architect to ensure that security considerations are included in the architecture planning for all domains.
D. You identify and document the security and regulatory requirements for the application and the data being collected. You ensure that written policies are put in place to address the requirements, and that they are communicated across the organization, together with appropriate training for key employees. You identify constraints on the architecture and communicate those to the architecture team. You establish an agreement with the security architects defining their role within the ongoing architecture project.
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Your role is that of the Lead Architect working for a government agency responsible for immigration, customs, and border control. The agency was formed by consolidating several smaller government agencies. The agency has established an Enterprise Architecture practice based on TOGAF 9. The CIO is the executive sponsor and has appointed an EA steering team to oversee the practice.
There has been a considerable increase in security requirements and immigration service requests in recent years, which have expanded the scope and size of the operations of the agency. As a result, the existing Information Technology architecture no longer meets the required service levels. A significant Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative is in progress with the goal to improve customer responsiveness and satisfaction, and improve the overall operational efficiency of the agency.
The current EA staff members were internal appointments based on a request from the EA steering team to supply a number of suitable individuals for the EA effort. Collectively, they possess a broad range of IT and business analysis skills. However, the CIO has expressed concern about the diverse range of experience within the team. There is concern that the EA staff may be lacking in some of the critical skills that are required to properly conduct EA activities. It had been assumed that any EA-related skill gaps would be overcome by on-the-job mentoring from the senior members of the EA staff. Each architect was expected to attend a TOGAF training course and participate in other skill development activities.
A recent review of the EA program revealed that many EA staff members, despite attending multi- day training courses, were not proficient in analyzing or creating the models and artifacts required for their assigned architecture projects. Stakeholders have observed errors and inconsistencies in artifacts and deliverables being submitted for review.
Refer to the Scenario
The CIO has asked you to recommend a professional development plan for the EA staff in order to address the findings raised in the recent review.
Based on TOGAF, which of the following is the best answer?
You recommend that a comprehensive evaluation of key team leader skills be made using the TOGAF Architecture Skills Framework. Based on the evaluations, you will recommend the necessary staff changes. This will ensure that the team leaders have the necessary skills and experience for the architecture tasks within the agency. The role and skill categories defined in the TOGAF Architecture Skills Framework should then be shared with the department leaders so that in the future, they can make more informed choices when providing internal candidates for the EA team.
You recommend that an architecture maturity assessment should be conducted. This will identify the practices on which the agency should focus to see the greatest improvement and ensure that the basic enterprise architecture process is documented. As part of the assessment, all of the team leaders should be interviewed and their qualifications assessed. In order to rectify areas of low proficiency, they are expected to attend additional EA training courses. When the team leaders have achieved the desired levels of proficiency, they should apply a similar process for their staff members.
You recommend that you work with the EA steering team to adapt the TOGAF Architecture Skills Framework for use within the architecture practice at the agency. The categories of architecture roles, the required skills for each role and the desired level of proficiency for each role and skill will be defined by this framework. Each team member, or prospective team member, can then be evaluated for suitability against these roles and skills. Staffing and training adjustments can then be made as necessary to close gaps that are discovered.
You recommend that to address the issues identified in the review, the experienced team leaders should mentor the junior team members. At the same time additional training should be provided. Since it is now known that some models are improperly defined and may have caused cascading errors in other parts of the architecture, you recommend an iteration of the Migration Planning phase occur, so as to develop a coordinated transition to a new baseline using the last known good architecture. Once the artifacts are consistent and correct, these can be applied to this new baseline.
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You are working as a consultant to the Chief Architect at a government agency responsible for securing all government communications and information systems. The agency has recently received funding for a program that will upgrade the reliability and performance of its secure communication systems which provide real-
time, highly secure communication of voice, video, and message data to remote locations around the world.
The agency has an established enterprise architecture (EA) capability based on TOGAF 9. The
Executive Director of the agency is the sponsor of the EA capability.
Since reliable, high-performance, and secure communications are essential to preserving national security, the Executive Director has placed more stringent requirements for the architecture for the upgraded system. It must be able to provide assurance and verification of specific performance measures on the key services that are most crucial for system operation. Focusing on these service- level details and specific measurements will allow more stringent requirements to be enforced in service contracts. It will also provide a high degree of assurance that necessary performance is being delivered and that notifications will occur if any critical service fails to perform as required.
