How hard is TOGAF to learn?
You will work hard. We are here to help. You will be proud of your work once you are certified. The Open Group specifies the minimum learning requirements. There are many learning objectives The Open Group requires you to understand in the current version, TOGAF 9. Students tell us they have taken a variety of IT certification courses in the past and most say that becoming Certified in TOGAF is the most difficult course they have taken. Some compare it to a graduate level course.
How long does it take?
Foundation Level knowledge courses can be completed in two days. This is the lower tier which demonstrates basic knowledge of the material and terminology used. This is usually recommended for support staff and non-architects working with or around the architecture group in the organization.
Certification courses normally take four days. These are the certification courses architects take. We present a massive amount of information in four days which comes together nicely as the course proceeds. The information is organized to establish basic concepts. Then we build on the concepts. Then we walk through the methodology using the concepts from the first part of the course.
Workshop courses take five days and are unique. We follow an extended outline based on the four day course with extra time spent on areas students struggle with and added content where additional knowledge makes TOGAF easier to work with. We also give students the opportunity to work with their knowledge during the workshop by presenting and discussing parts of the materials to their classmates.
How do I get my employer to let me go to training?
We have a blog article here that gives some support for making your case. TOGAF’s popularity has grown dramatically in the past two years. The case for TOGAF is becoming easier to make.