Why should you choose TONEX for your Enterprise Architecture Training?

Enterprise Architecture training guides you with the development of architecture development reference architecture and needed architectural information that can be provided in advance to an enterprise to enable consistent architectural best practices. Architecturing the enterprise guides business owners to actualize their strategies, vision, objectives, and principles.

Tonex donates $6.7 million to Center for Enterprise … – News

Pennsylvania State University
 
The Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has received a donation valued at $6.7 million from Tonex, a company that provides training and consulting services to a wide variety of industries. The donations will support curricular development in the field of enterprise architecture at IST.“We thank Tonex for this generous donation. Donations of this type add to our ever growing pool of software, hardware and course content resources. This unique collection of resources will help ensure that our programs remain on the leading edge,” said Brian Cameron, executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture.

Architecturing the enterprise also evaluates the IT systems, based on Reference Architecture goals, principles, and standards. It helps to reduce IT costs and overall enterprise modernization and transformation.

Enterprise Architecture Training, EA Crash Course  is more than the collection of the constituent architectures (Business, Application, Technology, and Information). All our instructors are TOGAF 8/9 Certified and have extensive knowledge and skills in EA, TOGAF, DoDAF, Zachman, FEAF, CEAF, NAF, MoDAF, RUP and more.

Enterprise Architecture Training, a true EA Crash Course is a conceptual tool that assists organizations with the understanding of their own structure and the way they work.

It provides a map of the enterprise and is a route planner for business and technology change.

Enterprise Architecture Training  will also focus on the essential elements required for developing results-driven Enterprise Architecture (EA) programs that are designed to meet your requirements. It clearly explains enterprise architecture’s vital role in enabling—or constraining—the execution of business strategy.

Enterprise Architecture Courses  provide clear frameworks, thoughtful case examples, and a proven-effective structured process for designing and implementing effective enterprise architectures.

WHAT ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE TRAINING CERTIFICATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Enterprise Architecture Training

 

Enterprise Architecture training

 

The interrelationships among these architectures, and their joint properties, are essential to the Enterprise Architecture. That is to say, these architectures should not be approached in isolation. Together, they are intended to address important Enterprise-wide concerns, such as:

  • Meeting stakeholder need
  • Aligning IT with the business
  • Seamless integration and data sharing
  • Security and dependability
  • Data integrity, consistency
  • Reducing duplication
  • Utilizing Enterprise Architecture as a blueprint for current and desired capabilities and facilities gap analysis
  • Utilizing EA as a tool for strategic, acquisition, and capital investment planning

 

Enterprise Architecture Training Objectives:

  • Understand the basic concepts of Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • Identify the added value of EA
  • Explore why and how to build an EA
  • Understand challenges of implementing EA, including the technical and organizational issues
  • Identify the elements of an EA implementation plan
  • Articulate strategy is gradually implemented architecturally in systems, vendor selection strategies, processes and in organization structures supporting the systems
  • List Architectural processes, Architecting governance and Architectural patterns
  • Traits and auxiliary competencies needed by architects particular technologies and their use
  • Develop an EA working plan
  • Determine specific architectures necessary for your organization
  • Identify the steps to improve enterprise architecture practices
  • Develop a good understanding of Architecture, Architect ring and Enterprise Architecture in terms of definition, challenges and competitive benefits
  • More effectively understand the need for Enterprise Architecture cross-functional activities
  • More effectively realize the value of TOGAF, 4+1, TM Forum in developing specific strategies and measuring their impact
  • Identify different EA frameworks including: TOGAF, DoDAF, FEAF, NAF, Zachman, NASCIO, CEAF and more
  • Understand The Rational Unified Process (RUP) and The Enterprise Unified Process (EUP)
  • Select, organize and implement a EA project
  • Select between TOGAF, Zachman Framework (ZF), 4+1, RUP/EUP, IEEE 1471, DoDAF, MODAF, NAF, and FEAF
  • Identify typical symptoms of EA dysfunction
  • Redesign EA and structure successfully within the enterprise
  • Develop best practices in the EA development
  • Ensure best practice through the application of EA

 

Course Agenda

Introduction to Architecture and Architects

  • Architects
  • What is Architecture?
  • Concepts behind Architecting
  • Architecture and Architecting
  • Why, How, When on Architecting
  • Architecture in the Context
  • Architecture Domains
  • Architectural Challenges
  • Concepts behind Architecture Frameworks

What is Enterprise Architecture (EA)?

