Courses

Overview

 Gain the Expertise Needed to Transform Your Organization the Smart Way!

Welcome to our Courses section. Below you will find an overview of our courses, training, and certification programs covering EA, E&SA, TOGAF® 9, ArchiMate® 2.0, and more. We offer a wide variety of weekday or weekend public courses (private on request) as well as convenient online live WebEx courses (for example, online TOGAF courses are currently offered monthly)

You may click the tabs above to go directly to specific information on these topics:

  • TOGAF® Certification Courses (click tab above)
    (an Accredited TOGAF® 9 Training Course that complies w/ accreditation requirements of The Open Group)
  • EA and E&SA Training and Certification Courses (click tab above)
  • ArchiMate® 2.0 Certification Courses (click tab above)
  • Workshops (click tab above)
  • Our Instructors / Bios (click tab above)

You may also go directly to our Course Schedule/Registration Page to view currently scheduled course dates and locations and register quickly and easily with our convenient online registration system.

Remember to contact us if you'd like to discuss a private course for your team, either conducted online or at your facility.

  

Overview of our EA/E&SA/TOGAF/ArchiMate Training and Certification Programs:

In partnership with the Enterprise and Solution Architecture Institute International (ESAII), EA Principals is offering a continually expanding array of EA framework and Enterprise/Solutions Architecture Certification Programs, including an immersive 4 day certification course for the world's leading and fastest growing EA framework, TOGAF® 9.

To help you effectively deliver strategic and tactical transformations, we invite you to become a "Certified EA Principal" or "Certified Enterprise Architect". This can be achieved a number of ways. An excellent way to begin is to complete our world-class TOGAF 9 Certification training in conjunction with our CEA Foundation ESAII courses -- these courses can quickly equip you with a broad understanding of all architecture domains, from top to bottom, while also equipping you with the tactical ability to plan, enable, execute, and govern EA/SA programs by way of a robust, practical, and flexible framework.

Our TOGAF 9 certification course can be taken standalone or as part of our much broader EA/SA architect certification programs. Visit the "TOGAF Courses" tab to continue learning about our TOGAF 9 offerings and to register for a course that fits your needs and schedule.

To begin your journey through the broadest and most extensive EA/SA training, and to move toward the professional distinction of becoming a "Certified EA Principal" (or other level of EA/SA certification that may fit your needs, such as "Certified Enterprise Architect"), visit the "EA/SA Courses" tab to learn more about upcoming course offerings.

 

TOGAF®

New Offer! If registering for one of our TOGAF 9 courses, you may be interested in our new TOGAF 8 Pre-Course Add-On option (only a $295 additional cost, plus an optional $45 Study Guide), which provides a streamlined, higher value approach to TOGAF certification that features the following advantages:
  • Take advantage of a single, shorter, fully open-book exam approach not otherwise available for TOGAF 9, while avoiding a formal proctored exam altogether for TOGAF 8
  • Get certified in both TOGAF 8 AND 9, in one optimized process (make yourself marketable to all teams and organizations)
  • Get a head-start and reinforced understanding of key concepts common to both TOGAF 8 and 9
For further details, see our TOGAF 8 Cert Pre-Course Info Sheet (opens in a separate window)
Request this option now TOGAF 8 Certification Add-On Request Form (opens in separate window)
(NOTE: to be eligible for this add-on, you must also separately complete registration for a regular face-to-face or online TOGAF 9 course)

View our TESTIMONIALS page to see what our clients are saying about our training!

  1. Our course is an Accredited TOGAF® 9 Training Course (complies w/ accreditation requirements of The Open Group)
  2. Public courses (4 days) across U.S. and other cities worldwide
  3. Weekend courses in Piscataway NJ, or DC, or your location
  4. Online courses (5 half-days, or 2 weekends, or 4 nights) w/ live WebEx lecture (no travel!)
  5. Online off-hour courses (evenings and weekend, over 6 days)
  6. Tailored private courses at your site (worldwide) or online!
  7. Special one-on-one (up to three) private online courses available (see schedule)
  8. Our unique and highly effective course design thoroughly instills the knowledge needed for Level 1 / Level 2 certification, goes beyond the typical TOGAF course to provide hands-on case study and modeling exercises that immerse you in the practical application of TOGAF in realistic enterprise architecture scenarios, and equips you with a very handy and unique electronic directory for your PC that allows quick, guided access to a wealth of TOGAF documentation and material from industry.

