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DODAF Black Belt Certification Program Syllabus

DODAF Black Belt Certification Program Syllabus

We teach the latest DOD Framework (2.02), and how it relates to the GIG, JCIDS, NCOW, DARS, Portfolio Mgt. Capabilities and other important aspects of DOD requirements.

01. Framework Basics

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8680/ENGR 7806

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
  • Framework background, history, and planned evolution
  • Dealing with organizational culture in applying DoDAF
  • Project Management for DoDAF
  • Overview of relevant government regulations
  • Uses of architectures and DoDAF 2.0 “fit for purpose”
  • Framework philosophy, concepts and definitions
  • DoDAF views and viewpoints
  • Overview of six step process
  • DoDAF 2.0 52 types of models (products) overview and relationships
  • Details of government regulations and reporting requirements
  • Class Example Architecture Workshop
  • Case Studies, comparison with other Frameworks and methods, and overview of Universal Reference Resources for the DoD Framework

 

02. Planning for Architecture Development and Use

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8681/ENGR 7807

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Details of six step architecture process
  • Use of architectures
  • DoDAF and the relationship to Systems Engineering
  • Selection of models and tailoring flexibility
  • Relationship of framework architecture models to BPI and system development methodologies
  • Architecture governance and maintenance
  • Planning and scheduling for architecture development
  • Tools Workshop
  • Planning Workshop

 

03. Core and Support Product Development

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8682/ENGR 7808

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Overview of view points and their core products/models and relationships
  • All Views viewpoints and models
  • Standards Vie point and models
  • Capability Viewpoint and models
  • Operational Viewpoint and models
  • Systems Viewpoint and models
  • Services Viewpoint and models
  • Relationship to DoD TRM and JTA
  • Workshop

 

04. Advanced DoDAF Modeling and Analysis

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8683/ENGR 7809

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Overview of models and their relationship(s) to each other
  • All Views supporting products overview (details to be covered in Course 5)
  • Modeling Approaches – BPMN, IDEF0, IDEF1X, UML, SYSMIL
  • Business and Activity Modeling with workshop
  • Data Modeling (with Mini-Workshop)
  • TRM/JTA
  • Security
  • JCIDS and JCIDS Case Study

 

05. Practicum/Workshop

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8684

Practicum Project Development, Write-up and Presentation, Program Certification Exam (4 CEUs)

  • Sit for the Certification Exam for professional Enterprise Architecture Certification
  • Formal presentations, critique and grading of individual and teamwork projects developed during the program’s practicum period based on the SOW developed in the beginning of the program
  • A thesis like write up of the project to be published in the EA Zone of this website (of course depending on the level of sensitivity of the project)

DoDAF Green Belt Syllabus

GREEN BELT DoDAF SYLLABUS

ACEA GREEN BELT SYLLABUS

The Green Belt is exactly half of the full Black Belt program and ends with a certificate of completion.  Within 2 years you can come back to register for the second portion to complete the CEA Black Belt with another practicum.

01. Framework Basics

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8680/ENGR 7806

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
  • Framework background, history, and planned evolution
  • Dealing with organizational culture in applying DoDAF
  • Project Management for DoDAF
  • Overview of relevant government regulations
  • Uses of architectures and DoDAF 2.0 “fit for purpose”
  • Framework philosophy, concepts and definitions
  • DoDAF views and viewpoints
  • Overview of six step process
  • DoDAF 2.0 52 types of models (products) overview and relationships
  • Details of government regulations and reporting requirements
  • Class Example Architecture Workshop
  • Case Studies, comparison with other Frameworks and methods, and overview of Universal Reference Resources for the DoD Framework

02. Planning for Architecture Development and Use

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8681/ENGR 7807

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Details of six step architecture process
  • Use of architectures
  • DoDAF and the relationship to Systems Engineering
  • Selection of models and tailoring flexibility
  • Relationship of framework architecture models to BPI and system development methodologies
  • Architecture governance and maintenance
  • Planning and scheduling for architecture development
  • Tools Workshop
  • Planning Workshop