A portion of the program budget has been allocated to conduct a review of the E
A. The scope of the review is to evaluate the processes, content and governance of the EA capability to ensure that the higher target performance and service levels required by the upgraded system can be achieved.
The Chief Architecture has noted that the core EA artifacts that have been used since TOGAF 9 was introduced are not adequate to describe these new capabilities. The artifacts do not have explicit provisions for defining the in-depth measurement requirements regarding specific services required for the system. She has learned that certain services within the current system have service measurement implementations that match some of the new requirements, but they are only used in a few areas.
Recent EA efforts at another national agency have produced generalized high- performance communication system models to realize similar requirements in a critical defense system involving secure communications. It is possible that these models may be useful for the upgrade program. Refer to the Scenario
You have been asked to make recommendations for tailoring the Architecture Content Metamodel to accommodate the requirements of the upgraded system. Based on TOGAF, which of the following is the best answer?
Since some artifacts will now require specific measurements and additional data will be needed to support the performance objectives linked to these measurements, you recommend that the motivation and governance extensions of the TOGAF 9 Content Metamodel are used. Using these extensions will allow modeling the goals, objectives and drivers for the architecture, linking them to service levels and more detailed governance models. This will also enable the ability to re-use existing profiles, customizing them for the various service contracts involved.
You recommend all of the TOGAF 9 Content Metamodel extensions be incorporated into the Architecture Content Metamodel. The full Content Metamodel will enable the EA team to capture and categorize all the important additional data needed to support the performance and measurement objectives linked to
these artifacts. Once the new repository content has been implemented, on- demand queries can be used to generate a customized governance stakeholder view that isolates the artifacts and data needed to assess measurement for any particular service. If this view is found to be inadequate for the governance concerns, the service models within those artifacts can be expanded.
Since this case requires extensions of the modeling and data details of the service, this is best done by using the services extension of the TOGAF 9 Content Metamodel. By using this extension, the service model is no longer constrained by what is expected in typical business service definitions, allowing more flexibility for adding customized models to support the more stringent measurement requirements. The services extension can also be used to map terminology between the business services and the application components.
To support the type of stringent performance measurements needed for the more detailed governance views required for the upgraded system, the interfaces to the communication and network layer of the architecture must be highly visible at the application level. To accommodate the proper development of this, a Communications Engineering view should be created from the infrastructure extension models of the TOGAF Content Metamodel. This view will allow architects to align the required performance measurement communications across the system.
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You are serving as the Lead Architect for an insurance company, which has been formed through the merger of three previously independent companies. The company now consists of three divisions with the same names and division headquarters as their predecessors.
The lack of integration between the three divisions has increasingly caused problems in the handling of customer and financial information. The inability to share information has resulted in lost opportunities to leverage the synergies that should have been possible as a result of the merger. At present, each division maintains its own applications. Despite an earlier initiative to install a common application to manage customer, products, and claims information, each division has different ways of defining these core elements and has customized the common application to the point where the ability to exchange information is difficult, costly, and error-prone.
As a result, the company has made the decision to introduce a common web portal, contact center software suite, and document management system. Also the company has selected a single enterprise-wide customer relationship management (CRM) application to consolidate information from several applications that exist
across the divisions. The application will be used by each of the divisions and accessed by third party partners through well defined interfaces.
The Corporate Board is concerned that the new application must be able to manage and safeguard confidential customer information in a secure manner that meets or exceeds the legal requirements of the countries in which the company operates. This will be an increasingly important capability as the company expands its online services in cooperation with its partners.
The CIO has formed an Enterprise Architecture department, and one of the primary goals in its charter is to coordinate efforts between the implementation team and the migration teams in each division. The CIO has also formed a cross-functional Architecture Board to oversee and govern the architecture. The company has an existing team of security architects.
TOGAF 9 has been selected as the core framework for use for the Enterprise Architecture program. The CIO has endorsed this choice with the full support of top management.
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As part of the process for establishing the Enterprise Architecture department, you are developing a set of architecture principles to guide the activities.
You need to recommend the best approach for this work. Based on TOGAF, which of the following is the best answer?