EA Principals' CEO Steve Else, Ph.D., is TOGAF™ 8/9 Certified and is our primary instructor


CLICK TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COURSES
See details on features, pricing, discounts, dates and locations, and EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION!

Training Course Updates

Confirmed Classes **Space still available**:

  • TOGAF 9 Course - 4 Day Face-to-Face (Washington DC Metro Area - December 21-24, 2013)
    TOGAF 9 Course - 4 Day Face-to-Face (Washington DC Metro Area - October 21-24, 2013)
    TOGAF 9.1 Course - 4 Day Face-to-Face (San Jose,California - October 28-31, 2013)
    TOGAF 9.1 Course - 4 Day Face-to-Face (Atlanta, Georgia - October 15-18, 2013)

Near Term Classes Planned:

  • TOGAF 9.1 Course - 4 Day Face-to-Face (Denver, Colorado - September 16-19, 2013)
    ArchiMate 2 - Online Course - Live WebEx (September 16-19, 2013)
    Advanced Applied TOGAF Course - 5 Days - (Washington DC Metro Area - September 16-20, 2013
    TOGAF 9.1 Course - 4 Day Face-to-Face (Manhattan, New York - September 23-26
    TOGAF 9.1 Course - IN SPANISH or ENGLISH - 4 Day Face-to-Face (La Paz, Bolivia - September 23-26, 2013
    TOGAF 9.1Course - IN PORTUGUESE or ENGLISH - 4 Day Face-to-Face (São Bernardo, Brazil - October 7-10, 2013)
    October 7-11, 2013) 

Special New York City (Manhattan) Flexible Weekend Course Promotion:

We are now offering a special promotion to help professionals receive TOGAF 9 Certification training while spending one or more weekends in Downtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station. Here's how it works:

  • Course selection is very flexible via an a la carte "menu", of sorts
  • You can sign up for one Level 1 weekend course (2 days) and, if desired, take it a second time on a subsequent weekend at no extra charge (the optional second weekend is great for review and deeper comprehension!)
  • You can sign up for one Level 2 course (2 days) and also (optionally) take it twice (note: if you have already taken a Level 1 course, or have Level 1 familiarity through prior self-study or experience, you are welcome to join the Level 2 course)
  • The price for the Level 1 course alone is $1495
  • The price for the Level 2 course alone is $1495
  • The price for taking BOTH the Level 1 and Level 2 courses is only $2495 (a $495 savings compared to the separate course prices!) - Simply select from one of our "Two-Part/Two-Weekend" courses listed under New York City on our Course Schedule/Registration Page for the two-weekend combination that best fits your schedule
  • Remember, you can sign up for either the L1-only, L2-only, or L1+L2 options and have the option in each case to attend a repeat session for each level to maximize your learning and understanding. With the L1+L2 option, this can extend your access to our top trainer(s) to up to 4 weekends!
  • To see the exact weekend dates for these flexible course options, and to select and register for the weekend option that's best for you, please see the courses listed under New York City on our Course Schedule/Registration Page

Take advantage of our TOGAF Weekends in Manhattan Extravaganza. Tell others, but attendance is limited, so act fast!


CLICK TO SEE LIST OF SCHEDULED COURSES AND TO REGISTER ONLINE
See details on features, pricing, discounts, dates and locations, and EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION!

EA/ESA

Get the Enterprise/Solutions Architecture Certification and Expertise Needed to Transform Your Organization the Smart Way!


