Update August: Some logistical changes. Some date changes, and some place changes. I’ve updated below to correct dates/places.

Update July 2007: More dates added due to popular demand.

Danish visitors, see enterprisearchitecture.dk!

Announcement: Carnegie Mellon University and Telelogic Collaborate on Enterprise Architecture Certification Course Series, Coming to Europe
Carnegie Mellon Telelogic
The Enterprise Architecture Certification Program, offered by Telelogic and Carnegie Mellon University‘s Institute for Software Research International ISRI, “will give you the knowledge and skills you need to successfully implement an EA initiative in the public or private sector”.

The program was launched last year in the US, and I’m pleased to announce, that it will now come to Europe.

I’ve made a deal with CMU and Telelogic, and will be in charge of the execution, i.e., be the instructor.

We’re launching the program down in Antwerp, Amsterdam and Brussels. We’re looking at other locations, and are open to requests. The scheduled courses for now are:

Level 1
EA: Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture
10-13 Septermber, Bruxelles (full)
24-27 September, Antwerp
12-15 November, Amsterdam

Level 2
EA: Applied Enterprise Architecture Concepts
8-11 October, Antwerp
14-18 January 2008, Antwerp

Level 3
EA: Advanced Enterprise Architect Concepts
20-22 November, Antwerp
19-21 March 2008, Antwerp

The three-level structure of the courses is based on a set of EA Knowledge and Skills Areas (KSAs), that identify what enterprise architects need to know to do their jobs at various levels of the organization (see the top level of ISRI’s EA-KSA List), and specific learning points within each KSA are used to develop the teaching objectives in each course.

The program curriculum is based on the 350 learning points associated with the CIO Council EA competency matrix, and hence aligned with the 42 EA learning objectives in the 2006 Clinger-Cohen Core Competencies and Learning Objectives.

The comprehensive curriculum is compiled from the experience and best practices of top organizations worldwide, by Dr Scott Bernard and staff at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Software Research International. Scott has written the EA text book, which I’m using in my university EA masters class, which roughly equals the level 1 course.

On the certification program, candidates can attain the title Certified Enterprise Architect after passing three intensive course exams.

I’m really looking forward to running the program. Please spread the word!

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  • Good infor. After I read your posting, I was wondering:

    1. What would these courses (combined 3 levels) offer to someone who is TOGAF certified and attented Zachman trainings? … Of course, someone with several years of software architecture experience in RUP and masters degree in software engineering.

    2. Is it possible one to attend the last one and/or two courses (level 3 and/or 2) and get exempted from the first one and/or two, provided that person is EA certified like the case I described in the first question?

    3. Assuming Telelogic’s System Architect tool would be used in the courses, what level or depth would these courses (combined 3 levels) use the “System Architect”, given that Telelogic offers the following trainings around their System Architect tool in seperate offerings:
    1. EA: Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture (Beginer) — 4 Days.
    2. EA: Applied Enterprise Architecture Concepts (Intermediate). 5 Days.
    3. EA: Advanced Enterprise Architect Concepts (Advance). 3 Days.

    I’d really appreciate if you could shed some light on above questions …



  • Abdiqadir,

    Thansk for your interest. I’ll respond to your questions one by one:

    1. I’m not sure how to respond to that question, quite frankly. One response could be that you would learn yet another EA-approach, but also that this approach is more balanced (“real”) EA than TOGAF (IT-architecure), and more practice-oriented than Zachman.

    2. We’ve had this question before, and deal with it case by case, so please send me an email on john@gotzespace.dk so we can discuss it. In general, attendees to the second/third courses must be familiar with basic EA-concepts in general, and with Scott Bernard’s EA3 Cube in particular. Some additional requirements from CMU may however also apply.

    3. The EA-courses are vendor-neutral and tool-independent. Neither System Architect nor competing tools will be used in any depth on the courses. Please note that the courses I run and the Telelogic courses are the same courses, and that these courses are the only EA-offerings Telelogic has. They have other offerings about their tools, such as System Architect.


  • Thanks John for the clear explanations. I’ll write to you shortly an email about attending second/third courses …


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