You would review the mission statements for the company and its divisions, together with the corporate business goals and business drivers. Based on that review, you would work closely with the key stakeholders and the Architecture Board to define the architecture principles. You would ensure that they actively promote the alignment of IT with the corporate business strategies. You would then hold review meetings with the relevant stakeholders, including senior management, ensuring their support.
You would gather information from credible industry sources in the insurance business. Based on that information, you would assess current trends and apply them to defining a set of principles that embody best practices. You would select architecture principles that do not conflict with each other and that should be stable. You would ensure that all the principles are realistic and avoid including principles that are too obvious.
You would analyze the mission statements for the company and each of its divisions, together with the corporate business goals. Based on that analysis, you would define a set of architecture principles and review them with the CIO. When developing the principles you would ensure that they actively promote the alignment of IT with the business strategies and initiatives of the company. You would then seek the endorsement of the CIO and senior management.
You would define a set of principles that support the preferred best practices embodied in the Enterprise Architecture department charter. You would publish the principles on the corporate intranet to ensure widespread acceptance and compliance. You would then schedule regular periodic Compliance Assessments with each of the divisions to check that they have made
satisfactory progress toward meeting the objectives and conditions embodied in the principles.
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You have been assigned the role of Lead Enterprise Architect for a firm that produces components and replacement parts for the automobile, electronics, and telecommunications industries. The firm has been established for over 70 years. North America has been the primary market for its products, with just 20% of its output being exported to Europe. The firm is planning to expand its exports to Europe and also to establish sales in South America and the Asia Pacific region.
The firm is organized into business units that each focus on the different industry sectors. Each business unit has acquired other producers to expand its manufacturing capacity. This has resulted in a complex environment with a high diversity of business and manufacturing systems.
The Enterprise Architecture (EA) program within the firm has been functioning for several years.
It has made significant progress in consolidating the technology portfolio and establishing key standards. The CIO and the COO are joint sponsors of the EA program. The EA program is mature, with an active Architecture Board and a well- defined architecture process and standard content templates based on the TOGAF 9 Architecture Content Framework. The EA process framework is well coordinated with the PMO, Systems Development, and Operations functions.
The firm has completed a strategic plan to reorganize its Sales & Marketing organization according to the target geographic markets. One of the goals of this reorganization is to improve the ability of Marketing to collect more meaningful market analytics that will enable each sector to better address market needs with effective marketing campaigns and global product presence.
A Request for Architecture Work to address the goals of the reorganization has been approved. As the architecture team commences its work, the CIO has expressed concerns about whether the firm will be able to adapt to the proposed change and how to manage the associated risks.
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You have been asked how to address the concerns of the CIO. Based on TOGAF, which of the following is the best answer?
In Phase B, the team should create a set of views that will enable them to identify the factors that will influence the reorganization. There should then be an assessment of each factor on a maturity scale that will allow the team to gauge the
urgency, readiness, and degree of difficulty to fix. These factors can then be used to assess the initial risks associated with the proposed project.
In Phase A, the team should analyze their risk by completing an Implementation Factor Assessment and Deduction Matrix to identify the particular risks associated with the implementation and deployment. The matrix should include a list of factors to be considered, their descriptions, and constraints that should be taken into account. These factors can then used to assess the initial risks associated with the proposed project.
In Phase A, the team should use the Business Transformation Readiness Assessment technique to identify the factors that will influence the reorganization. The assessment should include determining the readiness rating for each factor based on a maturity scale that will allow the team to gauge the urgency, readiness, and degree of difficulty to fix. These factors can then used to assess the initial risks associated with the proposed project.
In Phase A, the team should conduct a Business Scenario to identify the stakeholders1 concerns and the resulting requirements. Once the requirements have been identified, they can be assessed in terms of their risks. The risks should be evaluated in terms of how they could be avoided, transferred, or mitigated. Any risks that cannot be resolved should be identified as residual risks and their disposition should be decided by the Architecture Board.
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You are serving as the Lead Architect for an enterprise architecture project team within a leading multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturer. Its brands include numerous household names for medications and first aid supplies.
The company has a long history of innovating new treatments for many common illnesses and diseases. Prior to launching a new treatment, the company has to demonstrate its effectiveness and safety in a set of clinical trials that satisfy the regulatory requirements of the countries in the target markets. All clinical trials are undertaken by its research laboratories, which employ over 10,000 people at separate facilities in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, France, Canada, India, China and Japan. In addition to internal research and development activities the company is also involved in publicly funded collaborative research projects, with other industrial and academic partners.