In partnership with the Enterprise and Solution Architecture Institute International (ESAII), we are offering a continually expanding array of courses that support ESAII's Enterprise/Solution Architecture Certification Programs. An excellent way to begin the journey toward our various EA/SA architect certifications, aside from taking our TOGAF 9 and/or ISEB E&SA certification courses, is to complete our ESAII CEA Foundation course, which allows you to become ESAII-certified as a "Certified Associate Enterprise Architect". If you meet foundation requirements, we offer an advanced ESAII CEA Capstone course that allows you to become ESAII-certified as a "Certified Enterprise/Solution Architect" (CEA) and gain the opportunity to complete a significant practicum project under ESAII's guidance. ESAII is also offering BCS ISEB Intermediate Enterprise and Solution Architecture Certificate courses (based on the well-recognized ISEB E&SA Reference Model) and TOGAF 9 certification courses; these courses also result in foundation level credit toward achieving ESAII's CEA certifications.

2012 ESAII courses include:

      • ESAII CEA Foundation Course - First Level (to become "Certified Assoc. Enterprise Architect")
      • ESAII CEA Capstone Course - Advanced Level (to become "Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA)")
      • ISEB Intermediate Certificate Course in Enterprise & Solution Architecture (View Info Sheet - PDF)
      • TOGAF 9 Certification Course (See our "TOGAF Courses" page)
      • Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) Course Series - covering TOGAF 9, DODAF, ISEB E&SA, Cloud Roadmaps

CLICK TO SEE LIST OF SCHEDULED COURSES AND TO REGISTER ONLINE
(for above courses, shows course dates and course links to easy online registration/info)


Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call us at 703-333-6098 for more information.

Workshops

We Help You Convert Training to Real Business Value!

While we pride ourselves in delivering world-class training and guiding you to certification, an equally important part of our mission is helping you apply new or learned concepts to the real-world challenges facing your organization.

Your organizations can increase success rates by making use of our customized EA advisory services that feature a number of highly focused workshops that are relevant to many of today's transformational challenges. Our workshop offerings include:

      • Leveraging the Essentials of Leading EA Frameworks for Sustainable Business Value
      • Cloud Computing Workshop for Government
      • Global Cloud Computing Best Practices
      • Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Framework Success


Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call us at 703-333-6098 for more info.

ArchiMate® 2

New! EA Principals is now one of the few companies worldwide (the first based in North America) offering a complete ArchiMate 2.0 Certification course (including certification exam) that is fully accredited by The Open Group. We are the only company offering online options for the main training portion of this accredited course. These courses are scheduled starting in October -- see our Course Schedule/Registration page (link below).

      • Our ArchiMate 2 certification training course is an Accredited Training Course (complies w/ accreditation requirements of The Open Group)
      • Public courses are offered in a variety of cities in the U.S. (3 and a half days, including a review and then proctored certification exam and modeling exercises on the half day part)
      • Hybrid-Online courses are offered using live, interactive WebEx lecture for the main training portion of the course (4 partial days, 4hrs/day). One additional face-to-face, half  day is required for review and then completion of the proctored exam and modeling exercise that is required for certification; U.S. locations (east, west, and midwest) for this face-to-face day will be announced.
      • Private courses can be held for a group (worldwide).
      • Our course design thoroughly instills the knowledge needed for ArchiMate 2 certification, provides numerous, practical examples of all concepts, and provides a number of hands-on case study and modeling exercises, including using a modeling tool, that allow attendees to apply the ArchiMate language across a variety of EA domains (business, application, information, and technology).


The following link provides a course conformance document that lists all the topics covered in the course (see Chapter 3):
Click Here for Course Content Document - See Chapter 3

 

Our course offerings began in early October 2012 and courses to date have been very successful. Future public classes are listed on our course schedule page (link below). Regular pricing is $2495/person, with a $200 discount ($2295/person) for those registering 3 weeks or more in advance, and an additional $200 discount for groups of 4 or more ($2095/person if registering early as a group). We also offer the most flexible arrangements to allow for small classes – you don’t have to worry much about there being enough students to take a course! We also recommend our very popular private courses for you, which can be offered onsite or online.

 

CLICK TO SEE LIST OF SCHEDULED COURSES AND TO REGISTER ONLINE

EA Tools

Tools Supporting Visual Modeling and Analysis of EA (including ArchiMate-compliant notation), Software-Based Systems, Business Architecture, and More...

