DODAF Black Belt Certification Program Syllabus

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

01. Framework Basics

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8680/ENGR 7806

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

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


02. Planning for Architecture Development and Use

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8681/ENGR 7807

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

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


03. Core and Support Product Development

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8682/ENGR 7808

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

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


04. Advanced DoDAF Modeling and Analysis

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8683/ENGR 7809

(4 CEU or graduate academic units)

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


05. Practicum/Workshop

CSUEB Course: EXSP 8684

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

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

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