The Enterprise Architecture group within the company has been engaged in an architecture development project to create a secure networked collaboration system that will allow researchers at its product development laboratories worldwide to share information about their clinical trials. This system will also connect with external partners.
The Enterprise Architecture group is a mature organization. They use the TOGAF 9 ADM with extensions required to support current good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices in their target markets. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the information that is managed, special care was taken to ensure that each architecture domain included an examination of the security and privacy issues that are relevant.
The Executive Vice President for Clinical Research is the sponsor of the Enterprise Architecture activity. She has stated that the changes to the enterprise architecture for the new system will need to be rolled out in stages on a regional basis that minimizes disruptions to ongoing clinical trials. Refer to the Scenario
You have been asked to recommend the approach to identify the work packages that will be included in the Transition Architecture(s).
Based on TOGAF, which of the following is the best answer?
Determine the set of Solution Building Blocks required by identifying which Solution Building Blocks need to be developed and which need to be procured. Eliminate any duplicate building blocks. Group the remaining Solution Building Blocks together to create the work packages using a CRUD matrix. Rank the work packages in terms of cost and select the most cost-effective options for inclusion in a series of Transition Architectures. Schedule the roll out of the work packages to be sequential across the geographic regions.
Create an Implementation Factor Assessment and Deduction Matrix and a Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix. For each gap, identify a proposed solution and classify it as new development, purchased solution, or based on an existing product. Group similar solutions together to form work packages. Identify dependencies between work packages factoring in the clinical trial schedules. Regroup the packages into a set of Capability Increments scheduled into a series of Transition Architectures.
Group the Solution Building Blocks from a Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix into a set of work packages. Using the matrix as a planning tool, regroup the work packages to account for dependencies. Sequence the work packages into the Capability Increments needed to achieve the Target Architecture. Schedule the rollout one region at a time. Document the progression of the enterprise architecture using a state evolution table.
Use a Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix as a planning tool. For each gap classify whether the solution is either a new envelopment, purchased solution, or based on an existing product. Group the similar solutions together to define the work packages. Regroup the work packages into a set of Capability Increments to transition to the Target Architecture taking into account the schedule for clinical trials.
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1 Professional Certification Programs Barcelona October 2012 Steve Philp Marketing Director
2 The Open Group People Certification Programs Method TOGAF and ArchiMate Skills and Experience Open CA and Open CITS The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program The Open Group Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) Program How the Programs Work our stand for specific questions
3 TOGAF Certification
4 TOGAF Certification Certification based on your knowledge of TOGAF Certification requires passing exams Prometric Test Center Internet Based Testing (IBT) Accredited Courses are available world wide Taking a course is advised but not required Self study guides are available
5 TOGAF Certification as at 1st October 2012 TOGAF 9 Foundation (5,055) Certified (11,791) Total (16,846) TOGAF
7 TOGAF 9 Top 20 by Country at 1st Oct UK (15.8%) 396 Norway (2.3%) 2179 USA (12.9%) 370 Sweden (2.2%) 1757 Netherlands (10.4%) 326 Germany (1.9%) 1239 Australia (7.3%) 295 Belgium (1.7%) 1070 India (6.3%) 270 United Arab Emirates (1.6%) 806 Canada (4.7%) 258 Denmark (1.5%) 721 South Africa (4.2%) 224 Japan (1.3%) 597 China (3.5%) 204 New Zealand (1.2%) 574 France (3.4%) 191 Saudi Arabia (1.1%) 557 Finland (3.3%) 168 Poland (1.0%) There are TOGAF 9 certified individuals in over 100 countries around the world.