 

EA Principals is now offering a variety of courses, available on a "by request" basis, for the powerful "Enterprise Architect" modeling and design platform from Sparx Systems, including courses aimed at Enterprise Architect Fundamentals training, Enterprise Architect Intermediate training, and framework-specific courses tailored to the application of Enterprise Architect in the TOGAF and DoDAF frameworks. 

 

What is "Enterprise Architect"?
Enterprise Architect is a visual platform for designing and constructing software systems, for business process modeling, and for more generalized modeling purposes. Enterprise Architect is based on the latest UML® 2.4 specification (see www.omg.org). UML defines a visual language that is used to model a particular domain or system (either proposed or existing). Enterprise Architect is a progressive tool that covers all aspects of the development cycle, providing full traceability from the initial design phase through to deployment, maintenance, testing and change control.

What differentiates "Enterprise Architect" from other UML tools?

      • Comprehensive UML 2.4-based modeling
      • Out-of-box support for popular notations such as ArchiMate 2 (for overall EA modeling), BPMN, SysML, and more
      • Built-in Requirements Management
      • Extensive Project Management support, including resources, tasks, project calendar and metrics
      • Test Management built-in: Testpoint management, model-based test execution, test case specification and support for JUnit and NUnit
      • Flexible documentation options: HTML and Rich-Text (RTF) report writers
      • Code engineering support for many languages out of the box
      • An integrated Visual Execution Analyzer to profile, debug and document executing applications; instantiate run-time model objects; and record sequence diagrams from a stack trace
      • Extensible modeling environment that can host user-defined profiles and technologies
      • Usability: Enterprise Architect makes it easy to get up and running quickly with UML
      • Speed: Enterprise Architect is a spectacularly fast performer
      • Scalability: Enterprise Architect can handle extremely large models and many concurrent users with ease
      • Price: Enterprise Architect is priced to outfit the entire team, making collaboration and team development cost effective

 

Our Courses for Sparx Systems' "Enterprise Architect" Modeling Platform:

 *Available on a "by request" basis*

 

Enterprise Architect Fundamentals Course (3 days or evenings):

      • Overview of the Enterprise Architect Platform Capabilities
      • Installation
      • Key Concepts and Definitions
      • Primer to EA and Modeling Considerations
      • Essential Insights Into Components and Options
      • Requirements Management
      • Modeling Process
      • Documentation Production
      • Change Management
      • Integrated Exercises and Demonstrations

 
Enterprise Architect for TOGAF Introductory Course (4 days or evenings):

      • Builds on the knowledge acquired in the Fundamentals Course (above)
      • Focuses on use of Enterprise Architect in multi-domain modeling in support of TOGAF's Architecture Development Method (ADM)
      • Utilizes TOGAF-oriented exercises to illustrate the practical benefits of integrated modeling and metamodel alignment

Enterprise Architect for DODAF Introductory Course (4 days or evenings):

      • Builds on the knowledge acquired in the Fundamentals Course (above)
      • Focuses on application of Enterprise Architect in support of the DoDAF methodology
      • Utilizes DoDAF-oriented exercises to illustrate the practical benefits of integrated modeling and alignment with DoDAF deliverables


Enterprise Architect Intermediate Course (4 days or evenings):

      • Builds on the knowledge acquired in the Fundamentals Course (above)
      • Focuses on more advanced configuration, modeling, and documentation features of Enterprise Architect
      • Utilizes a complete case study and exercises to illustrate end-to-end lifecycle capabilities, provide deeper exploration of features, and demonstrate the support for multiple modeling styles and standards

 

Contact Us For More Information

Instructors

Our Instructors

The following are currently our accredited TOGAF® 9, Archimate® 2 and Enterprise & Solution Architecture Certification Instructors. Several more will be added in the coming weeks for both TOGAF and Archimate.

 

 


Steve Else, Ph.D.
Biography

Kevin Kreitman, Ph.D.
Biography

Angel M. Romero, Jr
Biography

Maxim Nagornov
Biography

Leo Laverdure
Biography

Dr. Alex Conn
Biography

J.D. Baker
Biography
 

Latest Tweets from EA Principals:

No tweets found.

Upcoming Events

No events
Go to top