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Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt Winter 2019

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt Program

Winter 2019 Sessions
January 7 - February 19, 2019
Registration Open Until January 15

Certification through Demonstrated Competency


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

Take your career to the next level with the coveted ACEA (Assocaite Certified Enterprise Architect) Green Belt certification in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, a Business Analyst needing a deeper understand of your Enterprise or a seasoned IT professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling.

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for working EAs, Business Analysts and IT Professionals, the FEAC Institute's world-renown certification programs are the longest running EA programs in the country. Only FEAC offers the CEA designation!

Live or totally online, we don't just prepare you to take a test. This is real, University-backed Enterprise Architecture and competency-based learning. You'll do a real practicum project and solve real problems in class.

What sets our program apart from all others is the demonstration of competency. Because our CEA program takes place over 3 months, we take the time with you to develop your EA skill and ensure that your are competent to do Enterprise Architecture. We don't just show you what models look like, you will gain experience creating them yourself inside a real life project. This course is not just an exercise in test preparation. In addition to world-class instruction, we will guide you through a real-life practicum project. You pick the project, the you and your team will develop the models and architecture to create the Architecture and solve real business problems in class.

Finally, all of our curriculum is accredited by the California State University, so you can be sure that the rigor of the program, the curriculum and excellence are at the University level.

  • Certification through Demonstrated Competency
  • Real-life Practicum Project
  • Hand's-on Learning
  • "Flipped" Classrooms
  • Advanced Discussion Topics
  • Enterprise Anaylsis
  • Live or Virtual
  • University Accredited

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. We offer education in Enterprise Architecture that gives students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology and a range of framework and methodology choices with specialization in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). Each of these Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. FEAF and DoDAF are very powerful Frameworks and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from either of them!

Now learn both Frameworks for the price of one!

You will learn both FEAF and DoDAF as part of your Green Belt certification!

Newly re-designed, our Black Belt Program now equips you to learn both Frameworks, with much more depth in analytics and problem solving using various tools from around the industry! Check out descriptions and syllabi for both Frameworks below!

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Learn how EA can give you the tools for analysis to:

  • Interpret Business Needs
  • Translate Technical Complexities
  • Scope High-level Vision
  • Be a Political Guide
  • Identify, Model and Document Project Details and Requirements
  • Test and Validate Requirements and Analysis Models
  • Develop Teams
  • Represent Project Stakeholders
  • Identify and Model Process Requirements
  • Identify and Model Data Requirements
  • Identify Business Rules Requirements
  • Identify Test Requirements and understand Analysis for Decision Making
  • Learn to Manage Requirements and Joint Application Development
  • Scope Projects
  • Understand and write Use Cases
  • Improve Business Processes
  • Understand Technical Specifications
  • Analyze Cost to Benefit
  • Lead and Manage Projects
  • Tools from around the industry
  • ...and More!

 

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt in Enterprise Architecture, Winter 2019 Sessions
January 7 - February 19, 2019


 

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Click here to register for the Green Belt Winter 2019 Session - Space is limited!

1st Early Bird! Register by October 8th and save 15%!

2nd Early Bird! Register by November 5th and save 10%!

3rd Early Bird! Register by December 3rd and save 5%!

Schedule at-a-glance:

ACEA Schedule 

Self-Study opens January 7; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for DoDAF Winter 2019 is January 15, 2019.

Detailed Schedule:

 

ACEA Green Belt Certification - $5,500 ACEA Logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: January 7-January 21, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University (course registration still available during this time). Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Session 1 Instructor-lead Session: January 22-24, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student choice). Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Session 1 Cohort Engagement: January 25-February 18, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 2 Instructor-lead Session: February 19, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum and will test online for completion of the certification.

Note: the actual duration of session 1 and session 2 Cohort Engagements may vary depending on U.S. Federal Holiday and Faculty Availability. They may be longer or shorter by one week. 

You will be given access to the FEAC Virtual University on January 7. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on January 22. We look forward to seeing you on January 22 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on January 22 as well if you choose this option.

Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements.  

 

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • After November 5, Government Employees are eligible to receive a $500 discount for a total of $5,000 US on the DoDAF ACEA Green Belt Course. You must have a valid Government email address.
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • All class materials will be available to you for download from our Virtual University. You will receive access to that shortly.
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Other Offers:

  • CEA BLACK BELT Completion: If you are a current ACEA who previously took our Green Belt program, and would like to complete your CEA Black Belt, you are eligible for 50% off the CEA course. Register for the CEA Black Belt course and use Discount Code: BBCOMPLETE upon checkout.
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from 3-Day to 5-Day, or from 5-Day to ACEA, or ACEA to CEA, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout and select "Purchase Order," or "Invoice Me."
  • Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements (payments must be made by your organization).