8 TOGAF 9 Top 10 by City at 1st Oct London, UK 368 Bangalore, India 187 Helsinki, Finland 172 Utrecht, NL 164 Toronto, Canada 162 Oslo, Norway 161 Beijing, China 147 Chennai, India 142 Singapore 137 Pune, India
9 TOGAF 9 Top 10 by Organization ation at 1st Oct Capgemini i 2. IBM 3. TCS 4. HP 5. Wipro 6. Oracle 7. Cisco 8. BP 9. CGI 10. Deloitte
10 TOGAF 9 Certification Levels Level Purpose 1 2 TOGAF 9 Foundation TOGAF 9 Certified To provide validation that the candidate has gained knowledge of the terminology and basic concepts of TOGAF 9 and understands the core principles p of Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF To provide validation that in addition to knowledge and comprehension, the candidate is able to analyze and apply knowledge of TOGAF
11 TOGAF 9 Examinations TOGAF 9 Part 1 TOGAF 9 Part 2 Combined 1 and 2 TOGAF 8 to 9 Advanced Bridge
12 TOGAF 9 Part 1 Examination Reference Requirements OG0-091 Exam Type: Multiple Choice 40 Questions 60 minutes Supervised: Yes Open Book: No Pass Mark: 55%
13 TOGAF 9 Part 2 Examination Reference Requirements ">OG0-092 Exam Type: Complex Multiple Choice Scenario-based 8Q Questions 90 minutes Supervised: Yes Open Book: Yes Pass Mark: 60%
14 TOGAF 8 9 Advanced Bridge Reference Requirements OG0-09AB Exam Type: A single exam with Multiple Choice knowledge-based questions and Complex Multiple Choice Scenario-based questions 20+8 Questions 120 minutes Supervised: Yes Open Book: Yes Pass Mark: 60%
15 Addressing International Audiences Examinations are now offered in English, Chinese, Japanese and French Translations to other languages are planned German Others English as a Second Language (ESL) versions of the exams allow 50% more time and the use of a dictionary
16 Further Information tifi ti t f9
17 ArchiMate Certification
18 ArchiMate 2 Certification ArchiMate is an independent modeling language g for enterprise architecture Certification program launched in January 2012 at our San Francisco conference The purpose of certification is to provide validation that the candidate has gained knowledge of the terminology, structure, and concepts of ArchiMate and has the capability to use ArchiMate for modeling To become certified you must attend an accredited course and pass an exam Currently 238 people certified 8 Accredited Courses
19 ArchiMate 2 Exams The exam is delivered through The Open Group Internet Based Testing Portal and is administered by the Accredited ArchiMate Training Course Provider Architecting the Enterprise, Biner Consulting, BiZZdesign, Capgemini Academy, EA Principles, QA and Real IRM orgcertificationsarchimateatc register Exam fees are included in the course fees Practice tests are available Multiple choice 40 questions in 60 minutes Pass Mark: 60%
20 Further Information tifi ti hi t
21 Skills and Experience Based Certification Open Certified Architect t and Open Certified IT Specialist
22 Certification for T-shaped people Generic skills and experience People, project management, business Other Product Certifications Role speci ific skills and expe erience
23 Open CA Key features and benefits The best professional IT Architect certification program in the industry Objective, repeatable, reliable program that is proven, tested & effective A peer-reviewed, vendor-neutral benchmark A guide for selecting the most qualified individuals for critical roles & responsibilities Provides a clear path for professional development Succeed in today s competitive job market with increased salary & promotion prospects p Foote Report (LinkedIn Group) New Conformance Requirements for our Business Architecture stream have been approved and the program will be launched in Q4 2012
24 Open CA Market Uptake 3565 certified individuals from 160+ companies across 60 countries Large corporate users include: Organizations currently running pilot programs:
25 Organizations with Open CA certified staff Acando Accenture AIG Armstrong Process Group Arup AT&T AstraZeneca BK Larsson Consulting Ltd B-source Bank of Montreal CA . Cargill Capgemini UK Capital One CGI Group . Cisco Systems, Cognizant Codecentric GmbH Computacenter CPS Energy Credit Suisse CSC Dassault Systemes Dell Corporation Deloitte & Touche Deloitte Consulting Dept of the Interior (US) Deutsche Bank Direct Energy Dutch Tax Office Enterprise IT Architecture Ernst & Young First Canadian Title FirstGroup plc Fortis Fujitsu Ganz GTECH Corporation Gulf Business Machines HP HSBC Technologies, IBM ING Inland (C) The Revenue Open Group 2012 (NZ) Intel JP Morgan Chase Logica MetLife Microsoft Nationwide Nokia Siemens Networks Northern Rock Novartis Pharma AG Oracle Raytheon Royal Bank of Canada Scotiabank Shell Steria T-Mobile TCS Telstra Travelers Insurance UPS USAA Wipro
26 The value of Open CA Open CA certification is in demand because Demand is being created in the marketplace for Open CA references in both RFPs and recruitment advertising Companies such as Logica, CA, HP, Shell, Capgemini, John Hancock, BAE Systems, , EADS, UPS, Thales, ADGA Group, ITV, Arup, USAA & Direct Energy have recently advertised for job roles that reference ITACOpen CA Other global organizations currently evaluating Open CA for their staff include: Accenture, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Microsoft