03. Core and Support Product Development

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8682/ENGR 7808

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Overview of view points and their core products/models and relationships
  • All Views viewpoints and models
  • Standards Vie point and models
  • Capability Viewpoint and models
  • Operational Viewpoint and models
  • Systems Viewpoint and models
  • Services Viewpoint and models
  • Relationship to DoD TRM and JTA
  • Workshop

04. Advanced DoDAF Modeling and Analysis

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8683/ENGR 7809

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

  • Overview of models and their relationship(s) to each other
  • All Views supporting products overview (details to be covered in Course 5)
  • Modeling Approaches – BPMN, IDEF0, IDEF1X, UML, SYSMIL
  • Business and Activity Modeling with workshop
  • Data Modeling (with Mini-Workshop)
  • TRM/JTA
  • Security
  • JCIDS and JCIDS Case Study

 

05. REDUCED PRACTICUM FOR THE ACEA (GREEN BELT)

Practicum will be presented on the first day in the morning of the second in-class session of the CEA Program.

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8664

Practicum Project Development, Write-up and Presentation (2 CEUs)

  • Formal presentations, critique and grading of individual project developed during the first week and month online of the program based on the SOW developed in the beginning of the program

FEAF Green Belt Syllabus

GREEN BELT FEAF SYLLABUS

GREEN BELT SYLLABUS

The Green Belt is exactly half of the full Black Belt program and ends with a certificate of completion.  Within 2 years you can come back to register for the second portion to complete the CEA Black Belt with another practicum.

01. CONCEPTS

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8660/ENGR 7800

Laws, Regulations, Concepts, Theories, Principles, Methodology — Creating Enterprise Architecture Understanding & Awareness (4 CEUs)

  • Definition of the “Enterprise” in Enterprise Architecture terms: Strategic, Business, Information, Data, Systems and IT architectures
  • Legislative Mandates and other Guidance and their relationships
  • The process and approach, the intended use, the lifecycle and the scope of the EA
  • EA Framework Views — Ballpark, Owners, Designers, Builders, Vendors to Functional Systems — Examples of Enterprise Architecture frameworks
  • Historical perspective of Enterprise Architecture — From Business through IT, Applications to Data
  • Best Practices, case studies and success stories
  • Techniques for “EA Thinking” and the Enterprise Architecture process according to CIO Council’s “A Practical Guide to Federal Enterprise Architecture”
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture Vision and Principles as per CIO Council’s “FEAF” V 1.1
  • GAO’s view of EA, OMB’s view of EA
  • Explore the Synergism of Enterprise Architecture and Program Management
  • EA — Bridging the Gap between Business and IT
  • Strategic visioning using Strategic Planning Models
  • Discuss how the “Target” Architecture can be started during “As-Is” Enterprise Architecture Planning
  • Chief Architects Forum updates

 

02. PLANNING

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8661/ENGR 7801

Preparation, Planning, Requirements For Business — Develop a SOW (Statement of Work), How to Institutionalize Governance & Management Foundations (4 CEUs)

  • Strategic Planning as the corner stone of EA
  • The Importance of Culture and how to change Culture in an Enterprise
  • First Examination the FEA-PMO Business Reference Models
  • Drivers: Reorganization, Modernization, Integration, eCommerce positioning, Business Cases
  • Defining the Business Architecture — taking into account businesses strategy, long term goals and objectives, the technological environment, and the external environment, location, politics, and strategic business planning
  • Determining Enterprise Architecture principles
  • Relating Information, Activities and Process to Organizational Units
  • Zachman about the evolution of requirements (top two rows of his Framework)
  • Zachman Framework as the universe for building a complex environment
  • TOGAF 8 Certification for a fee
  • Business case and benefits for developing an EA
  • How do Business Rules relate to an EA
  • Developing a Business Model
  • Managing the creation of an Enterprise Architecture in a Government business environment
  • Developing “As Is” Architecture Concepts
  • How to develop a Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • First Identification of Viable Enterprise Architecture projects for the practicum (Course 5)