Miscellaneous:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM.
  • All class materials will be available for download from our Virtual University. Each student will receive access roughly 1 week prior to course start.
  • There is wireless internet connection available the class - please refrain from surfing during class sessions
  • Dress is casual.
  • Lunch: restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There are several choices directly across the street (i.e.: Indian, Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Subway etc.) There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

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Click here to register for the Green Belt Winter 2019 Session - Space is limited!


Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.

 

 

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Spring 2019

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Program

Spring 2019 Sessions
April 22 - July 9, 2019
Registration Open Until April 29

Certification through Demonstrated Competency


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

Take your career to the next level with the coveted CEA (Certified Enterprise Architect) Black Belt certification in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, a Business Analyst needing a deeper understand of your Enterprise or a seasoned IT professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling.

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for working EAs, Business Analysts and IT Professionals, the FEAC Institute's world-renown certification programs are the longest running EA programs in the country. Only FEAC offers the CEA designation!

Live or totally online, we don't just prepare you to take a test. This is real, University-backed Enterprise Architecture and competency-based learning. You'll do a real practicum project and solve real problems in class.

What sets our program apart from all others is the demonstration of competency. Because our CEA program takes place over 3 months, we take the time with you to develop your EA skill and ensure that your are competent to do Enterprise Architecture. We don't just show you what models look like, you will gain experience creating them yourself inside a real life project. This course is not just an exercise in test preparation. In addition to world-class instruction, we will guide you through a real-life practicum project. You pick the project, the you and your team will develop the models and architecture to create the Architecture and solve real business problems in class. We also cover more technical aspects in the CEA program by introducing more advanced discussion topics such as Model Based System Engineering, Process Mining and the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF).

Finally, all of our curriculum is accredited by the California State University, so you can be sure that the rigor of the program, the curriculum and excellence are at the University level.

  • Certification through Demonstrated Competency
  • Real-life Practicum Project
  • Hand's-on Learning
  • "Flipped" Classrooms
  • Advanced Discussion Topics
  • Enterprise Anaylsis
  • Live or Virtual
  • University Accredited

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. We offer education in Enterprise Architecture that gives students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology and a range of framework and methodology choices with specialization in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). Each of these Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. FEAF and DoDAF are very powerful Frameworks and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from either of them! 

Now learn both Frameworks for the price of one!

You will learn both FEAF and DoDAF as part of your Black Belt certification!

Newly re-designed, our Black Belt Program now equips you to learn both Frameworks, with much more depth in analytics and problem solving using various tools from around the industry! Check out descriptions and syllabi for both Frameworks below!

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Learn how EA can give you the tools for analysis to:

  • Interpret Business Needs
  • Translate Technical Complexities
  • Scope High-level Vision
  • Be a Political Guide
  • Identify, Model and Document Project Details and Requirements
  • Test and Validate Requirements and Analysis Models
  • Develop Teams
  • Represent Project Stakeholders
  • Identify and Model Process Requirements
  • Identify and Model Data Requirements
  • Identify Business Rules Requirements
  • Identify Test Requirements and understand Analysis for Decision Making
  • Learn to Manage Requirements and Joint Application Development
  • Scope Projects
  • Understand and write Use Cases
  • Improve Business Processes
  • Understand Technical Specifications
  • Analyze Cost to Benefit
  • Lead and Manage Projects
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Tools from around the industry
  • ...and More!

 

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), Black Belt in Enterprise Architecture Spring 2019 Sessions
April 22 - July 9, 2019


 

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Click here to register for the Black Belt Spring 2019 Session - Space is limited!

1st Early Bird! Register by January 25 and save 15%!

2nd Early Bird! Register by February 22 and save 10%!

3rd Early Bird! Register by March 29 and save 5%!

 

Schedule at-a-glance:

 

Self-Study opens April 22; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for Spring 2019 is April 29, 2019.

 

Detailed Schedule:

CEA Black Belt Certification - $11,000 cea logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: April 22-May 6, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University (course registration still available during this time). Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Session 1 Instructor-lead Session: May 7-9, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student choice). Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Session 1 Cohort Engagement: May 10-June 3, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 2 Instructor-lead Session: June 4-6, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Three days (24 contact hours) Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum on the first day only of this week and will test online for completion of the certification.
  • Session 2 Cohort Engagement: June 7-July 7, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. CEA Black Belt candidates will continue team-based completion of assignments and practicum, completion of additional assignments and refinement practicum efforts in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 3 CEA Black Belt Practicum Defense and Certification: July 8-9: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Over 2 days; cohorts will defend their practicums and take their final examination for CEA Certifications. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).