  • EA Defined
  • Basic Concepts
  • The Enterprise Architecture Domain
  • EA Vision and Benefits
  • EA Segments
  • EA Frameworks and Selection Principles
  • EA Interfaces
  • EA Governance
  • EA Products
  • EA Implementation Strategy
  • EA Domains
  • Business drivers for Enterprise Architecture
  • Key Issues for EA
  • EA implementation essentials
  • Strategies, architectures, models, skills, approaches and tools
  • Developing and managing an EA
  • EA Budget Allocation and Roles
  • EA Performance Measurement
  • EA Budget / Performance Integration
  • Component-Based Architectures
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) Choices
  • TOGAF, Zachman Framework (ZF) and RUP/EUP, DoDAF, MODAF, AGATE, FEAF, CEAF and NASCIO

Concepts behind Enterprise Architecture (EA)

  • Architecture Frameworks and EA
  • Architecture Principles and Practices
  • AS-IS vs. TO-BE Architecture
  • Concepts behind Gap Analysis
  • Business and IT/Technology Alignment Issues
  • The Framework Dilemma
  • Types of Architecture Frameworks
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
  • 4+1 View Model
  • TM Forum Framework
  • Zachman Framework
  • Differences between Frameworks
  • Frameworks that Follow a Process Approach

Basic Architecture

  • Alignment of IT and Business
  • From Business Architecture Blueprint to system blueprint
  • Enterprise architecture frameworks, target architectures
  • SOA design concepts
  • Integration concepts: API and service management, REST, JSON, standard interfaces and protocols.
  • Databases, data modeling
  • Typical data structures
  • Developing a current and future architecture model using standardized modeling tools
  • Ways of implementing via a greenfield approach
  • Way of implementing via brownfield transformations
  • Tools and communication
  • Architecture Governance
  • How to create reusable architectural building blocks that promote business transformation (principles of modular design)
  • Optimizing the interplay between a large number of systems or applications within an enterprise portfolio
  • EA tools and using them in the communication with the Solution Architects
  • Enterprise Architecture Domains: Business, Application, Data and technology

Information Architecture

  • What is a Model?
  • Typical Kinds of Model
  • Business Process Model
  • Business Information Model
  • System requirements Model
  • System Design Model
  • Data model
  • Business data versus application data; Common Object Models
  • Cross domain view: normalization of IT and other data models
  • Data design and management principles
  • Information models and tools
  • RDBMS, SQL, PLSQL assessment
  • Non- relational data management
  • Performance management
  • Data policies, security. Customer data protection acts, regulation
  • Addressing the issues with Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Model Driven Architecture
  • Architecture Driven Modernization
  • What is Architecture?
  • Architecture as a Product
  • Architecture as a Practice
  • What is Architecture Driven Modernization?
  • Business Architecture
  • System Architecture
  • Technical Architecture
  • System Implementation
  • SOAML
  • Leveraging Service-Oriented and Model Approach to Architecting your Enterprise
  • Purpose of Reference Architecture
  • Common pitfalls for Telecom Service Providers
  • Drivers of Reference Architecture
  • The drivers of the Reference Architecture are Reference Architecture Goals, Principles, and
  • Enterprise Vision and Telecom Transformation
  • Completeness of the design
  • Common understanding across organization
  • functionality, availability, scalability, etc.

Integration Architecture

  • Integration technologies, middleware platforms, architecture
  • Integration principles
  • Service governance
  • Integration performance and management
  • Data conversion
  • Integration Security and Reliability
  • Service Policies
  • Design workshop (hands-on service design)

Current State and Future Directions of the IT Industry

  • The IT Challenge
  • Alignment of IT to Business
  • Role of EA
  • IT Strategic Planning
  • IT Program and Portfolio Management
  • IT Development vs. Operations
    • SDLC
    • ITIL/ITSM
  • IT Governance
  • Regulatory and Compliance (SOX)
  • COBIT
  • COSO
  • IT Infrastructure Architecture Domains
  • Integrated Architecture Framework
  • Architecture and Architecture Framework Defined
  • Trends in IT
  • Social Networking
  • Web 2.0/Mashups/Wiki/Widgetization
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Virtualization
  • SOA
  • Green Computing

EA Components

  • Application and Technology Architecture
  • Conceptual, Logical, and Physical Views
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Patterns
  • Technology Architecture
  • Technology Patterns
  • Business Architecture
  • Information Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems Management
  • Privacy
  • Security and Directory
  • Capacity Planning
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Computer Architecture
  • The Business Architecture
  • Access Architecture
  • Integration Architecture
  • Network Architecture
  • Platform Architecture