 

03. IMPLEMENTATION

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8662/ENGR 7802

Using Internal Implementation, Marketing, Selling, & Sustainment To Manage Change (4 CEUs)

  • IT Architecture Methodologies (Zachman, IT Asset Framework, Boar, Student’s Own Framework) — review of basic concepts in light of an integrated repository
  • Activity based costing and cost/benefits analysis
  • Always the latest and best Case Studies of EA efforts
  • Developing performance measures: Performance Measures and Balanced Scorecards (BSC and GPRA)
  • Visually Modeling Transition to Implementation
  • EA methods, products, and tools and the relevance of visual models in Enterprise Architecture
  • Continuously refining the different EA’s relationships
  • Managing and incorporation of legacy systems as the basis for managing change and selling the EA
  • Project Management for large scale Enterprise Architecture systems
  • How to plan for Information Assurance with and within an EA
  • Planning Migration, Translation and Implementation strategies
  • Stakeholder communication strategies — internal and external marketing
  • How to create an Enterprise Architecture deliverable that is “actionable”
  • Maintaining/sustaining the architecture as an asset of the organization

 

04. INTEGRATION

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8663/ENGR 7803

Data, Application, Technology & How to Bridge Business to IT (4 CEUs)

  • Business views of an Information/Data architecture
  • Information Architecture as the common denominator for Interoperability
  • Detailed Examination of each of the FEA-PMO Business Reference Models
  • EA methods, products, and tools and the relevance of visual models in Enterprise Architecture
  • The Capital Planning and Investment Control process (CPIC) links to budget formulation and specific program outcomes
  • Information Standards, Information Exchange, Information Brokers, EAI
  • Relationships vs. Entities
  • Roles and State Transitions
  • Modeling data components, Object Oriented Concepts for the business views
  • Information as an asset
  • Linking applications to objects, activities and processes
  • Linking applications and systems
  • Modeling IT operational characteristics and behavior
  • How do Business Rules, Rules Engines and Application Development relate
  • Developing an integrated Infrastructure Architecture and relating it to the FEA PMO
  • Modeling data/system/platform distribution
  • Incorporating infrastructure data and its relationships in one repository framework

 

05. REDUCED PRACTICUM FOR THE ACEA (GREEN BELT)

Practicum will be presented on the first day in the morning of the second in-class session of the CEA Program.

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8664

Practicum Project Development, Write-up and Presentation (2 CEUs)

  • Formal presentations, critique and grading of individual project developed during the first week and month online of the program based on the SOW developed in the beginning of the program

EA Workshops / Courses

EA Workshops / Courses

3 & 5 Day Enterprise Architecture Workshops

EACH 3-DAY SEMINAR AND 5-DAY BOOTCAMP IS TAUGHT IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ONLY LISTED ON THE RIGHT.

Designed for those that need a brief summary/training in Enterprise Architecture in order to become immediately productive in an EA environment without requiring time-consuming close supervision by their lead Certified Enterprise Architect(s). We introduce you to the many issues, frameworks, methodologies and best practices taught in our full certification courses but without the close mentoriing we provde in the hands-on practicum, assignments and exams. There are two signup options for these workshops, either as an individual or as an organization. If desired, workshop attendees may receive 2 (for 3-day) or 4 (for 5-day) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the California State University of East Bay, which will be an additional cost at a rate of $48 per CEU.

NOTE: Each workshop attendee will receive a discount towards one of our full Certification Programs, good only for 12 months after completion of the workshop.

 

 

We offer two types of day workshops for different business sectors:


Federal Enterprise Architecture FEA(F) Workshops More Info


Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDAF Workshops) More Info

 

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3 & 5 Day Enterprise Architecture Workshops

 

3 Day Workshop Fee $1,600
5 Day Workshop Fee $2,000
Note: Awards and other discounts do not apply to the workshop registrations.