Note: the actual duration of session 1 and session 2 Cohort Engagements may vary depending on U.S. Federal Holiday and Faculty Availability. They may be longer or shorter by one week. 

You will be given access to the FEAC Virtual University on April 22. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on May 7. We look forward to seeing you on May 7 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on May 7 as well if you choose this option.

Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements.  

 

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • After February 22, Government Employees are eligible to receive a $1000 discount for a total of $10,000 US on the FEAF CEA Black Belt Course. You must have a valid Government email address.
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • All class materials will be available to you for download from our Virtual University. You will receive access to that shortly.
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Other Offers:

  • CEA BLACK BELT Completion: If you are a current ACEA who previously took our Green Belt program, and would like to complete your CEA Black Belt, you are eligible for 50% off the CEA course. Register for the CEA Black Belt course and use Discount Code: BBCOMPLETE upon checkout.
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from 3-Day to 5-Day, or from 5-Day to ACEA, or ACEA to CEA, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout and select "Purchase Order," or "Invoice Me."
  • Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements (payments must be made by your organization).

Miscellaneous:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM.
  • All class materials will be available for download from our Virtual University. Each student will receive access roughly 1 week prior to course start.
  • There is wireless internet connection available the class - please refrain from surfing during class sessions
  • Dress is casual.
  • Lunch: restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There are several choices directly across the street (i.e.: Indian, Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Subway etc.) There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

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Click here to register for the Black Belt Spring 2019 Session - Space is limited!


Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.

 

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt Spring 2019

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt Program

Spring 2019 Sessions
April 22 - June 4, 2019
Registration Open Until April 29

Certification through Demonstrated Competency


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

Take your career to the next level with the coveted ACEA (Assocaite Certified Enterprise Architect) Green Belt certification in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, a Business Analyst needing a deeper understand of your Enterprise or a seasoned IT professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling.

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for working EAs, Business Analysts and IT Professionals, the FEAC Institute's world-renown certification programs are the longest running EA programs in the country. Only FEAC offers the CEA designation!

Live or totally online, we don't just prepare you to take a test. This is real, University-backed Enterprise Architecture and competency-based learning. You'll do a real practicum project and solve real problems in class.

What sets our program apart from all others is the demonstration of competency. Because our CEA program takes place over 3 months, we take the time with you to develop your EA skill and ensure that your are competent to do Enterprise Architecture. We don't just show you what models look like, you will gain experience creating them yourself inside a real life project. This course is not just an exercise in test preparation. In addition to world-class instruction, we will guide you through a real-life practicum project. You pick the project, the you and your team will develop the models and architecture to create the Architecture and solve real business problems in class.

Finally, all of our curriculum is accredited by the California State University, so you can be sure that the rigor of the program, the curriculum and excellence are at the University level.

  • Certification through Demonstrated Competency
  • Real-life Practicum Project
  • Hand's-on Learning
  • "Flipped" Classrooms
  • Advanced Discussion Topics
  • Enterprise Anaylsis
  • Live or Virtual
  • University Accredited

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. We offer education in Enterprise Architecture that gives students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology and a range of framework and methodology choices with specialization in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). Each of these Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. FEAF and DoDAF are very powerful Frameworks and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from either of them!

Now learn both Frameworks for the price of one!

You will learn both FEAF and DoDAF as part of your Green Belt certification!

Newly re-designed, our Black Belt Program now equips you to learn both Frameworks, with much more depth in analytics and problem solving using various tools from around the industry! Check out descriptions and syllabi for both Frameworks below!

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Learn how EA can give you the tools for analysis to:

  • Interpret Business Needs
  • Translate Technical Complexities
  • Scope High-level Vision
  • Be a Political Guide
  • Identify, Model and Document Project Details and Requirements
  • Test and Validate Requirements and Analysis Models
  • Develop Teams
  • Represent Project Stakeholders
  • Identify and Model Process Requirements
  • Identify and Model Data Requirements
  • Identify Business Rules Requirements
  • Identify Test Requirements and understand Analysis for Decision Making
  • Learn to Manage Requirements and Joint Application Development
  • Scope Projects
  • Understand and write Use Cases
  • Improve Business Processes
  • Understand Technical Specifications
  • Analyze Cost to Benefit
  • Lead and Manage Projects
  • Tools from around the industry
  • ...and More!

 

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA), Green Belt in Enterprise Architecture, Spring 2019 Sessions
April 22 - June 4, 2019


 

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Click here to register for the Green Belt Spring 2019 - Space is limited!

1st Early Bird! Register by January 25 and save 15%!

2nd Early Bird! Register by February 22 and save 10%!