27 Employer View By following industry best practices, The Open Group has defined an outstanding benchmark for IT Architects, which makes it easier to identify the highly skilled and experienced professionals that Credit Suisse is looking for. In addition, I am very much in favour of The Open Group's efforts to certify skills and experience, rather than academic qualifications only. Andreas Buzzi, Head of Software Engineering, Credit Suisse
28 Open CITS Certifications to date > 2500 reasing trend Organizations who use our certifications as part of developing their own internal professions Improves brand as an employer Employee Engagement Can be cost effective and provide immediate ROI e.g. in reducing contractor days and outside services Organizations include Philips Credit Suisse AT&T IBM CapGemini
29 IT Specialist Streams Client Focus Services Deliver internal or external services and implementations Sales Technical Focus Business Analysis Applications Development Packaged Application Implementation Data Integration Infrastructure Design Testing Security IT Service Management Support sales of products, services or solutions Support Support operation and maintenance of products services or solutions Training Develop and deliver training courses Business Information Management Infrastructure and Application Management Systems and Hardware products Storage Systems Networking Systems Servers Cross Systems Software Application Development Products Application and Integration Middleware Data Management Content Management Portal and Collaboration
30 New Streams for 2012 Security Recognition built into this new stream for holders of existing certifications such as CISSP, CISM, GISP etc. Part of the Open CITS Conformance Requirements available on The Open Group web site Released in Q Service Management 3 areas Consultancy, Delivery and Operations Available now Popular certification area Map to e-competence framework
31 Competence Development at Philips In 2009, Philips embarked on project to transform their internal IT organization from a distributed to a centrally run function with specific domains for each IT discipline. Their objectives at the start of this process were to: Improve Employee Engagement Individuals were looking for career development opportunities Enable more Philips employees to work on critical projects Support Philips employees in their development Be a professional organization with professional people Be the most attractive employer that is able to attract the best people
32 Competence Development at Philips Initially Philips carried out a series of assessments on all of their 900+ IT staff to benchmark them against the different levels of the program. Over the course of the last three years Philips has now put over 120 people from locations in The Netherlands, US and India through the Open CITS program and use The Open Group standard as a reference in their recruitment t advertising. i
33 Competence Development at Philips Philips will continue to expand their competence development framework and can identify immediate ROI in terms of recruitment and retention along with a reduction on contractor costs on projects that are now carried out by Philips employees. If you would like to find out more about Competence Development at Philips IT, then you can download a webinar by Paul Nijenhuis, Competence Group Manager by visiting the archive webinar section at
34 How the Skills and Experience Based Programs Work
35 How Open CA and Open CITS Work Each program has a set of Conformance Requirements defining the skills and experience that an IT professional must possess to achieve certification Open CA Self Assessment Tool developed by CLARS is available: Open CITS Self Assessment Tool is also available:
36 How Open CA and Open CITS Work Individuals may apply for certification directly to us Certification ity will review all applications Certification Board will interview applicants Companies may apply to have their internal staff development certification programs Accredited by us Individuals who are certified through an Accredited program become Open Group certified e.g. IBM, HP, CA and Raytheon
37 Three Levels of Certification Level 3: Distinguished Has significant impact on the business as: ChiefLead Architect, Enterprise Architect or IT Architect Profession Leader or Specialist Level 2: Master Can perform independently and take responsibility for delivery of systems and solutions as lead architectspecialist Level 1: Certified Can perform with assistancesupervision, with a wide range of appropriate skills, as a contributing architectspecialist
38 Certification Process
39 BCS Recognition The Open Group and the BCS working together to promote professional certification Individuals that hold Open CA or Open CITS certifications at Level 2 or above can now achieve Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status by completing a Breadth of Knowledge test and by becoming members of the BCS External validation of The Open Group certification programs and that they are at least equivalent to SFIA level 5
40 More Information Open CA Open CITS org
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