Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

 with  Craig Martin

Businesses today are fast moving and in a constant cycle of change and adaptation. One of the key disciplines to support you in this change journey is the discipline of "architecting" a business.

Commonly referred to as enterprise architecture, the discipline will help you understand:

  • WHY you should change
  • WHAT needs to change
  • HOW you should change

You’ll begin with an overview of the architecture discipline and be introduced to one of the more common frameworks to help you with architecting your business - The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®). You will also be introduced to techniques for building an effective architecture team.

The course is highly relevant to those of you who are looking to increases your skills in designing businesses for the future. If you are looking to design your business to be more effective, part of an architecture team looking to improvement opportunities, or an individual looking to increase your skills to make you more marketable, this course is relevant for you.

What will I learn?
  • What enterprise architecture is and the value it provides to businesses
  • How you can use enterprise architecture to assist businesses in achieving their goals and objectives
  • A widely accepted industry framework for enterprise architecture, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®), including how to:
    • Articulate and explore business change
    • Highlight the impact of change throughout an organisation
    • Effectively structure your plans for business change
    • Ensure that the business change is effectively managed so that you stay on course or understand the impacts of altering it
  • How to establish an enterprise architecture practice within a business
  • The roles and skills required within an enterprise architecture practice
  • Possible careers paths for enterprise architects

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Enterprise architect
  • Business analyst


3 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Institution Enterprise Architects
Provider Open2Study
Language English
Calendar 4 weeks long
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a year ago
Armando completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I went through this together with a few team mates. it was a great introduction to the topic - not very detailed.

Inspired by this course I went on to do a formal certification (5 day classroom based).
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