3rd Early Bird! Register by March 29 and save 5%!

 

Schedule at-a-glance:

ACEA Schedule 

Self-Study opens April 22; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for Spring 2019 is April 29, 2019.

Detailed Schedule:

ACEA Green Belt Certification - $5,500 ACEA Logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: April 22-May 6, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University (course registration still available during this time). Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Session 1 Instructor-lead Session: May 7-9, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student choice). Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Session 1 Cohort Engagement: May 10-June 3, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 2 Instructor-lead Session: June 4, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum and will test online for completion of the certification.

Note: the actual duration of session 1 and session 2 Cohort Engagements may vary depending on U.S. Federal Holiday and Faculty Availability. They may be longer or shorter by one week. 

You will be given access to the FEAC Virtual University on April 22. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on May 7. We look forward to seeing you on May 7 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on May 7 as well if you choose this option.

Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements.  

 

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • After February 22, Government Employees are eligible to receive a $500 discount for a total of $5,500 US on the FEAF ACEA Green Belt Course. You must have a valid Government email address.
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • All class materials will be available to you for download from our Virtual University. You will receive access to that shortly.
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Other Offers:

  • CEA BLACK BELT Completion: If you are a current ACEA who previously took our Green Belt program, and would like to complete your CEA Black Belt, you are eligible for 50% off the CEA course. Register for the CEA Black Belt course and use Discount Code: BBCOMPLETE upon checkout.
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from 3-Day to 5-Day, or from 5-Day to ACEA, or ACEA to CEA, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout and select "Purchase Order," or "Invoice Me."
  • Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements (payments must be made by your organization).

Miscellaneous:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM.
  • All class materials will be available for download from our Virtual University. Each student will receive access roughly 1 week prior to course start.
  • There is wireless internet connection available the class - please refrain from surfing during class sessions
  • Dress is casual.
  • Lunch: restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There are several choices directly across the street (i.e.: Indian, Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Subway etc.) There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

register img 01Click here to register for the Green Belt Spring 2019 - Space is limited!

 

 


Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.

 

 

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Fall 2019

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Program

Fall 2019 Sessions
September 16 - December 3, 2019
Registration Open Until September 24

Certification through Demonstrated Competency


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

Take your career to the next level with the coveted CEA (Certified Enterprise Architect) Black Belt certification in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, a Business Analyst needing a deeper understand of your Enterprise or a seasoned IT professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling.

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for working EAs, Business Analysts and IT Professionals, the FEAC Institute's world-renown certification programs are the longest running EA programs in the country. Only FEAC offers the CEA designation!

Live or totally online, we don't just prepare you to take a test. This is real, University-backed Enterprise Architecture and competency-based learning. You'll do a real practicum project and solve real problems in class.

What sets our program apart from all others is the demonstration of competency. Because our CEA program takes place over 3 months, we take the time with you to develop your EA skill and ensure that your are competent to do Enterprise Architecture. We don't just show you what models look like, you will gain experience creating them yourself inside a real life project. This course is not just an exercise in test preparation. In addition to world-class instruction, we will guide you through a real-life practicum project. You pick the project, the you and your team will develop the models and architecture to create the Architecture and solve real business problems in class. We also cover more technical aspects in the CEA program by introducing more advanced discussion topics such as Model Based System Engineering, Process Mining and the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF).

Finally, all of our curriculum is accredited by the California State University, so you can be sure that the rigor of the program, the curriculum and excellence are at the University level.

  • Certification through Demonstrated Competency
  • Real-life Practicum Project
  • Hand's-on Learning
  • "Flipped" Classrooms
  • Advanced Discussion Topics
  • Enterprise Anaylsis
  • Live or Virtual
  • University Accredited

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. We offer education in Enterprise Architecture that gives students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology and a range of framework and methodology choices with specialization in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). Each of these Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. FEAF and DoDAF are very powerful Frameworks and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from either of them! 

Now learn both Frameworks for the price of one!

You will learn both FEAF and DoDAF as part of your Black Belt certification!

Newly re-designed, our Black Belt Program now equips you to learn both Frameworks, with much more depth in analytics and problem solving using various tools from around the industry! Check out descriptions and syllabi for both Frameworks below!

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Learn how EA can give you the tools for analysis to:

  • Interpret Business Needs
  • Translate Technical Complexities
  • Scope High-level Vision
  • Be a Political Guide
  • Identify, Model and Document Project Details and Requirements
  • Test and Validate Requirements and Analysis Models
  • Develop Teams
  • Represent Project Stakeholders
  • Identify and Model Process Requirements
  • Identify and Model Data Requirements
  • Identify Business Rules Requirements
  • Identify Test Requirements and understand Analysis for Decision Making
  • Learn to Manage Requirements and Joint Application Development
  • Scope Projects
  • Understand and write Use Cases
  • Improve Business Processes
  • Understand Technical Specifications
  • Analyze Cost to Benefit
  • Lead and Manage Projects
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Tools from around the industry
  • ...and More!

