Are you a business analyst or business architect or an enterprise architect wondering how to get an enterprise business architecture certificate? And which organizations offer the business architecture certification?
Of course, all education and learning is good and will help grow your body of knowledge about business architecture and capability modeling. Whether you need a business architecture certificate is a personal and professional decision.
There are two aspects to attaining the business architecture certifications. The mastery of the subject matter – theoretical underpinnings of enterprise business architecture, the associated business architecture frameworks, the metamodel, the ontology, the views, and the artifacts – is paramount. The latter aspect is the question of the business architecture certificate and what value it has and whether it is essential to denote your master of the subject matter?
How to grow your body of knowledge about enterprise business architecture? The following are some resources to get you started and they are not meant to be an exhaustive compendium of business architecture knowledge sources.
Business Architecture Guild offers BIZBOK which is a helpful guide to the way business architecture guild defines business architecture.
Cutter Consortium has some good content about enterprise and business architecture.
If your company has access, Forrester provides a playbook on business architecture.
Capstera published a list of business architecture books, which can be a good source of information.
If you have gained sufficient knowledge about enterprise business architecture and are looking to get a certificate in business architecture and related disciplines, here are some sources and resources. Please note that we do not endorse or in we are in no way be responsible or liable for the quality, the cost, and the relative value of any of these business architecture certificates. Please conduct your due diligence before embarking on a question to get certified in business architecture from these or any other sources.
The program claims, “The Business Architecture Guild offers a certification program that measures a business architect’s competencies and confers the designation of Certified Business Architect (CBA)® to those individuals who demonstrate recognized proficiency. An individual who has passed the certification exam will be designated as a Certified Business Architect®”.
An exam of 150 questions follows self-study course material and preparation.
According to the Business Architecture Guild: “The certification exam will consist of 150 questions drawn from industry literature, the Guild’s BIZBOK® Guide and practical application scenarios, presented in the following domains:
1. Business Architecture Foundational Concepts
2. Business Architecture Core Mapping Knowledge
3. Business Architecture Extended Mapping Knowledge
4. Business Architecture Alignment with Related Business Disciplines
5. Business Architecture & Business Performance Analysis
6. Business Architect Role
7. Business Architecture Governance
8. Business Architecture & IT Architecture Alignment
9. Business Architecture Situation & Scenario Usage
10.Business Architecture Infrastructure Management
Business architecture center of excellence offers certifications and workshops. BACOE.com claims to provide four levels of certifications:
The Open Group, the creators of TOGAF, offers a certification program in Business Architecture Stream.
LeadingPractice.com and Global University Alliance offer a Business Architect Certification Program.
Business architecture is an evolving discipline, and hence the number of high-quality certifications is somewhat limited. In time, we predict there will be a lot more certifications for business architects in the art and craft of enterprise business architecture.
If you know of other reputable business architecture resources and business architecture certificates and certifications, please do drop a note.
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