EA Implementation Plan Examples

  • EA Planning, Acquisition and Requirements Generation
  • Strategies for EA Management
  • Implementing EA Strategies
  • Integration of EA, Security, and Capital Planning Processes
  • Building Support for EA Across Independent Organizations
  • Using the EA to Assess and Improve Performance
  • Using the EA to Make Intelligent Management Decisions
  • Tactical Issues for Applying EA Investments
  • Designing an EA for Business Value and Relevance
  • The Change Management Challenge of Implementing a Successful EA Program
  • Lessons Learned from EA Implementations
  • Architecture and Transformation
  • Essential Elements for Creating a Usable Enterprise Architecture

A Comparison of the Top Enterprise-Architecture Methodologies

  • Using the Enterprise Architecture to Quantify the Benefits of IT Projects
  • The Zachman Framework (ZF) for Enterprise Architecture
  • Using the Zachman Framework to Integrate Security and EA
  • Enterprise knowledge artifacts
  • Extended framework
  • Rules of the Framework
  • The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF)
    • Architecture Development Method (ADM)
    • Enterprise Continuum
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
  • The Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP)
  • Spewak’s EAP
  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) v1.5 and v2
    • All View (AV)
    • Operational View (OV)
    • Systems View (SV)
    • Technical Standards View (TV)
    • DoDAF v2 Views and DoDAF Metamodel
  • NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • The UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework (MODAF)
    • Strategic goals of the enterprise, and the people, processes and systems
  • Business architecture: describes organizations and Business processes
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Logical architecture of the system
  • Physical architecture of the systems
  • Hardware and software products used in the architecture
  • EAI, BPM, SOA, and Web Services to Support Your Enterprise Architecture

4+1 View Model

  • Conceptual vs. Physical
  • Logical View (Functionality)
  • Implementation View (Configuration Management)
  • Deployment View
  • Process View (Performance Scalability and Throughput)
  • Scenarios
  • Correspondence between views

Case Studies

  • The Governance Enterprise Architecture (GEA)
  • Definition and Motivation
  • GEA models
  • GEA Implementation directions
  • e-Government development

EA Boot Camp Workshops

  • EA Program Guidance
  • Milestones
  • Performance Architecture
  • Business Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Service Component Architecture
  • Technology Architecture
  • Gap Analysis
  • Transition Strategy
  • Establishment of appropriate EA governance processes
  • EA Governance and EA Program Management
  • EA Change Management and EA Deployment
  • Usage milestones map to the enterprise assessment Criteria
  • Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance
  • Transition Strategy Performance
  • Measuring EA Program Value
  • Development and execution of EA value measurement plan to demonstrate the value of enterprise architecture (EA) in achieving enterprise objectives
  • Implementing an Enterprise Architecture Program

TONEX Enterprise Architecture (EA) Exercises

  • Developing an Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • Using an Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • EA Selection Principles
  • EA Implementation Templates
  • EA Implementation Checklist
  • EA Gap Analysis
  • EA Case Studies

TONEX is an international training and consulting company with headquarters in Dallas, TX. As  a leading telecommunications and Enterprise Architecture training and consulting company with operational activities in North America, Latin and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia and Australia we have provided services to most of the world leading telecom and wireless service providers among other organizations.

TONEX has been a pioneer in the field of Enterprise Architecture and has worked with major universities and fortune 100 companies to provide intelligent solutions.

TONEX has been a certified TOGAF training provider since 2005 and has taught and consulted on DoDAF, NAF, FEAF, NASCIO, CEAF and other Enterprise Architecture solutions projects to the government and their leading contractors for many years. We are a member of the Open Group.

As an example of our involvement and respect in the industry, we donated much courseware to the Center for Enterprise Architecture at Penn State University.

TONEX has assisted in development and subsequently trained and consult on TMF NGOSS/Frameworx, eTOM since 1995, has been an Enterprise Architecture training provider since 1995.

We have provided many consulting and training solutions in Enterprise Integration, application integration, information architecture, data modelling, UML, SID, SysML, business process modelling, mining, big data, data mining, data warehousing, Data Warehouse Architecture, and business analytic and SOA

What is  TONEX Enterprise Architecture Training Boot Camp?

TONEX Enterprise Architecture Training is an intensive learning experiences that cover the essential elements of your chose subject. Boot camps are ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in their fields but have limited time to be away from the office.

Enterprise Architecture Training boot camp includes:

  • Experienced instructors including senior technology leaders, project managers, technical authors, engineers, educators, consultants, course developers, and CTOs.
  • Real life examples and practices.
  • Small class size.
  • Personalized instructor mentoring.
  • Pre-training discussions
  • Ongoing post-training support via e-mail, phone and WebEx

 

 

Who Should Attend

Anyone considering, leading, or participating in EA processes.

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