 

Additional Costs

Workshop CEU Fee + $48/CEU
3 Day / 2 CEU's $96
4 Day / 4 CEU's $192

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Custom Training and Costs

Custom Training and Costs

FEAC Institute has Enterprise Architecture Programs for all Sectors

Designed for the organization/agency with custom needs that may require utilizing proprietary information in their practicum, or just need additional or tailored information to be taught. We have customized courses for State agencies, major corporate systems integrator contractors to the DoD, and other Commercial organizations and can assure you that we are able to accommodate these needs in every way.

NOTE: All FEAC™ faculty and instructors are covered by a confidentiality agreement with our Institute and therefore are required to keep confidential any intellectual property of your organization.

customiconCustomized Enterprise Architecture Programs

CEA Program Fee for Government (15 Person Min) $10,000 per person
CEA Program Fee for Industry and Commercial (15 Person Min) $11,000 per person
Green Belt certificate Government $5,000 per person
Green Belt certificate Industry and Commercial $5,500 per person
3 Day Workshop Fee $1,600 per person
5 Day Workshop Fee $2,000 per person
   

Additional Discounts

Program Volume Discount More Info (requires 5 or more attendees)
Workshop Volume Discount More Info (requires 12 or more attendees)
Note: Awards and other discounts do not apply to the custom programs.

Zachman Framework Training and Certification

Zachman Framework™ Training and Certification

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The FEAC Institute offers access to training and certification in the Zachman Framework™ offered by Zachman International®, who's home is at www.Zachman.com. 

As the foundational Enterprise Architecture Framework, or ontology, more and more Enterprise Architects are flocking to this coveted certificaion for it's scientific, ontological approach to EA, which takes architects away from just building models, to solving General Management problems in the Enterprise through science and analysis.

The Zachman Certified™ - Enterprise Architect program enables working professionals to develop the theoretical and technical skills needed in the 21st century workplace. More and more companies are looking for employees or consultants who can demonstrate command and deliver results in this wide body of knowledge. Some of those now even making Zachman Framework certification a requirement.

A distinctive element of this program is "reality-based learning," or the process of integrating theory with work and life experience. Practical in its design, the Zachman Certified Courses gives today's Enterprise Architects the opportunity to strengthen their skills as well as broaden their understanding of industry trends and the use of The Zachman Framework. This program grants a professionally relevant certification, opening up opportunities for career advancement and enhanced marketability. It is also a valuable tool for companies and organizations striving to set a higher standard for internal and external performance assessment, establishing hiring criteria, and improved market positioning.

In the 4-day, hand's-on modeling workshop, we develop the science behind EA, as derived from the Zachman Framework Ontology. We'll be looking at real-life examples and case studies from real consulting projects and finally give you the ability to answer the question "how do I use The Zachman Framework?" We "workshop" how to build and implement PRIMITIVE models and then actually see how that once you get some primitives built, then creating and changing the composite models and implementations in order to get at General Management problems is quite simple. We explore this by using several methodologies and tools that will help you "implement" the Zachman concepts in your enterprise. Understanding this "science" offers great capability to EAs for analysis and simulation solutions in their enterprise. It is a different EA paradigm!

All FEAC CEAs are eligible for a 50% discount when registering for Zachman Certification. Use Discount Code FEACCEA on check-out at zachman.com - subject to verification.

 

*Because www.zachman.com is the ONLY home of Zachman International and the ONLY place for Zachman Framework certification that is approved and authorized by John Zachman, the courses you see advertised on this site have links for registration to www.zachman.com. Sadly, there have been several organizations offering "Zachman" certification, which is a misuse of the Zachman® trademark and worse, not at all what John has envisioned for certification in the Zachman Framework. This small caveat is just to inform you why the registration links take you to www.zachman.com. 

Check out the full Zachman® Certification details and training dates at: zachman.com

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