• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) defines two reference models, the Technical Reference Model (TRM) and the Integrated Information Infrastructure - Reference Model (III-RM). In this course, you'll learn about these reference models and the key application platform taxonomies. This course also covers TOGAF's Architecture Capability Framework and related architectures such as boards, governance, and maturity models and discusses how these concepts can be leveraged in an enterprise architecture program.

Learning Objectives

Reference Models in Detail

  • start the course
  • describe the origins and needs for architecture Reference models
  • describe the Technical Reference Model as a foundation to build other architectures upon
  • describe the TRM around application services in more detail</li>
  • describe the application platform taxonomy around data interchange, data management, and graphics/imaging services
  • describe the application platform taxonomy around international operation, location/directory, and network services
  • describe the application platform taxonomy around system services, software engineering, and transaction processing services
  • describe the application platform taxonomy around user interface, security, and system/network management services
  • describe the application platform taxonomy around the provisioning of object-oriented services
  • describe the information infrastructure reference model (III-RM) with a focus on the concept of Boundaryless Information flow

Capability Framework

  • describe how to establish an architecture capability with an enterprise using the ADM
  • describe how an architecture board supports the enterprise architecture practice
  • describe how architecture compliance can be used to ensure that implementations are following the enterprise architectures
  • describe how to use the checklists to ensure compliance with the approved architectures
  • describe how the architecture contracts or agreements can be used to ensure successful implementations
  • describe how to use governance to manage the architecture capability
  • describe how the governance framework assists with the architecture capability
  • describe how measuring the maturity of the architecture capability can enhance the desired outcomes
  • describe how defining the required skills for various roles in the architecture capability can help in identifying gaps
  • describe the various required skills of an enterprise architect

Practice: Review Capability Framework

  • apply the guidelines and techniques of the Capability Framework in a given case study

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.