architect from a major city government organization
"EA principals was able to create a successful, 4 day training program that helps achieve TOGAF understanding and certification. The training materials provided by EA principals are extremely useful and complete, I have been referencing them constantly as I develop our architecture repository and reference models. Steve Else and the staff at EA principals made this a enjoyable and informative experience."
Enterprise Architect from a government services agency
"Thanks to Steve, I am now TOGAF certified. Steve's class was very focused. By the end of the class, the concept of EA and TOGAF's approach became very clear. Steve made the class meaningful by drawing from his broad experience and answering specific questions from our organization."
"I attended the four day TOGAF 9 training conducted by EA Principals with the goal of getting an understanding of TOGAF and to support my preparation for the Level 1 and Level 2 examinations.
The four day training class was well organized by EA Principals in terms of location, size of the class, the materials provided and the structuring of the materials for easy access by the students during and class and the ability to use them after the class.
The trainer – Steve Else was very experienced with TOGAF and was also an experienced Enterprise Architect, a trainer, and a contributor to enhancement of the TOGAF framework. This combination of skills was extremely advantageous to the class since the trainer could provide real world examples of his experiences to the questions of the students which helped the students relate to scenarios in their work environment. In addition, the trainer provided additional support material and exam exercises that I felt were very useful after the class.
At the end of the class, thanks to the well structured materials, the interactive approach and real world examples, I was not only comfortable in taking my learning from the class to apply it in the real world but was also confident of doing well on my certification exams. I later took the exams on two subsequent weekends and cleared them comfortably with high scores.
I strongly value the training I obtained from EA Principals and recommend the class for anyone planning to get a quick ramp up on TOGAF and for those preparing for the exam."
Attendee from U.S. Department of Agriculture
"TOGAF 9 training was yet another satisfying experience with Steve Else, and was great preparation for my certification. The EA Principals staff and curriculum took the broad subject of TOGAF and put its structure and essential content into clear focus. The classroom discussions and team exercises made the material concrete and relevant. I highly recommend Steve’s training for understanding and applying TOGAF."
Principal Engineer from an international research and engineering firm
"I recently completed TOGAF training through EA Principals and shortly thereafter passed the Foundation Certification exam with a 95% score. I was completely prepared for this exam thanks to EA Principals' services that far exceeded my expectations. The course focused on doing enterprise architecture the TOGAF way, stressing the important and testable points along the way, and was not a certification cram session. EA Principals adapted the class presentations to take advantage of participants’ business context and experience, which added considerably to the value of the course. Materials and high-energy class leadership were over the top in quality, according to my experience with such courses. The course presentations, study guides, and references were exhaustive and highly organized in a browser-based library. Finally, and most importantly, the instructor truly cared about transferring his knowledge and building a permanent competency into each student. He invited students to continue in a mentoring and advisory relationship as they advance beyond certification and become contributing members of the enterprise architecture professional community. This relationship continues to be quite valuable to me as I study for the Practitioner certification.
Attendee from a California state government agency
"As an enterprise architect, I found that this class went beyond just preparing me for passing the TOGAF certification test. It consolidated my knowledge and reinforced the fundamental enterprise architecture principles that prepared me to take on enterprise architecture projects at higher level. At the end of the class, I can clearly picture where my EA projects fit into the TOGAF framework and I am equipped with a lot of tools that are applicable to my projects. I strongly recommend this class..."
Attendee from a major global telecommunications services/solutions company
"My biggest concern prior to the training was the usefulness or applicability of TOGAF, because many training courses and frameworks instill a good feeling, but afterwards applying the ideas turns out to be very difficult.
During the first day of the training I realized that TOGAF is not only a framework, but it also provides guidelines and techniques that help to implement TOGAF in practice. The soft copy of the material includes the book, slide sets, various study aids, use cases and perhaps most importantly templates of the deliverables. This material is extremely useful and really makes a big difference when applying TOGAF.
Steve conducted the training using the experience and strong competence he possesses. Although at times it is hard to absorb the huge amount of information, Steve made it easier by focusing on the important topics. Steve runs repetitions of key TOGAF points so many times that it starts to stick. With the use cases and comparisons to other frameworks, Steve helped to clarify the position TOGAF and at the same time made the learning process easier.
Thanks to Steve’s thorough guidance it was possible to pass both exams in 2 weeks time after the training."
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