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), Black Belt in Enterprise Architecture, Fall 2019 Sessions
September 16 - December 3, 2019


 

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Click here to register for the Black Belt Fall 2019 - Space is limited!

1st Early Bird! Register by June 21 and save 15%!

2nd Early Bird! Register by July 19 and save 10%!

3rd Early Bird! Register by August 16 and save 5%!

 

Schedule at-a-glance:

 

Self-Study opens September 16; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for DoDAF Spring 2019 is October 24, 2019.

 

Destailed Schedule:

CEA Black Belt Certification - $11,000 cea logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: September 16-30, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University (course registration still available during this time). Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Session 1 Instructor-lead Session: October 1-3, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student choice). Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Session 1 Cohort Engagement: October 4-November 4, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 2 Instructor-lead Session: November 5-7, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Three days (24 contact hours) Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum on the first day only of this week and will test online for completion of the certification.
  • Session 2 Cohort Engagement: November 8-December 1, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. CEA Black Belt candidates will continue team-based completion of assignments and practicum, completion of additional assignments and refinement practicum efforts in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 3 CEA Black Belt Practicum Defense and Certification: Decmber 2-3: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Over 2 days; cohorts will defend their practicums and take their final examination for CEA Certifications. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).

Note: the actual duration of session 1 and session 2 Cohort Engagements may vary depending on U.S. Federal Holiday and Faculty Availability. They may be longer or shorter by one week. 

You will be given access to the FEAC Virtual University on September 16. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on October 1. We look forward to seeing you on October 1 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on October 1 as well if you choose this option.

Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements.  

 

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • After July 19, Government Employees are eligible to receive a $1000 discount for a total of $10,000 US on the FEAF CEA Black Belt Course. You must have a valid Government email address.
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • All class materials will be available to you for download from our Virtual University. You will receive access to that shortly.
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Other Offers:

  • CEA BLACK BELT Completion: If you are a current ACEA who previously took our Green Belt program, and would like to complete your CEA Black Belt, you are eligible for 50% off the CEA course. Register for the CEA Black Belt course and use Discount Code: BBCOMPLETE upon checkout.
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from 3-Day to 5-Day, or from 5-Day to ACEA, or ACEA to CEA, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout and select "Purchase Order," or "Invoice Me."
  • Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements (payments must be made by your organization).

Miscellaneous:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM.
  • All class materials will be available for download from our Virtual University. Each student will receive access roughly 1 week prior to course start.
  • There is wireless internet connection available the class - please refrain from surfing during class sessions
  • Dress is casual.
  • Lunch: restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There are several choices directly across the street (i.e.: Indian, Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Subway etc.) There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

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Click here to register for the Black Belt Fall 2019 - Space is limited!


Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.

 

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt Fall 2019

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect (ACEA) Green Belt Program

Fall 2019 Sessions
September 16 - November 5, 2019
Registration Open Until September 24

Certification through Demonstrated Competency


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

Take your career to the next level with the coveted ACEA (Assocaite Certified Enterprise Architect) Green Belt certification in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, a Business Analyst needing a deeper understand of your Enterprise or a seasoned IT professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling.

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for working EAs, Business Analysts and IT Professionals, the FEAC Institute's world-renown certification programs are the longest running EA programs in the country. Only FEAC offers the CEA designation!

Live or totally online, we don't just prepare you to take a test. This is real, University-backed Enterprise Architecture and competency-based learning. You'll do a real practicum project and solve real problems in class.

What sets our program apart from all others is the demonstration of competency. Because our CEA program takes place over 3 months, we take the time with you to develop your EA skill and ensure that your are competent to do Enterprise Architecture. We don't just show you what models look like, you will gain experience creating them yourself inside a real life project. This course is not just an exercise in test preparation. In addition to world-class instruction, we will guide you through a real-life practicum project. You pick the project, the you and your team will develop the models and architecture to create the Architecture and solve real business problems in class.

Finally, all of our curriculum is accredited by the California State University, so you can be sure that the rigor of the program, the curriculum and excellence are at the University level.

  • Certification through Demonstrated Competency
  • Real-life Practicum Project
  • Hand's-on Learning
  • "Flipped" Classrooms
  • Advanced Discussion Topics
  • Enterprise Anaylsis
  • Live or Virtual
  • University Accredited

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. We offer education in Enterprise Architecture that gives students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology and a range of framework and methodology choices with specialization in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). Each of these Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. FEAF and DoDAF are very powerful Frameworks and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from either of them!

