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Module 1: Understanding the TOGAF Framework

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TOGAF 9.2 Foundation
Module 1 Introduction

Course Description

This module starts by explaining what Enterprise Architecture is, and looks at the core concepts of the TOGAF Framework. This module is supported by videos and a PDF, and is followed by a quiz to help support your understanding.

Learning Objectives

This module will cover:  

  • Enterprise Architecture  
  • The Architecture Development Method  
  • The Architecture Content Framework  
  • The Enterprise Continuum  
  • The Architecture Repository  
  • Architecture Capability 

 Intended Audience  

This course is intended for anyone looking to understand Enterprise Architecture.  It is helpful however to have several years' experience in IT in a variety of roles, or to have an understanding of Enterprise or IT Architecture. 

Prerequisites of the Certifications 

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.  


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- Welcome to the first module of the foundation course. In this module, we'll be looking at what, exactly, Enterprise Architecture is, and looking at a more general overview of the TOGAF framework. At the end of the module is a knowledge check, to help reinforce your learning, as well as a PDF resource that contains all of the diagrams used in the module for your reference.

About the Author
John Coleshaw
Senior Learning Consultant in Business Systems Development

In a varied career that began in 1974, John Coleshaw has trodden a relatively unusual path whereby his roles have split evenly between Business and IT. In the early 80s he was the Credit Manager for a multi-national electronics company, and at the same time built a computerised financial and credit analysis tool using the original version of the IBM PC. In the mid-80s, whilst performing the role of senior underwriter in the Credit Insurance industry, he managed the IT system, as well as developed an innovative risk analysis tool. At the start of the 90s, as a manager in a financial information company, he developed an early form of expert system whose purpose was to predict corporate failure.

His current career as an IT trainer began in 1998, specialising at the time in Object Oriented programming languages. In 2002 he started developing and delivering IT Architecture training and has now had the opportunity to meet and discuss architecture matters with over a thousand architects. The courses he trains now span both The Open Group (TOGAF and ArchiMate), and BCS.

He has a book to his name, one written in the late 80s on Credit Risk Analysis.