Selfstudy EA Short Education Courses

Enterprise Architecture Short Education Courses

Since 2002, the FEAC® Institute has been training, educating and certifying Enterprise Architects in the practice of Enterprise Architecture and critical-thinking skills all around the globe. Over the years, we have certified thousands of Enterprise Architects in Information Technology and various Enterprise Architecture frameworks and methodologies like FEAF, DoDAF, TOGAF and more. Countless FEAC graduates have gone on to high-level Government positions and executive-level private sector positions upon earning their CEA™ (Black Belt) or ACEA™ (Green Belt) designations. Only FEAC offers these designations with a world-class faculty of practitioners who are Enterprise Architects in the real world, and which has included current and former US Federal Chief Enterprise Architects.

You can take your career to the next level with our world-class Enterprise Architecture Short Education Courses or even earn the coveted CEA (Certified Enterprise Architect) Black Belt, or ACEA (Associate Certified Enterprise Architect) Green Belt certifications in Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are brand new to EA, or a IT seasoned professional, our courses will broaden your understanding of Enterprise Architecture and modeling and give you the ultimate foundation to make yourself valuable in today's market.

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Any education or certification in Enterprise Architecture needs to be grounded in both frameworks (i.e. Ontologies) and methodologies. Our short education courses in Enterprise Architecture are offered self-paced, totally online and will give students broad exposure to the Enterprise Ontology (The Zachman Framework) 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.

Enterprise Architecture can be your personal, analytical tool to help you make important decisions about your organization. Our Introductory courses will define how a career and further learning in 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
  • ...and More!

Self-paced  •  Totally Online


The FEAC Institute has been training and certifying Enterprise Architects for nearly 15 years. If you want to be the best... learn from the best!


The FEAC™ Institute understands the various needs of organzations today, whether government or private sector, and can help you build the skills needed to succeed in your Enterprise Architecture program, project, career or community.

Short Education Course Listing:


Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture: This self-guided course is targeted at those individuals looking to understand what Enterprise Architecture is and how it can be used to manage complexity and change in an organization. The course, comprised of seven video lectures, provides an explanation of Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks as well as introduction of popular frameworks such as the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) and the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF).

Participants will also explore the importance of culture and how EA can be used to address an organization's value as a part of planning efforts. Students are expected to complete a short set of assignments and knowledge assessments to help reinforce learning objectives.

What participants receive: 90 days access to the FEAC Virtual University which includes the narrated video lectures. Students also receive copies of the presentations that they may download for their personal use. Upon completion of assignments and successful completion of the knowledge assessment, students will receive a certificate of completion worth 10 EADUs (Enterprise Architecture Development Units). Students may also contact their faculty advisor during their 90 days of participating to ask EA related professional questions.

Once you register: Once students have completed registration and payment is processed they will receive notification and access to the FEAC Institute Virtual University (VU) within 1 business day. Students will have 90 days from the day of VU notification to complete the course and a suggested schedule of activities is provided but students are free to complete the course in any order or pace they desire.

Summary of Lectures and Assignments:

  • Virtual University Orientation
  • State of Enterprise Architecture Survey
  • Enterprises and Architecture
  • Framework Basics
  • Culture Considerations and Enterprise Architecture
  • Introduction to the Department of Defense Architecture Framework
  • Selecting DoDAF Viewpoints
  • Introduction to the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Selecting FEAF Sub-Architecture Domains and Artifacts
  • Comparative Frameworks
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • And more!



Applicants must possess the ability to undertake college-level study. A general knowledge of business, program or IT planning and conceptual thinking abilities are desirable. Each course within these programs offers separate assignments and exams, but they are taught in relative consecutive order. Courses are often taken while students hold full-time jobs.

Course Format:

Each of these courses are conducted at the student's pace, totally online in the FEAC Virtual University. 




Enterprise Architecture Short Education Courses

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture


Foundations in Enterprise Architecture Bootcamp


More courses coming soon!



Discounts are available for previous attendance of a Short Education Course

(Discounts may not be combined - only one discount per registration is applicable)



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