Enterprise Architecture using DoDAF Winter 2017 Sessions
January 9 - March 28, 2017

 

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, ACEA (Associate Certified Enterprise Architect) Green Belt certifications in Enterprise Architecture, or our Foundations in Enterprise Architecture Bootcamp using the DoDAF Framework. Whether you are brand new to EA, or a seasoned professional needing a refresher, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modelling.

Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. Our education offering for Enterprise Architecture using DoDAF 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). This Enterprise Architecture Framework has proven to have immediate applicability and impact in the private sector as well as the Federal space. DoDAF is a very powerful Framework and you don't have to be in Government to derive immediate EA impact from DoDAF!

Designed to be practical and immediately applicable for the working IT Professional, 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.

 

From here, just pick whether you want to take the CEA Black Belt, ACEA Green Belt or Foundations in EA:

 

 

Schedule at-a-glance:

 

ACEA Green Belt: Weeks 1-6 (including first day of Week 7)

CEA Black Belt: Weeks 1-12

 

Self-Study opens January 9; however course registration is available up to one week prior to the 1st Instructor-Lead session.

Registration cut-off for DoDAF Winter is January 17, 2017.

 

Course Options, Dates and Locations:

Enterprise Architecture using DoDAF, CEA Black Belt Certification - $11,000 cea logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: January 9-23, 2017: 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 24-26, 2017: 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 27-February 20, 2017: 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 21-24, 2017: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). Four days (32 contact hours) Student cohorts will present their practicum results and participate with industry speakers. ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum on Tuesday only of this week and will test online for completion of the certification.
  • Session 2 Cohort Engagement: February 25-March 26, 2017: 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 27-28, 2017: 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).

Enterprise Architecture using DoDAF, ACEA Green Belt Certification - $5,500 ACEA Logo

  • Session 1 Self-study: January 9-23, 2017: 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 24-26, 2017: 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 27-February 20, 2017: 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 (Day 1 only) ACEA Green Belt Practicum Defense and Certification: February 21, 2017: virtually or in-seat at the UVA/VT Northern VA Center in Falls Church (Student Choice). ACEA candidates (Green Belt) present their practicum on Tuesday only of this week and will test online for completion of the certification.

Enterprise Architecture using DoDAF, Foundations in Enterprise Architecture Bootcamp - $2,000 

  • Session 1 Self-study: January 9-23, 2017: 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 24-26, 2017: 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).

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 9. There is required self-study and lecture to prepare you for class on January 24. We look forward to seeing you on JANUARY 24 at the UVA location (details below) or online, virtually on January 24 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.

 

Enterprise Architecture using DoDAF Description:

You don't have to be in Government or in Defense to derive the awesome benefits of this powerful, Enterprise Architecture Framework!

The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Version 2.0 is the overarching, comprehensive framework and conceptual model enabling the development of architectures to facilitate the ability of managers at all levels to make key decisions more effectively through organized information sharing across the Organization, Joint Capability Areas (JCAs), Mission, Component, and Program boundaries. The DoDAF serves as one of the principal pillars supporting the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) in his responsibilities for development and maintenance of architectures required under the Clinger-Cohen Act. DoDAF is prescribed for the use and development of Architectural Descriptions and it also provides extensive guidance on the development of architectures supporting the adoption and execution of Net-centric services within the organization.

DoDAF V2.0 focuses on architectural "data", rather than on developing individual "products" as described in previous versions. In general, data can be collected, organized, and stored by a wide range of architecture tools developed by commercial sources. DoDAF V2.0 provides a Data Capture Method for each data group of the DM2 to guide architects in collecting and organizing the necessary architectural data.

The DoDAF enables architectural content that is "Fit-for-Purpose" as an architectural description consistent with specific project or mission objectives. Because the techniques of architectural description can be applied at myriad levels of an enterprise, the purpose or use of an architectural description at each level will be different in content, structure, and level of detail. Tailoring the architectural description development to address specific, well-articulated, and understood purposes, will help ensure the necessary data is collected at the appropriate level of detail to support specific decisions or objectives.

Visualizing architectural data is accomplished through models (e.g., the products described in previous versions of DoDAF). Models can be documents, spreadsheets, dashboards, or other graphical representations and serve as a template for organizing and displaying data in a more easily understood format. When data is collected and presented as a "filled-in" model, the result is called a view. Organized collections of views (often representing processes, systems, services, standards, etc.) are referred to as viewpoints, and with appropriate definitions are collectively called the Architectural Description.

DoDAF V2.0 also provides, but does not require, a methodology in architecture development call the 6-Step Architecture Development Process. It provides guidance and suggestions on how to ensure that other proposed methods can be adapted as needed to meet the requirements for data collection and storage. Similarly, the views presented in DoDAF are examples, intended to serve as a possible visualization of a particular view. DoDAF V2.0 also continues providing support for views (i.e., 'products' developed in previous versions of the Framework). These views do not require any particular graphical design by toolset vendors.

 

 DoDAF Learning 

Black Belt Enterprise Architecture Certification using DoDAF (CEA) Syllabus

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Green Belt Enterprise Architecture Certification using DoDAF (ACEA) Syllabus

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Discounts:

  • We offer early bird discounts. See our Training Dates page for specific early bird pricing.
  • 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 and use Discount Code: GOVTBBDW17 upon checkout.
  • 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 and use Discount Code: GOVTGBDW17 upon checkout.
  • 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.

Physical Location:

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.

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.