Now learn both Frameworks for the price of one!

You will learn both FEAF and DoDAF as part of your Green Belt certification!

Newly re-designed, our Black Belt Program now equips you to learn both Frameworks, with much more depth in analytics and problem solving using various tools from around the industry! Check out descriptions and syllabi for both Frameworks below!

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Learn how EA can give you the tools for analysis to:

  • Interpret Business Needs
  • Translate Technical Complexities
  • Scope High-level Vision
  • Be a Political Guide
  • Identify, Model and Document Project Details and Requirements
  • Test and Validate Requirements and Analysis Models
  • Develop Teams
  • Represent Project Stakeholders
  • Identify and Model Process Requirements
  • Identify and Model Data Requirements
  • Identify Business Rules Requirements
  • Identify Test Requirements and understand Analysis for Decision Making
  • Learn to Manage Requirements and Joint Application Development
  • Scope Projects
  • Understand and write Use Cases
  • Improve Business Processes
  • Understand Technical Specifications
  • Analyze Cost to Benefit
  • Lead and Manage Projects
  • Tools from around the industry
  • ...and More!

 

Associate Certified Enterprise Architect, Green Belt in Enterprise Architecture, Fall 2019 Sessions
September 16 - November 5, 2019


 

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Click here to register for the Green Belt Fall 2019 - Space is limited!

1st Early Bird! Register by June 21 and save 15%!

2nd Early Bird! Register by July 19 and save 10%!

3rd Early Bird! Register by August 16 and save 5%!

 

Schedule at-a-glance:

ACEA Schedule 

Self-Study opens September 16; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for Spring 2019 is October 24, 2019.

Destailed Schedule:

 

ACEA Green Belt Certification - $5,500 ACEA Logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: September 16-30, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University (course registration still available during this time). Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Session 1 Instructor-lead Session: October 1-3, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student choice). Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Session 1 Cohort Engagement: October 4-November 4, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 2 Instructor-lead Session: November 5, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum and will test online for completion of the certification.

Note: the actual duration of session 1 and session 2 Cohort Engagements may vary depending on U.S. Federal Holiday and Faculty Availability. They may be longer or shorter by one week. 

You will be given access to the FEAC Virtual University on September 16. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on October 1. We look forward to seeing you on October 1 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on October 1 as well if you choose this option.

Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements.  

 

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • After July 19, Government Employees are eligible to receive a $500 discount for a total of $5,500 US on the FEAF ACEA Green Belt Course. You must have a valid Government email address.
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • All class materials will be available to you for download from our Virtual University. You will receive access to that shortly.
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Other Offers:

  • CEA BLACK BELT Completion: If you are a current ACEA who previously took our Green Belt program, and would like to complete your CEA Black Belt, you are eligible for 50% off the CEA course. Register for the CEA Black Belt course and use Discount Code: BBCOMPLETE upon checkout.
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from 3-Day to 5-Day, or from 5-Day to ACEA, or ACEA to CEA, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout and select "Purchase Order," or "Invoice Me."
  • Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements (payments must be made by your organization).

Miscellaneous:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM.
  • All class materials will be available for download from our Virtual University. Each student will receive access roughly 1 week prior to course start.
  • There is wireless internet connection available the class - please refrain from surfing during class sessions
  • Dress is casual.
  • Lunch: restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There are several choices directly across the street (i.e.: Indian, Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Subway etc.) There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

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Click here to register for the Green Belt Fall 2019 - Space is limited!


Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.

 

 

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Winter 2019

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Program

Winter 2019 Sessions
January 7 - March 26, 2019
Registration Open Until January 15

Certification through Demonstrated Competency


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects since 2002 (read more). If you want to be the best... learn from the best!

Take your career to the next level with the coveted CEA (Certified Enterprise Architect) Black Belt certification in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, a Business Analyst needing a deeper understand of your Enterprise or a seasoned IT professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling.

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for working EAs, Business Analysts and IT Professionals, the FEAC Institute's world-renown certification programs are the longest running EA programs in the country. Only FEAC offers the CEA designation!

Live or totally online, we don't just prepare you to take a test. This is real, University-backed Enterprise Architecture and competency-based learning. You'll do a real practicum project and solve real problems in class.

What sets our program apart from all others is the demonstration of competency. Because our CEA program takes place over 3 months, we take the time with you to develop your EA skill and ensure that your are competent to do Enterprise Architecture. We don't just show you what models look like, you will gain experience creating them yourself inside a real life project. This course is not just an exercise in test preparation. In addition to world-class instruction, we will guide you through a real-life practicum project. You pick the project, the you and your team will develop the models and architecture to create the Architecture and solve real business problems in class. We also cover more technical aspects in the CEA program by introducing more advanced discussion topics such as Model Based System Engineering, Process Mining and the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF).

Finally, all of our curriculum is accredited by the California State University, so you can be sure that the rigor of the program, the curriculum and excellence are at the University level.

  • Certification through Demonstrated Competency
  • Real-life Practicum Project
  • Hand's-on Learning
  • "Flipped" Classrooms
  • Advanced Discussion Topics
  • Enterprise Anaylsis
  • Live or Virtual
  • University Accredited

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. We offer education in Enterprise Architecture that gives students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology and a range of framework and methodology choices with specialization in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). Each of these Enterprise Architecture Frameworks have proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. FEAF and DoDAF are very powerful Frameworks and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from either of them! 

Now learn both Frameworks for the price of one!

You will learn both FEAF and DoDAF as part of your Black Belt certification!

Newly re-designed, our Black Belt Program now equips you to learn both Frameworks, with much more depth in analytics and problem solving using various tools from around the industry! Check out descriptions and syllabi for both Frameworks below!

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Learn how EA can give you the tools for analysis to:

  • Interpret Business Needs
  • Translate Technical Complexities
  • Scope High-level Vision
  • Be a Political Guide
  • Identify, Model and Document Project Details and Requirements
  • Test and Validate Requirements and Analysis Models
  • Develop Teams
  • Represent Project Stakeholders
  • Identify and Model Process Requirements
  • Identify and Model Data Requirements
  • Identify Business Rules Requirements
  • Identify Test Requirements and understand Analysis for Decision Making
  • Learn to Manage Requirements and Joint Application Development
  • Scope Projects
  • Understand and write Use Cases
  • Improve Business Processes
  • Understand Technical Specifications
  • Analyze Cost to Benefit
  • Lead and Manage Projects
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Tools from around the industry
  • ...and More!

 

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), Black Belt in Enterprise Architecture, Winter 2019 Sessions
January 7 - March 26, 2019


 

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Click here to register for the Black Belt Winter 2019 Session - Space is limited!

1st Early Bird! Register by October 8th and save 15%!

2nd Early Bird! Register by November 5th and save 10%!

3rd Early Bird! Register by December 3rd and save 5%!

 

Schedule at-a-glance:

 

Self-Study opens January 7; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for Winter 2019 is January 15, 2019.

 

Detailed Schedule: 

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  • Session 1 Self-study: January 7-January 21, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University (course registration still available during this time). Course materials and assignments are reviewed and performed by the student on-line in the FEAC Virtual University in preparation for Instructor-lead session.
  • Session 1 Instructor-lead Session: January 22-24, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student choice). Three days (24 contact hours) of instructor-lead, hand's-on, facilitated sessions with exercises and demonstration, building skills and competency in the building of Enterprise Architecture artifacts, models and analysis. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).
  • Session 1 Cohort Engagement: January 25-February 18, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. Team-based completion of assignments and practicum, accessing material and assignments online in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 2 Instructor-lead Session: February 19-21, 2019: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Three days (24 contact hours) Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum on the first day only of this week and will test online for completion of the certification.
  • Session 2 Cohort Engagement: February 22-March 24, 2019: online in the FEAC Virtual University. CEA Black Belt candidates will continue team-based completion of assignments and practicum, completion of additional assignments and refinement practicum efforts in the FEAC Virtual University. Students should plan to allocate 40-60 hours for assignments and practicum.
  • Session 3 CEA Black Belt Practicum Defense and Certification: March 25-26: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Over 2 days; cohorts will defend their practicums and take their final examination for CEA Certifications. Students may attend either the physical, classroom environment or via tele-presence (online).

Note: the actual duration of session 1 and session 2 Cohort Engagements may vary depending on U.S. Federal Holiday and Faculty Availability. They may be longer or shorter by one week. 

You will be given access to the FEAC Virtual University on January 7. You will not hear anything from us until this date. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on January 22. We look forward to seeing you on January 22 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on January 22 as well if you choose this option.

Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements.  

 

 

Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • After November 5, Government Employees are eligible to receive a $1000 discount for a total of $10,000 US on the DoDAF CEA Black Belt Course. You must have a valid Government email address.
  • Discounts may not be combined.

Format:

  • These courses are available as both in-seat, on location and now as a virtual, online session (more info)! (You have to be on-line at the same time as the other students are in class- but you can be in your pajamas!) Please select how you would like to take the course at registration.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for any of the sessions. Some browse our resources and blog sections.

A few things you need to know:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
  • All class materials will be available to you for download from our Virtual University. You will receive access to that shortly.
  • There is a wireless internet connection available but we ask you to refrain from surfing during class lectures.
  • Dress is casual.
  • The room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • For lunch, restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There is a nice Indian restaurant, a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Subway across the street. There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Physical Location:

  • UVA/VT Northern VA campus located at:
  • Room number will be posted at the entrances of the Building.
  • There are several hotels close by. One thing to keep in mind if you are NOT driving or renting a car. The Falls Church Metro Station (ORANGE LINE) is about 100 yards from the UVA Northern Campus. So as long as the hotel you pick is close to an ORANGE LINE Metro Station, you can take the Metro each day to Falls Church, walk 100 yards uphill and to the right to the clearly visible UVA building.
  • If you are driving, there is plenty parking at UVA available for you at a cost of $4.50 all day. To get there make a left left from Haycock Road at the traffic light (coming from Route 7). At the stop sign (30 yards) do not turn right or you end up at the Metro Station but continue straight as if you are going to the new Metro garage down on the right. Actually you can see the Parking lot you are going to on the left at the stop sign but there is a chain across the entrance. You can not enter there. About 100 yards after the stop sign you need to turn left into the UVA/VT parking lot (NOT THE METRO GARAGE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT) and drive all the way up to the UVA Brick Building.

Other Offers:

  • CEA BLACK BELT Completion: If you are a current ACEA who previously took our Green Belt program, and would like to complete your CEA Black Belt, you are eligible for 50% off the CEA course. Register for the CEA Black Belt course and use Discount Code: BBCOMPLETE upon checkout.
  • Any student interested in staying in the current session, but upgrading their registration to the next level (i.e.: upgrade from 3-Day to 5-Day, or from 5-Day to ACEA, or ACEA to CEA, etc), please contact us, or tell one of our faculty on site that you would like to upgrade. We will upgrade you and bill you the difference.
  • All discounts may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Payments:

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Purchase Orders or Government form SF-182: Use "Pay Later" option upon checkout and select "Purchase Order," or "Invoice Me."
  • Need to split up your payment for fiscal year considerations? No problem! Just contact us to make arrangements (payments must be made by your organization).

Miscellaneous:

  • We start every day at 8:00 AM and will finish at about 4:30 PM.
  • All class materials will be available for download from our Virtual University. Each student will receive access roughly 1 week prior to course start.
  • There is wireless internet connection available the class - please refrain from surfing during class sessions
  • Dress is casual.
  • Lunch: restaurants are within walking distance and guidance will be provided. There are several choices directly across the street (i.e.: Indian, Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Subway etc.) There is also an eating area on the first floor by the elevators. There is a microwave there and vending machines that include coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

register img 01

Click here to register for the Black Belt Winter 2019 Session - Space is limited!


Registration Policies:

  • All confirmed registrations must be paid in advance.
    • Special arrangements can be made for select government agencies. Please contact us for these special arrangements.
  • All early bird registrations must be paid by the cut off date, or else invoice will be adjusted to regular price.
  • You can register for any course or seminar by clicking the "register" button or "view all events" button. All payments made on-line are to be made in USD.
  • Registrations are transferable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Confirmation of registrations will be subject to availability and timely receipt of payment.
  • Prices stated here include tax. Import duties and/or local taxes/GST/VAT, if applicable, are NOT INCLUDED in prices and must be borne by the registrant.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For cancellation, please refer to the "Cancellation Policy" section below.
  • Registration allows us to use the name of your organization in our future marketing activities as our customer.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation fees apply for cancellation of registrations received in writing via fax, email or phone:
    • 25 days prior to the scheduled date: 10% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 15 days prior to the scheduled date: 20% of total the registration fee will be levied to cover administration costs. In addition, a refund charge of $25 USD is also applicable.
    • 5 days prior to the scheduled date: no refund of monies paid.
  • Registrations are transferrable within your organization (to a colleague) on request until 2 days before the event date.
  • Registrations may also be transferred to a future course date if student are unable to attend.

Note: the above cancellation policy is applicable for confirmed but unpaid registrations as well. There will be NO exceptions to this policy for any reason.

The FEAC Institute reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event, to change the location of an event. In the event that the FEAC Institute postpones a conference, delegate payments at the postponement date will be credited towards the rescheduled date. If the delegate is unable to attend the rescheduled event, the delegate will receive 100% credit representing payments made towards a future FEAC Institute events or you may send a replacement. No refunds will be available for cancellations or postponements.

The FEAC Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement, or cancellation of an event due to causes beyond its control including without limitation, acts of God, natural disasters, sabotage, accident, trade or industrial disputes, terrorism or hostilities.

 

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